Alpinestars Mustang v2 Closeout Gloves
- Full leather construction, plus perforation zones for improved breathability
- Side reinforcement in synthetic suede
- Padding reinforcement on landing zones for safety
- Hard PVC knuckle covered by leather
- Stretch accordion inserts on fingers and sidewall for better comfort
- Hook and loop wrist closure
- Ergonomic stretch insert on palm
- Foam padding on fingers
- Thumb and palm reinforcement for a superior grip made from advanced poly blend
- Touchscreen compatible fingertip
- Simple urban styling with embossed logo
- CE certified level 1
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
The Alpinestars Mustang v2 gloves are a sharp, short cuff leather glove for sport or street riding. They have several features to help with comfort and convenience.
In reviewing 2018 gloves from Alpinestars this season, I’m seeing a few new features that help with fit and convenience. Right at the base of the thumb on this glove is a stretch fabric panel. Its not a big thing, but its an area of gloves that can become uncomfortable if the leather bunches up and/or doesn’t stretch enough and this panel seems to help.
Also this glove has some nice touch sensitive panels at the tips of the forefinger and thumb so you can swipe AND pinch on your phone with one hand. Another enhancement is the design of the knuckle armor. The knuckle armor piece is molded plastic and is under a layer of the perforated leather which looks sharp and all that is layered over another layer of memory foam which extends part way down the back of the hand and forward to the base of the fingers. The memory foam adds a layer of energy absorption and also makes sure that knuckle armor is comfortable to wear. I like how it feels.
The black/white version of this glove is my personal favorite. I like how the white strip shows off that stretch leather panel down the side of the hand which, by the way makes the fitting of this glove easier. :: Paul, 05-16-18