Lightweight mesh motorcycle jackets are growing in popularity, but even those kit firms like Alpinestars who do make them tend not to offer much variety. The Alpinestars T-GP Pro Air jacket is the top-spec mesh motorcycle jacket from Alpinestars, at a price (around 10,000 THB) that doesn't sound like a lot of money for a range-topping jacket. And yet it feels so good you wouldn't be disappointed if you'd paid twice as much.
The Alpinestars T-GP Pro Air motorcycle jacket is a proper good-quality riding jacket, with all the features, you've come to expect from Alpinestars, plus mesh to make it cooler for the Thai tropical climate. It's got plenty of pockets, quality zips that are easy to use when wearing gloves, and the cleverly placed stretch panels are sporty cut make the fit spot on.
The armor in the shoulders and elbows is really comfortable too. I used the Alpinestars T-GP Pro Air motorcycle jacket for a weekend of riding to the South of Thailand, and it performed faultlessly. When we were stationary, the relentless Thai sun meant that I got really hot. But as soon aw we started moving again, the amount of ventilation becomes apparent, and it cooled me down instantly.
But it's not all about riding in tropical heat for the Alpinestars T-GP Pro, it has a removable long-sleeve liner that makes it good for those few days in December that the temperature in Thailand drops below the happy riding levels.Tag: AlpinestarsT-GP Pro AirJacketGearProtectionMeshArmorRiding