Alpinestars Women's Stella SP-1 Gloves
Good quality, great look and comfort.
I love these gloves and do not regret buying them but i will most likely change them in the near future. they fit a bit hard at first but they soften up very quickly (1-2 uses). some stitching on the inside does cut through your fingers at first. cant feel it when you ride until you take the gloves off. the are also a bit too thick at the thumbs. its not easy to feel the indicators which is a problem.
overall happy with them. but they aren't really worth the price paid. could have gotten much better ones with like 90$
June 8, 2013
Overall pretty great
The only con I have is, like another reviewer said, that at times, some seams catch in my fingers and it gets kind of annoying. It goes right between my fingers and nails, which creates discomfort especially when I need to curl up my hand.
Everything else however, is great. Some people complain about too much velcro on the wrists, but I actually like it because it makes the fit more sturdy and safe. The padding and armor fits well with my hand. Styling is nice.
I'm 5'7" and I have long fingers so I got the Large and they fit decently.
Overall, these are my first gloves and I'm quite satisfied. I don't think I'll be replacing these for a while.
April 7, 2013
Overall this glove is a great glove. It fits nicely over the cuffs of my jacket. The strap by the wrist is nice because it makes the gloves stay in place when you rotate your hands. All of the safety features look like they will work well. The only real complaint I have about the glove is sometimes the seams on the inside of the glove catch my fingers just right to make them a little uncomfortable.
August 10, 2012
UN POCO AJUSTADOS AL PRINCIPIO, CON EL USO SE ADAPTAN.ESTILO Y PRACTICIDAD EN UNO SOLO,
August 6, 2012
Worthwhile upgrade from SP-2s
I have both the SP-2s and SP-1s, and I would recommend the SP-1 as worth the money if you are considering either one. They are similar in their basic specs: double layer palms, non-sewn together fingers, carbon knuckles. However, the SP-1 flows much more air, has many more stretch zones, and features a double closure cuff.
The stretch zones make the glove a bit more comfortable, especially on bikes with extreme grip angles. The big difference is the cuff. On the SP-2, there is a large, simple, Velcro closure. On the SP-1, it is a much finer Velcro, and it is a double closure; it closes once, and there is a closure on top of that. The cuff allows you to wear it inside or outside your sleeve with no issues.
June 11, 2012
Fantastic quality, get it if this is your only glove! Sizing became better after breaking in.
Superb quality, can't recommend this glove enough. Initially I thought it felt a bit tight but I was new to motorcycling and still getting used to having all the gear on. Now having worn quite a few other gloves, I have to say the glove construction is absolutely top-notch, especially the velcro closures and curved fingers (zero effort to have hands on handlebars). Gauntlet fits perfectly over the cuffs of all jackets including winter ones and the double (or triple) velcro closures are ingenius. Carbon fiber knuckles offer great protection and looks so cool.
After breaking them in, I no longer felt they were tight. In fact they moulded around my fingers and I have great feel for all controls, comparable to my summer perforated gloves. I know most people recommend getting one size up for Alpinestars due to their smaller European cut but I think for leather gloves, you need to get something snug at first as it will stretch over time, it is all part of the breaking-in process.
April 26, 2012
Great product, very beautiful gloves
These are super quality gloves. Just what you would expect from A* They fit a ittle small so I would recommend going a size up from normal but I have no complaints about them in any way.
October 10, 2011
These gloves are fantastic!! I was anxious to "break them in" but after only my first ride in them, I was surprised with how well they already fit. They aren't too bulky in the palm, which I've experience in other gloves. And I love the gauntlet style which I can easily fasten over the sleeves of my jacket for a great fit. The large velcro tabs are easy to operate. These are fantastic, and totally worth the cost.
April 4, 2011