A dominant force in the world of motorcycle protection, comfort, and of course, style, Alpinestars shows off its latest technical riding gear for the 2016 season. Whether you ride on the road, track, or dirt, Alpinestars can truly have you covered.
Atem Leather Jacket / One, or Two-Piece Leather Suit
Available as a jacket, one, or two-piece suit, the Atem is updated for ‘16. It features premium bovine leather with a minimum thickness of 1.3mm. Perforation panels in the chest, legs and back help flow air during fast-paced sport rides. Also of note is the increased stretch paneling in key areas of limb articulation for enhanced fit and movement. Prices start at $799.95 (jacket only) to $1499.95 (one-piece suit).
Supertech R Boot
Alpinestars Supertech R ($499.95) is the gold standard for foot protection in roadracing. For 2016, Alpinestars’ top-of-the-line race boot is redesigned for improved mobility, impact protection, and abrasion resistance. Both the inner bootie and the exterior were reworked. The sole is also new and is said to provide better grip against the footpegs and superior articulation during fine movements. Lastly, an enlarged toe slider (plastic and aluminum) and redesigned attachment mechanism were fitted.
Warden Air Jacket
A breathable textile jacket is key for riding in hot summer weather. And for these conditions Alpinestars offers its Warden Air Jacket ($329.95). Devoid of flashy colors or patterns this blacked-out sport coat uses welded mesh paneling throughout the torso to flow air and help keep the rider cool in sweltering conditions. Inside there is a zippered wind breaker for use first thing in the morning, or when riding at night.
Designed as an all-around road glove, the Warden ($69.95) features a multi-piece construction for superior hand articulation against the grips. The index fingers have a special material to allow use of the touchscreen on handheld gadgets including iPhones.
With a price of $229.95, the Copper jean is Alpinestars’ most affordable street-riding denim. The Copper jean features a regular, straight cut/fit, and is fabricated from 14-ounce denim with Kevlar reinforcement in the butt, hip, and knees for extra abrasion resistance. More protection comes in the form of removable knee and hip pads.
Men of style will love the $179.99 Parlor boot. Part of the Alpinestars city collection, the Parlor is designed for urban professionals that want a fashionable boot with a degree of protection. Constructed from beautiful full-grain leather, the Parlor boot also comes with an internal waterproof membrane to keep feet warm and dry. The heel, ankle and toe-box are reinforced as well for added safety.
Named after America’s oldest race up the mountain, the Pikes Daystar is engineered for hardcore sport-touring riders. The back of the arms feature leather panels for higher protection in a get-off. An external water-proof pocket is perfect for storing your mobile while riding in the rain. Pair it with Alpinestars’ modular Tech Layer jacket ($139.95) for prolonged cold weather riding.
Polar Gore-Tex Glove
The Polar Gore-Tex is a short-cuff riding glove designed for riding in chilly temperatures. It uses 3M’s Thinsulate liner to keep hands insulated. The exterior is fabricated from textile with the palm is constructed from a more durable goat skin leather. Another handy feature is a strip of face shield friendly material used to wipe moisture from the front of the helmet during foggy wet weather rides.
Adventure-touring riders should take a look at Alpinestars new Corozal Drystar boot. Shaped like a light-duty motocross boot, the Corozal is designed with mobility in mind. It also benefits from a solid and high-grip sole, with deep tread zones to enhance movements while riding across challenging terrain, including dirt and mud. The top of the boot is shaped to be slim so it can better accommodate most over-the-boot riding pants.
Lugging a full-face helmet around is always a pain. Good thing Alpinestars sells its $169.95 Force Backpack. With a multitude of pockets the Force is capable of swallowing 25-liters of gear. It also has clever shoulder straps that help balance the weight of the backpack’s cargo while walking. But our favorite feature is its built-in helmet carrier net.