Alpinestars Polar Gore-Tex Gloves
Great Product at a Good Value
I've had these gloves several weeks now and have already gone on about a half dozen rides of 30 minutes or more. The gloves are a bit bulky as you would expect with a winter glove but they're comfortable. My hands have been warm for the rides I did as cold as 40 degrees. I did ride one evening when it got down to 34 degrees and my fingers did get cold. I saw reviews stating that the gloves run small in size. I typically wear a L or XL. With this glove I got 2XL and I'm glad I did. An XL would have been too small for me.
March 16, 2015
Solid winter gloves
I needed some winter gloves and was pleased to find such a wide selection at Revzilla.com. Though they do run a little tight, (I have to struggle a bit getting my hands in to the XXL's), but once they are on they fit snugly, and I could still operate the bikes controls with decent accuracy. Took a test ride in 36 degree weather and after three hours in and out of traffic, only the very tips of my fingers were feeling the cold. World of difference from my regular gloves. They look awesome as well. The cuffs fit tightly over the riding jacket and make for a secure seal. All in all I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
March 9, 2015
The glove fits great on me, and I have really small hands. These gloves might be a little small on the bigger hands, so I would order a size bigger if I were you. Overall, a great product and I really feel the quality when I put this glove on. It really does fit like a glove!
February 16, 2015
Excellent Pair of Winter Gloves !
First off I want to thank RevZilla for the super fast shipping. Ordered these gloves on a Friday night and they arrived the following Monday!
Gloves have a good weight to them and seem to be constructed very well. Double stitching around the palms along side some high quality leather give me the impression that these will last for a while.
I tend to be a medium in most gloves (Icon and Dainese) and I decided to go with a large. They fit perfectly with a tiny bit of room in the thumbs. Due to the insolation of the gloves they feel very thick.
These gloves are VERY stiff and caused my throttle hand to cramp up a bit after riding for 30 minutes or so. They have no natural curve in them which I found a kinda annoying. Im sure after some more riding they will break in fully.
I haven't used these in the rain yet, but in cold weather they are awesome! Riding around in 30-40 degree weather wasn't an issue at all. The inside lining of the gloves are very soft and very warm, exactly what you want for a cool fall/winter day. There is a mini stylus type point on both index fingers that work well with a GPS unit, but do NOT work with smartphones.
They offer great protection with full leather palms and carbon knuckles. They also offer a gore-tex outer layer to keep out the cold wind and rain. They have a "sweatshirt" like inner cuff that is very soft and keeps your wrists warm.
While the gloves are a little stiff, they are perfect for fall/winter riding. Not only do they offer great protection and warmth, they look very sporty as well!
For under $150 these are a must have if you are a year round sport bike enthusiast!
November 24, 2014
Warm but stiff
I have the A* Masai gloves in XL for summer riding, but they were pretty tight initially so I got these in 2XL as Anthony suggested going up a size on them. There is a bit of room in the fingertips, but I think they would be too short if I got them in XL.
I don't think these have much, if any pre-curve to them. After my first ride (taking the gloves out of the box and rolling) my hands were sore and cramped from having to force the glove around my controls.
There is a little spike on the pad of both index fingers that is only good for pressure touch screens like GPS units and **WILL NOT WORK ON SMART PHONES** I'm considering filing down the spike and modifying it to work on smart phones.
The gloves are warm and feel very protective, but I'm hoping they break in and aren't as stiff.
October 21, 2014
Another great alpinestars product. Noticeable difference between alpinestars and the other products out there. The gloves fit rather tight being a European brand (normally an xl and ordered an xl) Not sure if they break in or not but they are rather stiff. Gloves are not hard to pull over with gloved hand. They do provide good protection for 40 degree weather. Not sure after that. Quality is excellent and look great.
April 18, 2014
Great insulation and comfort
I received these gloves as a Christmas present this year and am incredibly happy with them so far. They feel very durable and, god forbid I go down, I feel these gloves offer a lot of protection. Sizing was a little tricky. I measure 4" by the size chart, but have a very long palm and long fingers, measuring 8 1/4" from bottom of my palm to the tip of my middle finger. So I got an XL and it fits great. And I live in the pacific northwest and have ridden in several 20-30 degree days so far for hours at a time and haven't felt the least bit chilled at all. Great gloves, I would definitely buy them again. Hope this review helps
January 6, 2014
i ordered a size MD based on the alpinestars sizing chart and it seems that my hand fills it near perfectly. however, being an EU glove, when i close a fist there are pressure points against my knuckles and pinky finger. pay attention when anthony says to go a size larger.
overall the glove performs as it should. the fingers are the weakest point on any glove, and as such, do not keep your fingertips warm, especially when you squeeze the handlebar for grip, pushing blood out of your fingertip and subjecting the flesh to get cold. the rest of the hand is completely invincible to the cold. it is helpful to flex your fingers open often as this allows warm air to flow from the palm of the glove into the fingertips, and throwing in a pair of hand warmers inside the gloves should prove to nearly eliminate the effects of the cold. i often ride around with my pinkies extended like holding a teacup to keep them warmer. i took the gloves on a short ride through 16°F and only my fingertips felt any of the cold.
i rated the bang for the buck at 3/5 because they are $170, which seems a fair price, which means every feature the glove offers, you pay for. it's a fair deal, not a steal of a deal.
the styling is excellent and it almost looks like a summer glove at first glance. the 3/4 gauntlet fits snugly into my jacket cuff.
comfort is 4/5 because it feels really secure and warm, except for the tightness when closing a fist as mentioned before since it is a EU glove.
the protection and durability seem to be excellent considering the leather palm and carbon fiber armor, considering a lot of winter gloves are made only for temp with no consideration towards armor.
air flow is rated lowest as it should be. it flows zero air.
features are rated 3/5 because it does have gore-tex and offers a pair of useful index-finger styluses, but i couldn't figure out what part of the left glove was supposed to be the facescreen wiper. both hands look identical. it would have gotten a 5/5 rating if the glove had an actual squeegee wiper down the length of the index finger or something.
December 10, 2013