Alpinestars' roots in motorcycling reaches back to the 1965 when the company, founded by Sante Mazzarolo in Asolo, Italy in 1963, introduced its first motorcycle boot. In the 1970s, Alpinestars marketed protective boots featuring toe sliders and enhanced levels of protection. Then in the 1990s, gloves, jackets and full leather suits complemented the Alpinestars already popular line of protective gear.
Alpinestars offers a wide range of riding jackets for every rider and budget. Moderately priced at $399, the Alpinestars GP Plus Leather Jacket is a solid, well made riding jacket ideal for the daily commuter, the weekend adventurer, or both! The perforated model is exceptional for warm weather riding. Both styles are constructed from 1.3 mm full-grain leather and include removable and adjustable CE-certified BIO Armor protectors in the elbows and shoulders and a snap connection system to allow integration with the CE level 2 certified Bionic Race Back protector, among other features. The Alpinestars GP Plus Leather jacket is also available for women - specially cut and designed - with the same protection and features as the GP Plus for men.
GearChic.com reviewed the Stella GP Plus Leather jacket - the women's version - and commented on how light and comfortable the jacket felt the first time on. In fact, the jacket was not stiff or restrictive like a lot of new leather jackets. GearChic said the jacket is comfortable for wearing off the bike too - a feature missing from most leather riding jackets. The men's perforated version got high marks from a MotoSport.com user who stated the GP Plus kept him warm in the cold but the perforations provided plenty of cooling - a big plus in the warm climate of Florida.
The fit and finish of the GP Plus offers style, comfort and a high protection level at an affordable price. The perforated model contains extended perforated panels on the torso and arms ensuring optimum air flow. Longitudinal stretch panels on both styles provide additional move ability, improved flexibility and a sound fit. This jacket contains an internal waist connection zipper making it a great counterpart to a number of Alpinestars leather and textile pants.
As soon as you put this jacket on you'll know you made the right choice. Alpinestars incorporates technical innovation, high levels of comfort and industry leading protection in all their riding gear and the GP Plus Leather Jacket is no exception.
Ready to buy? Check out our Alpinestars GP Plus Leather Jacket product page for additional specifications and order yours today!
Written By: AndrewT