Alpinestars Alloy Gloves
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
Saved my hands in a spill.
Most important part first. I took a spill. These gloves kept the skin on my hands when they skidded over the pavement. The gloves came out largely unscathed, too.
They look good, breathe well. A little tight when I first put on, but the leather stretched out a bit over time.
September 23, 2013
great summertime glove
Durng the riding season, I wear two styles of gloves. One is a waterproof gauntlet style glove, but I can't wear them when it is warm outside. These Alpinestars gloves are perfect for the warm weather. Small details are important, like the reversed stiching on the fingertips. I ordered a size up.
July 1, 2013
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