Alpinestars Motorcycle Clothing
Alpinestars are world-renowned for producing high-end protective gear for the motorcycle rider market. Alpinestars motorcycle clothing is used by professional racers in all manner of motorsports.
Different riders have different needs; from long-distance touring, to rush hour commuting to track-day blasts, each type of riding requires its own form of protective gear and it pays to think about what you want from your gear before you purchase.
For track and fast road use, the key concern is protection in the unfortunate event of an accident. Typically, leather is the material of choice for its high abrasion resistance. Such suits as the Alpinestars GP Plus feature all-round CE-approved impact protection, mesh stretch panels for comfort and an aggressive aerodynamic race-inspired speed hump on the back for high speed stability. For less aggressive riding, leather suits are commonly available in a two-piece format, with jacket and trousers that zip together for added protection.
For long-distance motorcycle touring, textile fabrics are the way forward. With multiple thermal and waterproof layers, which can be added or removed depending on the weather, such suits offer improved flexibility and weather protection.
Alpinestars motorcycle clothing use notable technologies in their suits such as Goretex and Outlast. For budget-conscious commuters, even the more affordable suits such as the Andes series feature Alpinestars’ own DryStar waterproof membrane.
Boots and gloves
Just as important as the jacket and trousers, good boots and gloves are a must for every rider. Racing-inspired sports boots such as the Alpinestars SMX Plus feature rigid ankle protection, Kevlar-reinforced lacing and replaceable sliders. More touring-oriented boots are often waterproof and have softer inner-linings for comfort, key factors when it comes to choosing a boot in which you’re going to spend many hours.
Gloves vary in their features from one end of the spectrum to the other, with racing gloves placing emphasis on armour and ventilation, whilst touring gloves such as the Jet Road Goretex focus heavily on weather-protection and all-day comfort.