Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves
Affordable Winter Gloves
These gloves seem to run a bit long in the fingers. They are an awesome pair for the price range and keep you warm as long as you are not in the arctic winters. After riding for 30 min or so in Colorado during the winter, you will feel cold; however there is nothing that will keep you warm at that point unless you are wearing heated gloves with heated grips.
May 20, 2013
Runs small. Poor feel of bar and controls. Recommend, but read on.
Let me start by saying that this is my first cold weather motorcycle glove. I am really a 3-season rider in the mid south and have been wearing Deertours; very thin with good feel of the controls. I decided to go with better protection and picked these gloves for colder weather. I have worn them 4 or 5 times now. They run small. I measured just within a large on my largest hand so I ordered a large. I have to pull to get the right one on. I don't have large hands and usually wear a medium to large depending on the glove. They are well made and the protection is reasonable. Warmth is good especially with heated grips. I don't have very good feel of the controls which I think is related to 3 things: they are heavier winter gloves, they are tight which restricts my hand movement, and a crease forms in the palm when I hold the grips. I am sure part of it is that I am comparing them to thin, well fitting gloves. Would I recommend these? For the price, if you get a large enough size and they fit your hands, I think they are a good cold weather glove. For summer gloves I ordered the Held Agadir. Expensive, yes. But I was willing to pay for what I hope is a well protected and sensitive glove. They have not arrived, but I will review them when they do.
May 1, 2013
Great gloves at this price
Obviously be sure to note when people are stating they ride with guards or not. I noticed this inconsistency while searching for a winter glove - big difference in expectations when the temp drops and at speed. I ride without hand guards. The gloves are great below freezing and not on the highway, or above 35-40 degrees at highway speeds. Otherwise after 20-30 minutes at 60-70 mph with below freezing temps, and those hands and fingertips get pretty frosty. You’ll need to pay more and/or get hand guards. That’s my ‘buy the right glove’ advice. As for the big perks – The gloves are super nice feeling on the inside, have kept my hands dry so far (only had light rain), and have great range of motion easily working turn signals, et al. If you need to buy anything more cold tolerant then you will also need a winter/4-season pants and jacket.
April 22, 2013
These gloves do what is advertised. They keep my hands warm and look great. My hands did get cold when riding in 30-40’ weather but really what non heated glove will? They look great, feel good, and you will not be disappointed.
April 8, 2013
Good gloves for 40+
Had the chance to ride with these a few times this winter. Rode with them all day in 50 degree weather; very nice.
Rode for an hour or so in 43 degree a couple of times; hands started to feel a chill. Could have ridden longer with out hands being an "issue"...but they weren't going to be "warm."
Wouldn't plan on long rides with these below 40.
No problems with sweat or moisture build up; I guess the "breathable" liner was doing it's job; a definate +.
They do run small; had to take Revzilla up on their exchange policy for an exchange. Went well, no issues. Thanks Rev.
Can't comment on water resistance. Hopefully when I get caught in the rain; they won't fail.
April 3, 2013
The only issue I have, and it's really not a matter of the gloves, is I am so used to using my leather-thin gloves, when I started wearing these very warm and insulated, it took some time to get used to, as it was somewhat hard to feel my pressure on the throttle. As mentioned, this is due to my previous gloves and the way they fit. Notwithstanding, these are very good gloves and the fur inside keeps the hands really warm.
March 18, 2013
Good looking glove that fits and feels like it will protect. My only issue has been I think they are just a little tight in the knuckles but that is it, great "bang for your buck." Had to ride in 32 degree weather the first time I wore them, with wind. They did not keep me toasty but they kept me warm enough!
March 18, 2013
it is a nice glove but!
i really like the quality of the gloves but the reason i bought the gloves was for winter riding. i took them out on 38 degree weather and i was riding average 95 miles an hour,and my hands got so cold after like 5 minutes, even if i was to ride at 60 mph they would not warm me up. these gloves i would say are good for 45 to 70 weather. I also have the river road cheyenne, and they better for the cold than alpinestars for half the price. the river road are good for the cold but are not good for feedback. the alpinestars good feedback, but 45 to 70 weather. 2011 yamaha fz8
March 2, 2013