Alpinestars GP Air Gloves ::

Alpinestars GP Air Gloves

  • Durable, multi-panel main shell construction incorporating full-grain goat’s leather, Spandex and 3D mesh for durability, abrasion resistance and high levels of breathability
  • Synthetic suede and leather reinforced palm for improved grip and abrasion resistance
  • Outer edge of hand and pinky finger reinforced with synthetic suede for excellent tear and abrasion resistance
  • Ergonomic carbon compound knuckle guard provides exceptional impact and abrasion protection
  • Finger tops feature innovative Fused Carbon Deflector TBC sliders and EVA padding for excellent coverage in critical area
  • Ergonomic, advanced hard polymer slider on palm is backed with EVA foam for impact performance
  • Impact absorbing EVA foam panels on thumb for additional impact performance. Panels are perforated to promote ventilation
  • Finger-bridge prevents excessive finger roll and separation during impacts
  • Lightweight silicone printing on fingertips for increased grip and control
  • TPR and mesh air intake stitched on to back hand for improved levels of airflow
  • Accordion Neoprene® stretch inserts on fingers and extensive gusseted opening on thumb allows flex and freedom of movement
  • Finger sidewalls incorporate stretch inserts and synthetic suede reinforcement to flexibility and durability
  • Neoprene wrist cuff with EVA foam padding plus Velcro® and TPR closure for personalized closure. Wrist cuff is extended on the outside to offer protection to wrist bone
  • Touch screen compatible index fingertip and thumb for use with smartphones and GPS systems

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Sizing Information

We often say Alpinestars gloves run a bit snug as compared to other brands, but I found these to be just a bit more roomy than most of their gloves, so I’ll say this one runs “true to size” with most other brands. The difference is usually subtle so I’m splitting hairs here a bit, but anyway… I’d still suggest that if you are sometimes between sizes, then 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 GP Air gloves are made of a mix of materials… leather, mesh and synthetic suede. Using a combination of materials allows a lot of design flexibility and what they are going for with this glove is a design that is light and airy, but one that has some significant protection. And the gloves are very light and super comfortable right out of the package. If you look at the close up pics we have in our gallery, you’ll see some pretty nice protective features too… the knuckle armor is very sturdy feeling and comfortable. Also, there is the Alpinestars’ exclusive third/fourth finger bridge. The bridge ties the two smallest fingers together with a piece of material. This helps protect the most injury prone pinky finger from damage because the stronger third finger can lend some physical support. Also, that pinkie is wrapped in an extra layer of synthetic suede material too. In the heel of the hand, there is a sturdy slider which will promote a sliding action if you hit the pavement rather than causing a twist or grab if leather or suede hits first. And an extra benefit you have with these gloves is that the index finger and thumb have conductive material added so that you can operate your phone or GPS with your gloves still on. Works great. Overall, I really like this style because it is a glove you can wear in really hot weather without sacrificing protection. :: Paul, 03-19-14

Happy Customers Who Bought This Product

From: John R.
Location: Kansas

This is my second pair of these GP Air gloves. I was quite impressed with the fit, quality and appearance. My first pair did have a few straggling threads, but I nipped them off with a lighter. (Read more...)