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Alpinestars Street Cargo Pants Our series on Alpinestars gear for hot weather riding concludes with a look at the Alpinestars Street Cargo Pants, which are sort of a cross between street jeans and mesh motorcycle pants. The Cargo Pants can be purchased one size small, as these were, for wearing solo, but they’re also designed …

Alpinestars Ergo Painter Denim Pants As much as we go on about high-quality leather or textile pants for motorcycle riding, there’s no getting around the popularity of jeans. They’re comfy, they don’t look goofy off-bike and they can help make summer riding more comfortable.   But please – if you have to wear jeans, at …

Alpinestars Air-Flo Pants The timing couldn’t be better — just as the weather here in the Mid-Atlantic has reached its typically brutal hot and humid summer peak, we’ve been taking a look at some of the new mesh clothing items for 2006 from Alpinestars. We covered the Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 mesh jacket a few days ago and …

Alpinestars Drystar Suit There’s a strong correlation between my desire to sleep in as late as possible on a work day and a steadily declining regard for wearing proper safety gear on my morning commute. I have distant memories of having staggered out of bed with enough time to toast a bagel and eat it …

Alpinestars ACR Air-Flo Jacket This is the third in our series of reviews featuring Alpinestars mesh motorcycle clothing. First up was the Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 mesh jacket, then the matching Alpinestars ACR Air-Flo mesh pants, and this review features the ACR Air-Flo mesh jacket. We also have two pairs of Alpinestars jeans in the review pipeline, the Alpinestars …

The Search for a Lightweight Winter Outfit The goal: a winter motorcycle riding outfit without the bulk. We’ve done this before — sort of. Long-time webBikeWorld readers may recall our 2009review of the Firstgear Teton jacket. That review had a similar objective: a lighter-weight, short jacket with matching pants for winter. This review isn’t necessarily an update on …

Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar Jacket The Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar jacket is both unique and unusual. It’s a 3/4-length jacket but the outer shell is mostly mesh. A Drystar waterproof membrane removable liner is included. The Cape Town Air is very comfortable, with a correct shape and enough adjustments to custom fit anyone. It also …

Waterproof Boots for Riding and Roaming Waterproof for sure, but not the easiest boot to live with. In the past I have extolled the virtues of Alpinestars boots, in particular the Alpinestars Recon Boots (review). As good as those boots are, they are not ideal for cold-weather riding. The problem — if you want to call …

Cool-Looking Gore-Tex Boots The Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR boots are brand new for Fall 2011. First announced in the summer of 2011, the boots are just now available for sale. Designed as a cross between a hiking boot and a motorcycle boot, with light protection, they’re as comfortable as they are good-looking and the inclusion …

Alpinestars “Stella” SP-3 Motorcycle Gloves A well-made pair of women’s leather gloves from the Alpinestars “Stella” women’s motorcycle clothing line. The Stella SP-3 gloves have plenty of padding and reinforcement. Ladies, if you are like me, you’ve found it frustrating to find the perfect gear specifically designed for women. I live in a small town …

Alpinestars Storm Rider GTX Gore-Tex Winter Motorcycle Gloves Review The Alpinestars Storm Rider GTX gloves provide race glove looks and Alpinestars quality. The interior is also very comfortable. And the gauntlet with zipper is adequately sized. The Storm Rider GTX gloves are also waterproof. The Alpinestars Storm Rider gloves were recommended by several webBikeWorld visitors and other local …

Alpinestars “Recon” Boots Review Reasonably priced and apparently well made but with a thin sole. It was a great plan. But, as plans do, it completely unraveled. The idea was to review a supah dee-luxe Enduro outfit. That would be the M2R Rally Cross jacket and pants combo with the Alpinestars Recon boots. Also, the cool Marushin Enduro helmet …

Alpinestars Sledge Motorcycle Gloves Not the favorite pair in this comparison The Alpinestars Sledge Street Sport Riding Gloves are one of many different styles of motorcycle gloves offered by Alpinestars. The “Sledge” model is new for 2007; apparently, it’s so new, it hasn’t even shown up on their website as this article was published. The …

Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 Jacket It must be summer in the Northern Hemisphere. How can we tell? The volume of email requesting reviews of mesh jackets and other hot-weather riding apparel has been on the rise. Just for the record, we’ve reviewed tons of hot weather motorcycle riding apparel over the years. So if you’re looking to stay …

Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves Review The Alpinestars GP Tech gloves are a high-tech, high-quality pair of gloves at a price. If you’re looking for a moderately priced pair of gloves, stop reading. At $235.00 list, these top-of-the-line Alpinestars GP Tech gloves are anything but cheap. They’re in the same category as the Held Galaxy and Krypton gloves or …