Alpinestars Stella Bionic 2 Protection Jacket
Off-Road Riding Protection needs modifying
In a world where good fitting women's riding gear can be hard to come by, especially off-road gear, this Alpinestars Stella Bionic jacket is a mix of some good features and poorly designed features that need tweaking.
First off, for short-torso girls, if you buy a large because your chest is 'generous', be prepared to snip off 1-2 of the back panel protection plates because it's too long. Easy enough to do, but annoying that this item doesn't come in larger sizes that also account for how long the back protector should be. I am 5'2" and short-torsoed and the back protector came down past my tailbone. I snipped off the bottom two plates and it no longer pokes me in the rear end, and my back was still protected.
The mesh is good, it's nice and cool. The Mesh arms are a little tight on the Large, and i have muscular arms. The breast plates... oy. the breast plates are not feminine (but, would you expect them to be?) But they didn't slide around and I felt protected by them, as well as the rest of the armor.
The good news is that once I had the jacket on, I didn't really notice it when I was riding. it didn't pinch anywhere and it didn't really ride up on me. It would be good if Alpinestars made some adjustments, and had the jacket available in long and short torso, but the modifications I made have at least made the jacket bearable.
August 27, 2015
Best Jacket for extreme hot days
Bought for my wife. She been wanting one since I got mine a few years ago. We always wear protective equipment, but sometime it can be too hot with other jackets. She is completely satisfied and cool when we ride now. Stylish and still provide protection.
August 22, 2015
This jacket is excellent
I'm super happy with my jacket. It's really nice, and it looks awesome. I got size S, I'm 130lbs, I'm 36B, 5'2", and my arms are some thick. It fits perfect.
July 30, 2015
ordered a large for my daughter as that was what the measurements said-fits perfect-a quality garment, and revzilla shipped it out really fast-as always- thanks again revzilla!!
September 10, 2013
You get a really weird tan.
This is an awesome piece of gear to own! The only bad thing is that I got sunburnt from a day of riding through the mesh on the arms and I ended up with a honey cone shaped tan for the next few weeks.
September 2, 2013
Perfect for those hot months
I bought this looking for some protection I could wear during the summer months because it gets 100+ where I am, and let me tell you the reviews are right. I love this protection armor. The first time I put it on I felt comfortable and protected. I'm 5'7 about 145, C cup and I got the medium. It fits perfectly. All the pads are where they need to be and I've ridden with it practically all summer when it gets super hot out.
The... fishnet? I guess you would call it wasn't as close knit as I thought, it definitely allows just enough breathability but not too much. I ride a zx6r very leaned over position and the waist strap feels very secure, and there is a back protector not shown in the picture up top (included pic) it feels like it covers my lower back very nicely. Not bad looking either was looking for something in white, but as long this wasn't overwhelmingly pink or with those unnecessary flowery things that is oh so common among women's riding gear so I was happy with it.
Feels strong, feels safe, feels comfortable. Get it. That's all I can say.
August 25, 2013
The product fit me perfectly
I got one of these in size small. I am 5'2" and 110 lbs, B cup. It fits perfectly and is really comfy. It is just perfect snug but not tight on my arms and I have skinny stick arms. I rode 3 long days at a rally wearing it with a loaded hydration pack on top. The Alpinestar Stella Bionic was fantastic. No sore/numb shoulders, no parts rubbing or annoying. It was so comfy I forgot I was wearing it. The protection is great however I'm not fond of the look. With a jersey on top I look like a 5'2" football player with boobs.
I wore it yesterday riding in 80F with just a sports bra beneath and no jersey on top which was comfortable and cool enough. I wish it didn't have the purple color.
August 19, 2013
Nice Lookin Protection
Bought this for my GF and it fit one size smaller the she usually wears, which is common for Alpinstars. The guys at Rezvilla were a big help and no hassles on the exchange.
December 17, 2012