Alpinestars Alloy Gloves
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
Great Glove for the money
There's a lot of gloves out there and I have purchased many over the years. For street riding I don't like a full track style glove but I don't like not having protection up beyond the wrist. I find this glove to meet my specific requirements quite well. I have owned Alpinestars in the past and the durability has only been mediocre. Have not owned these gloves long enough to know how they will hold up but in all other areas they exceed expectations.
February 23, 2015
The gloves fit great and feel great, but the stitching/leather on the palms and thumbs tend to wear through quickly (within a year or two). With that said, I'm now on pair #4 and I haven't yet found a glove that I would consider a suitable replacement.
February 9, 2015
pricey but they've saved my hands once before
these gloves aren't cheap, and they feel like they aren't cheap. take a lil while to break i but they're worth it. i got hit doing 55 mph and ripped the palm off but my hands were fine so i bought them again.
November 3, 2014
Very good quality!
Excellent for long trips. Good protection and the quality is awesome.
October 13, 2014
Good Glove, if you understand its limitations
I had one of those for a year and a half. Used in my first two motorcycles.
Nothing to say about fit and comfort. The only thing for me is that it did no flow a ton of air. Of course I'm in Brazil and it tends to get warmer around here.
I had a huge accident riding my honda Hornet 600 and wearing those. Had a tank salp under full acceleration going 140 km/h (around 85 mph) after hiting a pot hole. Had several injuries as I rolled on the tarmac till I stoped.
As for the hands, only my left hand got injured (the pinky nail disapeared and the ring finger got grated - exaclty were the glove is textile).
Still I think it's acceptable due to the speed and severity of the crash.
The gloves got completly destroyed, but they did there job.
I'll defnetly get another pair of those and, of course, hope not to put them to this kind of use again.
April 14, 2014
These are very comfortable, the stitching being external is a great feature. They flow quite a bit of air which is nice and the snap fasteners are great, much better than velcro. Usually wear size Large, bought an XL because Anthony recommends to go a size up with european gloves and he was right XL fits great.
April 13, 2014