Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex Gloves
Solid Cold Weather Gloves
I found these gloves to be plenty warm down to 32 degrees. Any colder and you'll get uncomfortable quickly - unless you have heated grips or wind deflectors. They do run a little small, but they do break in some (and get a little warmer when they do). There are a few threads that have popped up, but nothing serious and I fully expect them to be durable for the long run.
March 25, 2013
great winter gloves
I rode when it was 32 degrees out with the gloves and they preformed very well. Fitted a little small but are still very comfortable, they move very well around your fingers and dont restrict movement. They are also very good on the controls.
January 28, 2013
Comfortable but bulky
These are not as warm as I expected them to be. I ride about 30 minutes to work and by the end of the ride if the temp is below 35* my fingers are starting to get cold. Above that and the gloves are fine. I got to ride in some rain a few days ago and the gloves, while wet, left my hands comfortable and dry. I like the solid feel they have, my mesh gloves left me feeling a little exposed after riding a few days in these. They are bulky and a bit awkward to take on and off for things like gassing up and such, but that is a trade-off I am fine with making. Overall I am happy to have bought these gloves.
December 22, 2012
Great looking but not worth the money
I bought these for cold weather use after watching the video review multiple times. My wish list was waterproof, breathable, warm and protective. As advertised, they look great. I got the Black on Black. Very cool looking. Also as advertised they have lots of protection, from hard knuckles to thick leather pads and attachment straps.
I normally wear a small or extra small glove so following the advice on the video I ordered a medium (one size up) The fingers are too long but the rest of the glove is very tight. If I got a larger size the fingers would be way too long. As it is, sometimes the ends of the fingers get caught on the levers since they don't bend with the rest of my fingers. The instructions said that they will get larger with wear. Not yet. I have worn them on a couple of 40-50 degree days. they are warm for about a half hour, then my fingers start to get numb. After an hour I need to go inside and warm up. I guess most of the cost is due to the Gore Tex. I have not worn them in the rain yet but on Page 1 of the instruction manual it recommends not wearing them in the rain. This is my first Alpinestars product and I am not impressed.
November 25, 2012
Good Above 45 Degrees F
Gloves run pretty small, as stated in the video. I work in a lab and wear a "Large" size disposable glove comfortably. I purchased the "Extra Large" version and still feel like it is a bit tight. The glove has stretched out only very slightly, after about a month of use. As I stated above these gloves are not very good for riding in any weather below 45 degrees F. I live in northern Illinois and continue to ride during the winter (when the roads are clear), so I deal with some pretty cold temps. I rode for about an hour the other day in 35 degree weather and my fingers were frozen by the end. These may do a bit better going two sizes up (which you may want to do anyway) and buying a glove liner for those super cold days. That being said, these gloves are great for temps above 45, although I would imagine that they get pretty hot during the Summer months. I rode on a 70 degree day and my hands started to sweat, but the gortex breath-ability worked as advertised. I can't speak to the waterproof aspects of the glove yet, but I would feel confident trying them out in the wet. I really like the look of these gloves, as well as some of the technical aspects, like the thumb squeegee. The glove is very well crafted and seems like it will last quite a while. Grip seems good on the throttle, but some feel is always lost with winter gloves. Overall, the video for these seems pretty dead on, which is why I buy from this site. Shipping was fast too.
November 19, 2012
I used the sizing chart and it recommended a Medium. I thought this was odd since I should be a Large, at least. I got the gloves and the Mediums were way to small. I exchanged them and was thinking of getting the XL but opted for the Large instead. My mistake. I should have gotten the XL's. I recommend getting at least a size larger than normal and exchanging them if you need a different size.
Overall, these are good gloves. I used them in 70+ degree weather and my hands were fine. No sweat at all. I also used them down to mid 40's with heavy fog and they were fine.
November 5, 2012
Not as warm as I expected.
After an hour ride in mid 30's temp, my fingers went numb. The tactile of course is awful, but can get use to it, and very functional for the amount of insulation on the glove. No airflow...considering that it is a cold weather glove, perfect. I don't use a GPS, so the stylus is only good for poking things. So actually keypads are not that obnoxious to use with this glove.
November 5, 2012
I got these gloves for those days in the thirty degree range and they have not let me down. I have not had them in the rain yet. I think that these gloves are to warm for any day above 55-60.
October 26, 2012