Alpinestars Stella SP-2 Gloves
Wonderfully fitting glove, just a bit too small
If my fingers had each been about 1/4 inch shorter, this glove would have fit perfectly. I followed the measurement chart, but this brand only has you measuring half of your hand (instead of the full circumference) and I wonder if I had done that, if I would have ordered the correct size the first time around. I was on the cusp between two sizes, and likely should've gone with my gut (instead of the size chart) and ordered the larger size. I've returned this glove (ordered a M, needed a L) and purchased a larger glove from a different manufacturer instead.
The other reason I switched to a different brand was mainly style. The Alpinestars logo is large, very white on the black gloves, and too blatant for my taste. instead I went with an all-black leather gauntlet glove. The logos are enormous on that glove as well, but far more subtle since the stitching is the same color as the leather.
Overall, I'd say this is a great glove for someone looking for a quality 3-season glove (spring/summer/fall), but it does run a bit small so if your measurement is close to being between two sizes, go up a size and you'll be happy.
July 15, 2015
Gloves with great protection.
Love these gloves, I tried them on in a store here in Aus and I fitted a size sm, however ordered the medium in the red/black/white as it was the only size avaliable and they fit perfectly!
Great protection on the palm, knuckles, double layer on the pinky and great padding where you woild expect.
July 10, 2015
I've had these gloves for over four years! I have to confess, I'm not very good at properly caring for them either (sometimes I used Windex to clean road grime off the logos), but they are still in relatively good condition considering! Fortunately, I've never had to put them through a crash test. After years of daily commuting, many multiday trips, lots of track riding, and racing, plus a few unexpected rain soaked rides, the gloves have stood the test of time. The only signs of wear is this: there is a soft gray layer of leather covering on the palms that goes over the firmer leather and that softer top layer of leather has worn through. I highly recommend them (and hope that writing this review might result in winning a gift card so I can buy a newer pair, hint hint!) Ride safe ladies!
June 15, 2015
Great gloves for ladies
I have a hard time with gloves because I have big hands for women plus I have long nails. And any glove geared towards women tend to be smaller. I bought the largest size and they still are snug on my hands but after a few wears it breaks in pretty nicely. They have great protection on the upper portion of the glove, knuckle protection is a must for me. Just wish it had more protection for the palm but can't complain for the price of these gloves. Ventilation is great I never get sweat hands wearing these even after long periods of time. Great medium grade gloves
May 4, 2015
Great full protection glove for women!
Ive been trying to find a pair of serious motorcycling gloves for a long while, but have been surprised and disappointed with how difficult its been to find a leather gauntlet glove with armored knuckles and ventilation for women. Ive tried on all the mens gloves and my hands are just too small. :(
Once I found the Stella SP-2 gloves I stopped searching! This had everything I was looking for in a warm weather race-capable glove, and the fact that this has the finger bridge reinforcement is a great bonus! I would have preferred a double gauntlet...but this was definitely the best option I've found to date without having to spend a fortune.
Sizing was spot on for me. I measured my hand according to the sizing chart and it was perfect. Comfort right now (brand new and just wearing around the house) could be better due to the seams in the fingers, but I am hoping they soften and break in with wear. As I said, I havent ridden in them yet since we are still buried in ice and snow, but the ventilation looks effective. I will update if my rating is off.
February 23, 2015
Saved *most* of my hand
I recently low-sided on my bike after taking a turn too fast/wide and these gloves helped a lot of minimize the damage on my hands. However, the palms did rip through and I sustained a bit of road rash near my wrist. Spend the extra cash to get a glove with proper palm sliders. Otherwise the glove had average construction and needed some home-stitching.
December 22, 2014
Great but smaller than SMX2
I have smx2 size Small... So I thought they would be the same. I was wrong. It was slightly smaller than I expected. I didn't want to return them so I just stretched it out. I still like them.
September 30, 2014
They fit like a glove!
If your like me, it's hard to find gloves that fit & feel good. I was afraid to buy gloves without trying them on. They felt great as soon as I put them on! Very comfortable. I live in AZ so air flow is important and the air flow was great. No complaints other than the pinky and a couple fingers were a little long ... but I have small hands and all gloves fit me like that.
So my opinion on the gloves... They fit me like a glove!
April 14, 2014