Reliable and still budget-friendly, that’s where this Stella AST-1 V2 belongs. You can add waterproof to that list and for a reputable motorcycle clothing manufacturer like Alpinestars it’s always a must to come up with something of high-quality. So you can be sure it’s high-level.
‘Stella’ (stars) in the name means in this case that this is a ladies’ version. Girl bikers, who can count on a little more anatomy and a specified cut than when Alpinestars would have been less perfectionist.
Alpinestars loves a certain pre-shapedness in their gear, and this is integrated in this all-rounder. It delivers an excellent fit in the first place, and more comfort – especially in the typical motorcycle riding position. In the meantime, you are more than adequately protected against everything a motorcycle ride can throw at you.
The exterior is a combination of materials (textile) in a successful attempt to strive for durability, protection and a remarkably low weight. A waterproof and breathable membrane – non-removable – keeps them dry, while allowing riding wind to pass through the ventilation openings that can be zipped open, as an extra option. What’s missing indeed, is the often-unused additional thermal lining.
It’s not that Alpinestars does any concessions; it’s called choices, with a positive adaptation of the price. The Nucleon Flex Plus knee protectors are decent and you can always upgrade to Bio Flex hip protectors, for instance.
There are reflective details and individual adjustment options in the waist. Just like a connecting zipper. There is some storage space in the shape of pockets and although they are light and thin, these are full-fledged and versatile motorcycle trousers.
The die-hard all-season rider will probably invest in a little ‘more’ but that doesn’t mean a little ‘less’ will get you in trouble. The Stella AST-1 V2 Waterproof Pants can be recommended for a wide playing field.
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.