Alpinestars GT-S X-Trafit Gloves
You get what you pay for: feature-rich and incredibly solid gauntlets
First of all, these are the first motorcycle gloves I've ever owned so I don't really have anything to compare them to. They are really pricey and at first I regretted buying such nice gloves (especially in white!).
That being said, these gloves are awesome. Not only do they look fresh to death but they come packed with all the capabilities of modern technology. I rode these in the rain and the wiper on the left glove thumb works great. Waterproofing is rock solid. There is no airflow but you can still feel the wind around the hands so on colder days your hands will get cold. I am also picking up some Ibex Unisex Glove Liners to wear with the gloves for riding through the colder months.
Let's talk fit. My hand dimensions are as follows:
Circumference around knuckles: 7.5in
Width around knuckles: a little over 3in
Length of index finger: 2.75in
Yeah I got small hands. My only complaint with fit is that these gloves run a little long in the fingers. But the gloves offer so much dexterity that I barely notice the extra room at the tips.
One other negative for me is that the foam padding doesn't really inspire too much confidence from a protection standpoint.
Bonus feature: YOU CAN USE YOUR TOUCH SCREEN WITH THESE. It does not say this in the product details and it has no conductive finger tips but I have been able to use my thumbs to type in basic things on my phone like one word texts and addresses in to google maps.
October 11, 2015
Solid Winter Glove
I really like this glove. It is a thick and comfortable winter glove that keeps you warm against the elements. I bought this glove on the back end of winter, so I didn't really get to test it out against the super cold temperatures, so I can't really comment on that.
But riding around in the mnid to high 60 degree weather this glove works just fine. Keeps the wind out very well.
This glove, like many other Alpinestar gloves apparently, runs a bit small. I wear a medium in Icon, but wear an XL for this glove. The distance from the tip of my middle finger to the fold at the base of my wrist is 20.2 cm. I originally bought the large and they fit pretty well in a non-riding position, but decided to go for the XL since it would be less tight in a riding position and am glad I did.
Gloves were still a bit tight out of the box but broke in slightly.
April 20, 2015
Great 3 season glove.
I have been riding with this glove for about 4 months now. I live in Hawaii where rain showers are sometimes very random. This glove works extremely well in the wet and still allows me to feel my controls properly. I will caveat that it does get a little warm in them so I don't recommend them in the summer unless its really storming. I have used them in 56 ish degrees in Hawaii when its uncharacteristically chilly and the do keep my hands warm. I usually order a medium for alpine stars gloves and it does fit true for me. Also comes with a wiper blade on the left thumb!
January 19, 2015
Snug as a bug
Best motorcycle gloves I own.
I own several pairs of gloves from AlpineStars and Cortech. These AlpineStars GTS-X gauntlet gloves were purchased with the AlpineStars Gt Pro R leather jacket. Match made in Heaven. I live and ride in freezing Minnesota USA and these gloves are toasty. I rode in 40 degree weather at pretty high speeds, didn't feel a thing. The only thing to be careful of is Alpinestars' products tend to be a little on the small size. I had to exchange out for a 2XL when I normally wear just XL. I would buy these again in a heart beat.
October 31, 2014
Great Tour Glove
Rode with these from southern Germany to western Norway. Most of our 3200 mile trip I was in these gloves. I found the gloves to be quite comfortable and not overly lacking on the tactile feel for my bike even in hairpin turns. My hands stayed an even temp even when we hit lows in the 30's and highs in the mid 80's. These gloves are not 100% waterproof. Now maybe I had some wiking going on but I think they absorb water through the palms. We got into heavy rain for 150 miles and I needed to change gloves after that. I was ringing them out. They did dry fast and I wore them the next day. Light rain they held up. They broke in around 200 miles. I have a another pair of A Stars I wear when it is hot or need more tactile feel. All in all I really like this glove.
July 25, 2014
The first textile glove I purchased and what a great way to start. The spring day I bought them was a perfect day to try them on. Fit and feel we're amazing. Sizing was as stated on Revzilla's chart.
The Goretex liner kept my hand just right even on an 80 degree day.
May 19, 2014
Excellet protection from rain without the bulk. See sizing notes
Note on size - Using my palm side of the right hand, I measured from the outsize of my index knuckle to the outsize of my pinkie knuckle - 3 5/8 inches. That put me right at the large end of Medium and small end of Large. I ordered the large first but it was too big and fingers were far too long (and I have relatively long fingers). The medium is absolutely spot-on perfect for me. So, if you're between sizes, go with the smaller one. I can't say enough just how perfect these gloves fit, for a waterproof glove it just doesn't get any better.
There is practically no airflow at all in these gloves. However, they are thin and not insulated so I don't get too hot in them. After a couple hours, my hands start to get slightly clammy and putting the gloves on and off gets a little harder. For my regular commute to and from work though, it's totally fine in Hawaii weather - high humidity and 70-85ish temps.
I recently rode in the rain and stayed absolutely dry in these. The Gore-tex liner is why I bought these gloves and they performed as expected. As these are not insulated, the gloves are nice an thin and they don't feel sloppy when twisting the throttle or reaching for the levers.
May 15, 2014
Exactly what I wanted
I bought these gloves to fill the gap between fully perforated summer gloves and a well insulated winter glove. I'm a baby about my hands getting cold or sweaty so these were perfect.
They keep my hands warm on the morning commute when it's about 55 out (I'm not going more than 40 mph though) and when it's warmer on the way home they don't get too hot. I rode in them over the weekend to a tailgate, they were perfect for the cold morning but it was just short of 80 when I went home and then they were a little too hot but I was impressed that I wasn't hating how warm they were.
I've also gone through some rather serious downpours in them and can report that they are totally waterproof. I was really impressed. They took a little while to dry out and by when I took them off the inside was just a tiny bit damp but I think that was just me sweating in them.
The little visor wipe is totally useless, it's just a flap of rubber that smears water around. I couldn't tell the difference between using the wipe and just the glove. A piece of rubber that was actually more triangle shaped would be far more effective since it would actually have an edge but really this is a very minor complaint, the gloves are excellent overall.
October 14, 2013