Alpinestars Alloy Gloves
Nice gloves while they lasted.
I had these gloves for about two years. I really liked the style. They were comfortable, flowed a pretty good amount of air, and offered decent protection for the price. But after a year and a half of riding the I'd worn a hole through the leather over the left thumb. Over the next several months this hole grew until my entire thumb would stick out.
It's not a bad glove, which is why I gave it three stars, but for this price, I think it should last more than two years. So it's a poor value.
Plus, if the dear skin leather wears through just from day to day use, it doesn't give me a lot of confidence in how it would hold up in an accident.
April 17, 2013
Just received these beauties a week ago now, and thus far I am impressed!
Style meets comfort with a subtle sexiness, Alpinestars certainly know their way around a glove.
A snug fit as mentioned in the video so keep that in mind when purchasing.
I would recommend it to anyone.
December 3, 2012
I purchased and owned a pair of the Alpinestars Alloy gloves for a short time. The stitching on the palm gave way rather quickly. I had a mate re-stich the area that came loose but the leather gave way pretty soon after. A mate of mine low-sided at speed in these gloves and sustained a nasty burn from the alloy tab heating up on the Tarmac. The burn looked like someone held a lighter to his flesh. I ditched these gloves immediately after and bought some Dainese and haven't looked back. I'd buy something else!
October 9, 2012
Alpinestars Alloy Gloves
These gloves offer the protection and grip you are looking for in a short cuff glove. The snaps are reliable, very comfortable inside,with a great fit around your hand in the knuckle protection area. Very high quality materials and style for any motorcycle that you ride, thanks Revzilla!..
September 3, 2012
Good quality meaning for the price, and what appears to be good construction and fit. Haven't had them long enough to make an informed comment on durability. I'm not a big fan of knuckle armor as the other pair I own are too stiff. These are not so, albeit the material on palm between the thumb and palm is a little tight. I imagine it will stretch with wear. A good warm weather, full glove nevertheless.
July 16, 2012
Great once they break in, wear down a bit too easily.
I've had these for about a year now and love them. The first few days I had these they were a big tight, but after getting caught in the rain for about an hour while riding these on a 600 mile journey they broke in just fine. They're very comfortable and have had a great year. Recently however, the knuckle seems to have cracked on its own through regular usage. I did not drop them, punch anything with them on etc. and just noticed a crease through the leather where the crack had happened. I would like to have seen these last another season but I don't feel they are as safe with the crack in the protective knuckle plate.
May 21, 2012
These gloves are stylish, sleek, and protective. They fit perfectly. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
May 14, 2012
Ended up returning.
I purchased these gloves to be my first gloves. Shopped around RevZilla quite a bit, watching videos, and reading reviews. Ended up pulling the trigger on these based on palm/knuckle protection, and aggressive but sleek styling. Once I received them I could tell they were quality. The look amazing and appear to offer great protection. Them I tried them on...nope. The small vents on the fingers which would appear to be a soft rubber, are actually hard plastic and rubbed on my knuckles every time I'd make a fist(to shake at cagers) or go for my levers. I never got to test them on the bike, as I was pretty sure I wanted to return them. I kept trying them on in the house and playing video games in them to see if they'd get more comfortable. No dice. Ended up returning them for a full refund and picked up some of the Rev'it Comets.
May 3, 2012