Alpinestars Missile Leather Pants
- 1.3mm full grade cow leather
- Removable CE certified protectors: knee, shin
- Accordion leather stretch zones improve flexibility
- Extended rear waist construction
- Large accordion stretch panels on calf area improve fit and feel
- Multi-panel mesh lining construction with stretch panel inserts
- Internally reinforced seat area
- Ergonomically placed stretch panels improve fit and feel
- Pre-curved construction
- Secure hook and snap fly closure
- Waist circumference Velcro® and D-ring closure for secure and personalized closure
- Waist connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding jackets
- Replaceable Sport knee sliders
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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Our Two Cents
Gosh, I’m not sure what else Alpinestars could pack into a leather sport pant! This new Missile Pant seems to have all the bases covered. I’m looking through other current pant models at the time of this writing and I think this new pant has it all and then some! What do I see new? Well, the liner is removable and washable… which is something I’ve not yet seen on a sport pant. I see this feature all the time for race suits, but why not pants? With a removable liner you can wash it and keep them fresh!
I’d never really commented on the “internally reinforced seat area” in the pants, probably because I’d not ever been able to see it (no removable liner, ha!). But now I see that the seat area IS heavily reinforced… very simply, with a second layer of the thick race leather, and as part of that reinforcement, there is added padding stitched in an area over your tail bone (in case you hit hard on your butt).
The knees are fitted with removable CE armor that extends part way down the shin and below where the armor ends, the pants are lightly padded as well. The hips are fitted with removable foam pieces which can be upgraded to optional CE hip armor (see below).
The pants are trim in cut (as you would expect) and the fit is made a bit easier by the stretch material panels in the inside thigh area and on around the backs of the legs. And there is a zipper you can use to open up the sizing of the calf area for more room if necessary (a simple idea but a good one).
I’ve got some good close-up pictures for you of these features, the armor, and even how the nighttime reflectives light up. Take a look at those by taking the “View Larger Images” link above. In comparing these pants to previous year versions, I really see all the best features included plus the bonus of a removable liner and the short and tall size choices. And all without a price increase! Great job. :: Paul, 08-27-14