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Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar Jacket

The Alpinestars Valparaiso is robust and durable and makes an ideal all-weather touring ensemble when matched with the Valparaiso Pants. Benefits include a waterproof and breathable DRYSTAR membrane, superb comfort levels afforded by the Jet Ventilation System (JVS) air intakes and its ergonomic, class-leading CE certified shoulder and elbow protection.

Features:

  • Superior, multi-material main shell construction for durability, with abrasion and tear-resistant panels in critical impact areas
  • Removable and interchangeable waterproof and breathable DRYSTAR® full liner with taped seams to ensure long term water-repelling performance
  • Long sleeve thermal liner (130g on body, 100g on sleeves) can be fully removed and has zipper connection for easy identification with integrated stretch comfort edge
  • Thermal liner is ‘sonic quilted’ for improved insulation performance and reduced material volume
  • Sleeves cuffs include Velcro closure tab as well as open mesh gusset with innovative two-way zip structure for improved airflow and volume adjustment. Sleeves are removable for hot climate riding
  • Featuring Jet Ventilation System (JVS) large zippered air intakes on torso with large rear air exhaust window on back and on the arms for cooling performance on long rides
  • Removable CE-certified Bio-Armor shoulder and elbow protection for superb impact protection
  • Chest and back pad compartments with PE padding (Alpinestars Nucleon chest pads and Back Armor available as accessory upgrade)
  • Anatomical, pre-curved sleeve design incorporate Velcro volume control adjustment straps for improved comfort, fine-tune adjustment of garment and to help keep elbow protections in place
  • Increased reflective detailing and logos for increased rider visibility
  • Accordion stretch inserts on shoulders and elbows for improved fit while riding
  • Waist adjustment belt for customized fit and secure closure
  • Elongated rear profiling for comfort and protection in the riding position
  • Pre-curved, articulated sleeves with gusseted VELCRO® brand closures cuffs enhance fit and comfort in the riding position
  • Highly water resistant external storage provided by two chest font water resistant zips and one internal waterproof wallet pocket
  • Convenient storage options with two front cargo style pockets and large rear utility pocket
  • Premium YKK zippers with twin sliders on front zipper
  • Two internal waist connection zippers (on main shell and on DRYSTAR membrane) for attachment to Alpinestars riding pants
4.2 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.8 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.2 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
3.9 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Air Flow
4.2 / 5
Fit
Small
 
Large

Alpinestars Men's Jackets Sizing

Sizing Notes!

Alpinestars numerical sizes are displayed in Euro sizing.

Euro USA Alpha Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Arm (cm) Height (cm)
46 36 SM 90-94 76-80 55-56 168-171
48 38 SM-MD 94-98 80-84 57-58 172-175
50 40 MD-LG 98-102 84-88 59-60 176-179
52 42 LG 102-106 88-92 61-62 180-183
54 44 LG-XL 106-110 92-96 63-64 184-187
56 46 XL-2XL 110-114 96-100 65-66 188-191
58 48 2XL 114-118 100-104 67-68 192-195
60 50 3XL 118-122 104-108 67-68 192-195
62 52 3XL-4XL 122-126 108-112 69-70 196-199
64 54 4XL 126-130 112-116 69-70 196-199

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

C Chest Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
W Waist Measure around your natural waistline, around the top of the hip bones, inline with the navel while keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
H Height With no shoes on, stand with your back against a wall and your feet together. Measure from the floor to the top of your head.
A Arm (Shoulder to Wrist) Standing up straight with your arms at your sides, measure from the Acromion or summit of your shoulder, down to your wrist bone, along the outside of the arm.
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4.2 / 5.0
13 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
3.8 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.2 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
3.9 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Air Flow
4.2 / 5
Fit
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Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
A real contender in the 4 season jacket market...
Finally at the point where I can give a full review after having worn this jacket in varying types of weather. First my size, as I think that is always important when purchasing apparel online. I'm 5'11, 165lbs with a slim build. 31/32" waist in jeans with average chest & shoulders. Per the helpful RevZilla rep I spoke to on the phone, I ordered the Medium and it fits me perfectly. Waist length and arm length are perfect! Not too tight with the rain & quilted liners in.

The jacket is made very well (as expected for an A* at this price point) I wanted a true 4 season jacket and the different configurations make that easy to achieve with this jacket. So far I have ridden it on a cold, rainy day that was in the lower 50's WITHOUT the quilted liner and just a long sleeve t-shirt. I was cool, but not cold, more importantly I stayed completely dry.
The last 2 weeks I also rode in temps that were in the mid 80's and sunny, I kept the rain liner in and had a just a t-shirt underneath. I opened the chest vents, zipped open the arm vents, as well as the large back vent and the amount of of air moving thru the jacket was incredible! I was worried this might be a "hot" summer jacket, and while it's no air textile; I feel anything into the 80's and it will still be my jacket of choice.
Today I commuted into work in the coldest weather of the year, it was 44 when I left my house and I had both liners in and just a t-shirt and wifebeater on underneath. I should also mention I was using a Rev'It Windstopper Balaclava tucked into my collar. My speeds ranged from stop & go to 70mph. I was comfortable on the cool side but definitely not cold. Had I been wearing a proper long sleeve base layer I think I would have been perfect.

Now onto my only gripe about the jacket that stopped it just short of 5 stars. When you zip the outer shell all the way up and fasten the velcro collar, due to the design it causes a slight fold of the left side collar at the top of the zipper that causes it to hit my throat/adams apple. It's a bit uncomfortable especially when turning my head from side to side which causes it to tug on my throat and has caused some chaffing, even though Alpinestars has lined both the rain collar and the shell collar with soft fleece. Is it a deal breaker? Hmmm...I love this jacket, but lets just say had I been more aware of this prior to riding it and removing the tags....I'm not sure I would have bought this jacket. I do not have an obtrusively large adams apple or anything and this issue may not bother someone else. But I felt it necessary to add to my review. That being said I still recommend the Alpinestars Valparaiso Jacket...especially given the heftier price tags of some of its competition.
I'll be adding a full review of the Valparaiso pants as well once i have an opportunity to use them in varying climates.
October 6, 2014
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great jacket with lots of versitility
After a couple of false starts with jackets that were either too big, too small, or lacking in the features that I was after, I finally found happiness with the Valparaiso. The look of the jacket was exactly what I was after and the fit is spot-on for my build (average to skinny). I'm 5'8" and the medium fit perfectly.

The armor seems very good in the shoulders and elbows and it fits in such a way that I think it will be where it needs to be in the case of a crash... this was something that I couldn't say for some of the more bulky jackets. One negative is that the back pad is a joke, especially at this price point. I upgraded using the ForceField for Alpinestars as I'm too cheep to spring for the 80 dollars air A-stars pad.

The construction of the jacket is very nice, with great attention to detail. As I said before, the look is just plain awesome, especially in the red, grey, and blue. The materials seems beefy enough without being too much. I agree with Anthony that it would have been nice if they had a forearm strap to ensure that it would not split in the event of a fall with the arm vent fully zippered. I think you can mitigate this by not zippering it to the extreme. The venting appears (just got it and haven't tested it in the hot weather) to be very good and something that can be used in the summer, which was a critical selling point for me. With the two liners in, I also have no doubt that this will be good in all but the very coldest winter riding. It has ample pockets/storage, again without too much bulk.

All in all, I am very happy with this jacket and am thinking that it will last many riding seasons. FWIW, I wound up getting the A-star Oxygen Air Pants to go with it and the connection zippers work perfectly.
May 12, 2014
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Excellent touring jacket
I just took this jacket on a 5000 mile trip through the western US and it performed flawlessly. We hit temps from the low 50s to the low 100s and it covered them all. It does flow air pretty well even though I was on an FJR which blocks a lot of the wind. In rain or shine I was comfortable until it got over 90. Then I closed down the vents to about 20% open, put some water on my base layer shirt and was cool as a cucumber. Highly recommended for long distance touring.
August 9, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Overall a good jacket
The day I got the jacket I left on a 1,500 miles ride through Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California. The look of the jacket is nothing special, quite the same as most jackets out there. It was confortable enough and did perform great in the range of temperatures from 90 to 50. Above that it feels rather hot, not as great air flow as claimed in the ads. Below that temperature range I don't know yet. I had not had the chance to see how dry it may be when raining either.
As for protection, just as in other reviews for similar products in the same price range, I think it should have back protection too. Shoulder and elbow protection seem good enough. The fabric feel very resistant and the finish is quite good. It looks and feels like a quality product. At one point I left the jacket on the seat when I got off the bike and didn't notice that part of it was resting right on the pipes which were hot as for a barbecue. I thought that that was it for the jacket and to my surprise, although the fabric was quite hot, it had not the smallest damage. Not even a dark dot. That was quite reassuring on the good choice I had made by buying it.
October 29, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
So far so good...
Likes:
Style is quite good, fits my frame well without being overly restrictive and can layer underneath when it gets cold. Could even wear a blazer underneath if I have to. Colours are nice, and my wife approves. Not as flashy as some A-Stars pieces. A bit of reflectivity helps at night.
Pretty warm jacket for cold weather (but that means trade off in summer, air flow is reduced) - have used from 0 to 32 degrees Celsius so far. Vents are as good as can be without sacrificing the safety
The pockets are really useful. I am using the rabbit pouch alot

Dislikes:
Minor, but the velcro around the neck catches my helmet strap too often. Someone else has already mentioned this...
Also the price is kind of high, but that's relative - the Spidi and Klim jackets I was also considering are even more $$

Sizing
For reference, I am about 175cm tall, 70kg athletic build. (Perhaps 5'8" and 155 pounds).
I got the medium and it is a good touring fit - hope that helps others choose the right size the first time around

Use
Great around the city and highway touring. But sitting in traffic in the summertime, I'm starting to feel the heat... might have to get a mesh jacket, but I think this is a good compromise if I keep moving and avoid bus exhausts
June 7, 2016
Ride:
1999 Suzuki GS500E
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
3 / 5
An okay Intermediate ADV Jacket... Sometimes Uncomfortable
I'm new to adventure riding and this is my first ADV type of jacket. When I bought my bike, my dealer threw in a HUGE apparel discount on any brands they carried, so I went Alpinestars. I have a lot of other Alpinestar's street gear in my closet so I decided to lean towards yet another A'star's product since the jacket will easily mate up (zip into) with any of the 3 pairs of A'star's pants I own.

I also own the Valparaiso pants. I'll throw up a pants review soon, but a short synopsis in case you're looking to buy both: they're good as a system from 30-85 deg F, wet or dry.

Back to the Valparaiso Jacket.

PROS:
-This is only a 4 season jacket if you live in a climate that doesn't involve 90+F and humidity. Here in Houston, it will be late fall-winter-early spring jacket, but I see how you could use this all year elsewhere.
-Lots of venting! When chest and back vents are open you can really feel the air flow.
-Removable Drystar layer works well.
-Expandable collar does great in the cold.
-Large back vent is a great idea and works well.

CONS:
-THE COLLAR. Seriously, at this price point why isn't there a collar retention system? In warmer weather you'll want to have it open for more air flow to the neck and chest. There's a small elastic retention piece that lowers the collar tab but doesn't hold it out of the way. I had an alterations shop sew in a piece of velcro to the inside of the collar tongue so I can at least keep the tongue of the collar from flying around causing chaffing on my neck. The velcro was attached just behind the Astar's logo on the neck of the collar.

-THE COLLAR 2.0. This time it's the small piece of velcro that is meant for the tongue to stick to on the right side of the neck. It's a long piece of "hook" type velcro, which loves to grab your helmet straps and fray the fabric on your helmet. Easy remedy though: Get some loop velcro and sling it across the area that grabs the helmet. There's still plenty of room for the collar tongue.

- Chest and back armor. It's thin foam. Seriously, at this price point Astar's could step it up a little. If I didn't already have chest and back protectors from my other Astar's gear then I would be looking at other products that included it... COUGH - REV'IT?? It's approximately an extra $100 if you're looking to beef up the protection.

-Arm Vents. They work okay, but once you open them up all the way you lose retention of your elbow/forearm protection. If you were to go down, that pad may not be in place to save your bones. Therefore, I only unzip partially from the top, which makes the jacket too hot for 90+F. You're basically just working with chest and back venting, really.

-Thermal and Daystar layers. They work well, but like the other reviews suggest, they bunch up at the neck/collar.

-Sizing. If you're used to Astar's, then you'd know that they run "euro" or smaller than you'd think. I'm normally a XL in their gear and at 200lb & 6' tall and 42" chest. I was surprised that the XL fits slightly loose this time. However, this jacket is a little larger than what you'd expect. It's more of an American cut. I didn't return the XL for the L since with the two layers included and upgraded chest/back armor installed, the chest/abdomen area is fine. Without the layers I made it work with the sleeve and waist adjustability. Although the sleeves are about a 1/2" too long. I'll live.

SUMMARY:
If I lived in the mid-atlantic states or similar temperate regions, then this jacket would be my go-to. However, I don't. So it'll only be my go-to late November through early March. Rev'it Cayenne Pro will be my next purchase.

If you're okay with taking some time to fix the collar issue on your own, (it cost $5 by the way) then this jacket is pretty good. The jacket and pants do well as a set too.

Just don't be afraid to look at other manufacturers. Competition is stiff at this price point and I certainly had my blinders on due to Astar's familiarity and steep discount.
November 22, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW F800GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great jacket
I'm 6'3" 260 and the xl fits very nicely. Snug with all the thermal inserts, but sleeve length is good and torso length is perfect. Tons of pockets. Arms tighten up nicely and stay in position. The ventilation is excellent. I live in the LA area and a jacket that's able to stay cool is a must. Have yet to test the other liners as the weather hasn't permitted so far. Great value. Highly recommend this jacket for anyone looking for a highly versatile jacket and don't want to spend a fortune.
July 20, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Called DryStar for good reason!
I purchased both the Valpo DryStar jacket, pants and also the gloves for a 4 day ride in NC / TN around the Smokeys. We did both on and off road in all conditions. It was sunny and high 70's to rain and 40's. One day got caught in mountains during massive downpour in 46 degree Temps. Not one time did I get cold or wet. This suit handles anything you can throw at it! I will say the neck closure, while easy to work, was a bit uncomfortable for me because it rubbed where my helmet strap sits. Eventually I got it sorted out. Also not enough pockets. Could use some pockets on the arms. I also warn people that these suits run REALLY small. I'm 6-4 and 220 and had to go to 1XL jacket and 2XL pants. The 2 inner liners take up lots of waist room. All in all, I love this suit.
May 24, 2014
Ride:
2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
very nice
i feel safer with this jacket, great one from alpine.if you want a nice all year around jacket this is the one
December 22, 2014
Ride:
2014 BMW G650GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great 3 season jacket
Love this jacket. With the liner its warm in spring and fall down to 50 degrees and with the air vents it has great air flow and is not hot in 80-90 degree temps in summer. It's comfortable and the drystar liner keeps rain out and breathes well.

The jacket is well made and has held up great for two years so far.

I only wish it had a second arm strap to really lock down the elbow armor but the one arm strap keeps it locked down pretty good.
February 3, 2016
Ride:
2012 Honda CBR250R ABS
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
I have Alpinestars leathers and boots and thought I would try an adventure jacket - plus going on a long ride in cold weather.
" " on Oct 9, 2016
Probably the best item of motorcycle gear I have ever bought. Wonderful product.This is my long distance touring jacket and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Great, great buy.
Kuruvilla A on Jul 14, 2016
I have Alpinestars leathers and boots and thought I would try an adventure jacket - plus going on a long ride in cold weather.
" " on Oct 9, 2016
it looks the better choice
Rubens A on Aug 18, 2016
Probably the best item of motorcycle gear I have ever bought. Wonderful product.This is my long distance touring jacket and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Great, great buy.
Kuruvilla A on Jul 14, 2016
This has been a great jacket. True 4 season gear.
D W on Mar 1, 2016
Price and looks
Ronald E on Jan 24, 2016
looks to be a good 4 reason jacket been alpinestars must be very good
André Filipe C on Dec 4, 2014
Extremely versatile 4 season jacket at a good price compared to its competition.
Micheal S on Nov 7, 2014
great video
Warren L on Oct 27, 2014
After reviewing many jackets on several web sites and watching several videos about this and other jackets i determined the alpinestars valparaiso drystar jacket fit my needs and pricepoint.
Glenn D on Sep 20, 2014
After doing extensive research and trying on a bunch of different jackets, I found that this jacket offered the best flexibility/protection/looks for around my low four hundred budget. I will likely upgrade the back protector, which is a bit of a drag when spending this much, but all in all, I really like everything that this jacket has to offer.
Jeremy W on Apr 29, 2014
First off, Excellent video break down! Needed a 4 season jacket that excelled at summer riding (I live in Texas). This jacket seemed to fit balance I was looking for. Plus I like that Alpinestars offers optional chest and back protectors (I ordered both with the jacket). Nice job Revzilla!
Derek P on Sep 19, 2013
it looks the better choice
Rubens A on Aug 18, 2016
This has been a great jacket. True 4 season gear.
D W on Mar 1, 2016
Hey, quick question...what, to you, does 4 season mean? I live in Chicago where I need something for the extremely hot (100+) and extremely cold. This looks like it can do it but 4 season riding may mean something different to riders in, say, northern California than they do here.
Scott J on Oct 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The hottest day so far was 90 degrees and when i was moving, it was great. Even at a stop light it wasn't too bad and i got the black one. I haven't used in cold weather yet but there are two liners, i doubt i will use the second liner here, ever.
Hello. Im deciding of Alpinestars valparaiso drystar, Difi sierra nevada pro, Revit sand 2, RST adventure II, Rockway adventure (cordura + reissa) and Modeka off router. I want jacket and pants. What should I buy ?
I need it for three seasons (0°-30°C). I cant see and try each one, I only must to decide and buy.
A shopper on Dec 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have used my valparaiso jacket with the waterproof liner and the thermal liner installed while riding in 40F weather. I was only wearing uninsulated kevlar lined jeans and alpinestar boots at the time. The jacket was warm and comfortable the entire time, only my legs got cold after an hour and then my body core temperature dropped enough to start feeling uncomfortable. With thermal lined riding pants you should be good to go in the temperature range you stated. Everybody has a different tolerance to heat and cold. This is a great jacket and is the best one I have owned over the years of riding. I cannot comment on the other jackets being I have not used them.

sincerely Glenn D (connecticut USA)