Alpinestars Northshore Tech Fleece Jacket
Good commute jacket
I'm 6' 200LBS and got an XL. Its a little big on me but that's what I wanted so I could layer up if needed. This jacket is well made and looks great. Used it today when it was 50 degrees in the morning and 96 degrees by the afternoon. Gotta love Mojave dessert weather. Zipped all the way the jacket kept me plenty warm in the morning ride to work. Zipped to the bottom of my chest it actually allowed a good amount of air in to keep me coolish on the ride home. Zippers are a little small for glove use but you can still use them. As for protection it would prolly not be great at highway speeds but in town commute it would be just fine. Being able to take the hood off is a nice feature. Overall I am extremely happy with this jacket. Ride a 2013 GSXR 1000
September 5, 2014
Perfect for conditions
Completely waterproof, wind resistant, and comfortable.
I find you get plenty of air through the bottom, which is annoying on cold days. Overall I like this jacket. Does what it's suppose to do.
February 10, 2014
Great Jacket for Mildy Cold Weather
This is a good, quality jacket that is good for anything under 60ºF and I haven't had a chance to test is out in anything under 40º yet. Good wind protection and surprisingly warm for the thickness. The padding is thin the elbow pads seem like they may be a bit off on placement. My only other complaint is lack of visibility. No reflective piping or reflective panels anywhere. I'm not sure how safe I would feel at night in this jacket but other than that, overall I'm very pleased.
January 11, 2014
Stylish and Comfortable
Really happy with this jacket.
This jacket is hands down the comfiest piece of riding gear I've ever tried on (on par with my kevlar jeans). It keeps you nice and toasty on cold / windy rides, and when the weather gets warmer you can just unzip the jacket a bit and let the breeze flow through the whole jacket.
True to the description, this jacket is waterproof, and if you have the zipper done all the way up it's completely windproof too. However on windy days I highly recommend riding without the hood; when a big gust of wind hits your hood you can really feel it pulling you away with the wind!
I'm not a big fan of looking like I stepped off a race track and this jacket is exactly what I've been looking for. I can literally wear it with a normal outfit and it doesn't look out of place. The only people who would realise it's a riding jacket are other riders, and that's only because of the Alpinestars logo.
The size is pretty accurate for me, I'm 5'10 195 lbs and I rock an XL, fits just like any of my other jackets. What I love is how this jacket hangs lower than other jackets which in my opinion generally sit too high.
October 21, 2013
I purchase in the summer, it fits and feels good.
I will wait until the fall /winter to give the final note on this product it looks like its going to a 10.
July 22, 2013
This fleece jacket is great. Fits perfect and looks good.
I have gotten a few comments from my riding buddies about this jack. It looks great and is perfect for all seasons I think. Excellent product.
Thanks for the great video about this jacket. The video helped me to make my decision to purchase it.
May 27, 2013
Good jacket for more than just riding.
I like this thing as much as an all-around jacket than just a piece of riding gear.
For riding, it is a good commuter or light riding jacket. Rode to work one colder morning and I could barely feel any wind even at highway speed. While it was good for the morning, it did come back to bite me in the afternoon when the temperature spiked unexpectedly. I would definitely recommend upgrading to the Bio Armor shoulder and elbow pads. There isn't a pocket for a back protector, but if you want to wear a stand-alone one, I had enough room to do so.
I also take the armor out to wear this thing as casual cold weather coat. I get a lot of compliments on it and people don't even know it's a bike jacket until I tell them.
May 11, 2013
Nice Casual Jacket
This was my first piece of actual riding gear and I love it. Comfortable and stylish enough to wear even on days when I'm not riding. It's kept me plenty warm on 35 degree highway commutes and I haven't gotten too hot with it on yet (65 degrees.) Occasionally I feel that the padded shoulders and elbows bunch up a little, but it can be expected.
Overall it's a great jacket that makes me feel a little bit of piece of mind over a standard non-motorcycle jacket. Good investment for someone who's not ready to drop a ton of money on a jacket.
March 3, 2013