Alpinestars C-1 Windstopper Gloves
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
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