Alpinestars C-1 Windstopper Gloves
Good lightweight cool weather gloves
I was looking for something that would keep my fingers warm without much bulk and that didn't have a gauntlet. These Alpinestars C-1 Windstopper gloves fill that bill perfectly. They are just right for temps from 40F-70F and keep the wind from chilling my fingers to numbness perfectly. My only complaint is that I have a fairly wide base of the hand so the wrist/cuff seam on these gloves is a struggle getting into (as on many other gloves for me), but they run pretty close to size otherwise (XL, matching up well with other make/model gloves).
May 20, 2014
Not such a good value...
These gloves are extremely comfortable and block the wind rather well, unfortunately even wearing a glove liner my hands still froze as they have no insulation. As far as comfortable temperature range it feels exactly like wearing a non-perforated leather glove, those block the wind equally as well. Not recommended for winter. I ride a street-fighter, with no hand wind protection.
Sizing is very standard "American", I wear a medium in work gloves, the medium fit perfect.
The hard knuckle protection is nice, and it does have a synthetic leather palm, but it is very thin, I'm not particularly sure they would hold up well for any amount of time sliding on blacktop. The packaging arrived with the picture of a scooter across the top, not very reassuring.
The cuff band aids in comfort, but it isn't very tight, not random fly off loose but I could see the possibility in them slipping off in a slide.
They look great, feel great, but I wouldn't trust them in a crash and I wouldn't use them for anything less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. There are far better options out there that will do a better job in safety, warmth, or both. Bottom line, these are not worth the price.
March 20, 2014
Slips right on
These gloves are great for stopping wind in temperatures ranging from the low 40s to 50s. They are not suitable gloves to keep your fingers warm in cold weather. These gloves will slip right over your hands, no fuss with velcro.
March 10, 2014
Wrist band a lil big
All around, a very good glove. The only thing that kind of caught me was the cuff. While it wasn't loose fitting, it wasn't as sung as I would expect an elastic band to be.
January 30, 2014
good glove but over priced
Keeps hands decently warm during 40 degree days. Not warm enough for days that are near freezing or below. Good styling. Goes well with Alpinestars Northshore tech fleece jacket. Fit and finish could be better. They are water resistant which is nice. Should probably be priced 20 or 30 dollars lower.
January 6, 2014
good 3 season glove
good wind protection, comfortable, a little pricey
November 11, 2013
Bought these for Fall/Spring riding, hoping they'd do well for cold weather as well. So far, so good for warmth, may get a bit edgy nearer freezing temps or longer rides.
Really nice fit, no seams to irritate my fingers like my mesh summer gloves, like the ribbed cuff too. Had to return for a larger size...they seem to run a tad small.
Overall, I think a good 3 season glove.
October 14, 2013
Not for Winter, but Great Everyday Glove
These block wind great but are not good for winter weather. Everybody has different tolerances for cold weather riding, also depends on where you are. Up here in Canada where I live, these are not Winter gloves!
I have a 4 glove setup for the following conditions:
Summer-Hot (19-30°C) Icon Pursuit Perforated
Everyday Average (10-18°C) Alpinestars C-1 WS
Winter - Cold (-5-9°C) Tourmaster Winter Elite II
Rain - Icon PDX
So I use these gloves more than the others I have, because Summer is about 2 weeks up here. The rest of the time is perpetual Spring/Fall. If you're looking for a low bulk glove that's good for some cold riding, these are great. I love them!
I have long skinny fingers, the XL fits me perfectly.
June 27, 2013