Alpinestars GP Pro gloves £199.99
Tester Bruce Dunn
Time tested Two years/40,000 miles
What’s good? A classic product from Italian legends Alpinestars, these GP Pro summer sports gloves look ace, and are well made. I’ve used this pair for two seasons now, both for road testing and racing. They are comfortable, fit well, give excellent feel and have remained supple and still look good even after all this time.
Recently I suffered two highspeed racing crashes whilst wearing them and my hands were completely uninjured. On closer inspection I found the gloves were damaged in many areas. On the knuckles and upper wrist the moulded protection had been ground away, but there was still plenty of protection left if needed, and the gloves are still wearable.
They are an excellent, good looking and stylish pair of sports gloves that have provided maximum protection when it all went wrong.
What’s not? I can’t think of anything negative, other than the fact they’re not very warm if the temperature drops below 10°C, but they are a full-on sports glove so I’ll forgive them that.
Contact www.alpinestars.com Quality ★★★★ ★ Value ★★★ ★★
40,000 miles and two big racing crashes later 00 40,0 ES MIL
Sliding down the track wore away at the armour but Bruce’s hands were fine