Alpinestars GP Tech
Alpinestars GP Tech
Product description Alpinestars GP Tech
The Alpinestars GP Tech glove has been developed for extremely high speeds on track or on the road. It is a sports glove with optimal protection and comfort for the sports driver. The GP Tech is made of kangaroo leather to ensure durability, comfort, protection and more feeling with the motorcycle. The GP Tech together with the Alpinestars GP Pro are the smaller brothers of the Alpinestars Supertech. Much emphasis has been placed on protection as is often the case with racing gloves. Moreover, these GP Tech gloves are very good in terms of durability and comfort.
Material Alpinestars GP Tech
The GP Tech are manufactured from mainly kangaroo leather reinforced where necessary. TPU inserts have been used for protection. The lining is reinforced with Kevlar fibers. Velcro has been used for the closure. Poly foam is applied on the inside of the TPU knuckle protection for optimal impact absorption. The palm and outer surface of the hand is reinforced with kangaroo leather with Pittard's leather.
Protection Alpinestars GP Tech
As expected from a race glove the protection is of a very high level. The glove is reinforced with multiple TPU parts and Kevlar fibers. Kangaroo leather was chosen because of its strength and flexibility. This durable and wear-resistant leather has been reinforced with Kevlar fibers on several parts. Alpinestars has reinforced the little finger and ring finger with a bridge. This is to prevent injuries or fractures on these fingers. The Alpinestars GP Tech is CE Category 2 certified.
Comfort Alpinestars GP Tech
The Alpinestars GP Tech offers surprisingly much comfort for a race glove. The seams on the fingers and palm are external and there is leather in accordion shape on parts that need to be stretchable. This contributes to the comfort and fit. The glove has multiple ventilation parts (at the palm, wrist and fingers), which are more than welcome during the intensive rides on the motorcycle. The fit is greatly improved compared to the predecessors of the GP Tech. The improved velcro flap and adjustable velcro strap contribute to an optimal fit. The glove fits surprisingly well quite soon, with racing gloves it normally takes a bit longer. The pre-shaped fingers prevent fatigue of the hand.
Other Alpinestars GP Tech
At Alpinestars these gloves fall under the top race segment. The external seams provide a very good fit and feel with the motor.