Alpinestars Tech 1-R Leather Jacket 1.3mm top grade leather with extended perforated panels on the front for ventilation. External PU shoulder protectors derived from Alpinestars Racing Development program. MotoGP profile, perforated, back hump for improved aerodynamic and ventilation performance. Multiple external perforated leather panels on chest and back with foam padding inserts. Innovative side accordion stretch panel to enhance fit and flexibility. Functional accordion stretch inserts on elbow and shoulders. Aramidic stretch panels on sleeves. Fixed liner with 3D mesh liner insert on the back for comfort. -- D-ring waist adjustment. YKK front zip closure and YKK semi auto locking wrist closure. CE certified GP Series elbows protectors. Chest pad compartments with PE padding (Alpinestars Bionic chest pads available as accessory upgrade). Back compartment with PE padding (CE certified RC back protector available as accessory). Multiple snap button system to integrate the Level2 CE Certified Alpinestars Bionic Race Back protector. Waist zipper connection allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants.
Really good feel once you were it. Astars quality shown everywhere. Fit is perfect but the jackets run a little smaller. When I measured myself I was definitely a size or 2 smaller in the chest and the shoulders. But I had longer sleeves. So I tried one of my friends monza and I also tried a trigger suit and I bought one size up. So you really have to figure out where you stand by trying on some jackets from astars(the snug fit ones especially have a different fit and stitch)
Comparing it with a astars gp-pro jacket and a monza jacket(from a 2-piece suit) this one feels and has lots more of safety features like additional padding throughout and external sliders, etc.
Do some research between top grain Vs full grain leather and you will get a better idea I guess.
Other than that a really good jacket from astars for spirited street riding and an average track rider. I am not sure about pro-level of protection for people interested in pro-level track riding. Might have to look a little above the order I guess.
So far no complaints. But be careful with sizing. Try one before you make an order to avoid the hassle of exchanging for the right size.
Alpinestars Leather Track Pants Sport riding pants suitable for track and street use. 1.3 mm full-grain leather. Perforated leather panel inserts. Accordion leather stretch zones improve flexibility. Extended rear waist construction. Ergonomically placed stretch Kevlar panels. Patented calf expansion pockets improve range of fit. Multiple-stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance. Inner mesh lining with stretch panel inserts work with outer stretch zones for a snug fit. Internally reinforced seat area. Removable CE certified GP protectors. Foam padding built into the hip area. Internal waist connection zipper for attaching to riding jackets. Alpinestars replaceable Sport knee sliders. YKK Semi Auto Lock zippers.
Really comfortable as soon as you get onto the riding position. I cannot go without mentioning about the airflow. Initially I was skeptical about leather pants providing good airflow but this actually made my calves cold on a 70F ride so I am guessing this will definitely keep me cool on a warm day.
The quality and finish is top notch and its from the astars list of products so can skip researching about the quality of the leather used.
I am in between 32-34 jeans size and I am pretty comfortable in a 34 jeans so I went for a 52/42 pant which is one size larger(US size 36). So the pants do go a size smaller especially if you have a little bigger thighs.
Haven't crash tested it, so cannot comment on that and I highly doubt that a brand like astars would let me down.
4stars for "Features" and "Bang for the Buck" as I don't own a track leather pant from any other brand to compare with this.
Alpinestars Bionic Chest Pad The Bionic Chest Pad impact and vibration protection upgrade accessory for use in Alpinestars jackets and suits Polymer chest plate backed with Bio-Foam to provide extra protection to the chest from impact and vibration Fits into Alpinestars 1pc/2pc suits, leather and textile jackets Vented to maintain airflow cooling
AGV Sport Willow Perforated Leather Pants 1.2-1.4mm thick premium cowhide leather Schoeller Keprotec used on inner thighs and back of legs CE approved armor in knees Adjustable hook-and-loop waist straps Zippered fly with hook-and-loop flap Perforated front ventilation for summer riding Rubber coated zippers will not scratch bodywork 8 zipper connects back of waist to AGV Sport jackets and other jackets
AGV Sport Willow Leather Pants 1.2-1.4mm thick premium cowhide leather Schoeller Keprotec used on inner thighs and back of legs CE approved armor in knees Adjustable hook-and-loop waist straps Zippered fly with hook-and-loop flap Rubber coated zippers will not scratch bodywork 8 zipper connects back of waist to AGV Sport jackets and other jackets Non Perforated