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Cool Weather Gear by Alpinestars Fall 2016


It's still hot as hell in Southern California (hey that just means extended riding season!) but we know some of you guys are already experiencing the chill.

Whether you're braving the cold or want to extend your riding season, it's essential to keep yourself warm. The wind chill is no joke at high speeds. We've put together the essentials you'll need for fall riding from Alpinestars.

Warm technical base layers


The base layer is what is right up against your skin, so it's important that this layer is super comfortable and, most importantly, not trap moisture so you can stay dry.

Alpinestars' Tech Performance base layers are our go-to when the weather turns cold! They are specially designed for providing core temperature regulation, with double density fabric and moisture wicking material. The material is polypropylene with elastine fabric that'll hold up under abrasion. It's also compression fit for muscle support to reduce fatigue.

Shop Alpinestars Technical Base Layer Top and Alpinestars Technical Base Layer Bottom.

Warm Mid-Layer


The mid-layer is used between the base layers and the outer jacket for extra warmth. Alpinestar's Tech mid-layer is ergonomically shaped with pre-contoured sleeves. It's made with arctic fleece and has added wind-proofing performance for long rides in the cooling days. Details include zipped pockets and seamless lycra cuff with thumb loops.

We love that the jacket is stylish enough for everyday use as well as riding use. Multitasking item = more savings!

Shop Alpinestars Tech Mid-Layer.

Warm Balaclava & Neck Warmers


Admittedly, not the coolest looking gear, but when it gets really cold, these may just become your new favorite accessory. The Alpinestars open face balaclava is designed with heavyweight moisture wicking material to keep you cool and dry in any season. It's extra long for added neck protection and has flat lock seams and a strategic chin panel for comfort.

Or if you're not a fan of the balaclava, you may find that the Tech Neck Warmer is more comfortable and offers moe freedom of movement. It's made of a super soft 4-way stretch reversed micro-fleece in a moisture wicking material. There's an elasticized insert to keep it in place.

Shop Alpinestars Open Face Balaclava and Alpinestars Tech Neck Warmer.

Gloves

And lastly, we've got a few great options for cold-weather gloves from Alpinestars. It's extremely important to keep your hands warm (and dry!) as cold fingers mean less control. Therefore, it's important that the gloves be waterproof and insulated.

For shorter rides or commuting, we recommend the Corozal Drystar Gloves. This durable leather short-cuff glove is made with Alpinestars' waterproof DRYSTAR technology for excellent wet weather protection.

It features:

- over-molded hard knuckle protector
- stretch polyamide fabric upper and goatskin leather palm
- patented 3rd & 4th finger bridge to prevent finger roll and separation during impact
- EVA foam padding reinforcements on key impact areas
- pre-curved finger construction
- touch screen compatible fingertip on the index; visor wiper on the thumb

The Valparaiso DRYSTAR Gloves is a longer-length glove made for versatile adventure touring in all weather. It's made with Alpinestars' DRYSTAR waterproof and breathable membrane and a warm insulating layer. It has a leather palm and a textile & leather back, fourchettes, and cuff. It has all the protective features, including knuckle protectors, patented finger bridge, EVA padded finger protection, and reinforcements in key impact zones.

The Apex Drystar Gloves is made with a mix of leather and textile and features an extra warm thermal velour liner. It's made with Alpinestars' 100% waterproof DRYSTAR membrane to keep your hands dry. You can expect all of Alpinestars' protective features, including knuckle protectors, patented finger bridge, EVA padded finger protection, and reinforcements in key impact zones.

A great all-weather glove is the Archer Gore-Tex Gloves, which is designed for high-level performance no matter the weather condition. The premium glove has an innovative X-TRAFIT triple-layer fit structure with a fully waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane. This special design allows for the glove to be lightweight and promote superb dexterity without the bulk of normal winter gloves.

Are you ready for riding this winter? Get what you need to stay warm, and don't forget the tea!
By Anna

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