Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex Gloves
First the good. Cool styling - sportier side of sport touring. Typical Astars quality - nice materials and workmanship. Now the bad. Expected them to be much warmer - fine for 1 hr or less with temps in the 40's but just don't keep the cold out and got real chilly on longer rides and almost right away the couple times I went out in the 30's. Really disappointing given their bulk. Of course you are going to trade some feel and response on the controls for heavier, warmer gloves but these just didn't get the job done on winter rides. Would not buy these again. Don't use them much since only useful in real specific conditions.
February 23, 2014
Great quality and materials
Have only worn these gloves one time since purchase late in season. They are still pretty stiff but will I am sure soften with use. The one day I rode with them was very cold and my finger tips got cold but I do not have hand guards, just heated grips. My hands stayed nice and warm, only my finger tips got cold. They do run small so buy at least one size larger than normal. With Gore-tex I do not worry about getting wet through the gloves. Overall I am very happy with the gloves.
January 27, 2014
Good glove worth the $$
I bought my first motorcycle around 2 months ago, and so far the winter season is the only one I know while riding. I initially purchased the alpinestars SP-2 glove which is completely ventilated and very quickly decided I needed something warmer for the next couple of months.
Purchasing 2 gloves within a month did hurt my wallet, but I believe it is worth it in the long run. Riding in 35 degree temperatures at 45 mph for maybe 25 minutes, my hands were fine. At 75mph for 45 minutes, my hands were very cold by the end. I have yet to test the waterproof liner of the gloves, and I do not have any plans to. However having the piece of mind that they are waterproof in case it's needed, is nice.
January 7, 2014
Great Cold Weather Gloves!
Great gloves! I live in SD, CA and the temps are in the 40's at night and the 70's during the day around here. The gloves have been great. I will say that I would not want to wear them for very long in 70 deg temps as they start to feel a little stuffy. Your hands don't sweat they are just too warm which is to be expected from this winter glove.
Fit: I currently own a pair of A stars GP Plus gloves in a medium. The reviews on this glove all said to size up but I didn't want to get a glove that was to big once it broke in so I ordered the WR-3 in a medium. The gloves were very tight for the first couple of days but now they are broken in nicely and they fit perfect. I guess sizing is a matter of preference and I like my gloves to be like a second skin. Leather breaks in quite a lot so think about that before you size up. Overall great glove.
December 30, 2013
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