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    June 2, 2014
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    November 19, 2014
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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for cold, Mediocre for near Freezing
PostedNovember 19, 2014
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WebMasterP
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
I bought these gloves because my First Gear winter gloves were awful to use. My hands felt like they were swimming and it made using the controls awful. So, I opted to try these, as some said they were more taught on the inside.
Comfort/Feeling:
Well, they weren't wrong, for a winter/cold glove the feeling is great. It's not a summer glove, but it's not bad either. I never have to re-grip the clutch over and over when I first get on, they just go on and stay in place. They look good, not overstated but not bland either. Great lever feeling and control. I love this aspect.
Warmth:
This is where the trade off is. Down to 45 degrees, they'll keep my hands warm for my whole 8 mile commute (half of it at 35 MPH, half at 45-55 MPH). Below that, and my hands will get cold. Not cold like a summer glove in winter, I can still feel my fingers and everything, but they're not warm hands by the end of the commute. For the first half of the commute, they're fine, it's when the speeds pick up that they start to chill.
That being said, it was freezing (but dry) every day of the week last week and I wore them every day as I prefer getting slightly chilled hands to swimming around inside my old gloves.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert Features The Bionic Air Back Protector insert is CE certified to the latest back protector standard and offers the street rider superior levels of comfort and performance in an ergonomic design. CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-22010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design. Slips in to your jackets back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort. Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort Outer Honeycomb plate - Made of Polypropylene provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area Inner Honeycomb foam - Made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy Note Size MD is recommended for Men's jackets size 50 and smaller as well as all Women's jackets. Size LG is recommended for Men's jackets size 52+ Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Medium 16.5 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point Large 19 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fits Well via Smart Design
PostedNovember 19, 2014
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WebMasterP
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
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
The webbing on the inside makes it a snug fit that you can barely feel. It's also incredibly light. It's a little on the pricey side, but it's also not just a piece of simple honeycomb plastic either.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Gunner Waterproof Jacket The Alpinestars Gunner Jacket features an advanced and highly durable outer shell construction with a 100 waterproof and breathable inner lining to ensure insulation and riding comfort. With the added convenience of a removable thermal lining, the Alpinestars WP Gunner Jacket is highly versatile and comfortable, in varying weather conditions. Features 600D Fabric with PU coating and water repelling treatment Waterproof and breathable membrane CE protectors on elbows and shoulders Chest and Back protector compartments with PE comfort padding (CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert available as accessory) Polyfabric comfort edge around the neck and cuffs 2 zippered front air intake vents to maximize ventilation Back air exhaust vent for additional airflow Sleeve volume adjusters on biceps for a personalized fit Lower back extended and reinforced to protect lower back and kidneys in riding position Pre-curved sleeves for increased comfort in riding position Adjustable velcro cuff with gussets Velcro waist adjuster 2 external zipped hand pockets Internal wallet pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exactly What I Was Looking For!
PostedOctober 27, 2014
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WebMasterP
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Obviously, it's a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for with Alpinestars. As a tall and lanky man at 6' 2", 170-175lbs 32-33 waist, I was very happy with this jacket in XL. It's meant for a bit wider rider, as I had to cinch down the sides a lot, but the arm length is great. The extended length backside it awesome. Previously, I had problems with the back coming up a bit in my old jacket (Alpinestars City Collection), making for a very cold ride on my Monster 1200 (mostly upright riding position).
I usually wear a t-shirt to the office and it's kept me fairly warm in the AM getting down to mid 40's and very rainy now that fall has hit here in Seattle. I can tell if it gets much colder, I'm going to need a warmer shirt on underneath, but so far, so good.
The sleeves have good Velcro adjusters that allow for easy weather/cold proofing and also quick removal.
The only issues I have are:
(1) I really have to make sure the zipper is engaged at the bottom or it will split apart pretty easy, but that's mostly user error as a result of a hasty style of getting my gear on.
(2) The loop that holds the liner to the neck of broke within a month of owning it. It's not a big deal as the liner doesn't really need it to stay in place, but it's kind of a bummer. I'll probably pay to get it fixed because I can't afford to be without my commuting jacking during the winter.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Express Drystar Overpants Features 450 Denier fabrics with PU coating main construction with reinforcement material on knees and seat areas Pre-curved leg construction Waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane Removable thermal liner Reflective piping for night-time visibility CE certified knee protectors Waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile jackets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Construction, Slightly off fit
PostedJune 2, 2014
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WebMasterP
State:WA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Large
These pants are leaps and bounds better than my old Joe Rocket ones. My old ones had the zippers bind on the flaps and eventually it destroyed them, so I bought these. The zippers are higher quality, the design is better and they zipping is very smooth.
I'm a tall slender build, so the fit is a bit off. The knee armor seems to be just below my knee while walking. Once I'm sitting on the bike, everything seems to be in the right place.
These can get pretty hot on a 70+ degree day, but are acceptable while moving.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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