A light, price-conscious yet waterproof textile motorcycle jacket for women. Sporty in style and versatile in character. Seemingly simple, but technically up to date. Look no further: the Alpinestars Stella T-SPS.
The chassis - the exterior - consists of 600 Denier polyester with a double layer of polyurethane. The attentive biker (and they all are) will notice: 600 D. Often appears in the first paragraphs of motorcycle jackets and that's for a very good reason. It is wear- and tear-resistant. A very good basis, and that's why Alpinestars also provides a layer of 600 Denier internally at the elbows and shoulders. You rarely have too many wear-resistant properties, and in this case, it results in a pretty light jacket.
Light as in: easy to store, not bothersome, without too many frills. Not as in: limited use. On the contrary, the Stella T-SPS Waterproof is - ah yes - waterproof, thanks to the integrated polyester membrane. Those who feel the cold on the road can quickly and easily use the removable thermal lining. Ventilation comes from the two zippered vents under the armpit.
In motorcycling terms, that is quite sufficient. Especially if your motorcycling trips don't necessarily lead to the North Cape on the equator. Its price is therefore an absolute asset. Alpinestars is a name to be reckoned with and both visually and content-wise the Stella T-SPS Waterproof is more than up to standard.
There are not many individual customization options. Sporty is the way to go and except for the waist, upper arms and sleeve ends, you don't have to play around with it that much. Which makes 'except' a very relative concept. Tight in the sporty suit, that's what it should be. Two slit-pockets with zipper and a couple of inner-pockets, that's quite enough. Not to the North Cape or Equator.
Alpinestars' own Nucleon Flex Plus armor on shoulders and elbows provides a good dose of impact protection. Never excessive, but performing. Lightweight too. An optional Nucleon Level 1 and / or Nucleon Level 2 Back Protector can be integrated easily and quickly. Reflective material on the upper arms - in the form of discrete stripes - is just as good and a long connecting zipper leaves almost every combination possibility open.
Price-performance is without a doubt a winner.
There is maintenance clothing and then there is clothing maintenance. Good, solid motorcycle clothing is an investment in comfort and personal safety. So invest in its maintenance after your purchase and enjoy your gear for longer.
We put the best tips & tricks on this maintenance page.