Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex Gloves
Pretty sweet for Southern California "Winter"
Bought these gloves for our so called "Southern California winter". These things are pretty sweet. Anthony was spot on about fitment, I wear a large in every american brand, but I bought an XL in these, and they fit perfectly. I have ridden in 50 degree weather and these things kept my hands nice and toasty. I'm must say, though, if you live anywhere where the weather drops below 45.... go for the Gore-Tex. I tried them on at a local shop and they were too warm.
another nice feature is the little visor wiper attached to the left glove. It has already come in handy when i was hit with a sprinkler....
Overall... great pair of gloves so far.
This will be my first 'winter' on a bike and looking forward to it with these guys.
One last thing!!! I did invest in some liners but haven't had to use them yet. I will do an update once we get into December.
November 14, 2014
Great protection average cold weather protection
Bought these for the winter and I wasn't too impressed. They work great at temps above 40 degrees F. Took them on 30 degree rides and my fingers were freezing within 5min. Kinda hard to recommend these gloves when they're so expensive. They provide a lot of amazing protective features tho. I feel protected with these. Have ridin in these in 80 degree weather for about 30min and hands didn't get too clammy. Impressed with that also.
June 2, 2014
Pretty good pair of gloves for up to 40F
I live in Seattle and wanted a pair of gloves that could bear the brunt of the perpetual rainy onslaught teamed up with the dead of winter. While these gloves are definitely of extremely high quality, something I will never be surprised at when dealing with Alpinestars, I was hoping for something that would be able to keep me a little warmer. Riding in the mornings to work (about 20 mins) in sub 40F (~35 - 38F) temperatures, within about 10 - 15 mins I could feel my fingers getting numb. After spending over $200 on a pair of gloves, I was hoping to feel comfortable at least up to the mid 30s. Apart from that, I love these gloves, from the fit and finish to how well they keep my hands dry. If only they could keep them warm as well :(
May 4, 2014
Warm durable gloves
They very warm. Long time to break in but durable.
April 19, 2014
Good in Fall and the colder part of Spring, not great in the winter.
The gloves fit very well and have a lot of protective elements. However, there are 2 points where they fall short:
1. They are not completely water-proof, and get wet on the inside after a little bit of riding in the rain. After this, it becomes very hard to get your hands in. Same happens if your hands sweat while riding.
2. They don't block wind very well, which means that they are not very suited for freeway riding (anything above 40 mph actually) when it gets cold.
March 25, 2014
Good cold weather glove
I've rode in this glove for 2 hrs in mid 40's weather and my hands got cool but not cold. I also rode to work, which is an hour commute, in the high 20's and my hands got chilled but bareable. The only draw back would be the gaunlet is too small to pull over my winter insulated suit. I would buy this glove again because its the warmest non-heated glove i've worn.
January 29, 2014
Great for around 20 degrees F
I wanted a glove that I can wear for temperatures below freezing, and this glove does just that.
January 27, 2014
They are not warm
I just recieved these gloves last night, the fit and finish is typical of alpinestars. They are well made and fit perfectly, I love the styling, and the materials all feel up to standars.
I was really looking foreword to trying them out this morning on my commute to work. unfortunitly after only 10 miles in 30 deg. temp. my fingers where stinging cold, I had to stop and put on some silk liners, but even that didnt help much. They are literally the coldest pair of winter gloves I have ever worn. I do not recommend them for any temp under 50 degrees. I'll be returning them today.
January 23, 2014