Robert (Fleetwood )
Great jacket but they run small. If you are an XL, consider a 2XL or even a 3 XL.. With the liner and protective shoulder and elbow pads, it gets a little tight.. I had to return twice to get it right.
Seth Cain (Catonsville )
Pros: Typical Alpinestars quality, style, and protection Cons: Narrow-ish temperature comfort zone - when it's hot, you're gonna sweat I purchased this as a warm-weather jacket to go with a cool-weather jacket - my first time going with seasonal jackets. I had high expectations for the Perforated GP-R's suitability for hot summer weather - maybe too much so, as it is a full-leather jacket. The vents and perforations help, but the leather is heavy and thick - though that's great for protection. Over a t-shirt and with vents open, I'm comfortable up to about 90 deg F, but above that I'm cooking. That said, it's tolerable, so I'm not going to buy a textile mesh jacket that would be better for extreme heat but offer less protection. The GP-R does make safety a top priority with CE-rated shoulder and elbow/forearm armor plus external plastic shoulder sliders. You have to buy the Nucleon chest and back protectors separately - which I did. They install easily and fit comfortably making for protection that is about as good as you'll find in a street-oriented jacket. Fit and style are typical Alpinestars - excellent. On my slim build, fit is properly snug and true to chest size and arm length - about as good as if it was custom-tailored. If you're portly in the middle, it may fit tight there - though the GP-R does have Velcro waist adjustment straps, so that might help. The elastic panels work impressively well to allow freedom of movement on the bike, as does the low-profile padded collar. The sporty styling looks good to me -especially in the white/black/red one I got.
Mac (Bastrop )
I like the fit but was hoping for a little more viz, it's probably just fine at night but I still have too put on my hi-viz vest. But very satisfied with the jacket at a good price. I took the lining out it's not that cold in central texas this time off year.
Michael (Hobart )
Great price and great fit. 6"1, 260-270 pounds 2xl Jacket fits fantastic. Better sizing than one I purchased from a Chinese site. Fast delivery and best price I could find. great wind and weather resistance. I would purchase again, and I just might still.
Phil (Yuma )
When I received the jacket I noticed that it is very solidly built. The torso and shoulders ran a little smaller than normal so I had to return it for a larger size. The numerous inside and outside pockets can hold a lot of gear. The kidney belt is a nice feature for longer rides. The jacket features numerous pieces of armor that make you feel well protected in the event of an incident. I have not worn it in very hot or cold weather so I can't comment of the effect of the very large arm vents. It is an expensive jacket, but for the features, it appears to be well worth it.
Larry Mays (Deer Park )
People don't even know it is a protective shirt. It looks like a regular flannel shirt. It fits a little tighter than my normal flannels but it doesn't flap around in the wind. I like that. If you want a loose fit get a size larger. When I rode to work with it my coworkers thought I was crazy for riding with a flannel shirt. Man were they surprised when they found out it has a Kevlar lining. Keeps me nice and warm in cooler weather. I really like the shirt.