Thursday, February 24

Alpinestars GP Plus Leather Jacket Review

The Alpinestars GP Plus Leather Jacket is an updated version of a very popular sport riding leather option in the Alpinestars line. In years past, the GP Plus had strategic perforation for slight cooling in hot weather riding conditions. For the 2011 model, they decided to do away with the perf and make this jacket focused for riders in milder climates that never get sweltering but also don't dip into the frigid zone. For warmer temperature zones, we recommend the Alpinestars GP-R Leather Jacket. The GP Plus will perform well somewhere in the 40º-70º F range.

Constructed from premium 1.3mm full-grain leather, the Alpinestars GP Plus Jacket is extremely supple and abrasion resistant. Large aramidic stretch panels line the inner arms and backs of shoulders for an unparalleled degree of mobility. The inner mesh liner features stretch inserts in the same areas that work in conjunction for flexibility, fit and comfort. Protection comes from CE rated Bio Armor in the shoulders and elbows that is removable and also adjustable for precision fit. There are compartments in the chest and back that come stock with PE foam padding but can be upgraded to the bionic chest pads and CE Bio Armor back protection. A big upgrade over the previous model is the incorporation of the multi-snap 
connectors for the CE level 2 Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector.

Another nice touch for the new model is the addition of TPU shoulder sliders that add another level of shock and abrasion protection in a crucial impact zone. Alpinestars always uses YKK zippers throughout all of their garments and the GP Plus is no different. It also features a full 360º zip for pants connection in the event that you wanted to take this out on the track. Waist cinches on each side offer a custom fit while the TPR collar closure provides a soft, snug fit at the neck. 

Style and performance defines what Alpinestars has always done and will continue to do. The Alpinestars GP Plus Leather Jacket is another classic from AStars. To see more, visit our Alpinestars Jackets and Leather Motorcycle Jackets sections at RevZilla.



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