Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex Gloves
Good for Seattle
I bought these for the double Goretex gauntlet as I commute 60 miles/day all year in Seattle. I've gotten in a few downpour commutes and they are water tight & the water running down my sleeves sheds as designed.
Gripes: 1) Hi viz panels are on the inside of the wrist & not outside where it would be most useful. 2) Getting the whole double gauntlet system set up is easy on first hand, but 2nd hand is challenging when dealing with a jacket with a liner. 3) Under 50° and i'm turning on my heated grips (at a constant 70mph), but I tend to run cold.
November 3, 2015
Sized about 3 sizes smaller than labeled
The features of this glove are good, and protection looks OK, but less than I'd expect for this price. I really like the concept of the inner sleeve so that it can be fit under a cuff and sealed. I also like the integrated wiper and tethered pinky. The insulation isn't all that good though, if you really ride in cold weather, this isn't the glove for you. That includes me. I can't fairly review how cold you can go with them since I purchased these at the end of the year last year to replace another brand of gloves which fell prey to the asphalt. Due to some unrelated problems with my bike, I ran out of cold weather and never got to test these. This year I did, and I wish I would have been able to ride the bike with them, as it's obvious that Alpinestars can't size gloves to save their lives. I have three sets of their gloves and each is sized differently and not according to the sizing chart. I got a 3XL so I could fit heated liners under them, however they are actually sized like a large GP Pro. Done with Alpinestars gloves since this is the second time I've been screwed by their poor sizing.
October 30, 2015
I bought these gloves for winter riding in Melbourne, Australia. The gloves are fine until the temperature falls below 6 or 7 degrees, at this point your fingers start going numb within 10 minutes, I purchased some wind proof glove liners and they have just made the glove more bulkier, I didn't notice whether the glove liner made any difference at all in the temperature. In my opinion they're not worth the price.
July 23, 2014
Great fitting and sporty!
I love my Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex Gloves. They are comfortable, look great, are warm, and offer good protection. Word of warning.....
They are built a little small according to the way we size gloves around these parts. I usually wear medium to large gloves. My hand is right at 4 in. across the widest area and I had to have an extra large in this glove. The ex-large fits perfectly. The gang at Revzilla warned me of this and kept me from having to send back a glove that was too small.
December 2, 2013
Ok, but cheap stitching, small sizing, and too small outer gauntlet circumference are big problems for me
I have large hands. Ok - maybe I have slightly extra large hands. So I bought this glove in DOUBLE extra large (XXL). They are still a bit tight. Other issues: The 1st (and I mean FIRST) time that I tightened the "micro-adjuster" on the wrist (intended to keep the glove from being pulled off my hand should there be a catastrophic event), the stitching that attached the anchor ring strap to the glove tore loose from the glove. Because I was leaving on a trip that morning, and needed to use the gloves, I simply re-stiched it myself (precluding me from returning the gloves). Also: Main selling point for me was the advertised "double gauntlet" - an INNER gauntlet that goes UNDER the sleeve of your jacket, and an OUTER gauntlet (the one you see in the picture, with a zipper) that is intended to go OUTSIDE the sleeve of your jacket. Sounded great. Problem is, again, the size: The outer Gauntlet is WAY too tight. If you are lucky enough to be able to fit it the outer gauntlet over your jacket sleeve, you will be unable to zip the gauntlet closed. This kind of defeats the purpose of the Inner/Outer Gauntlet system for me, as the only way I can really use the glove is with either BOTH gauntlets INSIDE my sleeve, or with the zipper unzipped. The latter of which creates the following safety issue: With the Gauntlet unzipped, the glove is not properly anchored on your hand, and could be pulled off (remember that the weak stitching on the micro-adjuster will not hold up to keep the glove on when you really need it!). Finally: No solid "slider" on the palm, where the palm meets the wrist, and where one's hand would instinctively go down to brace upon impact with the road. As rough this review is, I still do use the gloves - I just would not buy them again.
December 3, 2012
Great cool-weather gloves
I bought these gloves looking to take my riding season deeper into the winter. Unfortunately these gloves weren't quite as warm as I had hoped, but that's not to say they aren't great gloves! They take me about as deep into the cold as my previous gloves did, but with MUCH better protection. I will ride with these gloves down to sub-40*F weather, but will be painful and numb after my half hour commute at 35*F. The quality of this glove is excellent and it provides MUCH better protection than my previous cold weather gloves.
The only downside is that with a tight-fitting sleeve you need to make a decision about the inner "gauntlet". It's cumbersome to try to put underneath a sleeve that zippers open but still has cloth - you need to either wedge it up under your sleeve, or in my case I've decided to just pull it up over my sleeve once it's zipped down. If it were raining and I wanted the full confidence of the waterproof glove I would probably take the extra time to wear the glove "right" and it doesn't decrease the comfort of the glove.
Sizing - I wear a Large Cortech Adrenaline (which fits snugly) and the Large Jet Road is a little on the loose side. I've tried on the A*'s tech heated glove in medium and can say that that is a little TOO snug on me for all-day comfort, and knowing that Cortech runs a little small I'd say these gloves run pretty true to size.
November 19, 2012
Excellent fit, very comfortable
Just got my new Alpine Stars Jet Road gloves. Arrived quickly, the fit is excellent and they are very comfortable. Can't wait to get them to the track next season.
November 5, 2012
Great Protection Against Rain, Wind & Ugly
Very well crafted gloves that have kept my hands warm in temps below 40* for my half-hour commute. Rain protection is of course supreme due to the Goretech membrane. Very grippy palms makes it easy to grip in rain and to alleviate hand exhaustion. Perfect fit, no pressure points on the hand, and great look. All around, best gloves for the money.
October 8, 2012