Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex Gloves
I bought these gloves for winter and inclement weather riding. They work perfectly for that. A couple of caviats: 1) This was my first A* glove purchase. It ran a size too small. 2) My hands sweat. Yes it's gortex, but still clammed up a bit. I probably sweat more than most in the hands.
May 21, 2013
My Tech Road gloves fits just right.
The temperature in northern VA stayed around the 20-30s this year. I road all winter long and noticed that if it was in the 20s the cold weather cut through with ease.
But from the 30s & up, I was able to enjoy the ride without focusing on keeping my hands warm. My hands were comfortable & I was able to move my fingers with ease. Now that I'm wearing my summer gloves due to the warm weather, I realize just how durable my Tech Roads are.
April 17, 2013
It works in cold weather!
This gloves really work in cold weather, below 40's but not sure for an hour ride. The size are smaller so i say when you guys get one buy a 1 size up. And this gloves is too EXPENSIVE! Its more expensive than my jacket helmet and overpants. I hope they lower the price more. And also my hand hurts after wearing it for almost an hour ride its not really comfortable but my hands stay warm and no air coming in the gloves. Good for winter rides and rain. Also has a wiper for your faceshield.
February 20, 2013
Best Pair of winter gloves out there.
Perfect for riding in 40-60F weather but can go down in the 30s for about an hour or so if you need them to. The fit is defiantly small. All my other gloves (including AlpineStars) are size medium, but for this I needed a large, which fits great.
January 28, 2013
Cuffs a little tight
Gloves feel confortable when on a little tight getting on.Maybe a little more insulation for cold.Good quality materials
January 28, 2013
These gloves are great down to 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 Celsius), up to 70mph highway, for up to 1 hour and/or 20-40 miles.
I have been riding with these every day since they arrived and in those conditions my fingers only got cold but I could still feel and control my bike.
The fit is small like other Alpinestar gloves, the rain wipe strip is great, the internal fabric is soft and warm.
So far it is a great glove.
January 21, 2013
Good and Bad
I purchased these at a salesman's recommendation as I had fitment issues with a pair of KLIM Caldera's.
Unfortunately, these hadn't worked out either as the fingers averaged about 1/2" - 3/4" too long. I had no complaints about the apparent quality of these gloves as they seemed very well constructed of high quality materials.
I'm now awaiting the next replacement pair... Held, Warm N Dry.
Upon speaking to Mario, I'm confident these will be the ticket as his concern and attention to measurement and detail was exemplary. That review to follow.
Please take this review with a grain of salt, as it is in no way a negative commentary on this glove. Moreover, without having a custom glove fitment and build no one can really expect a perfect fit with any glove as there are simply too many dissimilarities in hand sizes and geometry. But man, it sure is nice when you hook onto one that fits from the word go. I hope that's your finding.
January 14, 2013
You get what you pay for.
These were purchased for my roadbike riding on my 2009 Kaw Concours C14 sport tourer.
I bought these to replace some $80, 9yr old pair of Olympia winter rider gloves that just were not cutting it anymore. The Alpinestars fit is small, so buy a size larger. I am 5-8 with smaller sized hands, and i still needed an XL. The features on the gloves match up well with my race gloves, surprisingly. They are full of protective features and are very sturdy and well constructed; what i would expect from A*. I would wear them to a trackday in colder weather, for sure. As far as cold weather riding, i have ridden these gloves in temps down to the mid 30s. At those temps, something electric is surely necessary. These gloves protected my hands, but after about 20 minutes of riding, i was ready to call it quits. However, in anything above 39 degrees F, these things kept me pretty warm. At 39, my fingers would start to cool, but never got cold. At anything in the 40s and above, your hands are kept toasty.
These are about the best non-electric gloves that you can buy; for both street protection and warmth...IMHO
December 18, 2012