Alpinestars SP-8 V2 Leather Gloves - Black / White / Red
Customer Product Reviews
Unimpressed by comfort
Look / feel like a great glove, then I put them on ... where the stiching between the panels of material making up the fingers bulge inwards and irritate may finger after very short time. I have exchanged and tried a second pair of these (made easy with SPORTSBIKESHOP! Great.) as thought it was a quality problem / error. Unfortunately the second pair is worse / multiple fingers. Try them at a shop if you can?
Nice quality summer glove
Taking a few rides to bed in but I think they are going to be super comfy. They look cool and have great protection. Fit under my jacket sleeves. Maybe could do with a wrist enclosure/strap but that's my only slight concern.
I had to have Alpinestars gloves to replace my worn out my previous SP2 gloves as all my other gear is black Alpinestars too. I tried lots of long gloves from Alpinestars but found many had cumbersome and uncomfortable wrist closures but these SP8 V2's are a great fit all round, lacking the extra wrist strap from more expensive gloves but at less than £70 fantastic value! Look better in the flesh than the pics suggest too. Quick delivery too.
Value for money
If you want a pair of gloves with the pedigree of a top brand but don't want to spend a fortune then these are an excellent value entry level road glove. Well please with mine. Very comfy. Always used the higher level Astars gloves but these are just as good for the road. Great service from Sportsbikeshop too.
These gloves were bought as a middleweight pair for a fortnight trip down to Portugal in September. These were purchased to fill the void between heavy winter gloves and lightweight summer gloves. They stood up to the challenge brilliantly, with standing a few rain showers one day to 30 degree heat the next, they retained their comfort and practicality throughout.