Alpinestars’ 2013 Spring Collection

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Alpinestars is now in its 50th year of production and they still continue to put out quality gear as shown in their 2013 Spring Collection. The new collection is expanding on their “sport and street riding product lines” with new innovations in venilation and water resistance.

The Jaws Leather Jacket.

Jaws Leather Jacket – $449.95
The Jaws is a sport riding leather jacket with removable CE armor in the shoulder and elbows. It has the Dynamic Flow Control system giving the rider climate control with 1.3 mmm leather construction.

The Orbiter 1.

Orbiter 1 Piece Leather Suit – $899.95
The Orbiter is a full leather suit that has GP-level protection and an ergonomic design. The front zipper and stretch leather panels allow for better comfort and fit.

Roving Backpack.

Roving Backpack – $89.95
The Roving backpack is a medium capacity backpack that has been designed to reduce drag while riding. It has an 18 liter interior with laptop sleeve and organizer pockets.

SP-8 Leather Gloves.

SP-8 Leather Gloves – $89.95
THe SP-8 is a leather racing glove with polymer knuckle protection. It has a pre-shaped finger construction for easy movement and great comfort.

New Land Gore-Tex Boot.

New Land Gore-Tex Boot – $229.95
The New Land is a touring boot designed for comfort and convenience on long trips or everyday use. The boot has been weather proofed with Gore-Tex.

Renee Leather and Textile Jacket.

Renee Leather and Textile Jacket – $399.95
Part of the Alpinestars’ City Collection is a leather jacket for women that includes high protection with high fashion. It’s a jacket that is “guaranteed to turn heads.”

Andes Drystar® Pants.

Andes Drystar Pants – $229.95
Created from Alpinestars’ DRYSTAR material, the Andes Pant is a waterproof pant that has breathability even in harsh conditions. It has CE certified protection in the hips and knees and is compatible with the Andes DRYSTAR jacket.

Joey Waterproof Shoe.

Joey Waterproof Shoe – $159.95
The Joey is a Converse styled sneaker that’s a suede shoe with the protection and comfort of a motorcycle shoe. It’s suede has been wax treated with waterproof that will keep you dry on rainy days.

More products in the gallery too. What do you want to see us review most?

  • TP

    Those sneakers at the end are pretty cool, wonder how hard it’ll be to rip that lettering off though.

    • JB

      Tcx makes something similar without the loud branding.

  • Campisi

    “What do you want to see us review most?”

    The Jaws jacket and the Orbiter suit, as I’ll have need for both a new jacket and a set of leathers soon.

  • Garrett Nelson

    I’m planning to get the Orbiter this year. Looks like a quality suit and I understand it’s was designed with bigger guys in mind. (fat boy suit)

  • motoguru.

    Resistantence isn’t a word. Is it?

  • LongTravel

    Not really new but I’ve been eyeing the Atem suit/jacket recently.

    • Ceol Mor

      I like the Atem jacket too. It seems to be one of the few pieces of gear that fully meets CE certification (the whole jacket, not just the pads) and I’m surprised it’s not mentioned as one of its main selling points. I’d like to see more manufacturers submit their gear to this type of standardized testing. With as much as new safety gear costs, I’d like to know that it meets some minimum level of protection. Perhaps this is a topic HFL could address?

  • Aaron Berg

    Andes jacket and pants. Looks like sweet value.

  • Mykola

    “…sport riding leather jacket with removed CE armor in the shoulder and elbows.”
    That’s supposed to be ‘removable’ right?

  • Lawrences

    wait a tick…was that a Butty Buddy ad that just popped up on HFL?

  • The_Doctor

    I would like to see those shoes reviewed, squid-style.

  • karlInSanDiego

    How about splainin’ how mere mortals are supposed to purchase (and try on) Dainese and Alpinestar gear. CycleGear tries to accommodate, and if you’re willing to order stuff sight unseen and repeat a time or two to nail the size they do that without charging for returns, as will some mail order, but that’s hardly the right way to have to select your gear. I recently settled for Sedici Alexi riding pants even though my heart said, “you’re going to go another 4-5 years wearing these for 1.5-2 hours a day, so buy the D-Dry or the DryStars,” which are actually confusing because of variety on their website that’s largely not actually advertised for sale at most retailers websites. Not your problem, but wondering if anyone’s found the perfect solution for critical gear selection. Honestly, you need to see this stuff in the flesh and try it on to be sure when it costs so damn much. And when you order one unit to a store or through the mail, there’s no way of know if that next size down was a better fit, so you might have to repeat several times.

    • sean macdonald

      This sounds like a wonderful idea for an article. Wes and I are taking off today for Taste of Dakar, but if you’ll bear with me for a week, I’d be happy to put something together to address this or at least open it up for a larger discussion.

      • karlInSanDiego

        Attaboy, Sean! Who says, “nobody listens to turtle?” Enjoy the dirt.

        • sean macdonald

          here on the north shore we treat friends mo betta

    • socalutilityrider

      I finally just gave up and rode to the Dainese store in OC. If you’re in SD, check it out. You can try on every Dainese product in one go, pretty awesome. Kushitani has a store in LA you could check out on the same trip, small but totally worth it. I ordered the rest of my gear off of revzilla, and they have excellent customer service, but between all the returns and backordered gear (shipping from Germany) , its been months.

    • dinoSnake

      As I mentioned above, you must *certainly* try on Alpinestars before you buy. I found the fit so miserable on all their jacket designs that, after trying several models and owning the ATL, I have declared Alpinestars “More hype than Reality”.

  • George Roberts

    Kinda meh lineup this season, Astars.

  • Dan

    I’d like to see more reviews of the womens’ gear. Men’s options (astars and otherwise) are pretty diverse and well-documented. Decent looking womens stuff is much harder to find.

    • Daniel Silverman

      The Icon 1000 line has some great gear for the ladies.

  • JB

    Just a thought, it would be cool if you guys could include what big items astars is closing out to make room for their new product lines, even if it’s just as an afterthought in the article. For every person that is excited to go out there and buy the brand new digs, you’ve got another who’s just as excited to pick up some quality gear on the cheap. It would be cool to know about that stuff quickly before it all disappears.

  • dinoSnake

    I wish I could say that I have a good option of Alpinestars. I feel that they are more marketing hype – and the hype is believed – than reality.

    I have had 2 Alpinestars products – a pair of gloves and the ATL jacket. The gloves lasted about 6 months and I then demoted them down to “street wear”; that is, I wore them walking about town. They were, overall, so poorly constructed (seams fraying, thin leather, etc.) that I lost faith in their ability to protect me (versus my other gloves).

    The ATL? I wanted to like it. I truly did. I owned it for 3 months…then sold it at a loss. After 3 months I realized that I couldn’t stand the thing so much, and it had made my rides so unenjoyable, that I had actually lowered my riding time. The fit sucks, the ‘venting’ was anything but and the jacket was blisteringly hot to wear, etc. Take a GOOD look at just about ANY male modeling an Alpinestar leather jacket, for example on SportBikeTrackGear and all of the European sellers – all the cuffs end almost 2 inches before the wrist! It made riding a chore as the glove/jacket interface constantly kept changing, leading to both discomfort and distraction.

    I have tried several Alpinestars jacket designs on, and it seems they are either too loose (the relaxed fit) or too short at the cuffs & waist (the sport fit). I own SIX jackets (SRS, TourMaster, Joe Rocket, Shift, two Speed and Strength) and the Alpinestars was the only one with such a miserable fit (Joe Rockets lack overall tailored form, but that is another discussion).

    My fit is considered “athletic” and Alpinestars just fit “miserably”, so we never met eye to eye it seems.