Alpinestars Transition Drystar Gloves (Medium Only)
- A sealed triple layer construction technology which bonds all layers in glove, thereby affording a highly reduced material chassis to promote good levels of dexterity and sensitivity of bike controls
- Taslon Nylon and Neoprene outer fabric
- Alpinestars waterproof and breathable DRYSTAR® membrane construction
- 3M C70 Thinsulate™ insulation and fleece lining for effective heat and moisture insulation
- Synthetic suede palm with silicone printed details for added grip
- Extended gauntlet wrist construction for maximum coverage and weather protection
- Elastic and Velcro® wrist closure for a comfortable and secure fit
- Debossed details
- TPR and printed logos on top, plus reflective detailing for improved rider visibility
- Touchscreen compatible fingertip on index finger for use with smartphones/GPS
The fit of Alpinestars gloves are very consistent from one model to the next. And overall, they fit a bit small as compared to other brands we carry such as FirstGear, Tour Master, etc. It’s not enough to recommend that you buy a larger size (especially if a snug fit is preferred) but it is noticeable enough to say that if you are sometimes between sizes, then you should probably choose the larger of the two. Hopefully you’ve had some experience with buying gloves and can choose based upon the fit of a previous pair. If you have no previous experience with glove sizing, go here for help.
Our Two Cents
If you are looking for a nice, waterproof textile glove this new Transition glove should be on your short list. When I took the photos of the glove (take the “View Larger Images” link above), I was thinking how well I like the new technology some glove makers are using where the waterproof liner, the inside liner and and the glove’s shell are all bonded together. When you slip on a glove like this, your fingers go right into their respective homes, and don’t bunch up the liner like on older designs where the inner liner, waterproof liner and shell are all loosely situated, one inside the next. In fact, just last week, I panned a new Fieldsheer model, the Wind Tour, for just this very issue. Getting the McFit technology for a glove of this price is really great.
The glove fits great and looks nice. VERY sedate styling won’t clash with anything; basic black always looks good! Other features are self explanatory I think, but I wanted to mention the Touchscreen compatibility… What’s better about Alpinestar’s touch compatibility set-up is that the pad of material that does the magic is on the tip of the finger and it makes it very easy to click, swipe, etc. It is the best setup I’ve used.
The overall fit on this glove is very good too… not as puffy as other insulated gloves by virtue of the McFit technology. Overall, I’m very impressed with this model. This is one I’d choose for myself because of the fit and because of the mild insulation. The waterproof liner would be a bonus for me because it only rains about 5 times a year in our part of Texas, but with the great fit, the liner is undetectable anyway. Who knows… it might rain! :: Paul, 09-08-14