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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.

Features:

  • 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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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves 4.3 5 186 186
Good glove This is a great glove for the price, even though its insulated its great even in warm weather riding. My only gripe is that when it starts dropping down into the low 40's my fingers start to freeze because the fingers on the glove are just a tad to long, some good under armor gloves help a bit to protect from the chill. Overall a good buy. December 16, 2014
Solid set of gloves Gloves keep hands warm. Large strap above wrist can inhibit wrist movement if strapped to tight. Run a littler larger than my other a-star gloves(mesh/leather). Well constructed. Does what it says it does. December 8, 2014
great soport for my hand nice choice if you want a diferent gloves.. for hot weather its not very cool but safety is first December 2, 2014
Best for the money but not without issues I like these gloves, they have stood up well to the cold so far even down to 14F (-10 C) riding at city speeds (just about…). The construction seems sturdy, protection is great and the style is very sporty. My only gripe is the sizing. they're a bit bulky, losing some dexterity, although naturally thats a trade off with being warmer. However the main issue as others have stated is the pinky being outrageously long… I have literally half the length of the glove finger extending from my actual finger, which always clips the clutch and brake. I mean its not the end of the world, just a bit of a bizarre decision to make it that long. Also the gloves certainly run large, I almost always wear a medium but could barely get the mediums on, had to exchange for a large. As always Revzilla were excellent at facilitating this. December 1, 2014
Decent gauntlets for the price They've done their job pretty well so far for the price point, but the stitching quality seemed a bit sub-par for an Alpinestars product. Pros: -Fit is good -Blocks rain fairly well -Knuckle guards are nice -Hands stay fairly warm down into 30F Cons: -Below 30F you'll want heated gloves, liners or grips -Above 65F your hands will likely sweat causing the inner liner to cling when removing the gloves -Stitching on the palm and around some of the fingers could have been done a bit better November 28, 2014
Fit was spot on, keeps my hands warm With any waterproof glove, you are not going to have as much dexterity with your fingers as you would with a light summer glove, but you get used to it pretty quick. These gloves fit me well (I ordered XL on these and I wear XL in other brands and they fit fine) and feel very sturdy. I'm pretty confident that they will offer good protection for my hands if I ever come off my bike with them. I love the micro-velcro fasteners, and wish my jacket had them now too. I haven't ridden with these gloves in the rain yet, but it is plenty cold here in Idaho at this time of year and they are keeping my hands warm. November 24, 2014
Only in winter, stiff and low tactile feedback. Cons: The gloves are very stiff, hard to get on/off with the liner and smaller size. Makes use of the controls clumsy and low-feedback. The price point is too high for the quality and features of the gloves. Pros: Somewhat warm. Felt my hands getting cold regardless of the material. Better off putting $ into hand warming grips. Stylish - these gloves look great. Overall I would not recommend this pair. For what it costs there are better alternatives for function and comfort. November 22, 2014
Good fall gloves, winter only with liners though. I have so far used these in 50f-30f temps. When you get to about 43f your finger tips start to get cold in 30 minutes and it only goes down hill after that. However, even the most expensive gloves seem to have this issue. I have a pair of inner liners that help reduce the finger tip issue, I do like the fit and finish of these gloves for sure. Bang for the buck, sure, it's worth it. Just don't expect to be using these alone in under 40f temps. November 21, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Ronald P: Alpinestars gloves always fit perfect as do their jackets. Dec 18, 2014
Robby M: I like alpinestars products, have had good luck with them so far. I liked the reveiws on this glove, seemed to fit my needs Dec 16, 2014
Tyler H: the price was under 100
the glove has a decent amount of protection
the style is both low key yet sporty
Everything else in its price range for a colder weather waterproof glove
either lacked in style or protection aspects
Dec 2, 2014
Jonathan V: because it's cold in the winter here!! Nov 16, 2014
Bobby F: ...after reading all the reviews I've come to the conclusion this is the glove I am looking for to get me through this winter. I do not ride much in the cold but when I do its typically in the 40-50 degree range and I'm confident this glove will keep my blood flowing. Not to mention ordering from Revzilla gets me free shipping and 1st return so no real risk involved. Nov 14, 2014
Damian G: Good review and looks like is a good gloves Nov 7, 2014
N A: I was recommended these gloves Nov 4, 2014
John G: Recommended by a friend Oct 29, 2014
Tony D: Thanks for the product video. Helps a lot to make online purchases. It's getting cold out so I needed to pull the trigger on a pair of gloves. Hope these do the trick Oct 29, 2014
Michael M: I picked this item because it was in my price range and had really good reviews for the price. Oct 21, 2014
Thomas F: I needed a set of winter gloves to get me through the cold. Oct 9, 2014
Nick P: I needed a pair of waterproof gloves for winter and cold riding. Will be used on track too. Sep 5, 2014
Larry W: Alpinestars makes a great glove and they fit my hands the best. Aug 8, 2014
Regina C: Alpinestars's gear is good. Shipping this to my son in Germany. Jul 22, 2014
David B: Nice gloves but bought them to tight. Made my hands go to sleep. Ruined them when I ripped off the wrist straps. I think the next size (large) would be to big in the hand and fingers. It's something about the wrist that's really restrictive and shuts off the blood flow to the hand. Jul 6, 2014
Anthony B: Tried on in store and the thing I'm looking for. Jun 23, 2014
ELISEO A: Kept me dry in those few and rare rainy days in cali.It does keep you warm, but not necessarily freeze our hands Jun 13, 2014
Erick B: Reviews! I appreciate all of the real world rider reviews on Revzilla. I needed some water proof warmer gloves for rides up in the mountains. These look and feel like they will fit the bill. May 16, 2014
Jeffrey R: Needed a good cold weather gauntlet riding glove and this one fit the build. May 14, 2014
T O: I needed winter gloves. May 10, 2014
Dmitry B: Wanted cold weather, waterproof gloves for anything below 50F. Work great! May 8, 2014
George L: good for mild FL winter rides and rain May 6, 2014
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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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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Kevin W: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paul P: These gloves are leather and textile so for the leather a damp cloth is the best way to clean them. For a stain, use a non-fragrance, standard soap. I like to use something like a mild dish detergent or Ivory hand soap. There are also leather cleaners available, which is the best option.

The textile can be immersed in a mild soap bath and hand wash. Woolite is good for this. It's gentle and effective and won't harm the leather either. Don't submerged for long periods, like soaking. Especially not good for the leather.

How every you wash them, they should air dry, which takes some time. You can help it along by pat drying them with a towel. Don't squeeze or wring out excess water.
Apr 26, 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: Do you need to weather/water treat the leather parts on these gloves with a leather treatment ointment? Nov 13, 2014
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Barrick M: I haven't done so, and have found that water will penetrate them, so my answer is yes. I am reminded by your question that I need to do this, with winter coming here in CA. Nov 13, 2014
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Carl W: In 20 years of commuting year round in all weather conditions in London and New York, I have never treated a pair of gloves or any motorcycle clothing.

Assuming you have more time and / or patience than I do, I am sure it might be a good idea and could extend the life of the gloves.
Nov 19, 2014
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Dennis D asked: I have two questions:

1 - I'm looking to purchase these (Apex Drystar) for cooler months and the SP-2 for warmer months. Will sizing be the same for both these A* gloves even though the Drystar has a liner inside?

2 - I'm confused with the size chart. It states "put palm on tape measure and measure from the knuckle of your forefinger to the knuckle of your pinkie finger". Are we talking about the knuckle bone of these two fingers? Or am I measuring the entire width of my palm at its widest point (which are where my 4 knuckles are located)?

If we are supposed to measure from knuckle to knuckle, would it be easier if I made a fist and put the tape measure ON TOP of my knuckles and measure the distance from index knuckle to pinky knuckle?
Nov 1, 2014
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Carl W: Perhaps I like my gloves a bit bigger because I am a commuter, however I generally buy the biggest ones I can find and don't measure.

I would think the text above would get you in the right neighborhood no matter how you measure it, however, would also think neither will necessarily guarantee a perfect fit - you just have to give them a try and hope for the best.

Revzilla of course has good service and you could return or exchange if not right for you.
Nov 19, 2014
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Tim S: They fit typical european, a bit on the small side. Not sure on the measurements, just order your normal size unless you have fat fingers like me. I would not recommend a tight fit for a winter glove.

Tim
Nov 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hello guys. What liner do you recommend with these gloves? If I get M sized gloves, will the liner fit nicely or do I have to get L size if I want to use the liner?
Thank You !
May 19, 2014
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Jose G: You don't really need a liner with these gloves. They have a felt lining already. They are worth it. They felt a little bulky at first but once I got used to them they were fine. May 19, 2014
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Darrel H: Stay clear of these gloves. Not very warm and not worth the money. May 19, 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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Sizing video for alpinestars (198)

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.

Click here to see the full Alpinestars Size Chart
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Black / MD 534886 352560-10-M/33100203 In Stock: Ships next business day
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