Just In: Alpinestars’ 2013 Moab trail glove

Designed with its namesake’s rough & tumble (but often quite warm) conditions in mind, Alpinestars’ Moab is a lightweight glove for more aggressive trail and XC riding.  Strategically-placed padding should help to protect the outside knuckles and fingers from trailside branches while the long foam/mesh cuff and substantial closure are designed to lend some extra support and shock absorption to the wrist.  Hit the jump for more photos…

It’s still early (and relatively cool) here, so we don’t have a ton of time in the Moabs yet- but so far don’t have any complaints.  There is a large (if unusually placed) terry wipe at the back of the hand and the double-layer palm is comfortable for several hours at a go.

The Moabs look baggier in the photos than they feel- but if you’re between sizes it would probably be best to size down.  Our early-production sample had some incomplete bonding on the wrist closure- but that’s something that will be replaced free of charge if found at retail.  With a bit of extra protection and plenty of ventilation, we’re looking forward to having the $45 Alpinestars along for some technical summer adventures.

More after a few months…

marc

www.alpinestars.com

Comments

Hito - 02/17/13 - 10:25am

Not to hate, BUT “will be replaced free of charge if found at retail” on the mfgring defect is super shoddy. I’ve run Astar’s and they are fine gloves but seriously $45 retail. I always feel fortunate to not have to pay retail prices for marketing costs when I read these MSRP’s in print.

Timothy J. McCorkle - 02/17/13 - 4:00pm

Why wont someone… ANYONE!… Use reflective Materials on the Backs of their Gloves?

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