Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex Gloves
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
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