Andrew Tai -
January 15, 2010(Sacramento, CA)
Like almost all Alpinestar stuff, they are quite expensive but you get what you pay for. I got this for really cold weather riding and it didn't work that well. I'd imagine that it would work well for a California rain storm being that it almost never freezes here but if you're thinking that 180 will get you the perfect winter glove, get heated.
Should've bought these a long time ago!
Alesia Bischoff -
January 05, 2010(San Jose, CA)
Winters in California aren't as cold as they are elsewhere but with windchill factor you're still looking at a painfully cold ride. I bought these for my husband and he loves them! He said they fit really well and I noticed they are finished smooth inside with the GoreTex no lumpy seams to get your fingers stuck on. The gauntlet design really helps keep the wind from just blowing up your sleeves and the lining keeps my husband's hands from even getting cold (note that he's rarely on the bike more than 30 minutes at a time, though). We're completely satisfied with these!
Beware of the sizing!!!
M. Bags Mcgee -
November 03, 2009(Truckee, CA)
Great looking glove. It does not fit well. Aside from being bulky the fingers are tight especially the right thumb. I always wear XL gloves but after reading reviews I bought XXL, they are still too tight and really bulky for how tight they fit. Usually A-star gear is top notch but they missed the mark here. Not sure I would recommend these. Expensive gear is usually worth the Nickel...... I'm disappointed.
Alpinestars - Storm Rider Gore-Tex Gloves
October 05, 2009(Fairfax, VT)
These gloves are incredibly warm considering how light and flexible they are made. Too warm for weather above maybe 55 to 60F. I have taken 40 minute rides at 40F, no heated grips, no wind break and my hands are not cold at all. The fit is very good with no obnoxious seems at the ends of the finger tips. One 40 minute ride in very heavy rain. They seem to be completely waterproof. The leather does take awhile to dry out but water does not penetrate to the skin. I really went out on a limb paying this much for a pair of gloves. I have to say they are worth the price.
Storm Rider Glove
May 20, 2009(Medford, OR)
I will start by saying i love, LoVe, LOVE these gloves. They keep my hands warm, dry and best of all, sacrifice no protction in doing so. Carbon knuckles and thick leather palms give me protection in the places I need it most. Gauntlet gloves prevent against cold weather going up my sleeves, and the gore-tex material provides plenty of warmth without being too overly bulky. Next to heated gloves, this is the best thing out there. Would totally recommend these!
John Dodge -
April 14, 2009(Cohoes, NY)
Really nice glove! I ride all the time no snow I go. First time I used the gloves it was 30 min ride to work all highway at 16 deg and my hands never got cold. Only thing I would change is the size. I got a LG like all my other gloves! But they are just a bit tight! All and all would buy the gloves again!! RECCOMEND 100%
January 14, 2009(Lynchburg, VA)
Overall I agree with everyone else about this glove. I'm riding in low 40s and I feel fine. The only thing that is weird for me is the thumbs. The rest of the fingers fit perfectly but the thumbs seem to be a little bit long. I have longer fingers so I can probably say this is just because of the shape of my hand. The extra little length in the thumb makes it weird to use the turn signal. Other than that little issue this gloves are great.
Alpine Storm Rider Gore-Tex Gloves
December 01, 2008(Carrollton, TX)
These gloves are, without a doubt, the best pair of motorcycle gloves I have ever owned. Their comfort, shape, and ability to keep my hands warm make them the best I have ever owned. I typically ride my motorcycle to work in mid 30's to mid 40's degree temperatures. My ride is comfortable and my hands stay reasonably warm. The only thing I would do differently is buy them one size larger. They are a little snug, but it does not detract too much from their warmth and comfort. These gloves are NOT cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but have been worth the price.
Great so far
November 20, 2008(Chelmsford, MA)
I bought these for Fall riding where I find it no fun riding below 40 degrees. They work perfect in that weather, plenty warm enough at 40 and not too hot when it goes up to 60 later in the day. I'm 6'9" with very big hands and the 3XL fits my left hand fine and it just a bit tight on the right, but will -hopefully- break in to fit. I'd say sizing is right on. Grip is great, dexterity is fine- only slightly stiff at first- and the gauntlet fits nice and tight over my Vanson jacket sleeves making a good cold weather seal.
February 04, 2008(Alexandria, VA)
I've worn these gloves in freezing temps, and at the worst experience only a slight chill in my fingers. Make sure they're not overly snug so that air can circulate. They're expensive, but hey, you get what you pay for!