Monday, December 12

Alpinestars Long Range 2 Drystar Jacket & Pants

Alpinestars has come out with their new Alpinestars Long Range 2 Drystar Jacket and Alpinestars Long Range 2 Drystar Pants, both meant for long distance ADV touring. As you would expect from Alpinestars, both products have an array of features which separate them from the rest of the pack in terms of quality and style.

First up we'll take a look at the Alpinestars Long Range 2 Drystar Jacket Review:


From a protection standpoint, you have CE rated bio armor to protect the elbows, forearms, and shoulders as well as abrasion resistant silver patches found in more vulnerable areas to provide coverage. The sizing on the jacket tends to have an european cut, making it a half size smaller than what we see from the usual tech touring jackets. As you would expect from a long distance touring jacket, the Drystar Jacket is loaded with vents and pockets strategically located throughout the jacket and a rabbit pouch located on the lower back side of the jacket to fit extra items. The jacket consists of both a removable internal thermal liner and a removable drystar waterproof liner to keep you both warm and dry while you cruise. The outer shell can be used standalone with its ventilation during the warmer seasons of the year. Additionally for your comfort, the jacket includes stretch panels on the collar, elbows, and sides to give you that flexibility to move around while riding.

Next up: the Alpinestars Long Range 2 Drystar Pants Review:



The outer composure of the pants consists of a mixture of polyamide fabric and a higher-denier and stronger fabric in the knees, shins, and impact areas below the waist. Additionally there is CE Rated armor located on the knees that go down all the way to the shin as well as temperfoam in both hips. The lower inner sides of the pants have abrasion resistant inserts and there is a double reinforced seat. Just like the Long Range 2 Jacket, the pants have vents in key area to keep you cool in warmer conditions along with removable thermal and drystar liners to keep you warm and dry in more harsh conditions. There is an accordion stretch panel located on the upper backside of the pants to give you that flexibility to be mobile on the bike.

The Alpinestars Long Range 2 Drystar Jacket and Pants are some of the more technical gear Alpinestars came out with in the last year and should be a home run amongst long distance ADV riders.

To view similar products, view our Alpinestars Touring Gear section.

-Ka$hZilla

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