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    April 1, 2013
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Dainese Full Metal RS Gloves Dainese has used all the experience acquired in racing and in collaboration with the great champions in the sport in the development of this racing glove. The Dainese Full Metal RS Glove is highly protective, yet at the same time providing a great riding experience. The Full Metal RS is built using advanced technology and the toughest materials, such as titanium, carbon fiber, Dupont Kevlar, cowhide and goatskin. The Full Metal RS combines technical solutions with ergonomics, such as the internal reinforcement of the little finger combined with the Distortion Control, a single panel of leather that wraps around the side of the hand, or the insert in the palm to reduce blistering. Protection Composite inserts in carbon fiber and titanium on the knuckles and back Composite inserts in carbon fiber at the joints of the fingers Polyurethane insert on the palm TPU inserts on the head of the ulna bone Distortion Control on little finger PE inserts on side of little finger Certified as PPE to EN 13594 Standard cat. II level 1 Main Materials Kevlar jersey Kevlar fiber stitching Cowhide leather Palm in goatskin Pittard's leather reinforcement between thumb and index on the left hand Digital Sheepskin reinforcement between thumb and index and fingertips of index and middle finger of right hand One single leather panel to the size of the hand Ergonomics and Comfort Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Elasticated inserts Micro-injection reinforcement on palm Microelastic elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforation on inner side of fingers Other Features Soft inserts Cover on the tightening strap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Definitely one of the best...
PostedApril 22, 2013
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ps1310
From New York, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had my Dainese Full Metal RS gloves for about a month now, and I'd say that they're fully broken in. In terms of quality of construction, they're second to none, absolutely the best.
One aspect that I really like about these gloves, is the attention to detail when it comes to protection, along with the styling of the features themselves. The metal over the knuckles, the guard on the outer palm of the hand, and the reinforcement where at the little finger knuckle are things that they didn't have to bother with, but went the extra step with.
In terms of air flow, the gloves definitely breathe very well, and it's been a bit chilly as of late (high 40's to high 50's), and at these temperatures at highway speed, the hands definitely get a bit cold, but in temperatures at 60 degrees and up, I'm sure the airflow will be amazing.
One thing about the gloves in terms of comfort and fit, is that I feel that they're rubbing the outer half of my backhand a bit unnaturally. Otherwise, they fit well. My only complaint would be the price, because let's be honest, $350 is a lot to spend on a pair of gloves. I also own a pair of Alpinestars GP Pro gloves, and those are great at $250. You definitely get a bit more with the Dainese Full Metal RS, but like I said, it's up to you to decide if $350 is really worth it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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 Dainese Avro Leather Jacket
Dainese Avro Leather Jacket
Dainese Avro Leather Jacket This product has been replaced by the Dainese Avro C2 Jacket with no meaningful changes outside of CE approval. Protection Composite protectors certified to Standard EN1621.1/97 Co-injected shoulder with aluminium insert Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather S1 fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Collar with elasticated insert Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Neck adjustment Removable thermal liner Sanitized lining Other Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector Pocket for Thorax chest protector Soft inserts Reflective inserts 2 outer pockets Pocket on removable liner Internal pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
For Non-Perforated Leather...
PostedApril 10, 2013
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ps1310
From New York, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Definitely one of the best that I've seen, if not the absolute best. I recently picked up an Alpinestars Atem jacket for the upcoming summer season, but I figured I'd take care of my shopping for once, and I picked up the Dainese Avro as well.
I rated the Bang for the Buck as a 3(which I interpret as average), simply because $700 is a bit much to spend on a jacket, no matter how amazing the quality, etc. In terms of the rest of the categories though, I'd say the jacket is almost perfect throughout.
With the liner in, I've ridden in high 30's and low 40's temps at very fast highway speeds. Note that all I had on under the jacket and liner, was a long sleeved t-shirt. At the high 30's/low 40's range, it's not exactly 'warm', but the ride is still comfortable enough. I used to wear my Northface parka on cold rides(I know that's not the smartest thing to do), but the Avro with the liner in provides similar cold protection to that, with infinitely less drag.
In terms of the style, I get a ton of comments walking around in the jacket, the construction of the jacket, along with the placement of the armor, is second to none.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars GP Pro Gloves The new GP Pro glove combines supremely high performance, protection, comfort and flexibility into a sleek, ergonomic and lightweight design, tested to the limit in Alpinestars MotoGP and WSB race program. Nicky Hayden and Carlos Checa are just a couple of the world-class riders that have provided direct input into the design and development of the Alpinestars GP Pro Leather Racing Gloves. They accept nothing less than the best and neither should you. Features Full grain bovine leather and goatskin leather construction Kangaroo leather palm Reinforced bovine leather side panel Race-proven DFS thermo injected knuckle protection system to absorb and dissipate impact DFS thermo injected finger and wrist inserts Palm slider landing zone Double wrist closure firmly secures the glove ensuring improved protection Abrasion resistant molded soft wrist vent inserts Internal Kevlar liner on top of hand and thumb Internal K-Tech Kevlar little finger lining for superior impact and abrasion resistance K-Tech Kevlar consists of 2 layers of Kevlar layered with 2 layers of leather and a layer EVA foam padding for protection from both impact and abrasion Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around the fourth finger in the event of a slide External finger and palm seams for a close fit and superior feel Accordion stretch panels on thumb, index, middle and ring fingers for reduced flex-resistance
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't beat the styling...
PostedApril 10, 2013
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ps1310
From New York, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Honestly speaking, $250 is a bit much for a pair of gloves, but I didn't want to skimp on hand protection, considering that the hands will be one of the first parts of your body to hit the ground. Just for the record, I've also got a pair of the Dainese Full Metal RS gloves, which I might rate SLIGHTLY higher, but consider that these are an extra $100 compared to the Alpinestars GP-Pro gloves.
First things first, in terms of protection and styling, you can't beat the GP-Pro gloves. I've got a bunch of my idiot friends who always take them from me and put them on because they simply like how they look in them (both riders and non-riders). The knuckle protection, ring/pinkie reinforcement, and plastic shielding around the wrist are excellent.
The gloves definitely breathe, and I've had them for almost 3 weeks now, and I feel like they've already been broken in after just several rides. My hands get a bit chilly in temps under 55 degrees, but I'm sure that in warmer weather, the breathability will really come into play.
All in all, an excellent product from Alpinestars.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Stacked Long Sleeve Thermal T-Shirt 60 Polyester/40 Cotton
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Aside from the obvious...
PostedApril 8, 2013
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ps1310
From New York, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
there's not too much to say about the Stacked Thermal from Alpinestars. I wanted a long sleeved t-shirt aside from the fact, and I thought I'd give this one a shot. I also hoped to use it as a 'base layer' under my Atem perforated leather jacket. I've tested this combination in the high 40's to high 50's here in NYC where I live, and it lets a bit too much air through for a 'thermal' in my opinion.
In terms of style, fit, and comfort, the shirt is absolutely fantastic. I'm 6'0 185lbs with an athletic build, and the large fits me perfectly.
I suppose it really comes down to what your main purpose for the shirt is. For casual where, it's worth every bit. As a thermal/base layer, it doesn't do TOO much in terms of keeping you warm, but all in all, a decent buy.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Alpinestars Ride It Zip Fleece Hoody 80 cotton / 20 polyester Fleece Jersey lined hood
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Hoodie for Lounging
PostedApril 3, 2013
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ps1310
From New York, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I've been wearing my Alpinestars hoodie around for a little over a week now. I'm from NYC, and temps here in the past week have been anywhere in the high 30's to the upper 50's.
I'd say that the hoodie is comfortable in the mid 40's and up, and even if it gets into the warmer Spring temps, I think it'll be quite comfortable. The fabric is on the thin side(for a hoodie#, and the fit is a bit snug, but perfect, if that makes sense#I'm 6'0, about 190 lbs, athletic build#, but I think that's just the style#I ordered a Large).
Love the black color in particular, goes well with anything.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Atem Leather Jacket The Atem Leather leather jacket offers high performance protection and styling for the street or track with technology derived from Alpinestars extensive track testing. Fully CE Certified, with premium materials and safety features for high levels of security and comfort, this jacket would be just as well suited as the top half of a two piece suit when paired with the GP Plus Leather Pants . Features 1.3 mm high-grade perforated leather construction with re-enforcements in critical impact zones External Alpinestars exclusive Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) technology shoulder protectors Combined DFS external protection and Bio Armor inner protection on shoulders Multiple, external, perforated leather panels with foam protector inserts Removable security straps maintain the jacket position in case of a feet-first slide Aramidic stretch panel at chest Full sleeve length Aramidic stretch panel 3DTech mesh at the wrists 3DTech mesh inner liner for comfort and improved ventilation 3DTech mesh at collar Improved MotoGP profile aero hump increases airflow and aerodynamic performance D-Ring waist adjustment for precision fit Volume adjustment wrist strap Whole jacket, not just armor is CE Certified and conforms to EN 13595-1
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic style, great functionality.
PostedApril 1, 2013
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ps1310
From New York, NY
State:NY
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I just received my Alpinestars Atem jacket a week ago. I'm 32 years old, and ride actively here in NYC where I live, and when I need more open road, I head to the bordering counties where I grew up. I'm 6'0, about 190 lbs, athletic build, and the jacket fits me perfectly(I ordered a size 54).
I've had several occasions to take my Atem jacket this past week. Things are finally starting to get consistently above the 30's, and this past week, the temps were consistently in the low 40's to mid 50's. Depending on the sun, and how fast I'm riding, the jacket is a bit chilly as is, but all I had on underneath, was the Alpinestars thermal long sleeve t, which I feel is a bit thin for what it should be. The Atem jacket itself though, breathes well, which I'm sure will serve its function at higher temps.
Even with the slight chill though, I felt relatively comfortable in the 40s and 50s, and can't wait to get this thing out in the Spring and Summer as things heat up.
In terms of style, I get all sorts of questions about the jacket. Living in NYC, you get to observe all sorts of clothing, and even with that said, this jacket turns heads. In terms of the look and feel, you can't beat it.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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