Alpinestars Rideout Collection: Outdoor Apparel You Can Ride In

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The Rideout Collection by Alpinestars is an all-new line of jackets designed to meet the needs of people who commute or want to ride around town in less than perfect weather, all while looking more like normal clothes than traditional bike wear.

Alpinestars Lance 3 Layer Jacket

The Lance 3 jacket is a technical, three layer jacket. The outer layer is similar to any outer layer you might buy at REI. It is completely waterproof and features taped seams and waterproof pockets, as well as underarm vents and cord adjustments to help tailor the fit. The second layer is a mesh liner which contains the CE certified shoulder and elbow protection and padded sections in the chest and back (which can be upgraded to bio armor). The interior layer is a 130 gram thermal liner that feels like a synthetic down. There are so many ways you could wear this and so many applications that we’re really excited about this piece.

Alpinestars Dusk 3 Layer Jacket

The Dusk 3 is a variation on the Lance 3 jacket, with almost identical features and just a slightly different shell. The main difference is that, while the Lance 3 has a hood you can cinch down, the Dusk 3 has a hood that you can tuck into a little pouch in the collar. Other than that, it has the same material for the shell, same taped seams, same middle mesh layer with CE armor, and same 130 gram base layer. Personally, I’m a big fan of the mellowed color schemes and think the forest green one could be my go-to this winter.

Alpinestars Mack Jacket

The Mack jacket is going to mimic most of your down/synthetic down jackets, while including the same CE certified shoulder and elbow protection, with a padded back compartment that can be upgraded to Bio Armor. I tried this jacket on at the launch and was sweating almost instantly, this thing is crazy warm. It’s not going to have the same waterproof exterior as some of the others, so keep that in mind when shopping, but if you ride around somewhere cold and dry, it’s near perfect. As with many jackets this style, it’s storm hood has an elastic edging to help secure it in windy conditions, and the Mack also has elastic cuff edges with thumb holes to keep the sleeves in place and help seal out the elements.

Alpinestars Tyler Down Jacket

In the same way that the Dusk 3 is mellower version of the Lance 3, the Tyler Down Jacket is another version of the Mack Jacket. The Tyler’s main differences being that the shell is made of a poly fiber and synthetic wool main and the hood is detachable. The arms are also missing those nifty little thumb holes on the liner, which is really the only negative I see with this piece. Believe it or not, the Dusk still has CE protectors in the shoulders and elbows and, like the rest of the range, the chest and back pads can be upgraded to CE-approved items too.

Alpinestars Scion 2 Layer Jacket

The Scion 2 Layer jacket is a technical two layer jacket, consisting of a water resistant outer shell which is bonded together with a waterproof and breathable membrane. As with the Layer 3 and the Dusk 3, all of the seals are taped for added water proofing. As with all of the jackets in the Rideout line, the Scion 2 Layer has CE certified armor in the shoulders and elbows, this jacket also including a padded back panel which can be upgraded to Bio Armor. Lightweight and waterproof, this a fantastic outer layer.

Alpinestars Stella Cassie Down Jacket

The Stella Cassie Down Jacket is the women’s version of the Tyler Down Jacket. It’s the exact same jacket, just cut to flatter lady shaped bodies.

Alpinestars Stella Francie Jacket

The Stella Francie Jacket is the women’s version of the Mack jacket. As with the Stella Cassie, it’s the same as the men’s version, just cut to flatter lady shaped bodies.

  • OtisGerald

    Wow, these look they could be great. I’m excited to see them in person.

  • Derek Bayer

    IS there is any high-viz piping? These jackets look cool but that would actually make me want to buy one for a commuting jacket.

    • http://www.twitter.com/seanmacdonald sean macdonald

      the reason i posted the press releases was so you could see/read more for yourself. it says that clearly in each of them.

    • http://www.twitter.com/seanmacdonald sean macdonald

      yes, it’s detailed in the press releases posted above.

  • Zachary Church

    When are they available for purchase?

    • http://www.twitter.com/seanmacdonald sean macdonald

      we were told a few weeks, but i’ll try and get a date out of them.

    • worker88

      I got a email for pre-order from Revzilla today.

    • http://www.twitter.com/seanmacdonald sean macdonald

      Official word is they should be avail by the beginning of September

      • Zachary Church

        Thanks, Sean!

  • Curtis Caulfield

    These look great!

  • http://hey-just.us justusz

    Unless I missed something, none of these talk about abrasion resistance. These look like my idea of a perfect bike jacket, but what’s the point of having armor if the jacket holding it to your body melts away within a second of hitting the deck? This seems like the equivalent of stitching CE certified armor into my Patagonia shell: great if I trip and land on my elbow, but useless if I go sliding down the road.

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      They’re going to be quite a bit tougher than that Patagonia, but yeah, they’re not leather race suits. Figure on them standing up to a single crash pretty well, but being destroyed in that crash. They’re mostly intended for city riding.

      • Adriaan Sinke

        I know it is not leather, but there is still a significant difference between a motorcycle specific abrasion resistant outer shell as most companies offer and this nylon, melts into your skin stuff.
        This is like wearing a outdoor jacket over one of those MX body protector vests.

        • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

          And again, you are going to find more abrasion protection in these jackets than you would in just plain ol’ outerwear from Patagonia or whatever. That’s with the exception of the puffer jackets, which don’t incorporate abrasion resistant materials.

          • james

            so basically the op was correct in the beginning, these products pretty much are a minor step up from just squidding in a heavy jacket or hoodie for quite a decent mark up. Really not worth it imo, if you care so little about your safety (which is fine) then you can save your money and wear the winter clothes you already have.

            If you want proper protection, warmth, and the ability to get through light/medium rain for about 30 mins before you start getting wet, while also looking good off the bike then what is wrong with a basic, plain, kinda retro leather jacket with a non sporting cut? A stars should focus on making nice looking leather jackets instead of the mostly stupid looking ones they make now.

            I wear a gimoto asphalt jacket for my commuting and chilled touring (and one of their suits for racing) , best jacket ever, actually made in italy (unlike A* and D), great price and quality that surpasses any of the main stream brands like astars and dainese.

        • Stuki

          I was thinking “outdoor” meant off pavement riding; hence less need for abrasion resistance.

    • Mark D

      I was thinking the same thing. I recently almost bought one of Alpinestars “City collection” 3/4 legth jackets, and while it looks great and has all the right specs, the material is WAY too thin, and the fit is WAY too loose. Even my $100 Alpinestars mesh jack has thicker materials on the elbows and shoulders, and must more robust stiching. I’d say this gear is city-only.

  • Andrew Kinsler

    Alpinestars is killing it this season. I love that they are trying new things, and bucking the lame industry style trends. I’d need to see how these hold up in a crash situation before I shell out any cash! I hope that the second versions/ pro versions of these garments will be amazing. Id spend a bit more to have the best of the outdoor and riding worlds connect. Think Poler + Vanson + Alpinestars. Rad.

  • Jorn Bjorn Jorvi

    This seems like a soft move from alpinestars into the snow sports market. Just as fox had before them, alpinestars has gradually expanded into a lifestyle brand while risking the loyal patronage of their dedicated customers with technical needs. And just as fox has, alpinestars will sacrifice its exclusivity and authenticity, which will push the motorcycling customers toward brands that understand the desire these buyers have to differentiate themselves from the interlopers. The sexiness of a motorcycle equipment company disappears when t-shirts bearing the likeness can be picked off the clearance rack at PacSun.

    • james

      very correct sir, astars needs to stop making hats, t shirts, sneakers, wallets and other random tat, and also stop thinking their logo is in anyway a nice design. They are risking their biggest market, but not their original, they started out making alpine boots for skiing, ever wonder why the name?

    • Campisi

      They’ll be fine as long as they maintain a reputation for quality and safety. Anyone looking for any genuine sense of “exclusivity” in their motorcycle gear is likely to continue ignoring Alpinestars while buying boutique/custom pieces.

      • Jorn Bjorn Jorvi

        It’s about exclusivity to a particular market or portion of customers. ICON as a brand, for example, maintains greater exclusivity in this sense than does alpinestars because ICON is available only where motorcycles or motorcycling apparel are sold. It’s not about exclusivity within the motorcycling market, but exclusivity to the motorcycling market. So ICON remains “genuine” and thus protects the sense of exclusivity of its brand. Make sense?

        • Campisi

          I suppose, but Alpinestars has been making non-motorcycle products for a good long while already.

  • Kr Tong

    I’d rather just wear a bicycle commuter storm shell over my leathers when I downplay the technical gear I’m wearing.

  • Campisi

    Colours! Honest-to-god colours!

  • Piglet2010

    These jackets just seem to lack the stylishness than an Aerostich Roadcrafter in Hi-Viz yellow/gray provides.

  • markbvt

    These things are giving me a flashback to the early ’80s.