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Alpinestars SP-8 Gloves

The Alpinestars SP-8 Gloves are aimed at sport street riders looking for track level protection in a more wearable package. Tough enough to race in but tamed for everyday use, the SP-8 Gloves have a full-grain leather construction, third and fourth finger bridge, polymer knuckle protection and EVA foam padding in the impact zones. 

Features:

  • Premium, full-grain leather construction
  • Alpinestars’ patented third and fourth finger bridge prevents seam failure and finger separation in the event of a slide
  • Ergonomically positioned synthetic patterned suede palm reinforcement
  • Advanced over-molded polymer knuckle protector
  • EVA foam padding reinforcements on thumb, wrist, back of hand, finger and palm
  • Perforated leather cuff, plus perforated finger sidewalls
  • VELCRO® brand cuff closure
  • Elasticized wrist
  • Pre-shaped, anatomical finger design and internal seams
  • Printed and embroidered logos on wrist and fingers
  • Heat stamped logo on knuckle
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.2 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.8 / 5
Air Flow
3.9 / 5
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Alpinestars Men's Glove Sizing

Size  Hand (in)
 SM 7.5-8
 MD 8-8.5
 LG 8.5-9
 XL 9-9.5
 2XL 9.5-10
3XL 10-11

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

HC Hand Circumference Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your hand behind the knuckles, not including the thumb, keeping the tape snug. Measure both left and right hands and use the larger of the two measurements.
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4.4 / 5.0
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4.8 / 5
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3.9 / 5
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Best bang for the buck
I'm too lazy to review something unless it is exceptionally good or exceptionally bad. These gloves are exceptionally good. I bought them when getting into supermoto racing thinking it'd be good enough to get me through a few weekends until I could get something better. That was 3 years ago. Since then, these gloves have been through at LEAST a dozen low speed crashes on the track (on a .4 mile kart track road racing XR100s), two moderate speed street crashes (~30mph), & countless off road get offs when using these as a cold weather off road glove. I've used them for motorcycle commuting at least 15,000 miles as well, they've been left outside to freeze, to nearly melt, to get partially buried by the dog once, & they just keep holding up. Only after all that abuse has the palm on the left hand glove begun to wear through (with the right not far behind in the same spot). In that period of time, I've worn through/destroyed (from crashing) a comparably priced set of Shift gloves that came apart after one slow crash at the track, a cheaper set of Shift gloves that came apart at the seams, & a set of Tourmaster winter gloves that came apart resulting from a moderate speed dirt road crash.

The airflow was much better on the comparable shift gloves, but not enough to justify destruction after one crash vs dozens. They don't have any frills for extra wrist protection, but the knuckle protection is quite good & the price reflects the lack of integrating advanced technology. Assuming they make these as they did in 2012/13(ish), I can't recommend them highly enough. It's hard to find a solid post-crash review of motorcycle gear, but I'm that crash test dummy, & I vouch for these being a fantastic entry level leather gauntlet glove.
April 13, 2016
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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4 / 5
A bit premature but...
Only did 150 miles today but my initial impressions are on the positive side. On the fitment side and sticking with only A* gloves they are consistent. I wear a large in A* and have A* Apex DS and SMX-3 Air. All three fit me well enough.

I would have preferred the micro velcro as provided on the Apex DS but won't complain too much. Velcro is Velcro but the micro is nice and provides enough "stick" when it comes to the gauntlets.

Regarding air flow...cold mornings you will feel air flow. Hot afternoons you may not notice but it is there. These are not a "mesh" summer glove. The perforations work without sacrificing protection.

They do feel a bit weird going from a full mesh to a full "winter" glove but I acclimated just fine today. I needed something in between and these do seem to fit the bill. I think after a little break in period they will be very nice gloves.

I'll come back and update if I find a serious flaw but so far I like them well enough. They are a bit stiff but being leather I think they will "loosen up" and conform to my hands and be a pretty good all around glove for commuting.

My commute consists of high desert extremes (cold and hot) to heading down to valley extremes of warm and extremely hot. They did well enough today with 50ish morning temps and high 80ish/low 90ish temps coming home.

Time will tell...
April 28, 2015
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
2 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Fit
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4 / 5
Great gloves for the price, just not exactly what I was looking for.
So first off these gloves fit a size small (I usually wear a medium in US sized gloves, needed a large for these)
They are comfortable after a bit of breaking in; when I first put them on the inside seam of the finger tips dug under my fingernails and just irritated me the whole time.
They could use a wrist adjuster; the large cuff closure is secure but I feel they need that micro adjustment to keep them right where you need them during your ride.
The knuckle protection is nice, but I wish it had a bit more motion atop your hand so it doesn't feel as constrictive.
They breath more than I'd anticipated but not enough to be a problem.
Overall they're great gloves for commuting and touring, not as technical as I'd hoped but oh well I knew what I was getting into.

My biggest gripe with these gloves is that the little finger and the thumb are just a hair too long on my fingers (My fault not the gloves obviously) but there's just a bit of loose material at the tips.
Also the stitching was a bit frayed when I got them. not a biggy but tells me where the end of the stitches are.
March 3, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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3 / 5
Excellent Quality Gloves
Bought this to be a heavier, more protective product than the mesh gloves I usually ride with. The ventilation could be a bit better for our hot Florida summers but the gloves are still very wearable. I noticed the fit was tight for my hand size (medium) initially but did tend to loosen up with use. These are quality leather gloves with built-in protection so take some getting used too if one has always worn lightweight gloves. Overall, a very nice product, typical of Alpinestars gear.
June 9, 2015
Ride:
2015 Triumph Bonneville
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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True
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Air Flow
2 / 5
a mixed bag
I bought these glove and the day after went on a 2200 mile tour around the great lakes on my 2013 street triple r. During the trip I experienced freezing cold rainy weather and 80 degree stop start traffic. So its safe to say I put these gloves through a lot.
First off, comfort.... They run small and stiff there is no way around it, they are tight in the palm even after you break them in and if you plan on wearing inner glove liners the problem obviously gets even worse.
When it comes to protection its another mixed bag. Despite being a full glove by no means is this a track ready glove. There is no real finger protection or hard wrist protection, however the knuckles have sliders.
Lastly, Temperature control, these gloves are kinda the master of none when it comes to this. Based on my riding they do great with low 70 high 60 degree riding anything else you run into either the glove doesn't breath enough to do well with the heat, or the glove is too thin and your hands freeze. Even with inserts sub 50 degree weather is quite unpleasant.

When it comes to recommending the protect, I'm sorta in a maybe camp. if you can deal with the short comings and you love the look, go for it. But if u need a do everything glove i dont think this is it.
May 25, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great slim fit, not bulky but lightweight
I purchased this as a replaced for my alpinestars sp-1 gloves.
These are much cheaper in price but the quality and feel of it is better than the sp-1 I think. My sp-1 gloves were very bulky, heavy, and took some time to put on. These sp-8 gloves are very slim, light, and easily slip on. I really love these cheaper gloves to the more expensive version.
I would recommend!
August 10, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great glove
Fit perfect. When wearing with my leather jacket, my arm feels indestructible. Bought the short style glove first, didn't fit with my leather jacket sleeve. Revzilla exchanged them for this gauntlet style quickly and with no problem.
January 26, 2015
Ride:
2014 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Nice gloves
Needed track gloves and this one was a perfect fit. It fits nicely and comfy as well. The only problem is that the air flow isn't that great but I can live with that. Overall awesome set of gloves. Good for a day at the track.
March 23, 2015
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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3 / 5
Saved my hands
I used these as my track day glove. I low sided on turn 2 on the track . Gloves ripped at the palm where the padding is and at the edge of the knuckle from me sliding. Walked away with no cuts or scratches. I do recommend on going to the next step up though. I plan on doing so next time but these will work if your on a budget
March 19, 2016
Ride:
2012 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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3 / 5
good protection and style, but poor ventilation
These are great for the price, they are true to size towards the smaller side, so if you are on the line in the sizing chart go with the bigger option. The style and design is okay, where these gloves lack is in the ventilation department. I tend to sweat a lot and my hands were drenched after an hour of riding, not sure if entirely me... Overall it's a good buy just keep the ventilation in mind
April 7, 2014
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
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Why did you choose this?
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My friend owns the same pair and they feel great. That, along with the very positive reviews made this a low-risk buy.
William M on Sep 15, 2016
Love these gloves, they are very comfortable, I use these in the winter, while using my shorty Alpinestars SMX 2 Air Carbon Gloves, in the hotter days.
Xuanji C on Sep 9, 2016
My friend owns the same pair and they feel great. That, along with the very positive reviews made this a low-risk buy.
William M on Sep 15, 2016
good quality and have a good price
Fernando M on Sep 9, 2016
Love these gloves, they are very comfortable, I use these in the winter, while using my shorty Alpinestars SMX 2 Air Carbon Gloves, in the hotter days.
Xuanji C on Sep 9, 2016
Top brand name and a great value
Christopher M on Sep 8, 2016
look cool
Austin H on Jul 29, 2016
Im going to use it at my daily commute .From the outside , i can see it looks really good and nice . the only think i'm worry is not warm enough in San Francisco 's weather .
P O on Jul 24, 2016
Brand name and quality
Michael B on Jul 10, 2016
Full leather glove for under $100
jimgskoop on Jul 4, 2016
Looks beautiful and fits perfectly well and goes well with my other aplinestar gear
Vadlavishnu on Jun 9, 2016
GREAT GLOVES!! between 50 degrees and 75-80 is great weather for these but anything hotter on city traffic and your sweating like no other. very solid feel and durability. ive put about 2000 miles so far on them and nothing but good words about this product. im typically a large got the XL ever so slightly too loose but it just my hand size. break in time is about 2 rides.
david l on Apr 23, 2016
Solid reviews and the gauntlet option below $100.
A N on Apr 22, 2016
The lack of issues with stitching in the gloves.
Maginaldraw on Apr 21, 2016
Full Gauntlet glove, armored knuckles and fingers, leather palm with some venting. Wrapping strap over wrist to protect ulna, etc.

A tad over what I was expecting in my price range, but benefit worth the extra $
William S on Apr 21, 2016
Friend bought a pair, and I liked the style and fit.
Benjamin M on Apr 21, 2016
Watched the videos, read forums, and it's A*. Can't loose
UltimateBrawler on Apr 19, 2016
Good basic sport bike glove for the streets. I own an 899 Panigale. This is my everyday street bike.
Michael B on Apr 11, 2016
I had them for 3 years and they are still like new!!!
Carlos C on Apr 2, 2016
for riding two up
Dominic B on Mar 31, 2016
I like the pinky/ring finger bridge. I am hoping that these gloves will prove to have high QC and last a few riding seasons.
Stephen N on Mar 29, 2016
Excellent fit...good quality, warm to about 40F, comfortable, and still good as new after 2 plus years of regular use.
Richard K S on Mar 23, 2016
Need for a Track Day
Carlos S on Mar 16, 2016
I wanted to get a longer glove to protect mah hands, and look BA, for when the weather is cooler (as I only have a pair of A'stars smx 2 air's) and for when the ride gets a little more aggressive than usual.
Jacob H on Feb 15, 2016
I got these for track use and they were good value.
BrandoMoto on Jan 27, 2016
Needed new gloves!
Steven S on Jan 25, 2016
gift to brother..
Alfred W. on Jan 22, 2016
Good gloves. One of the fingers came unstiched pretty quickly but i just ran a couple of pieces of thread through them and they've held up. Good bang for the buck.
Spencer C on Dec 31, 2015
Very comfortable, good price and good protection. I got the black and yellow and it looks great. The knuckle armor is comfortable and very protective as well. For under $100 i think they have great bang for the buck.
J F on Dec 18, 2015
My old gloves were falling apart so I wanted gloves that were sturdy and have good protection.
Mercedes C on Nov 30, 2015
My safety is priority
Chris M on Nov 27, 2015
Gauntlet gloves saved my wrist in a crash.
Frederick R on Oct 24, 2015
Looks great, A* makes quality products.
Zhiling J on Oct 23, 2015
Good looking glove, quality material. Not a full on race glove but still giving you that reassurance that you have the extra protection.
Mike H on Oct 4, 2015
It's Alpine stars, it is an older version but looks as if this glove has good wrist protection and maneuverability
Wesley T on Aug 16, 2015
Great gloves!
Bob T on Aug 15, 2015
blk/white, and alpinstars gloves rock in quality
Edward L on Aug 4, 2015
i have sexy hands. they need sexy gloves
Michael R on Jul 2, 2015
awesome looks and fits ok. but runs small in fingers.
Trevor C on Jun 23, 2015
It was hard to find a glove focused on protection within the price point, size requirements, and styling preferences. I found these gloves, wanted to snatch them up before they went like all of the other ones I wanted.
Matt S on Jun 21, 2015
for price and brand
Erwin P on Jun 7, 2015
Good price.
Morgan H on Jun 6, 2015
Great price and they look great.
Victor W on May 15, 2015
I wanted a solid gauntlet glove that was not as bulky as the GP series. I ride everyday and wanted something with extra protection but not that pricey. This glove seems to fit all categories and looks stylish.
Kevin R on May 11, 2015
Combination of price and wrist coverage. And of course it looks great, and it Alpinestar.
Jonathan R on Apr 9, 2015
Decent protection for a decent price. And they look awesome! Thanks Rev!
Robbie P on Apr 3, 2015
Seems like a quality item for the price. I am only a street rider at this time so this glove should provide adequate protection. Styling is spot on and should match my jacket nicely.
Micheal B on Feb 10, 2015
For my sons birthday present he has holes in his other pair. It's time for a new pair...
Shirley B on Feb 3, 2015
These are a gift, that person shopped the sight
Karen P on Feb 1, 2015
Same thing
Weston S on Dec 5, 2014
Because it offered good protection for the price and I didn't want a short cuff glove and didn't want a full gauntlet so this was a good mix of the two.
dmanfraser on Nov 13, 2014
Gift for my nephew
D J on Oct 7, 2014
good quality and have a good price
Fernando M on Sep 9, 2016
Top brand name and a great value
Christopher M on Sep 8, 2016
I'm a XL on the SMX 2 Air Carbon, which size should I go for with these?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2014
Do these gloves fit under a jacket? If not, do you feel they are tight enough and will not fall off if overtop of a jacket?
Brennan B on Mar 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These gloves will not fit under most riding jackets. These gloves feel secure and won't fall off over the top of your sleeves. Gauntlet style gloves are made to be worn with the gloves over the cuff of your jacket. Great gloves for the price, I highly recommend them.
Does this glove have smart phone finger tips?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It does not
I was curious how these would do in lower tempurtures? about 2-10 degrees with wind, or 35 to 50 in fahrenheit
Sean M on Oct 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have used these in the winter. The only problem is the perforation. There's small holes all over, which aren't bad, but there's some pretty big ones in between the fingers. I just taped them up and it was okay, but you may want to consider different gloves for riding below 50.
How are these in the heat (85+ degrees)?
Aleksei P on Feb 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello, Aleksei-

First to answer your question: the SP8 gloves were just fine in high temperatures. I ride an ADV bike with hand guards that block the wind, and the SP8's are adequately ventilated for warm temperatures. I believe any full-coverage glove like these will understandably be a bit on the warm/hot side in 85+ degree temperatures, but (for me) that is a small trade-off for the protection offered by the gloves.

I used these gloves last summer 2014 riding thru Texas hill country in +/- 100 degree heat. At the end of the day, the SP8 gloves were soaked with perspiration from my hands, but they dried out by morning. After several back-to-back days of this, the gloves started to discolor my hands a blue-black color- due to the leather color pigment of the gloves. I did not have a major objection to this- given the daily hard use I was giving these gloves on our cross-country ride- but of course I was disappointed.

What I DID object to about these gloves is that less than eight months after purchasing them, the stitching around the fingers started to loosen and unravel- just from regular, daily use- NOT dropping the bike or anything like that. I contacted Alpinestars to see if they would replace the gloves, but they said no, considering it just "normal wear and tear". For the price point of these gloves, I think the stitching should have stood up better than it did. And given this price point, Aleksei, I think you could perhaps find a better choice of glove(s) at Revzilla that would be suitable for your warm weather riding, and hopefully hold up better than the SP8 did for me.

I hope I have answered your question. Hope to see you out there, and... ride safe!
I have long, skinny hands. My hand length is 8in. and my hand circumference is 8in. Should I get the small or medium and is it going to be a good fit?
Ryandono on Jun 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have near similar hand dims...and I wear a Large. Believe it or not, but they were tight when I first started wearing them. A month of riding and they break right in. These gloves are great btw. Owned since '14, worn everytime I ride, and still holding up fine.
Are these gloves water resistance?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No water proof!
how will these gloves hold up in a slide at 80-100 mph?
Anthony described these as being not really a great track day glove but more spirited riding. what is the criteria for sport riding to track riding, slide protection or impact resistance?
Trevor C on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is merely speculation because I haven't slid with these gloves... yet. I consider these gloves like a summertime street gauntlet. They are not going to provide the protection of say the GP Techs but I still have a lot of confidence in their ability to protect my hands and wrists if I go down. Hope that helps.