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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves

A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100% waterproof and breathable Drystar® membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands.


  • Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements
  • Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers
  • Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb
  • Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab
  • Soft, insulated velour lining
  • Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap
  • Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
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Waterprood comfort The glove is slightly insulated, but it won't keep you warm in much colder climate. The gloves does feel bulky I do like it being water proof, just don't get your hands wet. It really tough to get the gloves back on when your hands damp. At first the gloves were a tight fit, but after it worn in, it feels great. The index fingers seem a bit long, also the left index is starting to come apart. The protective padding are adequate, I feel confident these gloves will protect my hands from road rash and impact. I wish it would have a visor wiper for those raining days. Otherwise I would recommend to my buddies. April 7, 2014
nice kept my hands warm at 50f @ 70 mph. first ride of the year snow still on the ground only 1 to 2 feet now. But I did get out for a ride and my hands staid warm the hole time even my finger tips. April 7, 2014
Good cold weather gloves These are very nice gloves. The fit is good and they keep my hands warm in the low 40's-50's. Gloves are insulated but not too bulky. This was one of my main concerns. I wanted a glove that gave me a good feel for the controls but provided adequate warmth/protection as well. These are my cold weather gloves so I may use them only about 3-4 months here in Georgia. I'm very satisfied with my decision on this product. March 28, 2014
Muy buen producto El producto es muy bueno en la mayoría de sus aspectos, solo recomiendo ir a una talla superior, la tabla decía que yo soy mediano, queda un poco ajustado, no tan comodo, con un grande hubiera sido mejor. March 24, 2014
Just warm enough Ok so I'll make this sweet and short. Waterproof, check Warm, check Should have gotten the artics, to avoid the frozen finger tips. They work great down to about 40f or so. Totally recommend them for late fall and maybe early winter if you don't have heated grips or liners. March 19, 2014
Great winter gloves at a great price! My Alpinestars smx gloves were not suitable to ride in 30 degree temperatures. My fingers were frozen at the end of the ride so I bought these winter gloves because I wanted to ride in the cold weather. I bought medium size gloves and it is very comfortable. I have ridden in temperatures below 30 degrees and it keeps my fingers warm. In terms of fit, the fingers of the gloves are a bit longer like the other reviewers have said and I wish Alpinestars can address that in the future. These gloves are not as flexible as my smx gloves but it does a good job in keeping your hands warm and comfortable. March 18, 2014
nice fit, great quality The video was spot on for sizing, so far love this glove! Great buy, quality,and protection for the price! March 10, 2014
Great Glove This is a great winter glove. Superior build quality and no cold air escapes to the hands or fingers. I ordered an XL (usually wear L) and the gloves are a bit tight around the knuckles. Length on the fingers is fine so no need to go up or down a size. I hope they stretch out a bit after some rides. I gave them a low air flow rating because there winter gloves. Very warm. February 25, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
John v: Based on reviews it looks like the best value for money. I like the look of them too. Apr 18, 2014
Aaron V: It had great reviews and was nice to my wallet. I love these gloves. They are great for colder weather. Apr 14, 2014
Israel R: Price is perfect for this cold weather glove. Apr 1, 2014
Scott S: For my early spring and late fall colder weather riding. I have tried a couple rides at about 45 F, and they do the job fairly well. Mar 18, 2014
Joshua H: This looks to be an excellent compromise between function and price. Mar 5, 2014
Mike S: features Mar 2, 2014
Paul P: Solid combination of features vs price. you get good protection, waterproofing, and warmth for a very reasonable price. Feb 5, 2014
Andrew B: I need cold weather gloves and like/have alpinestars gloves already. Feb 1, 2014
Robert K: I choose these gloves because they had many positive reviews. I wanted something for the cooler weather while riding. Jan 31, 2014
William O: Strength of reviews and reliable Alpinestars name. Jan 23, 2014
Paul C: I wanted warmth, water resistance and safety and Alpinestars has a fabulous name in motorcycling Jan 21, 2014
Lee C: The TeamZilla review, and others review of this product were convincing. I plan to ride in these as soon as I get them and current temps here are 20s in the morning and 40s in the evening. I will be a year-round commuter and adventure rider/reviewer as well. Will let you know how this products faired in the frosty air of NWA. Jan 17, 2014
Jorge V: If you need reasonably priced gloves that are waterproof and very warm these are great!!!! Jan 16, 2014
Christopher R: I was tired of cold wrists and wet hands. These solved both problems quite well. Jan 11, 2014
Patrick W: I wanted to get the best pair of waterproof gloves possible at the $100 price point while remaining somewhat stylish. Most reviews say that this glove is a really solid option that will last, and this glove really keeps a nice sporty look without saying, "Hey! Look at me!" Jan 5, 2014
Daniel Y: Wanted some winter/waterproof gloves that were affordable. Friends recommended these gloves and haven't had any issues with them. Can't wait to try them on! Jan 5, 2014
Chris W: Price (under $100), features (wind proof, water proof, insulated, goretex like membrane, protection), style (over or under jacket sleeves, good tactile response, low profile, comfortable for touring, snot patch, piping), advice from phone call with revzilla rep. ( I had narrowed my choices down to five gloves. My conversation with a revzilla rep helped me finalize my choice). I did a lot of research to find a well priced winter glove. This glove should fit all my needs. Dec 11, 2013
S A: It is a good looking, stylish and well reviewed product that should help get me through winter. Nov 29, 2013
Andy D: Looking for warm gloves and it had very good reviews. Need to keep my hands warm in 25 degree & up weather. Nov 26, 2013
Ron M: Always want a* gear.. Based on reviews these would hold up in cold weather riding, thought I give it a try Nov 26, 2013
Daniel G: video/price point Nov 13, 2013
CHRISTOPHER E: Needed a wam'ish fall and spring riding glove for mid 50's/low 60's temperature riding. Nov 11, 2013
Marcus B: Customer reviews, Revzilla video, and the subdued style Nov 6, 2013
Michael M: Needed some cool looking gloves for the fall/ winter time Nov 6, 2013
Dan S: Price point and pick from your review. I need to replace my old Held kangaroo gloves as they have finally warn out (10 years), but it is winter, so I have 5 months of rain and colder temps to ride thru first. Nov 4, 2013
james m: Recommended by a friend, liked what Anthony had to say about the glove. Oct 25, 2013
Juan S: based on reviews and the video, this seems like my best option for my 20 mi. roundtrip commute. Oct 25, 2013
ben a: Anthony said they were good for cold waterproof gloves and I needed waterproof winter gloves. Anthony wouldn't lie to me! Oct 25, 2013
Matthew M: Needed winter gloves with subdued logo and I know my size in alpinestars gloves. Oct 24, 2013
Bryan C: Video explanation and review. Recommendation. Oct 20, 2013
Gato G: My hands were cold with liners and summer gloves for my daily 40 mile each way commute. Revzilla and Anthony gave these a pretty solid endorsement on the 2013 fall glove guide. Oct 19, 2013
Michael B: Only because A: Everyone says its the best. B: Anthony says its the best. Oct 18, 2013
Artur Carlos B: Seems to be a good choice for my purpose Sep 16, 2013
Benneth K: Great quality, great fit. Can't go wrong with Alpinestars. Sep 11, 2013
Colin L: These gloves appear to offer good all round protection for riding in cold weather and at a reasonable price. Aug 30, 2013
MELVIN H: I chose this as a rain glove and also because I wanted a full glove. It is very comfortable and has the sheep fur inside. Aug 27, 2013
A shopper asked: what temperature range is this glove made for? Nov 25, 2011
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atlshawn: I've ridden comfortably in the upper 40's and with an Anti-Freeze liner into the lower 40's. If you're not on the highway you can probably ride into the lower 40's or upper 30's without a liner. Anything lower or a lot of highway riding and you might want to pickup a good electric liner. I prefer Gerberg since they don't bind up around the fingers, and last awhile. Nov 28, 2011
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HiWata: 40-60 is a comfortable range. I've used them in the low 30s and my fingers were getting numb after half an hour. I also had them on in the mid 70's and my hands were getting clammy. The liner stuck to my sweaty hands making it hard to take the gloves off. Mar 19, 2012
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danielR6: Im not sure the technical details, however I have these gloves and have been wearing them in 45 degree weather. My hands stay very comfortable. I dont worry about my hands freezing when I have these on. Oct 9, 2012
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OHStan: I would say they are good for temperatures from 70F down to around 35F, colder than that I would suspect these will not keep you warm enough. Warmer than 70F I think your hands will start to sweat. Apr 2, 2012
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MR52: I would say it depends on your speed but I was just out in high 30's for about a half hour tooling around the neighborhood (20-40mph) and my fingers were a bit cool when I got home but not bad. Feb 26, 2012
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gillagorilla: I've had them down to the mid 40s off highway for 20-30 minutes and i could feel the chill in my finger tips. Id expect them to be good into the mid 30s on short rides. Oct 8, 2012
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swami35: I would say it is a definite cool weather glove, not enough air flow to wear when warm and not warm enough to wear when below 40? . Might bee OK if you wear a liner Sep 24, 2012
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tmac2272: Limited to 2 rides totaling 300 miles, but in Minnesota spring weather, my opinion is these gloves work well in the 30-75F range. Mar 26, 2012
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foobar: I've worn these in the mid 40s without feeling the cold. Dec 26, 2011
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RyanJ: From about 40-60 comfortably Jan 16, 2012
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A shopper asked: Which gloves are warmer, these or the Alpinestar Polar Gore-Tex? Mar 24, 2014
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Buzz W: The Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves keep my hands warm cruising on an open Harley down to about 45-50 degrees. In the low 40s my fingers are cold but tolerable for rides of less than an hour. I would not wear these in the 30s or colder--then you're in heated gear territory. Mar 24, 2014
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Darrel H: I don't know about the Polar Gore-Tex but the Apex Drystar are not very warm.
I wouldn't spend the money cause mine sit collecting dust. I wore them for 10 minutes and Revzilla wouldn't take them back.
good luck,
DH Arlington Wa.
Mar 24, 2014
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Larry W: I have never worn the other pair. I can tell you these are for really cold days. When I have worn them on a cold day here in Colorado they are great. when it is mildly chilly they are too much and make my hands sweat. Hope this helps. Mar 24, 2014
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Tim S: I'm sure the Gore-Tex are warmer. Mar 25, 2014
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Stephen T asked: Can you wash these gloves?How? Mar 20, 2014
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Griff: My Question?: Why would you want to wash these gloves? But just for fun, put them on and ran a ton of water out of the faucet over them in the sink. And wouldn't you know it? My hands remained dry! When the gloves were dry there were no noticeable problems with the gloves. Not sure what would happen if you toss them into the washer with your blue jeans. Good Luck! Mar 21, 2014
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Brian P: Wish I could help, but I have not worn them enough to need to wash them yet. Mar 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: The specs say it's made from goatskin, but on the video he says cow hide. Is one usually better than the other when looking for durability, fit, and abrasion protection? Sep 23, 2013
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Jack C: In general goatskin is more abrasion resistant than cowhide. As in many things it really depends on the quality of the hides. Goatskin is also lighter than cowhide and is more supple, thus it requires little break-in time. According to Alpinestars the ?chassis? of the Apex Drystar Gloves is goatskin. The palm reinforcement and the gauntlet appear to be cowhide, but I can?t say that for certain. Sep 24, 2013
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Greg H: Goatskin is considered the best leather for gloves (kangaroo aside) also known as "kid" leather. It's thin, supple, and long wearing. Cow hide is good, as well, but it's usually stiffer. If cow hide is thinned down enough to make it as supple as goat skin, it wears out quicker. In a motorcycle glove, how supple do you want it? Sep 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: What is the warranty on this item? Aug 16, 2012
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RevZilla: Alpinestars offers a 1 year warranty on all of their products. Aug 16, 2012
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Alpinestars Glove Sizing

GLOVE SIZING INSTRUCTIONS: Using your right hand, place a tape measure under your palm and measure from the knuckle of your forefinger to the knuckle of your pinkie finger. Note the measurement and compare it to the chart below.

MeasurementAlpha Size Numeric Size 
2 1/8" - 2 5/8" XS7
2 5/8" - 3 1/8" SM8
3 1/8" - 3 5/8" MD9
3 5/8" - 4 1/8" LG10
4 1/8" - 4 5/8"  XL11
4 5/8" - 5 1/8" 2XL12

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / SM 534885 35256010S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Black / LG 534887 35256010L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Black / 3XL 534890 352560103X In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Red/Black / MD 534892 35256013M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Red/Black / XL 534894 35256013XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Red/Black / 2XL 534895 352560132X In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Red/Black / 3XL 534896 352560133X Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Blue/Black / SM 534897 35256017S Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Blue/Black / MD 534898 35256017M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/Black / LG 534899 35256017L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/Black / XL 534900 35256017XL Out of Stock
Blue/Black / 2XL 534901 352560172X In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue/Black / 3XL 534902 352560173X Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment