Alpinestars Stella Anouke 1-Piece Race Suit
Fits and Feels Fantastic
I can't say enough good things about the suit. As soon as I tried it on, I knew I was going to love it. I have long and arms and legs. Most jackets and long sleeve shirts are too short for me. The arm length on this fit me perfectly.
I am 5'6" and 135 pounds. I can (comfortably) wear some size 2 jeans and all size 4 jeans. I got this suit in a size 8! It isn't loose and the shoulders aren't pressing down on me. I believe a size 6 would have been too restrictive in the knees.
After trying it on, I decided to go for a test ride on my Honda Grom. The knees were very stiff and it took some work getting my legs bent and feet on the foot pegs. After about 10 times of having to put my feet down, it got MUCH easier. The next day, I grabbed my Daytona 675. At first, since the pegs are much higher, I had the same problem trying to get my knees up onto the pegs. My knees felt like they were going to just bust out of the suit. Of course they weren't, but it was very tight on them when bent. After about 30 minutes of city riding, the suit loosened up and felt fine.
I'd worn the suit twice, and decided it was time to test it on a track. I took the Honda Grom out for a track day on a tight, technical track. It is leather, so it is going to get hot. No amount of perforation is going to keep you from sweating in it. Wear heat out gear under it. The suit did excellent, after wearing it 8 hours straight, in 90° heat, I was still very comfortable in it. I even got my knee down, and the puck placement was spot on.
Going from barely able to bend my knees too get onto the pegs, to bending and leaning off the bike enough to drag knee after just the 3rd time wearing it, I'd say the break in period on this suit is pretty short.
It did fit a little tight in the chest. It's not very flattering in that area. If you are big busted, this suit will probably be very uncomfortable there. It is a full leather suit, after all. Don't expect to look like Cat Woman when you put it on. it's not that kind of suit.
Nevertheless, it's a great suit. You can't beat the price either!
September 7, 2015
Great leathers for the price
I already had the Anouke jacket in an XS, and was glad I went with the 42 in leathers. They are a tight fit, but once broken in they should be perfect. I do need help getting them on and off, because of the tight fit. One issue I run into is the armor on my shoulder moves when putting my leathers on so I need someone's help to push it back into place. I rode in 107 degree heat the other day and when moving I could feel airflow across my shoulders and back. The leathers also did a great job of insulating my legs from the heat coming off my bike (2013 BMW S1000RR). The velcro holding my sleeve lining wouldn't hold when taking my leathers off, so that made it difficult. However, I plan on purchasing a body suit to wear under the leathers to help with getting them on and off. The leather is soft and supple, and for what I paid I thought I got a great deal.
August 31, 2015
This bodysuit has killer looks and great features, high quality materials and great protection.
December 22, 2014
excellent and cute!
I agree with most that it's a little bit on the lighter side of protection.
November 17, 2014
Absolutely BEST darn bang for the buck.
This is my first one piece, but I have had purchased many leather pieces(2 piece or just a jacket) for myself in both men's and women's sizes.
First off, the price you just can't beat. I fully anticipated paying $800-$1100 for a decent off the shelf one piece. I initially wanted to buy the Dainese Victoria suit and was putting aside the funds to purchase that because paying over 1k is a big pill to swallow but when it comes to safety and comfort I was ready to pay the price. I got the newsletter which showed Revzilla was having a huge sale on A Stars gear so I checked it out to see if there was anything I liked and low and behold thar she be - the Stella Anouke suit for $200 off the regular price which was already quite low to begin with. Also, I have a couple of girlfriend's who have the same suit and they like theirs, so that was extra validation to go for this suit.
BOOM suit arrived and I jumped into it, well I worked myself into the suit I guess you could say(as expected).
It has all of the armor in the right places, the leather and stitching is high quality. But you knew that already :)
I am 5'8" and about 140lbs, size 9. The suit felt like a good fit for being a brand new leather suit and over time I have been able to stretch it more and more for it to fit better as the leather matures and stretches. My only gripe is the mid section is roomy(for me) while my hip and bust are tight, my proportions do not fit with the "one size fits all" so I may just take them over to Anthony's leathers in Corona Del Mar to address that, but in light of this being an off the shelf piece, I understand this is going to be reality for many of us, as this happens with clothing for me also, I'm used to things not fitting properly anyway!
I live in SoCal and the suit arrived during summer, it's about 90+ degrees with marginal humidity so the vents are appreciated though I think it could use more, however if I really wanted I could just get a custom perf suit but again we're talking about a off the shelf so in light of that, it is adequate.
The style is beautiful, it's flattering and pretty but not too pretty and girly, I'll be honest I don't care for pink and purple and girly filigree on gear and at first I thought it might be too much with the embroidered design but it's actually grown on me, and I get a lot of compliments from other women who like the suit.
I have never been down(fortunately) in this suit but so far it's stood up to usual wear and tear and cleans very easily. I have yet to go to the track in it but for spirited canyon rides it "suits" me well and don't have a problem with my body position, but again this is just canyon riding not aggressive track riding.
Overall, its a GREAT buy. My next one piece will likely be a custom suit though because of my less than average proportions, but for an off the shelf this hit the mark.
November 3, 2014
It can be hard to find a good one piece.This one fits pretty perfectly. It is a bit small when you first get it but once it gets worn in you are fine. I suggest you wear long pants and sleeves under it the first few times you are putting them on or you might get stuck. You might want to use something like Heat Out gear under this product to keep from overheating. Very comfortable and looks great.
June 29, 2014
This is my first suit. 5'6" 150 lb big busted. size 44 fit like a glove. a little tight in the chest but can't tell once on and moving around, not restrict breathing. Wore under-armor long sleeve shirt and was able to get out of it without assistance. great value for my first suit. Haven't hit pavement yet, so cant judge on that. Really line the embroidery, give it a feminine touch.
April 16, 2014
Love the suit
Great suit for its price. Very pleased with it. It could be vented a bit better but overall no issues.
September 10, 2013