Alpinestars Domino Tech Hoodie
- Technical softshell water-resistant outer shell fabric constructed with a water-repelling reinforcement to protect against light rainfall, plus mesh lining interior to aid breathability.
- Water-resistant zipper on front opening to prevent water ingress.
- Two zippered hand pockets and two chest pockets for real-world practicality.
- Fixed hood collar construction with elastic drawstring adjustment and internal rib collar on the hood to guarantee greater wind protection and improved comfort.
- Lower shock cord adjustment for a highly personalized fit on and off the bike.
- Hook and loop wrist closure for security and an ergonomic design for comfort.
- Elongated rear profile covers lumbar area and offers greater coverage in an upright riding position.
- Pre-curved sleeves for improved comfort and performance when riding.
- Reflective logo on the chest and back to make the rider more visible to other road users, especially when riding at night.
- Ventilation system on the rear yoke for high levels of airflow and breathability.
- Waterproof frontal inner pocket for peace-of-mind storage.
- Level 1 CE-certified Bio Lite shoulder and elbow protectors.
- Fully CE-certified riding garment to CE – Category II prEN17092 draft standards – A class.
- Back-protector and chest-protector compartments are designed to accommodate the Alpinestars Level 1 CE-certified Nucleon chest and Level 2 CE-certified Nucleon back inserts, available as accessory upgrade.
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These jackets are sold in US based “alpha” sizes, so selecting a size is basically pretty easy. For most people, you would choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. Alpinestars publishes a super-complicated size chart which can be used to pick a size based upon your chest and waist. We’ve condensed their chart down to make it easy to read (see below). This jacket is a more loose fit than most others Overall this should be a very easy style to fit.
The max waist of a jacket style like this is only a couple inches smaller than the max chest, so the style is very forgiving in case you have a bit of a belly, but don’t be concerned if your belly is smaller than the size listed below since this jacket is designed to be loose fitting..
|Jacket Size||Chest Range||Waist/Belly Range|
|Small||37.5 to 39||37|
|Medium||40 to 41.5||39.5|
|Large||42 to 43.5||41.5|
|XL||44.5 to 46||44|
|XXL||47 to 49||47|
|XXXL||49 to 51||49|
|XXXXL||51.5 to 53||51|
About sizing when accessory armor is used: I’d recommend you add 1” to both your chest and belly measurement if you plan to add a back protector. Add an additional inch to your chest measurement if you plan to add chest protectors.
Our Two Cents
The Alpinestars Domino Tech hoodie is a loose fitting jacket designed for city/urban use. The overall look works well on the bike or off. Armor is provided for the shoulders and elbows and you can add armor for the back and chest if you like.
The shell material used in this jacket is a solid textile that is a bit lighter weight than most protective textile jackets. And it is less tailored to the body. It’s a loose fit style… uh… pretty much like a hoodie. I’d recommend this jacket for lower speed use (city use). I don’t think it would protect you as well as most other full featured jackets for touring, street or adventure riding.
Alpinestars says this jacket is “water resistant” but not waterproof, so I take that to mean it will keep you mostly dry for light showers and brief exposure, but if you were traveling for longer distances and higher speeds, you surely would get wet. This hoodie isn’t vented, but it is light weight so I think it would work well for most of the year except for very hot temps and very cold temps where it won’t do so well. A hood is attached and isn’t removable although there are snaps on the hood to hold it down on the back to keep it from flapping around. I don’t think you could fit the hood under a helmet so if you wear a helmet, you’ll be able to use the hood when you are off the bike.
Although the shell material of this jacket is lighter than most other style jackets, the armor options are similar and very complete. 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 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. Lastly, you can also add chest armor in the jacket. One simple choice is available so click the link below. :: Paul, 05-07-19
Alpinestars says: The Domino Tech Hoodie, designed for urban riding, features a water-repelling treatment and strategically positioned mesh lining for breathability. Other rider-friendly touches include pre-curved sleeves for improved rider comfort and easy access pockets. A fixed hood increases the weather versatility of this technical hoodie, which is designed to be worn underneath an outer jacket or on its own.