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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 Bionic 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 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
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Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar Jacket 4.7 5 6 6
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Micheal S: Extremely versatile 4 season jacket at a good price compared to its competition. Nov 7, 2014
Warren L: great video Oct 27, 2014
Glenn D: 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. Sep 20, 2014
Jeremy W: 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. Apr 29, 2014
Derek P: 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! Sep 19, 2013
Scott J asked: 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. Oct 3, 2013
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chris p: 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. Oct 3, 2013
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Benjamin R: I'd like to know the answer to this as well. It's been in the 30s on my way to work lately. Oct 24, 2013
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Sizing video for alpinestars (198)

Men's Jackets Sizing

Euro USA Alpha Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hip (cm) Arm (cm) Height (cm)
42 32 2XS 82-86 68-72 83-87 51-52 159-163
44 34 2XS-XS 86-90 72-76 87-91 53-54 164-167
46 36 XS-SM 90-94 76-80 91-95 55-56 168-171
48 38 SM-MD 94-98 80-84 95-99 57-58 172-175
50 40 MD 98-102 84-88 99-103 59-60 176-179
52 42 LG 102-106 88-92 103-107 61-62 180-183
54 44 XL 106-110 92-96 107-111 63-64 184-187
56 46 XL-2XL 110-114 96-100 111-115 65-66 188-191
58 48 2XL 114-118 100-104 115-119 67-68 192-195
60 50 3XL 118-122 104-108 119-123 67-68 192-195
62 52 3XL-4XL 122-126 108-112 123-127 69-70 196-199
64 54 4XL 126-130 112-116 127-131 69-70 196-199

Note: Alpinestars sizes displayed on our website are in Euro sizing, use the chart above to convert your standard US size to Euro. 

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

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / SM 914513 3204014-10-S/10327203059102X Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / MD 914514 3204014-10-M/1032720302010S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / LG 914515 3204014-10-L/1032720302010M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 914516 3204014-10-XL/1032720305910XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 914517 3204014-10-2X/10327203020102X In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 3XL 914518 3204014-10-3X/1032720302010XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 4XL 914519 3204014-10-4X/1032720302010L Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Light Grey/Dark Grey/Black / SM 914520 3204014-9211-S/1032720307861S Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Light Grey/Dark Grey/Black / MD 914521 3204014-9211-M/1032720307861M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Grey/Dark Grey/Black / LG 914522 3204014-9211-L/1032720307861L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Grey/Dark Grey/Black / XL 914523 3204014-9211-XL/10327203070202X In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Grey/Dark Grey/Black / 2XL 915327 3204014-9211-2X/1032720303010S Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Light Grey/Dark Grey/Black / 3XL 914524 3204014-9211-3X/10327203078612X Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Light Grey/Dark Grey/Black / 4XL 914525 3204014-9211-4X/1032720307861XL Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Grey/Blue/Red/Sand / SM 914526 3204014-1738-S/1032720303010L Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Grey/Blue/Red/Sand / MD 915328 3204014-1738-M/1032720303010XL Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Grey/Blue/Red/Sand / LG 915329 3204014-1738-L/10327203030102X Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Grey/Blue/Red/Sand / XL 914527 3204014-1738-XL/1032720303010M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Grey/Blue/Red/Sand / 2XL 914528 3204014-1738-2X/1032720305910L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Grey/Blue/Red/Sand / 3XL 914529 3204014-1738-3X/1032720305910M Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Grey/Blue/Red/Sand / 4XL 914530 3204014-1738-4X/1032720305910S Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment