After being used for 8 months and having covered nearly 9000 miles, Staff Photographer Joe Dick gives the lowdown on the Alpinestars Atem leather jacket.
This is essentially the upper half of a high-end race suit. It’s packed full of race-ready features that offer fantastic protection and unbeatable performance. This jacket is packed full of amazing features and has some of the best protection I’ve found on the market. I’ve done nearly 9000 miles in this jacket in all weathers and it fits beautifully with great useability. Granted it’s not waterproof, but It’s a jacket that is designed specifically for those who accept no compromises when it comes to performance, features and protection. Even the feel of the leather to the touch oozes quality. It looks great and has the added benefit of being ready to zip together with a pair of Alpinestars leather trousers, for those who split their time between the road and track or casual riding and technical assaults on some twisty B roads. While it’s not the cheapest jacket on the market, the quality, features and performance justify the price.
The one issue I have with this jacket is that when riding along, the Velcro in the inner liner detaches easily at the wrists, which can cause irritation on the move and means unplanned stops are often needed, should I wish to reattach them.
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