Alpinestars Missile Airflow V2 Pants
- Premium leather main chassis constructed from 1.3mm bovine leather
- Extensive high-density perforation panel on thighs
- Accordion leather stretch zones above the knee offer improved flexibility
- Extended high rear waist construction provides greater overlap with the riding jacket
- Large stretch panels on calf and crotch area for improved fit and feel
- Pre-curved leg construction helps reduce riding fatigue and improves fit
- Zippered ventilation for air cooling
- Jacket-to-pant connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding jackets
- Hook and loop ankle adjustment
- Internal mesh lining with stretch panel inserts work in conjunction with outer stretch zones for freedom of movement
- Pocket for optional hip protection (sold separately)
- Internally reinforced seat area
- Alpinestars GP-R protection on knee
- Replaceable Sport knee sliders for excellent impact and abrasion resistance
- CE certified pants
Read on for more details.
The pants are sold in European sizes, so please use the chart below to choose a size based upon your MEASURED waist. As with past models of race/sport pants from Alpinestars, we find the pants to run smaller than indicated by Alpinestars, so for each size, we’ve listed the US waist given by Alpinestars (both tagged in the pant and in their published chart) and also our estimate of actual waist size.
We’ve also indicated an estimate for approximate inseam of each pant size. In a race pant like this, the pants are designed only to go down to your ankle bone (top of the foot), and so the inseam indicated will be shorter than the inseam you are used to buying in jeans (about 2” actually), so don’t be thrown off. You can either measure your inseam (from the crotch seam on snug jeans to the top of your foot would be a good indication), or to get a good idea, just subtract 2” from the inseam you normally buy in pants.
These pants are offered in tall and short versions as well as the “standard” version. Short versions are about 1/12” shorter than standard and tall versions are about 1 1/2” longer than standard.
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For 2019 Alpinestars has reworked their lineup of leather sport/race pants. The top end pant is the Track V2. Next in line is the Missle V2 pant in both a solid leather version and a perforated leather version and Finally the Jagg pant which is their more “street” oriented leather sport pant.
The Missile V2 is the second iteration of this pant. The original appeared on our site in 2014. The Missile V2 is offered in two version to accommodate your climate. The solid leather pant is aimed at those who will be riding in cold, mild and warm areas and the Missile V2 perforated pant called the Missile V2 Airflow is best for riding in mild to hot weather. The main features of both versions is the same (other than perf/non-perf leather being used). To view the other version, use the link at the bottom of this page.
The armor package on this pant is very competent both for the street or even the track. It offers full coverage protection in the knee shin area with a removable knee armor insert plus removable knee sliders on the outside. Hip armor is optional but the pants are set up for the Nucleon KR-H hip armor inserts listed below. The main chassis of this pant is similar to the other Alpinestars sport pants… its a combination of leather and four way stretch material in the crotch, down the inside thighs and behind the calves. The pants are trim cut and the stretch fabric makes them flexible and more comfortable. The top end pant, Track V2 adds an external hard plastic knee armor piece in addition to the armor insert. The armor insert is identical in both pant models. Hip armor is standard in the Track V2. These armor package differences are the main thing that make the Track V2 more expensive.
One great feature on the Missile V2 pants is the selection of tall and short inseams. You might think overall inseam on a track pant isn’t critical because the ends of the pant tuck into race boots anyway, but the knee placement has to be right so getting a pant made for your body height is a key thing. If you need a tall or short inseam in your regular pants, you’ll likely need a sport pant with those alternate inseam selections. Talls and shorts are NOT available on the other models for 2019, so if that is a need for you, then look no further. :: Paul, 04-18-19
Alpinestars says: The Alpinestars Missile V2 Airflow Pants home in on the features you need to bomb apexes and perform at the track. Premium leather resists abrasion while accordion stretch zones above the knee make it easy to flex your legs. Perforation along the thighs help air flow through the pant at speed. Stretch textile panels on the calf and crotch make it easy to throw a leg over your ride and tuck the pants into your race boots. Zippered vents let you control the amount of air flowing through the pant. A jacket to pant connection zipper connects the pants to an Alpinestars jacket for an alternative to a two-piece suit. CE level 1 knee armor protects your bony bits. Add armor into the hip pockets for supplemental protection.