Alpinestars has been around for quite some time and it shows in their final products. Learn more about the Alpinestars clothing and what sets them apart from the competition.
Video: 2013 Highlights
Clothing is something ever rider needs and Alpinestars has got some of the best offerings out there in our opinion. They continue to evolve their cycling products year after year and it shows. They are able to tap into not only their cycling knowledge, but also through the various motor sports that they also support. This helps them evolve their product range in a unique way that many bike specific clothing companies can not. Be sure to check the catalog below or Alpinestars’ website to see all of the clothing options and colors available.
2013 Gravity Jersey
The Gravity Jersey and Shorts are a staple for downhill and freeriders. The jersey feels light to the touch and has a nice fit and finish to it. The neck area is designed impressively well and feels great.
Gravity Jersey - Neck
The venting along the sides also aid in keeping things cool when you’re riding.
The shorts come in a size range 26-40, so getting a good fit with these shorts we’ve found is easy as they don’t follow the conventional(S-XL) sizing model. The waist closures help give some additional sizing capabilities. Wear and tear on the shorts have been impressive and we’re big fans of them.
The aero glove is a nice little product that we dig. It’s a thin glove that doesn’t bunch up and is barely noticeable when they’re worn.
The flexible panel under the pinky finger aids in stopping bunching on these gloves
Crashing with these gloves certainly will help abrasion and gives some protection but don’t expect them to be as bombproof or as durable given their intent. It’s easy to feel what the bike is doing with gloves like these and gives you a little bit of protection as well.
Pro Comp Jersey
The Pro Comp Jersey is armour that Alpinestars has thought out pretty well. It has venting and specific panels to aid in bunching and wear / impact. The pads are removable as well to aid in neck-brace and other customizing that you might need. The rear backplate is removable and in general this jacket has a small form factor so it doesn’t feel too bulky.
The tech layer is a piece that I typically wouldn’t have tried out but its a very nice piece that i’ve grown fond of.
It has a minor amount of compression to it and has some nice moisture wicking to it as well. It helps keep the jersey flowing freely and aids in all day comfort in my experience. Alpinestars makes this in a long sleve, short sleeve, or tank-top (as pictured above).
The Drop Jersey and Drop Shorts share similar features and benefits as the gravity products but in a more trail/enduro friendly format. They’re lighter weight material and have a lot of breathability built into the design as well.
Drop Jersey - Short Sleeve
Drop Jersey - LS
The jersey is available in a short or long sleeve version as well to provide more / less coverage.
The jersey features a hidden pocket and routing for headphones as well as a wipe for glasses on the inside.
You can see all of the details of the 2013 Alpinestars products in the catalog below.