Each season, it seems like we're singing the same song as Alpinestars continues to create ridiculously standout gear. The same holds true for spring 2012 as we see a ton of track, street and sport gear that promises to be wildly successful. We've already done several write-ups of some of our favorites of the Alpinestars Spring 2012 gear lineup, but here we'll take a look at the new pants and rain gear that will be out in time for the upcoming riding season.
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Alpinestars Express Drystar Overpants - a textile overpant with a slight precurved design, the Express feature a 450D shell with a PU coating and additional textile reinforcements at the seat and knees. Inside, there is a fully removable thermal liner and a completely waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep the elements out. CE rated armor can be found at the knees and there is a 360º zip to pair this with an AStars jacket of your choosing. Excellent for touring, the Alpinestars Express Drystar Pants are a nice new addition to the AStars textile pant lineup.
Alpinestars Express Drystar Overpants Review:
Alpinestars Oxygen Air Overpants, designed for warm weather sport and touring. Featuring a very abraison-resistant 600D polyester shell with a PU coating, the standout of the Oxygen Air Pants (obviously) is the extensive mesh paneling at the thighs that will rush air in for cooling in the hot weather. Beyond that, CE rated armor protects at the knees, and for convenience, the zippered gusset at the ankle allows you to easily accommodate boots under these pants.
Alpinestars Oxygen Air Overpants Review:
Alpinestars Quick Seal Out Two-Piece Rain Suit - a new two-piece rain option from Alpinestars that is available in a burning-sun-bright hi-viz option, this is the sort of gear you want to have stowed in your side case as it will definitely save your day in the event of a downpour. The shell itself is waterproof breathable and the entirety features taped seams for absolute protection from Mother Nature's wrath. A double storm flap at the front helps seal out the elements, while the adjustability at the waist, hips, collar and ankles allow you to cinch this down and ensure that there is no flapping. Both the black and hi-viz version feature reflective piping for nighttime visibility.
Stay tuned for our detailed video breakdowns and don't miss the blogs that are linked below for a look at more of the spring 2012 AStars lineup.
Alpinestars Spring 2012 Gear - Race Suit, Jackets
Alpinestars Spring 2012 Gear Highlights
Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload Jacket
Alpinestars GP Tech Air Jacket
Alpinestars SMX-3 Air Gloves
Alpinestars T-GP-R Air Jacket
Alpinestars Fastback WP Shoes
Alpinestars SMX Plus Gore-Tex Boots