Alpinestars C-1 Windstopper Gloves
This product is very comfortable
I was looking for some good windproof gloves for those cool riding days, and Alpinestars delievered big time. The glove fits true to size and does what it says. No more cold hands on those crisp morning rides.
April 15, 2013
Great for stopping wind, less so for warmth.
I have owned a pair of these for around six months, and have ridden around 1800 miles in them, and while they do do what they advertise, (stop wind, quite well actually) they do absolutely nothing for keeping your hands warm, so if it's cold enough that your hands would get cold just standing around, they'll probably get cold in these gloves.
With a liner (cheapish wool glove liners for military gloves), I've been wearing these down to just above freezing with minimal discomfort.
These gloves definitely deliver good quality in the sub-$100 range, and once I wear mine out, I plan to replace them with more of the same, assuming they haven't been discontinued by then.
March 18, 2013
Good little gloves
These fit a little tighter than my Icons, but the good amount of precurve of the fingers (mostly) makes up for it. They block the wind completely, but they're not very thickly padded so they're not the best for a legitimately cold day. I still like them for what they are, though—windproof gloves for a slightly chilly day.
February 5, 2013
Great Against the Wind
I needed a pair of winter gloves since the weather was getting down to the 30's and riding in perforated gloves was not fun. I elected to go the C-1s because I like Alpinestars and their products. Well I am very glad that I did. I have ridden in 30 degree weather and very little wind gets through the gloves and my fingers dont freeze anymore. I am sure that if you had a thin glove liner with these gloves you would get no wind on your fingers. The gloves are very flexible and comfortable.They are a little tight getting on but once you wear then a couple times they get easier to put on. I wish they had a little more protection the side of the hand but the nuckle protection is great. If you are looking for a short cuff quality winter commuter glove then this is a great product to buy.
December 1, 2012
What wind stopper?
These gloves are comfortable and feel solid with the protection. My only gripe is that they're not really living up to their description. It's supposed to be like your best wind breaker x 10. It feels like I am wearing a regular glove. My fingers still freeze and get numb as if I were wearing a summer riding glove.
November 14, 2012
Love this glove. Very light but offers great protection from the wind and keep hands quite warm. The design is very simple but that's what I was looking for.
September 24, 2012
Fantastic - Style, Comfort & Protection
I hope these gloves will stay in production forever. Great value, great style, very comfortable and I feel it provides adequate protection. The best thing is it does what it's built for - stopping wind! It has also kept my hands dry after riding for 20 minutes in a light shower.
Highly recommended and will recommend to anyone looking for a low profile winter glove.
May 31, 2012
Nice gloves - Fit and comfort excellent - cold protection minimal
I've been using these for cold mornings in northern CA. The temperature can be 35-45F in the mornings and my hands are very cold and fingers are numb after my 36 mile commute. I have grip warmers that help a little. I was using some bulky winter type gloves that did little to help keep my fingers warm and bought these C-1s to replace them. The C-1s fit is comfortable and true to size. I wear a LG. I love how less bulky they are than my winter gloves. However, they don't keep my hands as warm as I would like. They do transfer heat from the grip warmers fairly well if I use a tight grip. But my fingers still get a little numb especially my thumb. But they are great gloves especially as temperatures rise a little. I will be using these exclusively unless I see another glove that may be warmer without the bulk. Highly recommended.
March 19, 2012