Alpinestars GP Pro Gloves - 2012 ::

Alpinestars GP Pro Gloves - 2012

  • Full grain leather main construction and kangaroo leather palm
  • Race proven TPU injected knuckle protection system to absorb and dissipate impact
  • Molded knuckle protection air intakes and exhaust ports for improved hand ventilation
  • Injected TPU palm and finger sliders for superior impact and abrasion resistance
  • TPU injected adjustable cuff panel for superior impact and abrasion resistance with high grip Velcro closure for security
  • Secure and precise Velcro wrist adjustable closure strap
  • Internal Kevlar® top surface hand and thumb lining
  • Internal K-Tech Kevlar® little finger lining for superior impact and abrasion resistance
  • Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops protection twisting around the fourth finger in the event of a slide
  • 3D anatomical design with accordion leather stretch inserts on index, middle and ring fingers for unobtrusive flexibility
  • TPR back hand vented impact protector
  • Palm pad panel combined into palm/thumb/little finger reinforcement
  • Large twin thumb accordion stretch insert for superior fit, feeling and flexibility
  • Perforated leather top surface panel and ventilated finger sidewalls keep the hands cool
  • External finger and palm seams for a close fit and superior feel

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Sizing Information

Like most Alpinestars gloves, these gloves run a bit smaller than most glove brands we carry. And in a race glove like this that is made to fit pretty snugly the smaller fit is even more of an issue, therefore I’d recommend you buy one size larger than you normally buy in most brands (other than Alpinestars). If you are sometimes between sizes, then 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.

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Our Two Cents

Of all the race gloves sold by Alpinestars, the GP Pro model has always been the most popular. I’m seeing that this is the third iteration of this style since 2007 (there were probably more before that, but I’ve forgotten). It has earned a reputation of being highly protective and comfortable while not being in the stratosphere for price. This glove uses a variety of materials… cow leather, kangaroo in the palm, molded protectors, and on and on… I’m amazed how many materials can be combined in one small piece of gear and still, the gloves feel great and look sharp. One of the big changes I notice about this glove is the improved crash protection on the outside of the hand. There is a double layer of leather combined with Kevlar and some foam padding from the heel of the hand all the way down the pinkie. Although you can see it and feel it from the outside, from inside you really can’t even tell it is there, so flexibility is retained. The little finger and ring finger are joined by leather pieces which has now become a very common feature on Alpinestars gloves. The joining of the two fingers gives your more delicate little finger more of a chance to avoid injury if “splinted” to the ring finger. Again, not something you’ll notice, but it is a nice technical enhancement. The other thing I like about these gloves is the finger construction. The seams are to the outside, which means the raw ends of the leather panels that make up the glove are not folded inside against your fingers. This is common with a lot of higher end gloves such as Held as well. The “boxed” finger design allows for a comfortable snug fit without pinching. The heel of the hand and the outside of the wrist bones get a molded plastic protector which will provide protection, and allow the glove to slide rather than “catch” on pavement in case of a fall. The gloves use perforated leather between the fingers and some parts of the back of the hand. The overall feel of the gloves is not heavy and I think they will flow air well. Of course you get basic things like knuckle protection and a positive Velcro close wrist strap. I like the styling of the gloves this year as well. Three of the “track” gloves have little track diagrams silk screened onto the leather for a sharp look. Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see some good close up pics of the features I’m talking about here. :: Paul, 10-24-12

Happy Customers Who Bought This Product

From: Anthony Alms
Location: California

These gloves are extremely confidence inspiring. They look incredibe and i would have no problem ordering them again. One thing though... (Read more...)