2016 Alpinestars Technical Motorcycle Off-Road Gear Collection

Adam Waheed | August 25, 2015

Whether you race motocross, enduro, or just want to kick up a little dirt on the trail with friends, Alpinestars prides itself on making the finest off-road riding apparel and safety equipment. Each product is engineered to work in unison with one another, Alpinestars off-road products cover you from neck to toe.

Tech 1 Boot

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Riders seeking an affordable, general purpose full-length off-road boot will love Alpinestars’ all-new Tech 1 boot ($199.95). Borrowing design elements from its premium Tech 8 and 10 models, the one-series uses a Tech 8-style sole featuring rubber over a steel shank. It has specially designed tread grooves for walking in loose terrain. A ‘sliding flex control system’ is borrowed from the Tech 5 and 7 for unrestricted movement without sacrificing protection in a tip-over. A simple three-buckle closure system functions identically to the recently redesigned Tech 10 but is constructed from a less-expensive polymer versus aluminum.

A1 Roost Guard

Most chest protectors are bulky. But not Alpinestars’ new A1 Roost Guard ($99.95). Designed as a one-size-fits-all component, the A1 offers simple protection from rocks and debris thrown off of the rear knob of dirt bikes.

Most chest protectors are bulky. But not Alpinestars’ new A1 Roost Guard ($99.95). Designed as a one-size-fits-all component, the A1 offers simple protection from rocks and debris thrown off of the rear knob of dirt bikes.

Bionic Tech Jacket

Riders seeking the utmost in protection should check out the new Bionic Tech Jacket ($299.95). The jacket uses form-fitting elbow sleeves, shoulder cups, and an integrated back protector. The jacket is also BNS-compatible. Available in sizes Small through Double-XL.

Riders seeking the utmost in protection should check out the new Bionic Tech Jacket ($299.95). The jacket uses form-fitting elbow sleeves, shoulder cups, and an integrated back protector. The jacket is also BNS-compatible. Available in sizes Small through Double-XL.

Fluid Tech and Fluid Pro Knee Braces

Alpinestars’  knee braces see some key updates for ’16. The chassis is constructed from a stronger material to prevent it from cracking in a crash. It continues to use a simple but effective shim-style ‘ErgoFit’ spacer kit allowing for a better fit at the width of the knee. We also like its smart Velcro and plastic cam attachment system that helps keep each brace from sliding down the rider’s legs. The Fluid Tech brace is priced at $349.95, while the more affordable Fluid Pro costs $459.95 for the pair. Both set-ups are available in two sizes: Small/Medium and Large/XL.

Alpinestars’  knee braces see some key updates for ’16. The chassis is constructed from a stronger material to prevent it from cracking in a crash. It continues to use a simple but effective shim-style ‘ErgoFit’ spacer kit allowing for a better fit at the width of the knee. We also like its smart Velcro and plastic cam attachment system that helps keep each brace from sliding down the rider’s legs. The Fluid Tech brace is priced at $349.95, while the more affordable Fluid Pro costs $459.95 for the pair. Both set-ups are available in two sizes: Small/Medium and Large/XL.

Megawatt Hard Knuckle Glove

Single track riding presents a unique set of challenges. Hitting trees and rocks is one of them. For this type of riding Alpinestars recommends its brand new Megawatt glove ($59.95). With a thicker leather construction and road-bike style carbon fiber knuckle, this heavy-duty glove gives added protection in the event of an accident.

Single track riding presents a unique set of challenges. Hitting trees and rocks is one of them. For this type of riding Alpinestars recommends its brand new Megawatt glove ($59.95). With a thicker leather construction and road-bike style carbon fiber knuckle, this heavy-duty glove gives added protection in the event of an accident.

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Adam Waheed

Road Test Editor | Articles | Adam's insatiable thirst for life is only surpassed by his monthly fuel bill. Whether rocketing on land, flying through the air, or jumping the seas, our Road Test Editor does it all and has the scars to prove it.

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