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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2009, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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New Gloves

I'm in the market for new gloves. My old ones were from a friend and they just dont fit all that well. Figure its about time to get my own pair.

Has anyone owned or worn the Alpinestars Stella GP Plus Gloves ?



What does everyone else where? Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Re: New Gloves

I just bought these the other day. Not sure what kind your looking for but they seem pretty good for being like $60. They don't seem like they would offer as much protection as the ones you posted but i dunno.

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I'm in the market for new gloves. My old ones were from a friend and they just dont fit all that well. Figure its about time to get my own pair.

Has anyone owned or worn the Alpinestars Stella GP Plus Gloves ?



What does everyone else where? Any suggestions?

Thanks
Those are the ladies version of the GP Pro's I have. Excellent gloves. Much better protection than a short style glove.
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just like nos-nelson said
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Re: New Gloves

I have Alpinestar Alloys...

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I'm in the market for new gloves. My old ones were from a friend and they just dont fit all that well. Figure its about time to get my own pair.

Has anyone owned or worn the Alpinestars Stella GP Plus Gloves ?



What does everyone else where? Any suggestions?

Thanks
Those look like very nice gloves. Are you buying them online?
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Re: New Gloves

yes, I am buying them online... I just googled the name of the gloves "Alpinestars Stella GP Plus Gloves "
this site only has small and large for $99...
http://bargainriders.motosport.com/outlet/product/ALPINESTARS-STELLA-GP-PLUS-GLOVES-2008

All sizes for $104.95
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=1904


there is also a slightly different version still for $99 in all sizes at


http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/2/47/7531/ITEM/Alpinestars-Womens-Stella-GP-Plus-Gloves---2008

Is there a big noticable difference between the short vs long gloves?

How do these gloves fit compared to most?

I had guys short gloves before from icon and I was a xs-s... anyone know if there is a sizing chart for alpinestars gloves?

Lol sorry that was alot of questions

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Re: New Gloves

I like the shorter gloves personally.. I have Alpinestars SP-X Gloves and I love them.. Check them out you might like them a little bit better due to the shorter gloves style. I have had Icon and Alpinestars gloves and nothing fits better to me then Icon gloves. But the problem there is any Icon gloves I have own tore apart within a month or two.. So of course Aplinestars is the only way I will roll then.
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Re: New Gloves

Do you want a gauntlet glove or shorty? What kind of riding are you doing?

I bought my a* gp pros before the stellas existed. I love them, great track gloves but a bit bulky for daily riding for my preferences. I have the mesh a* shorties with th carbon knuckles for my daily riding.

My recommendation is get a solid knuckle on whatever you choose.

Additionally, I wouldn't purchase online. Gloves are hard to fit and really annoying if they're not right. It's worth the few extra buck to try them on in a store.
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Re: New Gloves

Truthfully, for the longest time I use to not wear gloves at all. Yes, lol I know ... but i have changed my ways

I have short gloves now and they seem to come apart at the seams and wore thin pretty fast. Then again like busy said it might just be because they were icons.

I'm about to go check out the gloves busy suggested...

I thought maybe the longer gloves would last longer and offer more protection.

I definaltey think I will go to a store to try them on... the only thing is that I'm saving between $60-100 buying them online. I definately appriciate your input, I'm sure returnign them can be a pain.

My biggest selling points on these gloves were:
~Carbon knuckle system provides excellent abrasion resistance and impact protection.
~Patented 3rd and 4th finger-bridge protects against finger roll and separation during impacts.
~Internal Kevlar® lining

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I used to work at a bike dealership and sell accessories. Just don't be the customer that goes in the store and spends an hour of the sales persons time then buys online to save $20
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My mesh gloves last about 2 riding seasons fwiw
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Re: New Gloves

It's mainly day to day just daily riding, some times a nice long trip and I eventually want to get to a track day. Work just doesnt make it easy to get a day off since I travel so much for them.

No worries I dont lie. I tell them look im here to try something on and im outta here. I dont like when people waste my time so I wouldnt waste theirs...
Besides, im here to bother yall with all my questions so I dont have to bother them

I'm all about saving money but it has to actually be a savings... for me $20 is about the same whether its my gas or them shipping it. So, I would just buy them if I was there. It always saves me the suspense of waiting for them to get there.

Ok so, busy I think im offically hooked now on those gloves "Alpinestars SP-X Gloves "



I tend to ride in my vest more then my jacket in the summer. I like that they cover alot more of my wrist. That was a worry with the gloves I had before being so short. The gauntlets seems really long but I liked that advantages of extra protection. The 3/4 might just be the perfect way to go.


They only seem to come from S-XXL. Do the alpinestars cut their gloves small?

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Re: New Gloves

you gotta try them on.best gloves i have are kangaroo skin held. bought a brand new pair of scorpion exos and hate them there is enough fabric in the palm to create a wrinkle that is irritating.bought some big winter gloves and hated them had to get heate grips.glove buying sucks.
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It's mainly day to day just daily riding, some times a nice long trip and I eventually want to get to a track day. Work just doesnt make it easy to get a day off since I travel so much for them.

No worries I dont lie. I tell them look im here to try something on and im outta here. I dont like when people waste my time so I wouldnt waste theirs...
Besides, im here to bother yall with all my questions so I dont have to bother them

I'm all about saving money but it has to actually be a savings... for me $20 is about the same whether its my gas or them shipping it. So, I would just buy them if I was there. It always saves me the suspense of waiting for them to get there.

Ok so, busy I think im offically hooked now on those gloves "Alpinestars SP-X Gloves "



I tend to ride in my vest more then my jacket in the summer. I like that they cover alot more of my wrist. That was a worry with the gloves I had before being so short. The gauntlets seems really long but I liked that advantages of extra protection. The 3/4 might just be the perfect way to go.


They only seem to come from S-XXL. Do the alpinestars cut their gloves small?
great gloves. the smalls are pretty damn small. i have a relatively small hand and the smalls work fine. they're a HAIR too big but i make due
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Re: New Gloves

i just bought a pair of powertrip (army branded) bravo gloves off of new enough for $7.99.

plenty of padding for protection on the topside. the downside is the lack of padding on the palm side lol
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i just bought a pair of powertrip (army branded) bravo gloves off of new enough for $7.99.

plenty of padding for protection on the topside. the downside is the lack of padding on the palm side lol

palms are the first thing that hit the ground and usually take the brunt of the blow. the knuckles should have harder protection too.
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Re: New Gloves

Keep in mind, that the reason A* makes girls gloves is womens fingers tend to be a different proportion to their hands than guys.

Guys gloves work for some women, but dont for others....... so as Gixxervixxen has said, try them on. If you have a bunch of left over material in the fingertips it will be annoying as hell.



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Held Gloves are some of the best available at any price. Great fit & feel in addition to world class protection but extremely expensive! If you're hesitating at the price i strongly suggest you never try a pair on as most all other gloves in comparison will feel inferior...
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