Alpinestars Ricard Drystar Jacket ::

Alpinestars Ricard Drystar Jacket

  • 600 Denier Polyester fabric with PU coating construction for strength and durability
  • Alpinestars waterproof internal lining construction ensures effective wet weather performance
  • Removable CE certified soft elbow and shoulder protectors and unique Alpinestars chest pad compartment with PE pad (Alpinestars Bionic Chest Guard available as accessory)
  • Back Protector compartment with PE padding (Alpinestars CE certified RC Back Protector available as accessory)
  • Pre-curved sleeves for riding comfort with a sport cut shaping and fit and ergonomically placed stretch panels for optimal flexibility in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable thermal liner, with three internal pockets duplicating the jacket’s internal pocket layout for improved convenience
  • Waist and wrist TPR (thermoplastic rubber)/Velcro® adjustment tabs and arm adjustment snap tabs for customizing fit
  • Waist connection zipper which allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants for ultimate versatility
  • Front center single flap closure system to improve waterproof performance
  • Reflective panels for night time visibility
  • YKK main front and external pocket zippers
  • Internal soft, neoprene collar and cuff facings for added comfort
  • TPR (thermoplastic rubber) and embroidered logos and details

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Sizing Information

Choose a jacket size based upon what you normally buy in men’s clothing. If you want to measure yourself to help pick a size, have a look at Alpinestars’ sizing chart. And for those who may have a bit of a belly, we encourage you to consider our estimated max belly sizes listed below. Choose a jacket size that will accommodate both your chest and your belly. This jacket has a fairly narrow cut through the shoulders. If you have average or narrow shoulders, you’ll get along fine, but if you have wide/muscular shoulders, you probably should look at a different style.

Alpha Size Max Chest Size (inches) Max Belly Size (inches)
Small 38-40 35
Medium 40-42 38
Large 42-44 40
XL 44-46 42
XXL 46-48 44
XXXL 50-52 46
XXXXL 52-54 48

Our Two Cents

The Ricard Drystar jacket is a high-quality jacket with a simple style. It’s a longer style jacket which provides a bit more protection than the average sport jacket. This would be a perfect jacket for the rider that demands two things: keep me warm and keep me dry. This is a waterproof jacket that includes a removable full-sleeve liner that should work well in cold to mild temperatures. However, you might want to break out the mesh jacket when the weather heats up because this jacket doesn’t offer any features for warm weather comfort (other than removing the thermal liner). The sleeves, wrists and waist of this jacket are all adjustable allowing for a customizable fit and a way to block out unwanted air. For protection this jacket comes with removable CE turtle shell type armor in the shoulders and elbows and a foam back pad (CE upgrade back pad available below). There is also some removable padding in the torso of the jacket to provide some added protection to your chest (see upgraded Bionic Chest pads below). The jacket has a full circumference connection zipper to attach to Alpinestars pants. For added nighttime visibility there is reflective material running down the arms, across the chest and across the back. Take the “View Larger Pictures” link above to see some good closeups of this jacket and its features.

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