Alpinestars Hoxton V2 Leather Jacket
- CE-certified to CE Category II, PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425.
- Stylish and classic leather jacket features square quilting for an authentic heritage look.
- Tone in tone stripes finish which reflects the jacket’s craftsmanship while highlighting the modern ergonomic engineering of the sleeve.
- Rear bellow on the back for greater levels of comfort.
- Soft leather main shell with a ‘used’ finish.
- Accordion leather waist inserts provide close and comfortable fit.
- Pre-curved sleeve construction for comfort and movement in the riding position.
- Embossed logo.
- Metal logo on the sleeve.
- Zipper and snap sleeve cuff closure and adjustment for a personalized and secure fit.
- Ergonomic collar with padded details in specific zones to guarantee comfort and personalized fit.
- HRSF stretch fabric inserts on the arm to aid movement during riding.
- Two zippered hand pockets for secure storage of items.
- Unique leather zipper puller for easier opening and closure.
- Lower back extended for riding comfort and greater protection against the elements.
- All interior craftsmanship details use a perforated soft leather.
- Removable flannel liner is thermal insulated offering versatile weather protection in colder climates.
- Chest protector compartment can be upgraded with Alpinestars CE-certified Nucleon chest protector insert.
- Back protector compartment can be upgraded with Alpinestars CE-certified Nucleon back protector insert.
- Interior waterproof wallet/document compartment pocket, and two large pockets on the lining for multi-purpose use.
- Loop waist connection allows attachment to Alpinestars Pro denim pants.
- Level 1 CE-certified Bio-Lite shoulder and elbow protectors.
Read on for more details.
This product is sold in European sizes. We measured a selection of these jackets and also tried them on our Fit Check mannequins. The overall sizing of the jackets is pretty much what we expected as compared to other Alpinestars jackets. Normally we find the max chest of Alpinestars jackets to be about 10 points smaller than the Euro size, but this one seems to be cut just a touch smaller… right about 11 points smaller, so a size 56 Euro has a max chest of a bout 45”. To choose a size, I’d suggest you measure yourself with a tape and get your chest size, and if you have a bit of a belly you can also check your max belly. If you know your suit coat size, that works too. Then you can use the size chart to pick the smallest size jacket that will be big enough for both your chest and belly using the chart below.
This jacket is more of a “street” style rather than a sport style, so the cut is not as tapered from chest to waist as the typical Alpinestars leather jacket. The max belly will be right about 1” less than the max chest. So most people won’t have a problem with the belly size. The waist/belly area of the jacket is not adjustable, so for those with a very trim waist as compared to their chest may not like the fit. People with that body type should eat more… no just kidding, but seriously, this might not be the best cut jacket for those with the trim flat belly.
|Euro Size||Max Chest Size (inches)||Max Belly Size (inches)|
Sizing advice for adding option armor: Adding chest or back armor to this jacket will change the fit. To account for that, I’d advise you to add one inch to your chest measurement if you plan to add a back protector. Add another inch if you want to add the chest protectors.
Our Two Cents
The Hoxton V2 leather jacket by Alpinestars is a stylish leather jacket that could appeal to cruiser, retro and vintage riders. It offers the same armor package as many Alpinestars sport jackets along with the option to add back and chest protection, so this jacket is a step ahead of most non-sport leather styles out there.
I like the combination of “slick” leather and suede used in this jacket. It’s subtle, so have a look at the closeup pictures. Those sueded areas along with the quilting on the shoulders and elbows definitely put this jacket into the cruiser/retro/vintage category. Also, as I mentioned in the sizing advice, the overall fit is more relaxed which is indicative of a non-sport jacket.
This is an all leather jacket with no venting features, so this one will be best for spring, fall and winter. In the summer months, it will be a cooker I’m afraid. And it won’t be good for wet weather, so consider wearing this jacket for fair weather rides. The jacket does come with a removable full sleeve thermal liner which will add a layer of insulation against the cold. The “vest” part of the liner is flannel which looks sharp, and thankfully they stuck with slick nylon for the sleeve lining, which allows you to push your arm through the sleeve easily.
The armor included with the jacket is standard molded rubber CE 1 removable type. And there is a pocket to add a back protector. I’ve listed a few options at the bottom of this page to add a back protector. There is a discussion on each of the back protector pages to help you choose the one for you. I’d recommend the lightest of the three, the KR-Celli unit. This jacket is pretty heavy already and you’ll want to minimize added weight. But if you want more protection you can choose one of the other two. You also have the option to add chest armor as well, which is also listed below. Only one option is available for the chest armor.
A couple of fit features I like are: behind the arms is an extra gusset to help you reach forward for the controls (sometimes called an “action back”); in the armpit area is flex material, and on either side of the waist is a large accordion leather panel which looks good and will also give you a bit of extra “freedom of movement”.
Overall a very nice style that will work for a wide variety of riders. :: Paul, 09-12-19