Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex Gloves
Waaaay to small and not at all within Size Chart.
The Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex Gloves seem to have a sizing quality control problem. I watched the video and read all the reviews before ordering; and utilized the size chart. I normally wear a Large in gloves, 'sometimes' an XL, but seldom. According to the chart, I'd be in the upper portion of the Large range. Since the video and most of the reviews said to order 'larger', I ordered XL. But they were too snug ... almost OK, but really too snug. So I returned them (thank-you Revzilla for making that easy), and ordered size XXL. When the XXL arrived, they were TIGHTER than the XL! And I mean squeeze-your-fingers and can't-hardly-get-your-hands-in TIGHTER. So I have returned them also, and have given-up on attempting to purchase Alpinestars gloves altogether -- and do not recommend Alpinestars gloves; unless you enjoy being frustrated and doing return shipping.
August 18, 2015
Nice Gloves - Snug
I've been using these gloves for a few weeks now. I love the look and the protection. As with any winter glove they are a little restrictive when it comes to clutch and brake feel. I'm also not that satisfied with the warmth of the glove. I rode it in 40 degrees yesterday and my hands were numb by the end of the ride. I wish I would have bought a size up so I could fit a liner in.
February 16, 2015
I just received my WR-3's so I can't comment on the comfort or how they are while riding (although I'll know in about 3 hours# but shouldn't have any complaints. I have the SP-2's and they are great...like all Alpinestar products!. I did slip them on and they are a "bit" snug but that's okay because they will stretch out some. They also feel a little stiff but that should change as well. They feel comfortable when I slip them on so that's a good start! Revzilla's customer service is awesome...they are always so helpful. I ordered my gloves on 2/3/15 and received them the next day! I love ordering from Revzilla! BTW, I purchased the WR-3's because I wanted a good "cold weather" glove to wear without the bulkiness #I have the Gerbing heated gloves and they are really bulky...too bulky#. These Wr-3's feel really good and I can tell they will be warmer than my SP-2's so I am sure I will be very happy with my purchase! You can't go wrong buying from Revzilla or with anything "Alpinestar". Thanks Revzilla!
Rides: 2012 Kawasaki Concours w/ABS
February 4, 2015
Great 3 season option!
I've worn these gloves on a handful of wet rides as well as sub 40 degree morning commutes and they have been fantastic. My fingers have been warm and I've stayed dry. Highly recommend!
February 2, 2015
Can get cold
Generally runs small. I got a L and they fit perfectly. My normal gloves are M and if I wear liners, my liners are S. I rode in high 30s low 40s temp w/ some wind last night for about 15 minutes, and my fingers were numb. Take that for what it's worth.
January 21, 2015
Very Nice gloves
Not cheap but very nice and worth the money for sure. sizes run kinda small, medium usually fits just fine and they are pretty tight, I hope they will stretch out just a bit with more wear.
January 12, 2015
Great overall product
They were a bit small and stiff at first but once they are broken in, it is and excellent product and keep my hands warm on my commute.
December 22, 2014
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