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Review: Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex gear and Alpinestars Equinox Gore-Tex X-Trafit gloves

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We present you a very complete touring equipment of Alpinestars. We have combined the New Land Gore-Tex jacket and trousers with the Equinox Gore-Tex X-Trafit gloves to bring you a perfect gear for winter. A premium gear thanks to the use of the Gore-Tex, with comfort and protection. In addition, you will find it at a very interesting price in Motocard stores and Motocard.com.

Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex jacket

We start with the jacket: the New Land is made of highly abrasion resistant fabric with Teflon coating, a very durable material that repels water, oil and dirt. Its longer rear profile and pre-curved and articulated sleeves improving the comfort on the bike. The neck and the cuffs are made of neoprene, so that protect from the cold and the rain.

As its name suggests, the New Land has Gore-Tex membrane located between the outer and the inner fabric provides total waterproofness and breathability. Inside the jacket, we find a removable thermal lining with long sleeves and with plush on the neck. This lining has ‘sonic padding’: a very compact and low-thickness design that increases thermal performance.

Alpinestars New Land Gore-TexGeneral view of the Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex gear and of the Alpinestars Equinox Gore-Tex X-Trafit gloves.

The Alpinestars New Land is also notable for its Alpinestars Climate Control System: it incorporates air intakes on the shoulders and rear air vents, both with zippers, which provide perfect regulation of the internal airflow. In addition, there is a complementary air inlet in the lower part of each of the arms.

As far as safety is concerned, the New Land has CE-certified, class-leading detachable Bio-Armor protectors on elbows and shoulders. On the shoulders, we can easily see how Alpinestars has incorporated external slippers in TPU, in the style of competition monkeys. And both shoulders and elbows are coated with Ripstop, in order to provide additional resistance to abrasion.

Alpinestars New Land Gore-TexThe alpinestars New Land jacket has removable BIo-Armor protections on elbows and shoulders. In addition, on the shoulders we can easily see how the brand has incorporated external slippers in TPU.

The jacket also has diferent quilts for increased safety: we have foams on the chest and back, but these can be replaced by the Nucleon protectors of the brand itself. Thus, we can mount Nucleon KR2i and KR-1i, as well as Coreon KR-Ci chest protector to improve their level of protection, although these do not come standard. Mention that the jacket also has reflectors on the back and arms for night conditions or poor visibility.

The main closure of the New Land is double zipper, along with Velcro and double slider; The zippers are of the signature YKK, the best ones of the market. For its part, the D-ring belt, exterior and adjustable, also helps a better fastening of the jacket to our body. All for perfect sealing and fit.

Alpinestars New Land Gore-TexThe main closure of the Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex is double YKK zipper, along with Velcro and double slider, as we can see in the image.

Finally, the Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex has several exterior and interior pockets, some of them waterproof, plus zip-fitting jacket-pants.

Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex pants

Incorporating the same materials of the jacket, the Alpinestars New Land trousers also have Gore-Tex membrane and removable thermal lining with ‘sonic padding’. The pre-curved design with extendable panels at the rear of the knees helps the driver comfort while facilitating the riding of the bike.

In the area of ​​the knees we find the removable Bio-Armor knee pads, CE certified, very lightweight, breathable and ergonomic. Ripstop fabric in the seat and knee area also provides additional resistance to abrasion, as it is an area of high contact and especially sensitive. The sides of our hip are protected by detachable foams, located on both sides.

Alpinestars New Land Gore-TexGeneral view of the Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex pant, with suspenders included.

Finally, the Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex trousers feature two zippered outer pockets, a velcro-zipped waist closure, and a velcro and zipper at the bottom of the leg for optimal fit to the boot. Apart from the jacket zip-trouser, we also have straps with velcro for the best of the possible adjustments.

Alpinestars Equinox Gore-Tex X-Trafit gloves

And completing the equipment, we have the Alpinestars Equinox Gore-Tex X-Trafit gloves. Manufactured in polyfabric mainly, but with leather in the palm for a better touch with the handlebar, the gloves have Gore-Tex membrane. But it is a special membrane of the brand, called X-Trafit; This technology considerably reduces the thickness, as it has a sealed triple layer structure. The result is a membrane that maintains excellent waterproof and breathable properties but improves overall feel.

Alpinestars Equinox Gore-Tex X-TrafitThe Alpinestars Equinox Gore-Tex X-Trafit are a touring gloves very complete ideal for long travels.

In addition to comfort, the Equinox provide safety thanks to its PU-molded PU leather protection on the exterior and foam reinforcement on the inside. We also have buffed armrests on the palm and thumbs, as well as various quilts scattered all over the glove. Details such as the anti-twisting safety bridge between the pinky and the ring, the Velcro cuff closure and the TPU strip to clean the screen in the “windshield style” top high quality gloves.

Alpinestars New Land Gore-TexThe Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex boots are a perfect complement for this gear.

In short, the Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex jacket and trousers along with the Equinox Gore-Tex X-Trafit gloves form a very complete and versatile set ideal for the cooler months of the year. In addition, you have to know that it is also possible to get the Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex boots, designed for long trips and everyday use.


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