Alpinestars Verona WP Jacket
good jacket does its job well
i like this jacket but if you want to have the bio armor in buy a size larger than you normally would it is a great commuting jackets and is nice and warm on cold nights if you buy this product you will be happy with it
September 2, 2013
I have a short torso, long legs/arms. I ordered a small. It fits great in the chest, but the arms are a good 2 inches too short. I ordered a pair of gauntlet gloves hoping they would be long enough to cover the jacket. It's that perfect annoying length where they just butt up against each other. It's not worth it for me to return for a medium to sleeves that are probably still too short, and then a chest that doesn't fit.
It has all the pockets you could ever want.
This definitely could pass as a regular jacket if it wasn't for the armor. With just the shoulder armor in it looks like a moto jacket.
August 7, 2013
Definitely a chill jacket if you mostly commute and hang around town. Got this because of its low-key-ness as it provides protection while looking like a normal jacket. Haven't fallen in it but the material feels strong and the elbow and shoulder pads that it comes with feel like they will hold up. Airflow is on the lower end, even with the liner removed. I have been riding it this summer in 80F with some sweating. Max temp you could ride is 85F, anything over that you're gonna soak it in sweat. Probably not the comfiest in hot weather but you can get use to it if money is tight and can only buy 1 jacket for now. This jacket is gonna be very nice this Fall/Winter.
July 18, 2013
Excellent jacket for the money
I have worn this jacket for a few months while commuting in the South Carolina "winter" on my Shadow 750. This means temps in the 40s and 50s, for which this jacket is ideal. It does a fantastic job of blocking the wind and keeping you warm. I especially like the high collar which zips up snug around your neck. Pockets and features and whatnot are normal for this style jacket and overall construction seems to be high quality. I am 5'9", 165 lbs and a large fits me well with enough extra room for a sweater.
-It is not cut perfectly for a motorcycle riding position, so the front bunches some. This is pretty minor and I suspect that it is designed that way for off-bike wear.
- It is black so it will heat up quick in the sun and is of no use to improving visibility.
March 6, 2013
Great jacket for a low key look
Awesome jacket for all four seasons and great customer service from revzilla!
March 4, 2013
Great protection, great design
When I first got this jacket, I was impressed with the styling. It looks great as a go-anywhere jacket. Even if I'm not riding, I've started wearing this jacket just because it's a good looking jacket. I've only owned it in cold-weather so far, and I have ridden it in the rain once. Wearing this jacket in the cold is very nice, it blocks all the wind and the cold. I have to double up on layers for my pants because my legs start going numb but my entire upper body as well as neck are totally warm. In the rain, other than my jeans and shoes, which are completely miserably soaked, my body is totally dry. Very waterproof!!
As to the armor and protection. I've laid down twice in the jacket and both times, been completely fine. The first time, my bike skidded out from a patch of gravel at probably 20 mph and I felt fine. The second time, making a long turn at about 50, a little ricer coming the other way took the turn way too fast and was in the middle of my lane. I was forced to swerve left and brake hard to not go into the forest and my bike ended up throwing me over the handlebars and rolling over me. I got up 100% ok with not a single bruise, with the wind hardly knocked out of me.
After both of these incidents, the jacket still looks brand new with no marking on the fabric. I will never buy a jacket that is not alpine stars again because I am so impressed with how well this protected me.
March 2, 2013
Stylish yet subtle jacket.
Good looking jacket. Feels sturdy and well built. The armor is unobtrusive but reassuring. Bought the bio plate for the back as well. A lil snug even going a size larger may not be enough. XXL is trim on me. 6'2" 215lbs
December 3, 2012
Minimal logos, plain, not flashy, well made
I'm super happy with this jacket. I use my bike for commuting, so I'm not buying a jacket I can't wear socially as well. This one does the trick--you can't even really notice the shoulder pads, for example, which is where a lot of jackets look ridiculous.
The fabric has a dark, neutral quality--could easily be a regular rain jacket (only a hint of sheen) except for the short cut.
It IS cut short, which is comfortable on the bike. My shirts stick out the bottom sometimes, which looks a little weird, but you can tuck them in while riding or something if that bothers you.
Lastly, I think this jacket runs fairly small. I'm not a big guy (5'11, 165) and ordinarily wear mediums of everything. The guy on the phone from RevZilla (it's true, their service is legendary, and from what I've seen so far they deserve the reputation) told me to get a large anyway if I was planning to layer. I was skeptical, and expected to have to return it, but lo and behold, it's not the slightest bit too big. Fair amount of space in the chest and belly area, but length of arms and body of jacket really couldn't be an inch shorter. Factor this in and don't be afraid to go a size big if you're slender and planning to layer under the jacket.
November 12, 2012