Alpinestars Alloy Gloves
Comfortable, durable glove for a good price.
I don't think I could be more happy with my purchase of these gloves for everyday riding in spring/summer/fall.
Comfortable, durable, pretty good fit, and they look great.
If I had one complaint, it would be that they leave my hands a little dirty (not sure if that's the glove material or because of the awesome airflow letting some road grime in).
My recommendation would be to get a size smaller than you think you'll need if you're on the fence between two sizes because a) once you break them in, they stretch a good amount, and b) the thumb is annoyingly long (as is noted in some other reviews).
Overall, I don't think I could have asked for a better glove for the price and definitely recommend these for three season riders on a budget.
April 12, 2016
Great 3 season glove from A-stars!
Nice glove! They are ultra comfy - the external seams are a no brainer, this is how all gloves should feel from the first use.
They have stretched out a bit over the last month or two, so if they are snug at first just live with them and they will loosen up a little. Smaller cut than some brands, but I would call them true to size compared to a brand like Icon.
Style, overall fit, finish, seams, materials, price!
No so much:
Wrist closure has snaps and they are a very tight, so I tend not use them (leave unsnapped). Thumb is about 1/2 - 3/4 inch too long, a commonly reported complaint and it is true, but it isn't an issue when riding. Finally - not designed as touch screen compatible, and this is a pain, but sometimes I can get it to work. Maybe a little sweat does the trick?
February 2, 2016
Great gloves all around
Great gloves, good styling, durable protection, comfortable
December 14, 2015
top notch design, can't wait to see longevity
I have not got to break these gloves in yet, so the review I leave is a review of intellectual Inspection and perception. I was in a crash and have not got to use these on the bike yet, but the construction is as tough as my Alpinestars Anaheim boots, and they seem to be built just as strong or more so than the Drystar gloves that I have. If you can get them, grab them, that's all I have to say get them grab them. they are extremely comfortable, every single thing that Anthony mentioned is spot on and I have absolutely No disagreement with anything positive he said. I can go on and on about the cool features, how well they are built, the uniqueness and comfort of the outside stitching, there is a downside to outside stitching, As if you are not used to it it may bother you when you try to operate things that require a fine touch of the fingertips or sensitivity. I'm holding the quality of appearance and my breakdown of construction side by side with my Alpinestars Anaheim boots which have seen more wear and tear, more water, more abuse, mud yet I clean them and they are badass with not even a scuff. to continue as to my best way to describe these gloves as my comparison to the boots that I have which have outperformed every single pair of boots I own I have over 5,000 to 8000 miles on my Anaheim boots with not even a scratch on them yet my TCX boots Are screwed after 5 to 10 rides. look, I can go on and on about the style, the look, the universal appearance and how they will go with anything for a short cuff gloves if you pass these up and you have the chance You're missing out on life. the only other downside I can mention besides somebody not appreciating the outside stitching as it can affect the fine Use of things in which sensitive fingertips are needed is large perforations for winter time riding. This of course is why I have wintertime / ring gloves. if you want a quick and cheap fix, go buy a box of raven black gloves from O'Reilly's auto parts and put them on under your gloves. You have been waterproof your hands and kept the cold out. if you buy these gloves and don't like them I will gladly give you my address my social security number and my identity so you can give me those gloves and destroy my life because they are amazing!
November 30, 2015
Seems like a solid product
Seems like a good solid product. Fits well. I like the snaps over velcro.
October 19, 2015
Good summer gloves
These gloves will do you well for six months of the year. These are a replacement pair of the same gloves I had and I am looking forward to them breaking in as they're not my old gloves yet. They do break in very well.
October 5, 2015
Snap Broke after ten rides
Maybe mine were a fluke because people seem to give these good reviews. But for 80 bucks and only got ten rides out of them before the snap broke I'm pretty disgusted. I don't use them real hard, just put them on and snap and go. I've ridden maybe 300 miles total on a vstrom just street riding. Total time owning and using these riding is only a few weeks. When you go to take them off you pull the excess leather to unsnap.. Seemed like a pretty nice and good fitting glove with lots of protection/ventilation. The other day I got off the bike and pulled the tab and the snap broke in half so now you cannot actually snap one glove. That was an expensive pair of junk.
May 14, 2015
Good gloves for the money
I bought these gloves after a crash because they had better knuckle protection that what I was using. Trying to find a good no nonsense glove at a decent price is a challenge, and these fit that description nicely.
Not too hot, not too cold, I'd call these "three season gloves." The external seams help comfort. It took a while to get used to the snap closure, but there is no velcro snagging or fraying either.
The jury is still out on durability, but after a few months, they're still in good shape. Buy one size larger as per recommendation.
April 8, 2015