Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex Gloves
Not warm enough and too small
I bought these to ride in temps around 40-50 degrees in rain. I haven't experienced wet conditions yet, but in 45 degree temps my hands got cold in about 20 minutes. I normally wear an XL in gloves. My first pair of these was a XXL and way too small. I exchanged them for a XXXL and now they fit but liners will make them tight. They are also pretty stiff and bulky with an awkward feel. For the money, I think Alpinestars could make a better thought out product.
December 9, 2013
good all around
I live in Florida and our cold is not like the rest of the country so I really bought these for the Gore Tex waterproofing. They are a bit on the bulky side. I was expecting a little less insulation. The fit is a little snug but I am hoping they break in a bit. My morning ride temps are 45-50 deg. They do well. No cold thumbs after my commute. I just hope they are not too hot during the summer.
November 25, 2013
Comfortable, breaks in well.
I typically commute 80 miles a day on my F800GS and temperatures can easily drop into the teens during the winter. My biggest issue has always been freezing hands. These gloves seem to work extremely well down to about 25 degrees. I've ridden as low as 16 degrees and my hands were just starting to get uncomfortable, any extended riding would have been impossible at those temps. It should be noted that I use hand guards and grip heaters also and recommend the same if you really want to ride when it gets cold.
November 6, 2013
mid price range quality three season glove
I purchased these gloves knowing they are a three season glove with the intention of using them with a heated glove liner. Personally i wanted a comfortable glove that was weather proof, breathable, and protective that can be versatile during the transition between the cooler seasons here in VA. and through out the winter with the heated glove liner of course. I just could not find a heated glove alone that i thought i would be pleased with in a various makes that i am interested in. So i Choose the WR-3, end result i am pleased with them so far and having the oxford heated handle bar grips in combination with these gloves i find being comfortable in temps as low as 38 even at high way speeds. down side of the gloves. I wear a Large in most alpinestars gloves and ordered these in XL with the intention of room for a heated liner, come to find that i should have went with the XXL instead to allow for additional room. Other then that minor set back i am very pleased with my purchase.
November 4, 2013
Too expensive for the quality/performance
I just got back from a 5 day 3000 mile trip from Fla, through the Ozarks and back.The temps were down in the low 40'sF to about 85'F. Here's how they worked for me:
I got these localy on the super cheap, and I need to tell you that if I paid list price, I'd be very upset with the performance.
The sizing is SMALL! Chart says I'm a Medium, but I got a Large. After about an hour, I wish I had have gotten an XL.
Warmer weather- I didn't find them tolerable until the temps dropped to about 70-75F. I didn't have any issue with 'sweating', but they felt a bit clammy inside. At 80'F they were a bit warm and I switched to my mesh gloves.
Cold weather- The were comfy down to about 55'F at Freeway speeds. I got stuck in a 55'F rain storm and the gloves did indeed keep my dry and warm, for the 2.5 hours riding through it. In dryer but lower temps my fingers, and hands, felt cold rather quickly. In the mid 40'sF my hands cold within 30min, and I switched to some $20.00 ski type gloves I had bought at Target, which though offering no real crash prtection, kept my hands much warmer!
The visor wiper was very handy, but I found the little finger points to be about useless.
While it's an 'OK' glove, I think at this price point there's more budget oriented options for similar and better quality/performance.
October 30, 2013
double check your size and get a bigger one!
These are my first pair of gloves I bought online. I wanted them to use mostly for every day use (I ride at least 30 miles every day) because I hate cold and I have 5 moths of winter.
I also wanted a good pair of gloves to use over the Powerlet rapidFIRe Heated Glove Liners when riding long distances.
I sent an email to the revzilla team with a picture of my hand and all the measurements and they suggested for me to get an XL. When I got them, the first impression was good but they ware a little tight and I didn't worry to much because they said it takes some time for them to fit in.
After 6 moths of use here is what I think about it:
Protections are good, it feels very rough but not excessively bulky.
For cold weather (around 50s +/- 10) they are a perfect solution for my every day ride! They also hold ok under rainy days but when the rain gets heavy my hands soap up (somehow what I expected...).
They close good over my leather jacket keeping the cold wind away from my hands and arm.
It has a long rubber along the left thumb which is awesome for wiping water from your visor! It also has pointy rubbers in both index fingers to scratch your nose. Both of these features seem stupid but become very very useful when needed!!!
But, there is a BIG BUT: they run very small! Even after sending my hand size and specifying I wanted to use them over a glove heater, the XL fits small. Without the glove heaters, my fingers don't completely fit in which makes hard to move my hand and when closing over the accelerator, it stretches hard. I tried once to use with the glove heaters and it was impossible, it was so fit I couldn't handle the pain!
It fits so small, it stresses the sewing and I got my right glove opened (see image attached) which helps the nasty water get in during rainy days :@
Conclusion: They would be awesome gloves, IF THEY FITTED!!!
Other thoughts: I really doubt I can use these during summer...
September 3, 2013
well balanced glove
They fit a tad small, and mine took a few days to break in...but they are great now. They work well on cold mornings as well as warmer afternoons.
June 17, 2013
Great product, tight fit
I have many pairs of Alpinestars gloves. They fit an additional size smaller. I normally buy XL but with these XXL fits. You want a little bit of room since these are for cold weather riding. I have not been in really bad rain but in the rain I have been in they worked fine. For temperature I find below 10C (50F) they start to get cold after an hour or so. I really like them.
June 9, 2013