10 Best Alpinestars jackets Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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Alpinestars Andes v2 Drystar Jacket

Standing on the summit of the original Andes, the Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Jacket takes multi-season functionality to new heights with vastly improved temperature control.

Where venting was previously somewhat limited, affording only exchange of heat and moisture through the Drystar membrane (and restricting application to the colder 3 seasons), highly efficient direct venting has been incorporated into the version 2 Alpinestars Andes Drystar Jacket, achieving true 4 season adaptability for the adventure and touring rider.

Features:

  • Advanced reinforced poly-fabric textile and Drystar waterproof and breathable construction
  • Direct Ventilation System (DVS) zippered chest air intakes and back exhaust ports
  • Internal impact protection provided by removable CE-certified elbow and shoulder protectors
  • Pockets for optional chest and back protection (sold separately)
  • Reinforced polymer-printed texture in critical elbow and lower arm areas for abrasion resistance
  • Reflective graphic details and logos improve rider visibility in varying light conditions
  • Upper chest zippered hand pockets feature internal cord which works in tandem with ventilation opening to ensure personalized levels of ventilation
  • Front waterproof cargo pockets for convenience and peace-of-mind closure
  • Large external utility pocket on lower back plus waterproof internal pockets and insert wallet pocket
  • Integrated soft edge collar and 3D mesh construction for comfort over long distances
  • Pre-contoured sleeves with accordion stretch panels on elbows
  • Premium YKK zipper with double sliders for main front closure offer adaptable and secure convenience
  • Removable long-sleeve thermal liner (100g body/80g sleeves) ensures comfort on hot or cold days
  • VELCRO® brand waist adjustment fastener for highly customizable fit
  • External zippered pockets for safe peace-of-mind storage

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Alpinestars GP Plus R v2 Airflow Perforated Leather Jacket

Cut from the same 1.3mm cowhide leather used for Alpinestars’ race suits, the GP Plus R Airflow line is the gold standard for track level protection and performance in a street package. The GP Plus R Air V2 Perforated Leather Jacket is designed with significantly more strategic stretch panels than its predecessor, resulting in a much more flexible, comfortable jacket without sacrificing safety.

Armor is standard at the limbs and CE Level 2 Nucleon is available for the back and chest. Whether you plan to carve up the track or the back roads, zip your Alpinestars GP Plus R V2 Perforated Leather Jacket to a pair of Alpinestars textile or leather pants and hit the apex knowing you are wearing some of the very best in race-bred street wear. 

Features:

  • Highly durable 1.3mm multi-panel leather construction
  • Strategically placed and extensive perforated leather panels
  • Alpinestars race-derived and CE-approved removable internal shoulder and elbow protectors
  • Shoulder protection features over-molded advanced TPU guard layered under the outer fabric
  • Pockets for optional chest and back protection (sold separately)
  • Size-adjustable snap-button system to integrate Level 2 CE certified Alpinestars Nucleon Back protector (Nucleon sold separately)
  • Extensive, advanced poly stretch inserts on chest, underarm and rear shoulder
  • Extensive accordion leather stretch panels above elbow areas
  • Perforated padded panels integrated into main shell and sleeves for improved fit
  • Combination snap button and zipper wrist closures for secure and customized fit
  • VELCRO® brand fastener and D-ring waist adjustments
  • Zippered ventilation inlets on shoulders
  • Soft 3D mesh collar construction plus 3D mesh cuff edging
  • Mesh liner construction for improved breathability, comfort and ventilation
  • External, large-opening zippered front hand pockets for peace-of-mind closure
  • Multiple internal compartment pockets feature VELCRO® brand fasteners for additional security
  • Interior waterproof wallet pocket for safe storage of documents/electronics
  • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding pants
  • Reflective detailing for improved rider visibility

Note: Black/Fluo Red image is the non-perforated version.

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Alpinestars Hyper Drystar Jacket

From commute to tour, the Alpinestars Hyper Drystar Jacket was built to navigate 3-season cold weather, wet or dry rides in perfect comfort. Multi-panel construction keeps durability up and bulk down, Drystar keeps the water out, and a removable thermal lining and zippered vents allow you to control temperature to adjust to changing conditions. 

Features:

  • Multi-panel, multi material construction incorporating 450D poly-fabric main shell and 600D dobby reinforcement
  • Fixed Drystar membrane with taped seams offers guaranteed waterproof and breathable performance
  • Removable long sleeve thermal liner (100g on body, 80g on sleeves) for cold conditions
  • Excellent fit afforded by innovative volume control adjustment system on chest, bicep and sleeves
  • Adjustment system ensures personalized fit to rider’s body and offers improved safety by keep protections close to body in the case of an impact or slide
  • Pre-curved sleeves
  • Hook-and-loop cuff adjustment ensures comfort fit and prevents sleeve riding up arm while riding
  • Shoulder protection features over-molded advanced TPU guard layered under the outer fabric
  • Alpinestars race-derived, CE approved internal elbow and shoulder protectors
  • Pockets for optional chest and back protection (sold separately)
  • Strategically positioned four-way stretch inserts on inside arms, side torso and rear shoulder for freedom of movement and comfort fit
  • Multiple ventilation system features zippered vents and exhaust ports for effective internal cooling
  • Extensive reflective detailing on arms and back for improved rider visibility
  • Full circumference waist connection zipper on the inside for attachment to Alpinestars riding pants
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Alpinestars Missile Perforated Leather Jacket For Tech Air Race

Somehow, “Missile” doesn’t quite do it justice.The way Tech Air technology has exploded onto the motorcycle protection market, the Alpinestars “Surface-to-Air Laser-Guided Warhead” Perforated Leather Jacket would have been much more appropriate.

The Missile is prepared to accept the Tech Air Race Vest airbag system (sold separately), which uses onboard sensors and a sophisticated algorithm to detect a crash situation and deploy airbag coverage in that critical fraction of a second, protecting the rider’s back, chest, shoulders and kidneys.

The jacket itself is constructed of premium race-grade 1.3 mm genuine cow leather, punctuated with strategically-placed accordion stretch gussets and stretch fabric panels to allow for maximum mobility on the motorcycle. CE certified Alpinestars GP-R protectors and external sliders at the joints make the Missile ready for a high speed slide, while localized perforation and an airflow-optimized back hump ensure you stay cool during the ride.

Tech Air Race Ready:

This Missle Leather Jacket is built to accept the Tech Air Race Airbag System. The vest, which must be purchased separately, installs easily in just a few minutes and does not require any external sensors to operate. Should it detect a crash, it will deploy a protective airbag, providing unrivaled protection to the rider’s full back, shoulders, kidney area and chest. 

  • Compatible with the Tech Air Race Vest Airbag System, sold separately
  • Internal conduits for quick and convenient connection of the jacket to the airbag system
  • Left sleeve features an LED panel that clearly displays airbag system’s functioning status at a glance
  • Internal VELCRO® brand closures and YKK zipper fixings for securing airbag system
  • Accordion stretch inserts on shoulder and underarm designed to accommodate inflated airbag

Features:

  • 1.3 mm genuine cow leather
  • CE certified Alpinestars GP-R protectors at the shoulders and elbows
  • Alpinestars race-derived, external Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) protectors in the elbows and shoulders feature injection-molded shells and dual density foam padding
  • Large accordion stretch panels help movement and comfort on the bike
  • Performance engineered fit design optimized for use with Tech-Air Race Vest and back protector
  • Stretch panels on sleeves and chest further improve fit and feel
  • Ergonomic back hump, sculpted for better airflow and performance at high speed
  • Pre-curved sleeves
  • Localized perforations highly improve ventilation
  • Integrated padding increases comfort and protection
  • Pockets for optional chest protection (sold separately)
  • Fixed inner liner for breathability
  • Inner waterproof wallet pocket
  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Full length connection zipper for pants
  • Snap button system attaches the Level 2 CE certified Alpinestars Nucleon Back Protector (sold separately)
  • 3D textured fabric comfort collar construction

Note: Alpinestars has removed the supplemental cuff straps from production. Jacket meets the same CE safety certifications without these cuff straps.  

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Alpinestars T-GP Plus R v3 Air Jacket

The T-GP Plus R v3 Air Jacket is a lightweight, versatile sport-riding jacket that is a perfect match to your warmer riding months. Large panels of mesh at the torso and inner arms flow massive volumes of air. Nucleon Flex Plus impact armor is included for the shoulders and elbows. Hard external sliders at the shoulders both look and act the part to shrug off abrasion, and the jacket can be paired up to Alpinestars riding pants to create a riding suit via the full circumference waist zipper. 

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Features:

  • Abrasion resistant 600D polyester fabric
  • Extended mesh panels on the torso and arms
  • Full mesh lining boosts for improved airflow and breathability
  • Nucleon Flex Plus CE Level 1 elbow and shoulder protectors
  • Pockets for optional Nucleon KR-Ci chest and back protection (sold separately)
  • GP Lite shoulders with dynamic friction shield for enhanced abrasion resistance
  • Sport fit with pre-curved sleeve construction for reduced fatigue and enhanced riding comfort
  • Strategically positioned poly-fabric stretch insert on shoulders 
  • 3D mesh collar construction for improved comfort and breathability
  • VELCRO® brand fastener and D-ring waist adjustment
  • VELCRO® brand wrist cuff closures
  • Convenient waterproof internal pocket
  • External, large-opening front hand pockets
  • Multiple internal compartment pockets feature VELCRO® brand fasteners for additional security
  • Reflective details for improved rider visibility
  • Two external zippered pockets
  • Meets CE Category II PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 – A class certification for protective garments

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Alpinestars T-Faster Air Jacket

The Alpinestars T-Faster Jacket is purpose built to flow air through its mesh panels. Thoughtfully placed stretch panels allow freedom of movement and an easy reach to your handlebars or clip-ons. Impact protection comes from CE level 1 armor at the elbows and shoulders with the option of adding in chest and back protectors to complete the armor setup.

Features:

  • Multi-fabric shell construction with mesh panels on chest, back and sleeves for improved cooling performance
  • Large stretch panels help movement and comfort on the bike
  • Hook and Loop strap on waist adjustment for improved riding fit
  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Embroidery logo details
  • Low profile collar construction with microfiber comfort edging plus 3D textured fabric inner collar lining for comfort
  • Pre-curved sleeves construction reduces riding fatigue
  • Reflective details
  • Pockets for optional chest and back protection (sold separately)
  • Multiple snap button system to integrate the Level 2 CE Nucleon back protector (Nucleon sold separately)
  • Microfiber comfort edge on collar
  • Level 1 CE certified Bio Armor shoulder and elbow protectors

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Alpinestars Andes v3 Drystar Jacket

The Andes v3 Adventure Jacket uses Alpinestars’ exclusive Drystar waterproofing technology to transport riders comfortably into any variety of on- or off-road conditions. The rugged textile chassis features polymer-printed panels at the elbows and forearms, contrasting multi-density fabrics and a multitude of adjustment straps and vents.

Pockets on the front, rear and interior keep your riding essentials organized and readily at hand. Moving past the jacket’s exterior, a full-sleeve thermal insert and impact protectors for the shoulders and elbows are included. The Andes v3 also provides pockets for optional Nucleon chest and back protectors. With these provisions in mind, the jacket achieves a CE Class A certification. For an additional level of protection, the Andes v3 Jacket is also compatible with the Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 airbag system. 

Features:

  • Waterproof Drystar​ breathable membrane
  • Advanced abrasion resistant polyfabric textile construction and reinforcement
  • Alpinestars Tech-Air​ 5 airbag system compatible (sold separately) 
  • Removable long-sleeve thermal liner
  • Direct ventilation system (DVS) zippered chest air intakes and back exhaust ports
  • Removable elbow and shoulder impact protectors included
  • Compatible with Nucleon chest and back inserts (sold separately)
  • Reinforced polymer-printed texturing in critical elbow and lower arm areas for enhanced abrasion resistance
  • Reflective details for improved rider safety
  • Front waterproof cargo pockets
  • Large, external stash pocket on lower back
  • Waterproof interior wallet pocket
  • Integrated soft edge collar
  • 3D mesh internal lining
  • Premium YKK zippers
  • Pre-contoured sleeves with accordion stretch panels on elbows
  • Hook and loop waist adjustment belt
  • Shock cord adjustment on hem
  • Jacket to pants connection zipper
  • CE Cat II PPE Regulation prEN17092 – A class safety certification

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Alpinestars Viper v2 Air Jacket

The Alpinestars Viper V2 Air Jacket concentrates air flow on the torso with large mesh panels on the chest and back. Adjusters on the waist and sleeves help ensure a proper fit for multiple body types. A low profile collar keeps you from feeling suffocated in the heat with microfiber edges for comfort. Pre-curved sleeves are ready to reach for your controls to reduce riding fatigue. Add or remove the windbreaker liner to control the amount of air flowing through the jacket. CE level 2 armor at the shoulders and elbows absorb impact energy. Pockets for chest and back armor allow you to upgrade the impact protection. 

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Features:

  • Multi-fabric shell construction with mesh panels on chest and back and sleeves for improved cooling performance
  • Waist adjustment for an improved riding fit
  • Volume adjusters on sleeve
  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Jacket-to-pant connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding pants
  • Embroidered logos
  • Low profile collar construction with microfiber comfort edging plus 3D textured comfort fabric on inner collar lining
  • Pre-curved sleeve construction reduces riding fatigue
  • Reflective details to make the rider more visible
  • Waterproof inner pockets
  • Pockets for optional chest and back protection (sold separately)
  • Microfiber comfort edge on collar and cuffs
  • Removable wind breaker liner
  • CE Level 2 Bio Armor shoulder and elbow protectors
  • CE certified jacket

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Alpinestars T-GP R v2 Drystar Jacket​

The Alpinestars T-GP R V2 Drystar Jacket laminates a Drystar waterproof membrane right to the heavy duty textile shell so you’ll never forget to pack your rain gear. Zippered air vents help moderate temperature as the skies clear and sun shines. A removable thermal liner is a welcome feature that holds in warmth during cold wet rides. Adapt to varying conditions with the multi-season Alpinestars T-GPR V2 Drystar Jacket.

Features:

  • Multi-fabric shell construction with abrasion resistant material in strategic areas
  • CE-certified Level 2 Bio Air shoulder and elbow armor
  • Pockets for optional chest and back protection (sold separately)
  • Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) external dual density TPU sliders on shoulders
  • Accordion panels on back and elbow
  • Stretch panel on cuff for comfort
  • Hook-and-loop closure on waist adjustment
  • Snap adjusters on chest and sleeves
  • Zippered air intake vents are strategically positioned for optimized airflow when opened
  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Printed logos with reflective details
  • 3D injected white reflective PU logo on the chest plus 3D injected PU logo on upper back
  • Low profile collar construction with 3D textured comfort fabric on inner collar lining
  • Pre-curved sleeve construction reduces fatigue
  • Padded areas on the front and back of the sleeves
  • Microfiber comfort edge on collar and cuffs
  • Front inner waterproof pocket
  • Fixed waterproof membrane
  • Removable thermal liner with insulated front flap for extended body coverage
  • Waist connection zipper

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Alpinestars GP Plus R v3 Airflow Jacket

Perforated for hot weather riding, the GP Plus R v3 Airflow Jacket is a sport jacket worthy of your favorite road or track. The GP Plus R v3 balances ultra-durable materials and tough construction with strategic stretch and accordion flex panels. A waterproof inner pocket and reflective accents for nighttime visibility add useful touches for time spent on the street. Pockets for optional chest and back protectors can take the protection game to an even higher level.

 Features: 

  • Premium 1.3mm bovine leather construction
  • Localized perforations for improved ventilation
  • High Resistant Stretch Fabric (HRSF) strategically positioned for comfort
  • Included Nucleon Flex Plus CE Level 1 armor on shoulder and elbow
  • Pockets for optional Nucleon KR-Ci chest and back protectors (sold separately)
  • Accordion leather stretch panels on back and shoulder
  • HRSF polyamide stretch material on sleeves for an optimized fit mobility
  • Waist adjustment
  • Low profile collar with soft edging and 3D mesh liner
  • Two zippered hand pockets and two inner pockets
  • Inner waterproof document pocket
  • Zippered ventilation for improved airflow
  • Reflective inserts 
  • Meets CE Category II PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 – AA class for protective riding garments