Alpinestars Lucerne Drystar Jacket
Nice fit, good layering options, simple style
This is a nice multi-season jacket that gives you the option to zip in and out an insulation layer and a water protection layer. There are plenty of vent zippers on the outside. The velcro isn't as scratchy as old-school velcro, but it seems to stick just as well. The armor feels good, my only problem with it is that it tends to move around and can get out of place. But that flexibility is probably also a pro, since you can move it to fit your body. Once it's set up it doesn't seem to slide around. Everything seems very high quality.
If you're wondering about size, I'm 150 lbs, 5' 10" with a thin-medium build, and a medium fits me perfectly.
April 15, 2013
I purchased a large size - I'm 5'6" and 170 pounds ... with the liners in the jacket, fit is great. Think it will be a bit large without the liners but the jacket was purchased for cool to cold weather anyhow. Very comfortable without a heated liner down to the mid 40's ... Great winter jacket!!
April 1, 2013
Very nice winter jacket
I bought this jacket for winter commuting. I have been riding with it every day in 30 degree weather. This jacket has done an excellent job at keeping me warm. I have never once been cold in the areas protected by the jacket, even when the rest of me is a giant icicle. My only minor quibbles are that the collar is a bit high and can rub your neck and chin. Also the zipper on the dry star membrane constantly catches on the excess material around it.
Sizing wise, I am 6 feet 210 pounds and wear a size 44 suit. I got the XL. The chest is just right and the abdomen area is a bit loose , however, the arms are very tight in the bicep area.
We shall see how this jacket is when the weather begins to heat up.
February 19, 2013
Two complaints. 1) One of the velcros for the back protector was not sewn in completely. 2) Without the thermal liner attached, the waterproof liner will chafe your neck.
The textile layer looks pretty stylish though.
February 10, 2013
Good value, great performance, runs small, arms tight.
I've had the jacket a month and wear it daily for commuting and pleasure riding. It blocks the cold very well and I've ridden in 30-35 degree weather with no problems. My only complaints are that the arms are a bit tight and the collar takes some getting used to if you're not used to a high collar. All in all a good value with lots of good features.
January 23, 2013
Safety and value is unmatched
I was looking for a all around moto jacket that i can use for the commute to work. Im in the Portland area and we get some rain here (im sure you guys have heard)! So the pre requisites were that it had to be water proof, warm and hi viz with retro reflective spots for safety (i have a black bike). I'll be honest, i was also looking for some style. There are a few that match my criterias and these can make a jacket very pricey but the ALPINESTARS LUCERNE hit the sweet spot on this one. The fit of the jacket makes it look like it had my exact fit, the hi viz is not rediculously loud and there was more armor protection than i thought there was. This product is on the lower end of the 4 season jackets, but it surely has everything you need in one. Not to mention you'd be stylin while ridin:)
(the product pic does not give justice to the actual jacket)
Im 5'11 200lbs and im wearing a XL
October 30, 2012
Great all round jacket
I was chasing a comfortable/adaptable jacket to commute to work in during the winter months here in Australia. After searching and researching I settled on the Lucerne Drystar Jacket and am very impressed.
I ride a Ducati Hypermotard Evo Sp, and the cut of the jacket is great for this upright riding style and doesn’t bunch up too much when I get into a more aggressive stance on the bike It’s not an overly tech advanced jacket, but it does all the simple things well. The pocket zips are easy to locate and operate with gloves on, the forearm adjustments are in the right place and work well. The venting slots are nice and big and flow a heap of air
The only neutral statement, and I say neutral as I don’t see it as a negative for me is, I agree with one of the other reviewers that the neck and wrist Velcro could be a little longer, but it’s not stressing me out, I can still do everything up.
I also bought the bionic chest and back protectors to beef up the protection, as the stock back and chest protection is high density foam . . I recommend this upgrade for the price. I feel safer and you hardly know they are there.
All the best and safe riding.
April 16, 2012
Great cold weather jacket - Crashed Tested it too!
I purchased this jacket to commute to work from VA to DC in the cold months on a 2003 Yamaha R6. Style is great! Fit is great. One negative - the zelcro on the neck and the wrist is not that great - kind of hard to velcro the wrists with winter gloves - wish they they made it more velcro around the wrist - and the same thing with the velcro on the neck. But you can live with it. The warmth is great!!! I wore it on my highway commute as high speeds with a windchill of around freezing and little below - and was warm without anything under it other than a work shirt.
Unfortunately, I did recently crash test it - I had my back tire slide out on a turn - going maybe 30-40 mph. I made contact with the cement on my left shoulder and elbow - and slide a little while. The armour saved my shoulder and elbow 100% - the shoulder/elbow did rip/shred a little - but just a little - the stiching on the zipper on the vent on ripped too a little - but it kept my skin away from the cement. The one thing that happen was my elbow got slammed into my ribs and bruised them - wish they would add some padding there. But I can't complain - as I walked away and actually was able to ride home (a crash cage I put on the bike years ago saved the bike). Looking to see if Alpinestars can repair the jacket - but if not, I will be buying another one!
As for purchasing from Revzilla - this was my first time - and all I can say is it was perfect - already purchased my new helmet from them that I needed after the little get off.
January 19, 2012