Glove review: Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex

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Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex gloves (now superseded by 365 GTX,
Miles covered/time:
2000/one year

What's good? Gore-Tex lining means these have proved waterproof and, unlike some gloves I've tried in the past, the dye hasn't leached out of them onto my fingers after they've received a soaking.

Degree of protection provided by the beefy, race-proven knuckle protection system and padded palms is confidence-inspiring.

Warm enough to be worn as a winter glove.

What's not? Despite being extra large, they are a very tight fit and are still a squeeze to get on after 2000 miles of use.

Dual Velcro strap-and-flap closure system may improve safety, but makes them a fiddle to do up.

A bit fat and sausagey for fine degrees of throttle control ­ not a glove for summer use.

The 365 GTX glove which superseded these is much thinner and a better all-year-round glove.

Rating: 3/5

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Mark Holmes

By Mark Holmes