Wet, warm and dry; the Alpinestars Vega Drystar motorcycle gloves have been subjected to it all over the past year. On the whole, I'm really chuffed with the Alpinestars gloves, which have been my staple choice of hand wear for several thousand kilometers. First and foremost they're really comfortable, offering a snug fit which can be adjusted by the wrist and cuff straps. There's a soft lightweight Thinsulate inner lining for added comfort, complemented by some preformed carbon fiber knuckle protectors, which sit snuggly on the top of your hands.
The Alpinestars Vega Drystar gloves are not really motorcycle gloves intended for the Thai tropical climate, but they offer a great compromise for the all year Thai riding motorcycle, being thin enough to feel all the feedback from the motorcycle. Neoprene stretch panels can be found on all of the fingers, along with reflective detailing and a protective finger bridge between the two outer fingers. As the name suggests, they're also waterproof, and have kept me nice and dry on a number of occasions. However, there is one major downfall – the Velcro on the cuff straps is quite weak, so they have a tendency to blow open if worn outside of the jacket's cuff. It's real shame, and the problem's got worse as the year's gone on; the Velcro becoming weaker and weaker with use. Otherwise I've nothing but praise for the stylish looking Alpinestars motorcycle gloves.Tag: AlpinestarsDrystarVegaGlovesProtectionGearNeopreneStretch-PanelsWaterproof