Alpinestars Vega Drystar Glove
Really good quality gloves!! Really keep's the elements out!!
December 17, 2012
These are supposed to be waterproof
I would give these a good review if it wasn't because I bought them to use as a waterproof glove. They do not keep out the rain, not even close. The slightest little rain and I end up with damp hands, very disappointing. What I have ended up with is a pair of gloves to warm for most dry days and useless when it rains.
Disappointed, I would try and get a refund if I wasn't overseas!
June 18, 2012
good overall gloves
Bought these gloves for winter riding in the Northeast in 2012.
Gloves performed well as most days were in 40's.When in the 30's hands start to turn cold after a while.In the 20's aarrgh numb fingers .Probably not the warmest A-Star gloves. Sizing does seem to run a little small and gloves feel a little tight at the base of hand/wrist area. that aside finger length is good
and mobility is fine .protection is excellent .
March 30, 2012
XL is too small?
I bought these gloves as the winter gloves for my ride to Tierra Del Fuego. They do not work as advertised:
1. Fit: I bought size XL and they are too small. And I have small hands. And they fit REALLY snug, uncomfortably so. You can't even spread your index finger and thumb apart, and there is no room inside them to put either a chemical handwarmer or a liner in them. I don't have exceptionally long fingers or anything, and in fact have small narrow hands, and the fingers of the gloves are too short... Finally, the wrist is super tight, and they are hard to take off and put on, espeically if your hands are moist at all.
2. Waterproofness: They are not waterproof. Within 5 minutes of riding in heavy rain your hands will be fully soaked. Not just damp, soaked. In addition, once wet they take two full days to dry, more if the humidity is high. In Nicaragua they never dried and smelled awful. They will not dry overnight even in the desert.
3. Warmth/Insulation. These are fine in mildly cool weather, even down to 5-10c. But only if it's dry. If it's wet at all they are not warm. They are too tight to retain any heat. Even with heated grips they are stretch because they are thick through the palms.
4. Protection. I hope not to test them but they seem burly enough to withstand a fall. I feel safe in them. They also seem to be of good quality, and show no signs of wear after moderate use being on the road for 5 months now.
In short, I cannot recommend these for the money.
January 31, 2012
good protection, pro look
like it so, so. I bought this glove for the winter gear, but my fringers were sill too cold.
November 21, 2011
Cozy and Warm.. Maybe not for super cold weather..
I got this product about a week back and started using it for my 40 min commute with low 50's weather in Portland. So far its been great, obviously dexterity goes down a bit with bulky gloves. But never to a point where i had any trouble grabbing any levers....
My fingers felt a bit chilly after about 20 mins of the ride, not to the point of being uncomfortable but just chilly. So i don't know how well it will fare in 40's + wind chill. I will find out late December or January and update..
So far Fit seems great, I'm iffy if i should've gone for a medium instead of a large.. I normally wear a large summer gloves, so thought a medium might give me a more snugger fit because of the added bulk..
Protection seems great, all in the right places. Covers well over the jacket so no clod air flow in the inside. Over all very satisfied with the product.
October 7, 2011
Very Warm, Fits a little small
Have only worn them twice so far. Seem very warm and had good grip in wet weather. Fits a little small compared to my other AStars gloves.
August 29, 2011