Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex Gloves
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
Perfect Glove for Winter Riding
Very happy with this purchase! I ride from Napa Ca. to Rohnert Park Ca about three time a week, it is an hour each way. The temp drops down to around 20 degrees with wind chill, my hands stay warm and toasty the entire time!! They are thick beefy gloves, so I went from an L to XL and they fit perfect. You will want for nothing with these bad-boys!!
December 24, 2013
Amazing winter gloves
They're a little stiff at first (took a few days of riding to break them in) - and they run a little big - but these are amazing gloves for winter riding.
The wind protection is near perfect. The tabs on the wrist closure and gauntlet zippers are a nice touch. The gauntlets are a little narrow, so if you have thick cuffs on your jacket, you might have a tough time getting these over them even when the zippers are wide open.
Well-built and comfortable. Really happy with these.
November 25, 2013
Nice gloves, a bit snug fitting, reasonable for northern California's winters.
I bought these for the harsh northern California winter - temperatures down in the mid-40s usually. On their own, they're fine for an hour or less at that temperature then my hands start getting a little chilly.
Sizing is way off. The size chart said I was right on the line between a medium and a large, so i got a large. They're borderline. One or two of my fingers are right at the end of the glove, and the wrist closures (when not velcroed) are very snug, making it an effort to get the gloves on and off.
November 18, 2013
I tried 5 gloves on, these were the best.
I was looking to buy either these (ALpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex), Rev'it! Alaska GTX, Rev'it! Phantom GTX, Dainese Scout EVO and the KLIM Element Long gloves. I live in northern California, so it doesn't get terribly cold up here, but it does rain a bunch in the winter months and the coast can get chilly even in summer. I have heated grips and brushguards on my BMW GSA. With that being said, I eliminated the Dainese Scout EVO right away. They looked, felt and reminded me of a ski glove with some armor protection in the knuckle and a little on the fingers. Nothing really special. Pretty slick looking for a ski glove, and I might have considered it more seriously if I lived in Michigan or Minnesota and was riding in the wintertime. They were simply too warm for Norcal. Next I eliminated the KLIMs. I had high-hopes for this glove, I wanted to like it, but the fit and finish didn't warrant the price. The Alpinestars were far better in terms of features, both safety and comfort, and the Alpinestars have more bonuses (the soft snot patch, the gps pointy things on the fingers, and the overall protection was better. And the Alpinestars were $10 cheaper than the KLims!) Next I eliminated the Rev'it! Alaska GTX. The Alaska GTX is the same thing as the Phantom GTX except more bulky/heavy/insulated. Like the Scout EVO, it was a little overkill for the climate I was riding in. The Rev'it! Phantom...I had a hard time sending those back. Beautiful glove, well made, felt great, looked great. Had great safety features, but when you compare it to the Alpinestars Tech-Road, it just wasn't quite enough to take the first place spot, even though the Rev'it!s were $20 cheaper. The Alpinestar Tech-Road shined above all the others, and I feel good about spending the extra $20 over the Phantoms for the fit, features, quality of workmanship and overall safety that this glove provides. Looks cool, fits great. I question whether or not this would be warm enough for me if I didn't have heated grips; it's not a downright cold weather riding glove like the Scout EVO or Alaska GTX. And might even be a little warm in summer depending on where you live, but for around here, with the equipment I have, they're perfect and I couldn't be happier with them. The only gripe I have is that I wish the zipper cuff was a velco cuff and it gave you more of an opening when undone. As it stands, the zipper opening gives you barely enough room to fit your jacket in the gauntlet to allow the glove to be worn over the sleeve. It's totally doable, but kind of a pain. Would be nice if they put a little extra material there and made a velcro opening to make it easier to put on. But I'll deal with that. Everything else is second to none with this glove. The best out of the bunch above, with the Phantoms second, the Alaska's third, the Klim's fourth and the Dainese fifth.
November 5, 2013