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Alpinestars Overland Drystar Gloves An all-weather touring glove, featuring Alpinestars exclusive Drystar waterproof and breathable technology, the Alpinestars Overland Glove features advanced TPR molded knuckle protection and Alpinestars patented finger bridge technology, improving safety performance and strength. Accordion flex inserts enhance fit and feel while reducing hand fatigue on long journeys. Features Goatskin leather and high abrasion resistant fabric construction Suede reinforcements for added durability and grip Technical, 100 waterproof Drystar glove, offering breathability and comfort Designed to be worn over or under jacket sleeves Built-in molded knuckle protectors Advanced EVA inserts for increased impact absorption Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around the little finger in the event of a slide TPR finger stylus for use with bike navigation systems (GPS) Accordion inserts on fingers and top of hand for maximum flexibility Double wrist closure firmly secures the glove Reflective details Note TPR finger stylus works with pressure-sensitive touch screens and will not work with heat-sensitive touch screens, such as those on iPhone and Android phones.
 
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Not very warm, super stiff. Expected Better.
PostedJuly 26, 2013
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Bean
From Sydney
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought these to be my gloves as a winter alternative to my "alpinestars sp-1"(which they are still warmer than), but am a little disappointed with the level of wind protection from them, I'm located in Sydney riding at a minimum usually of 10-12 degrees celsius, and my hands were still freezing by the end of a half hour ride.
They fit me well, but are the STIFFEST gloves I have ever put on in ten years of riding, and the first couple few times I wore them it would fatigue my arm to keep a grip on the bars for more than a few minutes, I'd have to try and open my hands intermittently whenever I could, but as I wear them more they are flexing slightly more easily, hopefully eventually they'll be at a tolerable level for some longer distance rides, and I wonder if this would also be affecting the poor temperature comfort of the gloves by limiting blood flow to my hands as I have to grip so tight.
I did notice in the video review Anthony selling the good flexibility, I imagine his must've been pre-worn extensively for this to be true.
Rides: 1995 Yamaha VMX1200 V-Max
Yes, I recommend this product.
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