Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex Gloves
Ok, but cheap stitching, small sizing, and too small outer gauntlet circumference are big problems for me
I have large hands. Ok - maybe I have slightly extra large hands. So I bought this glove in DOUBLE extra large (XXL). They are still a bit tight. Other issues: The 1st (and I mean FIRST) time that I tightened the "micro-adjuster" on the wrist (intended to keep the glove from being pulled off my hand should there be a catastrophic event), the stitching that attached the anchor ring strap to the glove tore loose from the glove. Because I was leaving on a trip that morning, and needed to use the gloves, I simply re-stiched it myself (precluding me from returning the gloves). Also: Main selling point for me was the advertised "double gauntlet" - an INNER gauntlet that goes UNDER the sleeve of your jacket, and an OUTER gauntlet (the one you see in the picture, with a zipper) that is intended to go OUTSIDE the sleeve of your jacket. Sounded great. Problem is, again, the size: The outer Gauntlet is WAY too tight. If you are lucky enough to be able to fit it the outer gauntlet over your jacket sleeve, you will be unable to zip the gauntlet closed. This kind of defeats the purpose of the Inner/Outer Gauntlet system for me, as the only way I can really use the glove is with either BOTH gauntlets INSIDE my sleeve, or with the zipper unzipped. The latter of which creates the following safety issue: With the Gauntlet unzipped, the glove is not properly anchored on your hand, and could be pulled off (remember that the weak stitching on the micro-adjuster will not hold up to keep the glove on when you really need it!). Finally: No solid "slider" on the palm, where the palm meets the wrist, and where one's hand would instinctively go down to brace upon impact with the road. As rough this review is, I still do use the gloves - I just would not buy them again.
December 3, 2012
Great cool-weather gloves
I bought these gloves looking to take my riding season deeper into the winter. Unfortunately these gloves weren't quite as warm as I had hoped, but that's not to say they aren't great gloves! They take me about as deep into the cold as my previous gloves did, but with MUCH better protection. I will ride with these gloves down to sub-40*F weather, but will be painful and numb after my half hour commute at 35*F. The quality of this glove is excellent and it provides MUCH better protection than my previous cold weather gloves.
The only downside is that with a tight-fitting sleeve you need to make a decision about the inner "gauntlet". It's cumbersome to try to put underneath a sleeve that zippers open but still has cloth - you need to either wedge it up under your sleeve, or in my case I've decided to just pull it up over my sleeve once it's zipped down. If it were raining and I wanted the full confidence of the waterproof glove I would probably take the extra time to wear the glove "right" and it doesn't decrease the comfort of the glove.
Sizing - I wear a Large Cortech Adrenaline (which fits snugly) and the Large Jet Road is a little on the loose side. I've tried on the A*'s tech heated glove in medium and can say that that is a little TOO snug on me for all-day comfort, and knowing that Cortech runs a little small I'd say these gloves run pretty true to size.
November 19, 2012
Excellent fit, very comfortable
Just got my new Alpine Stars Jet Road gloves. Arrived quickly, the fit is excellent and they are very comfortable. Can't wait to get them to the track next season.
November 5, 2012
Great Protection Against Rain, Wind & Ugly
Very well crafted gloves that have kept my hands warm in temps below 40* for my half-hour commute. Rain protection is of course supreme due to the Goretech membrane. Very grippy palms makes it easy to grip in rain and to alleviate hand exhaustion. Perfect fit, no pressure points on the hand, and great look. All around, best gloves for the money.
October 8, 2012
Very happy with these gloves
Fit and feel is great. Can still work buttons on GPS
October 8, 2012
These are great gloves that fit and move very well. I have yet to use them in the cold, but in 70 degree weather, this product is spot on.
August 28, 2012