Alpinestars SP-X Gloves
Great protection and feature; lackluster velcro
These gloves have gone through a fair amount of abuse and have held up surprisingly well, at least in terms of the leathers and protection parts.
The velcro does not seem to be up to the same standards. The velcro will catch on the fabric parts of the glove and pull up tufts of fabric. After that, the velcro gets clogged and does not clasp properly, requiring the barbs to be fully cleaned out to get any purchase on the strap system. The straps will come off and flap about, which is annoying. I haven't gone down on these, but I can't imagine loose straps helping much either.
The leather and plastic quality is great. These have gone through many heat, cold and wet cycles without showing any wear. I have spilled plenty of grease, oil and gas on them with no problem after a wash.
I may have gotten a dud on the velcro, but I cannot recommend these for that.
September 1, 2014
Not so much..
After purchasing these gloves roughly six months ago, the palm area completely came apart. The leather wore down to almost nothing and then once a portion was completely gone the entire palm opened up. The carbon fiber parts on the ball of the palm also wore through the material. Everything else however like great air flow, styling, and comfort were on point. Overall I would rate these 2 out of 5 only because they could not even last a full season. See attached picture. These were not involved in a crash this is simply from 3-4 days per week riding.
August 27, 2014
if you usually wear a large go to extra large awesome gloves!
great gloves can't go wrong with these alpine stars makes quality products
August 4, 2014
This product is extremley comfortable and durable!!
Recently purchased the Alpinestars SP-X gloves and immediately knew they were a great purchase out of the box. Fitment was small i knew this going in. I purchased one size up from what I would normally purchase. Very durable and breathable! Over great product! THANKS REV!
July 22, 2014
You get great protection for the price of these gloves compaired to the others. The fit is a bit small but do stretch a little with use
July 22, 2014
I really loved this gloves until I crashed.
I thought these gloves were great, but after about 1 1/2 yrs, the vecro on the left hand wasn't staying in place any more. Then in june 2008, I collided head on with a mt. sheep at about 40 mph. My kevlar jeans didn't have a scratch on them while my mesh jacket had a few small holes. My right glove was ok. My left hand had a broken bone and the left glove came apart & ripped at the middle finger which left a nice long gash in my middle finger. Upon seeing the other negative reviews here, it looks like the where mesh meets the leather is an issue.
July 15, 2014
The first time i put these gloves on I knew I was sold as an alpinestars glove lifetime customer! While they fit tight and may be less than perfectly comfortable, I feel assured that I will be protected completely in the event of a crash. Air flow is awesome, styling is understated but when examined show their technological prowess. Will have to report later on the durability, and when they finally wear out I will be purchasing another pair!
Absolutely recommend to anyone!
July 14, 2014
These gloves are great, awesome quality and great styling. I went with a size medium after reading other reviews and almost wish I went with my gut and got a large but they still fit well.
July 14, 2014