Waterproof motorcycle gloves to the wrist, sufficiently thin to remain comfortable and yet well-padded so that your hands do not suffer from cold, this Alpinestars SR-3 V2 Drystar® is a winter motorcycle glove with star power.
These star appearances may also be due to the manufacturer, although it must be said that Alpinestars - still a distinctive sporty image – has remained visually very discreet here. The focus is on comfort, more than on speed, so the SR-3 V2 Drystar® gets no flashy protectors or designs.
Alpinestars own Drystar® 100% waterproof and breathable membrane, assisted by a Thinsulate® lining, are the basic elements. And a great buffer against the elements. Synthetic leather on the palm, meanwhile, is your best guarantee of good grip on the handlebars and a level of abrasion resistance that remains worthy of Alpinestars. The rest is polyamide, which allows these gloves to lie in the closet next to other winter gloves without being noticed.
On the other hand: accommodating all these qualities without standing out is also an ART. The padding on the traditional areas is midway between subtle and sufficient, while the slight pre-shaping stays true to the racing pedigree. It helps against premature fatigue on the road, and for that same reason, it's a good thing that the Alpinestars SR-3 V2 Drystar® as a motorcycle glove includes plenty of stretch material.
Comfort and convenience go hand in hand here - yay - into the winter. The elastic band on the wrist is sufficient to keep everything in place. With a velcro strip you can postpone the choice 'under or over the sleeves' as long as possible or even alternate.
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