Alpinestars GP Plus Glove - Black
Customer Product Reviews
I bought these gloves and as a replacement for a more expensive pair that had seen better days. I was sceptical as my last pair were particularly good, even though these are not a cheap pair. After finding that I required one size larger than normal due to a small wrist diameter, they have proved to be extremely comfortable, do not make your hand hot, clammy and sweaty and allow good feel of the bars and controls. I also found that my thumbs kept warmer due to slightly more material around the front of them, which to my surprise made a surprising amount of difference while riding in the cold. The cuffs are long enough to cover any gap between short cut sports jackets and fasten easily securely and comfortably. I would highly recommend these gloves.
I needed some gloves in a hurry for a recent track day so ordered these along with the Held Sensato as I wasn't familiar with either. I was told to order what I liked and return the unwanted set free of charge. Great deal. They arrived promptly and while both are good gloves the Alpinestars were better suited for a trackday as they have more protection. Knuckles, wrist, palms and even fingertips have either hard armour or thick padding. The Doubled up wrist fastening - a Velcro closure on the wrist and another one above mean they are unlikely to come off in a crash. I'm normally a large but was recommended going for an XL and they are a perfect fit. Definitely go up a size. All in all delighted and a bargain price. Returned the other gloves free of charge too. Brilliant all round.
Good value for money
I am very happy with these gloves which I purchased two weeks ago ... they were comfortable from the moment I first wore them after having expected to 'wear them in'. The ventilation/insulation also works really well .... no sweating or cold fingers.
Perfect 1st time
Didn't take long to wear in, brilliant quality, sizing guide was exact! Would recommend these to anyone for sure. Don't go for cheaper options like I did, get these cause although they aren't the cheapest, they certainly aren't the most expensive but feel it!
Tried & tested
Bought these to replace the pair I damaged in an accident. I've marked them down slightly because they wore through on one finger, but without injury to myself. Overall construction is good, just a little thin on the inside of the fingers.
Build quality is top notch and gives a comfortable feel. I have massive hands (v long fingers) and the 3XL is just right without being baggy around the palm. Good ventilation keeps my hands cool. Big gauntlet with plenty of Velcro keeps a good seal between glove and jacket.
On the second set
I had these gloves for 9 months and the stitching gave way on both the wrist Velcro tabs. Fair play to Sportsbikeshop for taking them back and arranging a replacement pair, but if it happens again I will be writing a stern letter to Alpinestars to ask for a refund. Other than that, the fit and feel are great and the last pair of Alpinestars (365's) I had stood up well to a 120 m slide on the palms and saved my hands.
Excellent summer gloves
Bought these to replace some cheap RST gloves I bought a couple of years ago, and they are fantastic! The leather is really supple right out of the box, and now given a bit, the fit is perfect, with bags of feel through the bars.
Quality well made glove
Gloves arrived 48 hours after order. They are a well made glove and nice to ride in. I feel I have a lot more protection compared to my previous gloves. Size wise I went for medium and I have small hands. Take time to measure your hands and check against the size chart.
Fit like a ... er, glove
Used the measurement guide on the Sportsbikeshop site, and found I was an XL in these gloves. Order arrived quickly. I found these gloves to be a little bit too long in the fingers, but they fit perfectly around the palm (not Sportsbikeshop's or Alpinestars fault - just the shape of my hands I guess!). I'd rather they fit this way than being too small on the palm.
Excellent all round
A very well made and comfortable glove. Having had mine a few weeks now, the leather has given a little and they fit perfectly. Plenty of protection too which I like. The service from Sportsbikeshop was superb, gloves arrived next day at exactly the time given. Brilliant glove and 1st class service.
Fantastic customer service from this shop. I found the measurements for fitting to be a little on the small size, as I duly got out my tape measure and found myself to be right in the middle of the medium size measurement band for Alpinestars. Gloves arrived and I quickly realised that they were restrictive and too small. One phone call and within 48 hours of dropping the gloves to a local pick up point, I had my new perfect fitting size L gloves. Very happy with product and even more so with the service, 6 stars!
Superb quality gloves. Had some cheaper ones before, but these are a cut above and well worth the money. Am normally an XL but had to go for 2XL though in these, so maybe slightly smaller sizing than other brands, but with free returns, no problems!