Gear Pick: Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-tex Motorcycle Gloves

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Gear Pick: Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-tex Motorcycle Gloves

Gore-tex riding gloves will keep your hands dry while letting them breathe, and that’s a must if you are riding in the rain or in cooler climates. The Alpinestars WR-3 gloves are designed for “warmer” winters in that they are fully waterproof but are not insulated. If you’ve got heated liners or heated grips, then a un-insulated Gore-tex glove might just be the ticket for maintaining good control-feel and staying dry.

Price: $160

Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-tex Motorcycle Gloves
Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-tex Motorcycle Gloves

Why We Like It: The TPU knuckle protector is a plus, but we really appreciate the webbed pinky and ring fingers. This ensures that, in the event of a crash, your fingers won’t get wrapped or distorted. Not a lot of gloves have this feature because it makes the gloves slightly cumbersome and awkward when not riding.

Less Expensive Competitor: For a cheaper and still waterproof alternative, the Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves are good choice. You get to keep the protection but you lose the Gore-tex in favor of Alpinestar’s Drystar membrane.

You Should Also Check Out: The Racer Stratos Gore-tex gloves are at tad more expensive at $190, but offer a Gore-tex Xtrafit membrane that conforms to the hand better and doesn’t bunch up when operating controls.

  • Jorn Bjorn Jorvi

    I’ve had four pairs (three street, one dirt) of alpinestars gloves and they’ve all been a little off. Two had a mix of fingers too long and too short, another cause some strange cramps and the last had inconsistencies in the finish. I spoke personally with a distributor rep (an actual rep that deals with inventory, orders etc. for local shops and dealerships, not a customers service rep) that handles the brand and he told me the alpinestars gloves are among their top products for returns and complaints. I recommend getting gloves from a glove company.

  • Piglet2010

    Might consider these for wet track days, since glove covers are annoying.