Alpinestars Stella Moony Drystar Jacket
- CE-certified to CE Category II, PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425.
- Premium anatomically profiled for an optimized slim female fit.
- 2-in-1 technical softshell jacket with water resistant outer shell fabric ( 3L polyester ) construction incorporating a water-repelling reinforcement to protect against light rainfall.
- Internal detachable fleece for enhanced comfort and thermal insulation.
- Front opening features a water-resistant Vislon zipper for added protection against the elements.
- Two zippered hand pockets and invisible ‘Napoleon’ chest pockets for added practicality.
- Detachable hood collar construction with elastic drawstring regulation.
- Zippered gussets on sides and back for greater rider comfort while in the riding position.
- Hook and loop closure on wrist ensure a secure fit.
- Elongated rear profile covers lumbar area and offers coverage in upright riding position.
- Pre-curved sleeves for improved comfort and reduced fatigue.
- Ventilation system on the side in order to improve the airflow and breathability.
- Back and chest compartments (Alpinestars Level 1 CE-certified Nucleon chest and Level 2 CE-certified Nucleon back protectors available as accessory upgrade).
- Front inner waterproof pocket.
- Level 1 CE Certified Bio-Lite shoulder and elbow protectors.
- Reflective detailing.
Read on for more details.
Please use Alpinestars sizing chart for women to choose a size that best matches up with your measurements.
We have a size Small in this jacket for evaluation and I measure the chest at 35”, the waist at 30” and the hip measures 37” with the side expansion zippers closed and about 39” with the zippers open. These measurements match the size chart reasonably well.
For our feature photos, we put the size Small on our Fit Check mannequin Laverne who is a standard size 6, women’s Small.
Our Two Cents
The Stella Moony Drystar Jacket by Alpinestars is a “softshell” style jacket which has a snowboard jacket vibe. It includes standard elbow and shoulder armor and options are available for the chest and back. A nice “destination” fleece liner in included also.
If you like the idea of a motorcycle jacket that has features to make it useful for other things than just riding the bike, this one might be for you. The shell material of this jacket is softer than the material used in most motorcycle jackets. And it seems to have just a bit of stretch to it. Like I said in the opening paragraph, it reminds me of a jacket for other sports like snowboarding.
This jacket has an attached hood, but for motorcycling you may or may not want it attached, so thankfully they’ve made it removable. It does have a snap in back to hold the hood down on your back to keep it from catching a bunch of wind. Inside the jacket is a removable thermal liner. It is styled to be used as a “destination liner. It’s polyester fleece and it looks very nice. One complaint though… the inside of the thermal liner sleeves is fleece, so when you try to push your arms though, your shirt sleeves hang up on it, so you have to try to hold your shirt sleeve with your fingers when you put the jacket on. Using materials other than slick fabric in the inside of jacket sleeves ought to be an unforgivable sin in apparel manufacturing if you ask me, but obviously nobody did. :)
This jacket does have a couple vents in the side of the torso, which close with waterproof zippers, so you can allow just a limited amount of air in the jacket for warmer weather, but not a lot. So with that in mind, I’d recommend this jacket for mild weather to cold weather. And since the jacket is fitted with a waterproof liner, it will work for wet weather too. I think fall, spring and winter are going to be the seasons where this one shines.
Armor is included in this jacket for shoulders and elbows. It is Alpinestars standard molded Bio type which works well for a street jacket like this. A pocket built into the back area of this jacket accept a back protector. You actually have three back protector options… the KR-CELLi, KR-2i, the KR-1i. I’d recommend the KR-CELLi in a street jacket like this. It is light and flexible and fairly robust feeling. You can also add optional chest protectors. There is one version offered and it is also listed below. :: Paul, 10-30-19