Alpinestars Alloy Gloves
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
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