Alpinestars Crosser Air Gloves
- Short cuff summer touring glove
- Premium leather, stretch air mesh and synthetic suede main chassis
- Abrasive and resistant ARSHIELD reinforcement on landing zones
- Patented 3rd/4th finger bridge prevents finger roll and separation during impact slides
- Ergonomic stretch insert between thumb and palm offers flexibility to vastly improve hand movement
- Reflective detailing on fingers for increased rider visibility
- Hook and loop grip wrist closure
- Thumb and palm reinforcement for a superior grip
- Touchscreen compatible fingertip
- Over-molded polymer knuckle protector for class-leading protection
- Leather index sidewall for grip and comfort and stretch air mesh fourchettes for flexibility
- Stretch accordions on fingers and backhand for great flexibility
- CE certified Level 1
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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
If you are in the market for a short cuff summer gloves that offers good protection (and many don’t), this consider this new Crosser Air glove by Alpinestars.
Many portions of this glove are breathable textile material, so wind should flow through very readily so this glove will be a good choice for summer. The back of the hand offers a hard armor piece over the knuckles which feels very sturdy. Also this glove has the “bridge” between the pinkie and ring finger to give the pinkie more support in case of a fall. This is a standard feature for most Alpinestars gloves these days. Also, the heel of the hand has some padded areas with abrasion resistant material. This area is usually the first to hit the pavement if you go down face first and that reinforcement will help. The wrist closes with a Velcro tab. Besides all those specific features, the palm is leather and there are reinforcements of leather on the side of the hand and pinkie finger.
So short cuff gloves in general are less protective than more substantial designs, and summer version short cuff gloves are even less so, but this glove does a lot better than most so you can have the summer comfort without giving up protection. :: Paul, 05-16-18