Alpinestars Stella SP-2 Gloves
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
These gloves were a gift since I needed a new pair! (Was borrowing some scorpions). The fit to these buggers is AWESOME. Upon wearing them they grip perfectly and are ergonomic, as well as a good and snug fit for the size I measured for.
I cannot wait to ride with them. The SP-2's also have great protection and what a price! Definitely worth purchasing ladies if you are looking for a full gauntlet glove.
April 10, 2014
I love these Gloves! They fit me perfectly and on my first ride with them, I forgot I had them on because of the ergonomically curved fingers and palm. There is no bulkiness to get in the way at all, yet the top is very protective feeling. Wonderful sensitive feel for the bike's controls and throttle. Very stylish glove.
October 10, 2013
Great for street riding or track days
I purchased these gloves for the fast and windy rides on the street and at the racetrack on my Ninja 300. These gloves fit true to size for me but probably run a tad bit small for most as I have tiny hands. The women's small fits comparable to a youth XL glove. The gloves feel a little stiff out of the box but good to break in on short rides. If you're planning to use them at the track, I recommend spending a day or 2 of breaking them in and wearing them around the house. I initially had a slightly difficult time feeling the throttle at low speeds due to the padding in the palm not being broken in yet, but overall a great glove for the track. I also received many compliments from the male riders for wearing pink at the track. If you're looking for a good gauntlet or entry level track glove, then I highly recommend this product to you.
July 15, 2013
Full-featured glove at a good price
Alpinestars doesn't disappoint with the quality of the SP-2s. The leather is soft and flexible, and the gloves are comfortable straight out of the packaging. Tons of features that you'd usually only find on men's gloves at this price point. They look AWESOME in the white/black colorway. My only complaint is that XS is still a bit big for me. I've tried on other Alpinestars gloves in XS (the SP-1 and I think one of their Drystar models) and the others fit perfectly, even a little bit tight. But the SP-2 gloves in XS are slightly loose all around and the fingers are a bit long. They're still okay but I wish there was an XXS available.
May 11, 2013