Wet hands and important tasks are rarely a fruitful combination. Whether it is reaching for a slippery football pass over the middle of the field, or trying to open the lid of a well-sealed mason jar while standing in the rain, wet hands create problems. Cold, wet hands are even worse. When riding your motorcycle, with so much riding on the functionality of your hand controls, it is super important to have the right set of finger dwellings when the temperature drops and the weather is wet.
The new Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves are a great option for a sub-$100 pair of full-gauntlet gloves that are specifically designed for those dreary days on the road. Constructed of a stretch polyamide material throughout the upper and with a highly-tactile goatskin leather palm, the Apex gloves allow for great comfort and functionality. In addition to the Drystar waterproof membrane, a 100G/sqm Thinsulate thermal insulation barrier is in place to help your hands retain heat. Additional features of the Apex Drystar gloves include synthetic leather reinforcements along the palm, touch screen compatible fingertips, and a patented 3rd/4th finger bridge that help to protect against unpleasant finger separations.
Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves Review:
Another choice for the winter road warrior are the Alpinestars SR-3 Drystar Gloves. With slightly less robust defenses when compared to the Apex Drystar mitts, the SR-3 Gloves are able to come in at an even more price-conscious dollar amount. For Drystar waterproof, 100G/sqm Thinsulate, full gauntlet gloves, the sub-$70 price point really hits hard on the bang-for-your-buck factor. While the SR-3 Drystar gloves do not include the hard knuckle protection or finger bridge that can be seen in the Apex model, they do provide a soft padding over the knuckles, pre-curved fingers for comfort, and a synthetic leather material throughout the palm and thumb. For the women riders out there, the Alpinestars Stella SR-3 Drystar Gloves are also available and built to the same specs as the Men’s version, yet with a more slender fitment.
Alpinestars SR-3 Drystar Gloves Review:
Getting a good pair of cool weather gloves should something that all northern motorcyclists look to do if they intend on riding much into the fall season. For the 2015 season, Alpinestars provides economical options for both Men and Women riders.
Have fun out there, be safe, and as always…
Enjoy the ride,