Alpinestars Stella SMX-1 Air V2 Gloves For Women
- Developed specifically for an optimized women’s fit
- Leather and mesh main chassis construction with areas of strategic perforation and air mesh
- Advanced poly-blend reinforcements with foam padding on thumb and palm
- Synthetic suede reinforcements in side impact areas
- Ergonomic stretch insert between palm and thumb
- Hard polymer knuckle protection system
- Stretch on fingers and back of the hand
- Hook and loop grip wrist closure
- Integrated padding on fingers
- Touchscreen compatible fingertip for use with smartphones and GPS systems
- CE certified Level 1
Like most Alpinestars gloves, these gloves ran a bit smaller than most glove brands we carry. They are not a lot small and most people can choose the size they normally wear in gloves (especially if a snug fit is preferred). 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
Alpinestars SMX-1 Air V2 gloves are a new version for 2019 of a long line of gloves by the same name. This is a summer version street glove with better than most protection. They’ll move tons of air so they will comfortable in hot weather.
The back side of the hand and the thumb on these gloves is dominated by panels of flow through mesh material, so these will be great in mild to hot weather conditions. The palm side of the glove is leather with synthetic suede overlays for grip and longer life.
The knuckle setup on these gloves is the “old school” molded carbon material. I still like the looks of this type of knuckle armor and it is really tough too. The side of the hand and pinkie has some ribbed synthetic suede material to beef things up in that area too.
For a relatively inexpensive price, I think these gloves give a true sport style and pretty good protection capabilities. They’ve been a popular style for many years. Like other Alpinestars gloves, the build quality and materials are excellent.
These gloves are available for men or women. Take the link below to see the men’s version. :: Paul, 03-28-19
Alpinestar’s says: The Alpinestars Stella SMX-1 Air v2 Gloves continue in the tradition of protective short cuff gloves that flow tons of air for hot weather riding. The latest version uses a new chassis with a redesigned cuff closure, padded fingers and strategically placed stretch material. The V2 glove combines perforated leather and heavy duty mesh to create a glove that breathes well during hot weather while still providing basic motorcycle protection. Synthetic suede at the palm and sides of the glove provide reinforcement against abrasion as well as regular wear and tear.