Alpinestars M1 Gloves
Product was what I expected.
The product does run a little small. I usually wear a medium in other brands but bought the large because of suggestions and it is still a little snug and the fingers are not long enough. The gloves overall look amazing. Some of the thread along the seam is starting to come apart but i think that is to be expected with constant use.
September 14, 2015
I purchased these gloves because the bike I bought already had Monster Energy stickers on it so I figured I might as well keep the theme going. They look cool and are comfortable. I have no issues with these gloves.
August 17, 2015
It looks really really cool.
That's basically it. I got it cause it look really cool. Although the glove is also very comfortable, and seems to protect all important part of your hands. It's not as durable as I like. 6 month of using it (daily), the strings and threads started to come off. Maybe I'm just not a good glove owner?
August 6, 2015
I picked up these gloves for a little more protection on my rides over the basic ones I was wearing. Despite being leather, they allow plenty of airflow, and my hands don't freeze in the cold. Would highly recommend these gloves to anyone.
May 25, 2015
Top notch quality and finish
Almost perfect, I gave it a 4 star rating only because the gloves fit small and it takes a while to break in. I really wanted to give it 5 stars because they really appeal to me, but its a little uncomfortable after about an hour and a half of riding. I could never use these as an all day kind of glove, as the next size up is too wide. I guess im just in between sizes. They definitely still work for shorter rides, and they should last a long while so im sure they will break in a little more after a year or so.
The overall look of these gloves, and the regular s-1 gloves for that matter, are hands down my favorite for that road warrior look. The shorter cuff and less bulky feel make them extremely fluid and articulate, they almost feel like a cross between a motocross glove and a guantlet glove. The quality and finish are second to none, as usual with alpinestars. Great glove overall, however the fit is a little off for me.
May 13, 2015
Exactly What I Wanted
I bought these for my husband as a gift. They fit slightly small, which is apparently what they're supposed to do as they'll stretch a little with use. (that's why I put "true to size") He was extremely happy with the gift, and was just what he needed AND wanted.
March 30, 2015
Great looking glove
I just received my gloves today and they are sweet! Couldn't be more happy with how quick they shipped and how nice they fit. I ordered a M and it is a tight fit but will break in. Some people say order a size up, but I MO don't. I'll write another review when I actually put some miles on these. Won't be soon because PA weather is terrible.
March 19, 2015
Comfortable and stylish with durability issues
I have had these gloves for nearly two years and rode around 10k miles with them on different bikes.
These gloves are pre-curved, fit European - I ordered an M which felt snug but broke in overtime. They feel identical to my size 8 Rukka gloves. I have very "delicate" or feminine hands with long fingers and Alpinestars fit my hands best.
The leather looks very high quality with double stitching all around with the exception of index finger.
A year after I got these gloves, part of the plastic strap broke off on both gloves within days of each other, but they were still wearable. About 6 months after that the velcro on the actual glove began to come off and I finally retired these gloves.
For $160 I believe you can buy a higher quality glove, but I still recommend them based on style and how perfect they felt after break-in.
March 16, 2015