Alpinestars T-SP S Ignition WP Jacket
- Multi-panel advanced poly-fabric shell construction with abrasion resistant material in strategic areas
- Zippered air intake for high levels of airflow
- Hook and loop strap on waist adjustment for an improved riding fit
- Cuff adjuster for an enhanced fit
- Two zippered hand pockets for safe storage of small items, plus front inner waterproof pocket
- Waist connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding pants
- Embroidered logos for unique styling
- Low profile collar construction with 3D textured comfort fabric on inner collar lining
- Pre-curved sleeve construction reduces fatigue
- Reflective details
- Chest pad and back compartments (Alpinestars Level 1 Nucleon chest and Level 2 Nucleon back inserts available as accessory upgrade)
- Microfiber comfort edge on collar
Read on for more details.
These jackets are sold in US based “alpha” sizes. 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 sport cut, which is designed to fit snug and close to the body. We tried a size Medium and XL on our fit check mannequins Huey and Dewey fit good and look good, but they don’t have much extra room.
If you like a very trim fit, then you’ll like this style in the size you normally wear in men’s clothing, but if you prefer a more “American” fit or you are between sizes, I’d recommend you choose a size larger than you usually wear. And since this jacket has a pretty trim fit, you’ll also want to check your belly (if you have one) and make sure the jacket size you pick is big enough for your mid-section as well as your chest.
Note: If you plan to add back or chest armor you’ll need to add to your measurements before selecting a size from the chart. Add 1” for chest protectors and another inch for a back pad.
|Jacket Size||Chest Range||Waist/Belly Range|
|Small||37.5 to 39||31 to 32.5|
|Medium||40 to 41.5||33.5 to 35|
|Large||42 to 43.5||36 to 37.5|
|XL||44.5 to 46||38 to 40|
|XXL||47 to 49||40.5 to 42|
|XXXL||49 to 51||43 to 44.5|
|XXXXL||51.5 to 53||45 to 47|
Our Two Cents
The Alpinestars T-SPS Waterproof Jacket is a short waist sport style textile jacket for street riders. This jacket has an integrated waterproof liner to keep rain out and includes shoulder and elbow armor as standard. Back protection is available as an option (see links below). This jacket is made in both men’s and women’s sizes (take the link below to the women’s version).
This waterproof sport riding jacket is one of the most cost effective in Alpinestar’s lineup. Its styling is classic Alpinestars with a short waist design and sporty logo front and back. This style will appeal to street and sport riders. The overall fit is more relaxed than many of Alpinestar’s more serious jackets which make it more practical and comfortable for everyday street use. A standard Alpinestars zipper connection is included in case you want to pair the jacket with textile pants to make an outfit.
The armor supplied with this jacket is a new Nucleon Flex Plus Level 1 armor in shoulders and elbows. Please visit our armor department where this armor is sold separately if you are interested in a more detailed description, but just briefly the armor is a very flexible and low profile design that sits flatter on the body and is less noticeable than traditional molded rubber armor. The jacket has a pocket for an optional back protector. I’ve listed the Nucleon type options below. You’ll find MANY details on the back protector product pages, but for this jacket, I’d recommend the Nucleon KR-CELLi model for its lighter weight.
This jacket is made waterproof with an inside liner that keeps water out. This type of waterproofing system is the simplest and lowest cost. Slightly more complex systems have an inside mesh liner and a waterproof liner situated between the inner comfort liner and the outer shell. Most costly types are designed with the waterproof layer bonded to the outer shell (not a separate layer), and often times they’ll be “name brand” systems such as Gore-Tex. But the basic setup here works and makes for a very affordable jacket. Use in warmer weather is a weak spot with all fixed liner jacket. This jacket’s liner can’t be removed and the venting options are minimal. There are two front vents just under each arm and the air that passes through those has to pass through another “duct” built into the waterproof liner to reach your body. If you planned on this jacket working for you in hot weather, then look elsewhere. But in mild or colder weather, this one will shine. You have the solid shell, the waterproof liner and then there is also a full sleeve thermal liner included for really cold temps. So in mild weather, you can take out that liner and be comfortable. So overall, I’d recommend this jacket for three seasons… winter, fall, and spring. And of course any wet conditions you may encounter. :: Paul, 06-10-20
Alpinestars says: The T-SPS Waterproof jacket features an advanced poly-fabric main shell for high levels of tear and abrasion resistance. Featuring a waterproof membrane which is fully seam-taped, air vents and a removable thermal liner, the T-SPS Waterproof Jacket is ideal for a range of weather conditions. With class-leading Nucleon Flex Plus protection on the shoulder and elbow and the option to upgrade with Alpinestars Nucleon chest and back pro-tection, the T-SPS Waterproof Jacket is ideal for urban riding.