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ADV NewsAlpinestars Launches New Budget-Friendly Adventure Touring Suit

Alpinestars Launches New Budget-Friendly Adventure Touring Suit

 A budget ADV Suit designed for changing weather and ready to rack up miles.

Published on 05.04.2020

Adventure gear maker Alpinestars is known for producing premium, technical ADV Gear that can get a bit pricey. But what about folks that just want a nice-looking, quality adventure suit that’s friendly on the wallet? Especially, during times like these when we need to watch our budget more than ever. Could you make it waterproof and breathable perhaps too? Alpinestars’ new for 2020 Gravity Drystar Jacket and Pants might be just what the doctor ordered.

Gravity Drystar Jacket $229.95

Alpinestars’ newest adventure touring suit incorporates a Drystar membrane into the shell to ensure 100% waterproofing and excellent breathability, even in difficult riding conditions. It also comes with a removable thermal liner that can be zipped into the jacket for colder temperatures. Abrasion protection is provided by a 600D Polyester shell with reinforced impact zones and leather panels at the shoulders. CE Level 1 pads in the shoulders and elbows offer protection from impacts, while three external pockets and an internal waterproof pocket provide ample storage. For warmer temps it has two side vents, and reflective details give improved visibility during nighttime riding.

Jacket Features:

  • Chassis constructed from hard wearing 600 Denier polyester with double polyurethane coating on the back and leather patches on shoulders for additional protection.
  • Padding on shoulders and arms for additional protection and comfort.
  • Nucleon Flex Plus Level 1 armor on shoulder and elbow (Nucleon chest Level 1 and Nucleon Level 1 and 2 back protectors available as an accessory upgrade).
  • 600 Denier polyester dobby on shoulders and elbows for enhanced abrasion resistance.
  • Expansion panels designed specifically to work with Tech-Air® 5 Airbag System.
  • Snap button volume adjusters on upper sleeve with hook and loop adjusters on wrist and waist for an optimized fit.
  • YKK waterproof zip with hook and loop front flap for a secure closure.
  • Comfort collar with internal padding and hook and loop closure and an internal loop to keep the collar open.
  • One zippered chest pocket and two front pockets with hook and loop closure for security.
  • Internal waterproof document pocket and pocked on fixed liner for real-world practicality.
  • Drystar® fixed membrane for 100 percent waterproof performance and high levels of breathability.
  • Removable thermal liner allows the rider to adjust the jacket to the weather conditions.
  • Two side vents for optimal airflow.
  • Reflective details.
  • CE Level 1 EN1621-1:2012 Alpinestars Nucleon Flex Plus shoulder and elbow protectors.
  • CE Category II PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 – A class.
  • CE Level 2 EN1621-2:2014 Alpinestars Nucleon back protector, available as an accessory upgrade.

Gravity Drystar Pants $199.95


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Like the Jacket, the Gravity Drystar Pants are also made of 600D Polyester material with an integrated Drystary waterproof membrane that not only keeps you dry, but is also breathable. In addition, impact zones are reinforced, and the knees and seat get leather panels for additional abrasion protection. CE Level 1 padding is provided at the knees, while stretch zones and an adjustable waist make for a comfortable fit over pants or base layers. Hip vents are also provided if you are in need of some extra airflow on warmer days.

Pants Features:

  • Chassis constructed from hard wearing 600 Denier polyester with double polyurethane coating in critical areas for additional protection.
  • Stretch fabric with double PU coating on side, waist and back area for enhanced rider comfort.
  • Padding on back of waist for enhanced rider comfort.
  • Level 1 Nucleon Flex Plus armor on knee (Bio-Flex Level 1 Hip Protector available as an accessory upgrade).
  • 600 Denier polyester dobby reinforcement on knee and seat area for enhanced abrasion resistance.
  • Inner leather reinforcement on seat area, knee and shin for additional abrasion resistance in key areas.
  • Stretch fabric on back yoke, waist with accordion panel on knee for an optimized fit and performance.
  • Hook and loop on waist and on bottom of legs for a secure closure.
  • Two zippered front pockets and cargo-style pocket on left leg for real-world practicality.
  • Drystar® fixed membrane for 100% waterproof performance and high levels of breathability.
  • Removable thermal liner allows the rider to adjust the jacket to the weather conditions.
  • Two thigh vents for optimal airflow.
  • Reflective details.
  • CE Category II PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 – A class.
  • CE Level 1 EN1621-1:2012 Alpinestars Nucleon Flex Plus knee protectors (Alpinestars Bio-Flex Level 1 hip protectors available as an accessory upgrade).
Alpinestars Gravity Adventure Touring Suit

Together, the Gravity Drystar Jacket and Pants are designed to offer advanced construction and protection. The protection can also be upgraded with a CE Level 2 back protector and CE Level 1 chest and hip pads for around $95. Overall, the Gravity Drystar suit appears to be a simple, versatile adventure touring suit with ample storage, plus the ability to handle changing weather conditions — everything you need to rack up a ton of miles on the road or light off-roading.

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Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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6 thoughts on “Alpinestars Launches New Budget-Friendly Adventure Touring Suit

  1. Wait, is this the same AlpineStars that I’ve bought stuff from over the past ten years? All of the stuff I got from them ended up being pure CRAP. Their boots weren’t waterproof, one pair actually delaminated completely and the sole came off. Their gloves split seams. Their response? Sorry, out of warranty (which was only a year). I swore never again to buy their stuff.

    • Yo Rob, I’ve had (along with friends of mine) the same thing happen with other brands…..dare I say it……and the big boy on the block that starts with “K”. Same response, not a manufacturer defect.

      Like anything else, companies change (for better or worse), it’s the constant. Lighten up man, I’ve had good and bad from Alpinestars as well as other brands. I think the point is that it’s good to see gear coming in at a lower price point, and it’s what I’m taking away from this article. I appreciate ADVpulse writing about. Cheers.

    • Same here with the gloves, ripped less than 3 months maybe and 3 rides, wouldn’t give me the courtesy to reply my email I sent them, never again will I consider any product from them.

  2. This reads like ad copy. Some editorial comment would have been helpful…or just a summary if the stats and leave it.