Alpinestars GP Tech V2 Gloves
- Unrivalled flexibility combined with precise and race-proven control
- Innovative seamless, over injected ergonomic knuckle for effective impact protection
- Alpinestars developed ergonomic stretch insert between thumb and palm offers flexibility to vastly improve hand movement
- Pre-curved finger construction reduces rider fatigue and offers improved comfort
- Ergonomically engineered leather reinforcements on the palm and outer hand landing zones provide maximum abrasion resistance in key impact zones
- Localized perforations on palm and backhand, plus ventilated finger fourchettes keep the hands cool
- Protective double cuff closure with TPR logo wraps around wrist, raising the entire profile of the glove to protect the wrist bone from impact in a crash
- Advanced polymer compound palm and finger sliders for impact and abrasion resistance
- Dual cuff closure on wrist for a secure fit and precision adjustment
- Stretch leather accordions on fingers and thumb for superior fit and flexibility
- Closure incorporates a Velcro adjustable strap for secure, personalized fit
- Innovative multi-panel leather construction that is ergonomically profiled for performance
- Stretch backhand panel for flexibility, freedom of movement, and dexterity with the bike’s controls
- Alpinestars exclusive Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) protectors
- Kangaroo palm construction with stretch insert for additional abrasion resistance in a key zone
- Viscoelastic backhand /finger layer for protection against impacts
- ARshield layers on the backhand, landing zone and fingertips for additional protection
- New Cuff DFS, over injected fingertip sliders, dual closure system, palm slider, side hand reinforcement and Alpinestars race finger bridge
- Accordion flexion zones on control fingers
Note: Kangaroo leather is not eligible to ship to California
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The fit of these Alpinestars gloves is 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 on the fit of a previous pair. If you have no previous experience with glove sizing, go here for help.
Our Two Cents
The Alpinestars GP Tech v2 gloves are their top of the line track day gloves.
These gloves have an interesting look that doesn’t fully come through in the photos. The back of the hand is mostly textile material and it almost looks like a knit dark blue denim material in person on the Black/White colorway. The material looks cool and is very comfortable, but I’m going go call out that it frays very easily (our review pair was frayed out of the box) and I can only imagine if you hit that material against some hook and loop closures it would look like hell pretty quickly, and since the gloves themselves have hook and loop closures and you almost have to have one on when you secure the second it is pretty much guaranteed to happen.
Aside from those aesthetic issues, these gloves are killer! They are very comfortable and the innovative way they have the knuckle protection makes it almost unnoticeable when you have the gloves on and are moving your hand around. The GP Tech v2 features an oversized TPR cuff closure that guards the wrist against impact and of course we see the finger bridge from the ring to the pinky. There is also a Velcro strap to adjust the closure at the rest so you can make sure the gloves stay in place in the event of a high speed crash. The palm has a slider and an overlay of protective ARshield material that again has a very unique almost knit look to it. We see this material on the lower part of the finger bridge as well.
A cool glove with innovative materials and construction techniques, you certainly get what you are paying for with these gloves. Aside from the aesthetic fraying, these gloves are winners all the way around. The fit is spot on for Alpinestars, just slightly snug as compared to a normal American fit glove. These gloves should perform well for sportbike riders on the street or track. :: Mike, 12-16-21