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Review: Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon, sport and comfort during the summer

Reviews and tests 11 August, 2014

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If you are looking for a summer gloves with an optimum touch, with no sweat and the feeling of maximum confidence and protection in sportive riding, there is no doubt that the best election would be the new Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon gloves.

Is it possible to mix the maximum protection in our hands with high levels of confort and ventilation? The new Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon demonstrates that it is possible, being available in an attractive look with a combination of green and black colours.

Carbon protector is placed in the knuckles area


Made with leather and developed mesh, the SMX-2 Air Carbon are gloves with high sweating and very resistant to the daily use and the abrassion as well. Besides, there are some areas with synthetic suede in the most exposed areas, like the palm or the fingers.

Detail of the materials used to protect the palm’s area


We are talking about sportive gloves, so the protection is a basic characteristic on the SMX-2. It incorporates carbon protectors in the knuckles’ area with an ergonomic design that offers the maximum confort when riding. 

Detail of the foam protectors placed in the glove’s fingers

We find as well small reinforcements with TPR material in the back of the hand and other padded reinforcements with EVA foam in the thumbs, offering an extra protection on sportive riding.


We were talking about it before: the developed mesh that covers all the fingers’ surface guarantees a high ventilation, but the SMX-2 Air Carbon includes other technical solutions that offers high comfort when riding during the summer time. First of all, the fingers’ area has a precurved design to reduce the rider’s fatigue, while the gloves’ side has been designed, offering more flexibility and comfort feeling.

There are other details that will help to the rider to make easier his/her journey: the wrists’ area has made with neoprene material with a TPR fasten system, which guarantees a secure and adapted closer.

Finally, the technology is very important and the Alpinestars SMX-2 Air Carbon do not forget that. It includes on the thumb and the forefinger areas where we can use a tactile device with the gloves on, so we cannot take our gloves off in case of a call or when using a GPS or smartphone devices. 

Insertions on the fingers brings grip to the bar while the thumb and forefinger areas allow to operate devices with tactile screens



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