Alpinestars MM93 Twin Ring v2 Gloves
- Leather palm for comfort and control and perforated leather on top hand and wrist for excellent levels of breathability
- Alpinestars Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) knuckle protection system features dual density polymer mold construction for superior levels of impact and abrasion resistance
- Vented knuckle gusset aids internal airflow for cooling performance
- Synthetic suede side reinforcements on landing zones for abrasion resistance and durability
- Accordion leather stretch inserts on fingers and thumb to increase fit and directional movement and comfort
- Thumb and palm reinforcements constructed from advanced elastomer for a superior grip and movement
Read on for more details.
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
These new Alpinestars Marc Marquez 93 Twin Ring v2 Gloves are very similar to the Alpinestars SP-8 v3 Gloves and are new for Fall 2021.
Much like the SP-8 v3, these gloves are aimed at the sport/street rider who may mix in some amateur racing. The leather palm is reinforced with synthetic suede in key areas to increase the life of the glove and improve abrasion resistance in the event of a crash. There is also a palm polymer slider and an extra layer of leather on the pinky, which is bridged to the ring finger, for even more protection. The back of the thumb and cuff are vented to allow some airflow. On the fingers, there are some perforated areas on all but the pinky, and the knuckle protection allows some air to flow on top of the knuckle but not directly to the skin. There are two hook and loop closures to keep the gloves securely in place. The first is right at the wrist, which helps to keep the gloves on even in a high speed crash. The second is at the cuff and allows the rider to adjust the fit over or under their jacket cuff. These gloves are very comfortable, the stretch material in the fingers makes them easy to move so you can maintain good dexterity with the controls. Touchscreen material on the index and thumbs seems to work great on iPhone and Android screens from our test here in the office.
Overall these are great gloves and should work for most riders in cool to warm temperatures. They’re not quite track ready, but they are almost there and should work for amateur racing. The price is in line with similar gloves from Alpinestars and I would say there is plenty of tech packed into these gloves to justify the price even if it is bumped a bit by the inclusion of the Marc Marquez graphics (which look pretty sharp IMO). :: Mike, 10-28-21