Monday, August 24
Why don’t we use a chainsaw when carving up a turkey? While that would certainly be something that sounds directly out of an episode of Home Improvement, and undoubtedly would amp up the holiday happenings to epic levels of exhilleration, the point is that it is overkill. While there is a place that a chainsaw works well, like … say … in the woods, and then there is a place where it does not (usually all places indoors). The same can be said for motorcycle gear. While there are some great options out there, it does not always mean that they are the best for each riding scenario that they will encounter.
The Alpinestars SP-1 Gloves are a great example of a transitional piece of gear that bridges the gap between extremes. As a street glove that incorporates many great features of a track glove, the specificity of purpose that can be seen in the SP1 gloves is going to translate into great dividends for sport riders who Veclro them on and hit the road. Features such as the full-grain leather, 3rd/4th finger bridge, and carbon fiber knuckle protectors are taken directly from the Astars race-grade gloves, yet the fit and finish has been toned down and more purposely built for all-day comfort on the street. Additional features include strategic ventilation, palm reinforcements, and ample accordion stretch panels for increased mobility.
For the lady riders out there who are looking for the same functionality, yet in a more ergonomic fitment, the Alpinestars Stella SP-1 Gloves are also available. Coming in with all of the great features as the Men’s Version, the Women’s SP-1 Gloves are going to be specially designed to fit a more feminine hand. In doing so, they are going to provide a more slender cut, thus allowing female riders to make better use of the technical specificity of the SP1 blueprint.
Sometimes you don’t need a chainsaw (though, sometimes you do). It would also fruitless to only have a butter knife. You need in-between in certain circumstances, and that is exactly what the Alpinestars SP-1 Gloves provide.
Have fun out there, be safe, and as always…
Enjoy the ride,