Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex Gloves
Warmest Alpinestars gloves for me
I upgraded my gear this fall to make my 20 - 25 commutes for comfortable in the 40s. My fingers and toes get cold quickly. I got the Alpinestars Sierra Gore-Tex XCR Boots to make my feet happy so I wanted Alpinestars winter gloves to match. I tried the Apex Drystar, Polar Gore-Tex and WR-3 Gore-Tex. Apex look and feel great but being fabric have far too much ventilation to be considered a winter glove. I upgraded to the Polar and again too much fabric on the fingers providing too much air flow. The Apex were little cold when I tried them shoveling snow. The WR-3 have full leather fingers and I really should have bought them instead of the Polar but I tried to save some money.
I did a 25 minute test ride, 37 degree F air temp and it started to rain the last few minutes. This was a good test because it's colder than I usually ride and was getting up 50 mph which is faster than my usual commute speed of around 30. Between 15 to 20 minutes I could feel the chill and by the time I got home my fingers were colder than I like but bearable.
As for what size to get, the reviews all say Astars glove are a size too small. For me they are at least two. North Face ski gloves, I wear XL and they are perfect. My Teknic street gloves are XXL and are perfect. I tried the Apex and Polar in XXL and they are far too tight. The fingers were not long enough and the palm too narrow. I went with XXXL for the WR-3. The XXXL provides the air grab you need to trap warm air and don't feel I lost any dexterity over the XXL Polar.
In summary, if you want the right Astars glove to keep your hands warm into the 30 degree weather the WR-3 are a good choice. I suggest going up two sizes to taken advantage of the Gore-Tex shell and added lining. And get them before they are gone with the close out prices!!!!!
December 5, 2014
Alpinestars Gore-tex Gloves
Great gloves that work really well. They keep my hands warm during the cold fall / early winter riding season. They also breathe well and my hands never feel clamy. The size is true to what you would normally wear.
December 1, 2014
Good gloves when above 40 degrees
Great gloves if the temperature is above 40F. Today's ride at 27F caused me to write this review. After 20 min drive (10 min on highway) my fingers were biting and almost numb. I meant to buy winter gloves that would keep me warm but even at 40F I was getting cold fingers so these are not a good winter pick. The Ducati Monster provides no wind protection for my hands so maybe it's my fault, not sure. I was hoping for more and was let down although maybe this is as good as they get. I will keep the gloves, but I'll be looking for new gloves or some other layers that help.
November 12, 2014
Nice Glove but not a fit for me
The Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex Glove appears to be a nice glove but try as I may I could not get a good fit. I normally wear an X-Large glove. I ordered an X-Large and it was Way too small, like a medium would be. So I returned them and ordered an XX-Large. Those fit snug but OK except the flexibility was just not there. The area of the webbing from thumb to palm was too tight not good for hand braking or comfort. I figured if I went up another size the fingers would be too long. Even in the
XX-Large the little finger had about 1/2 inch more glove than needed. My hand width (4.5 in) is what I would describe as about normal size with my fingers maybe a little longer than most. I realize that we are all built different and for some maybe this glove would fit OK. I subsequently returned both pair and bought Dainese Scout EVO Gore-Tex Gloves in an X-Large. Yup, they fit like a glove. Perfect fit and good flexibility. Two adjustable straps, armor, waterproof. I got the High-Viz color. I am all about comfort and viz ability.
November 6, 2014
This is not a glove for all seasons, this is a winter glove, runs a little bit small, but stil a good glove
I though this gloves were all seasons gloves, since I live in the desert, so the Winter is not that bad, among that my bike has heater grips. so it is not necesary to ware big gloves. So since it was my mistake I´ll keep the gloves.
Talking about Winter gloves I think this gloves will make the work, offers good protection & Durability, nice Style, good confort.
October 13, 2014
Small sized and uncomfortable left hand
I'm an XL in all my gloves except for these. The XL were so small I couldn't even get my hands in them. (Thank you Revzilla for your awesome exchange policy.) The next pair, a 2XL, was better but still snug. I figure these will fit better once broken in.
The one thing that annoys me about these gloves is the visor wiping blade on the left hand thumb. The rubber insert is sewn into the seam and the base of the blade intrudes into the space for the thumb. The right hand fits pretty well but the left hand has a cramped thumb that just isn't comfortable.
They will keep you warm and dry. I can't fault the glove there.
I'll give these some more time to break in but if the left hand doesn't feel better soon these may end up in the 'give away' category.
September 22, 2014
looks great, tight fit
Tight fit, only had them for one month so they probably need to be broke in ! Keeps me dry in the heavy rain during summer monsoon here in China, haven't tried them in Winter yet but it feels like they should keep plenty of heat for my hands. One note about shipping, I ordered from here on Friday and got them next Friday that's fast ! thanks Revzilla for the amazing speed of service.
July 26, 2014
WAAAAAY Small sizing
I normally wear a Size 10 or Large glove. I have a pair of Alpinestars SMX-6 gloves in a Size 10/Lg that fit well. I bought a size Lg in these...WAY too small. Couldn't even begin to get my hand in them. I gave them to my girlfriend who wears a Medium and they fit perfect. I bought a XL pair. I can get my hands in them, but just barely, and it's a real struggle, and they are painful. Now ordering a XXL. Hopefully the 3rd time's a charm.
June 22, 2014