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Alpinestars Messenger Drystar Gloves The Messenger Drystar is a lightweight all-weather riding glove designed for the city rider. The glove is well insulated and features an elasticized, contoured wrist cuff and shock cord closure to help keep the warmth in and the rain out. Alpinestars exclusive waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane helps keep the hands dry and comfortable in all conditions. Anti-slip palm construction improves grip on the riders controls. The glove is insulated with a soft fleece liner to help keep the hands warm. Elastic contoured wrist improves comfort. Shock cord cuff closure helps retain warmth and keep out moisture.
 
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3 / 5
Thin and Tight
PostedApril 25, 2012
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CarloVanSexron
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
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Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
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Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
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Alright, so right off the bat I should mention that I ride a cruiser (HD Street Bob) so maybe these gloves just aren't tailored for that sort of bike.
They're comfortable to wear, very soft lining, but well knit so it won't pill or fray. The snot pad is pretty awesome too. The fit is a little tight, but I've got wide hands so it may just be that, because the finger lengths for fantastic for me on the size L. I also like the sort of half gauntlet thing going on since it fits nicely under my jacket cuffs. The fabric feels highly abrasion-resistant, but there's no actual "protection" outside of that, so any significant impact is going to be a problem.
The problem I ran into was with the pre-curved hand position. It feels very natural, and the thumb is stitched in such a way so that you have a VERY hard time pulling it back once it's underneath the handlebar/throttle. This shouldn't be all that big of an issue, but for me, I wasn't able to reach my fingers out to the levers (brake or clutch) without actually taking my hand off the handle, because the thumb was just too tight.
Now, I'm not sure if perhaps my handlebars are just too thick compared to the average street bike, but for me, it was a complete deal breaker. Which is too bad because these gloves look pretty B.A. and feel very nice on the hand.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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