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Review: Alpinestars T-GP Pro, a textile and sporty jacket

Reviews and tests 11 July, 2016

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The Alpinestars GP-T Pro is a very sporty textile jaquet that also is very practical for an around the year use thaks to its inner thermal liner that can be dismounted.

Materials and construction
The Alpinestars T-GP Pro is a textile fabric jacket made of high quality Polyfabric, very resistant to abrasion. The jacket has a sporty cut, slightly longer in the back, which indicates that it has been designed to allow a sporty riding position on bike, with an agresive forward position.

Inside, we find a perforated mesh lining offering a high degree of breathability and ventilation, plus a 3D mesh fabric on the collar for a softer touch in this area. But there’s also a thermal lining -featuring long sleeves-  that is detachable by zippers and press buttons, both marked in red. The liner weights 100 grams in the chest and 60 grams on the sleeves.
Thus, we have a jacket without a thermal liner that allows us to move in midseasson thanks to the perforated mesh and in winter we can resort to thermal lining to fight cold temperatures.

To increase its ventilation, the T-GP Pro has two openings with zippers in the shoulder area. As detail microperforations are in the pectoral region, which increase the ventilation thereof. Of course, if we want more ventilation, we we do with the T-GP version Pro Air, designed for times of greatest heat.
The protections of the T-GP Pro are located within the area of the shoulders and elbows. They are composite protections called ‘Bio Air’ with assurance and certification impact resistance and also offer flexibility. In the outer shoulder area we found that two similar Alpinestars mounted to monkeys equipped in their competition, which offer resistance to abrasion and impact protection inserts.

Inside the chest and back are padded with polyurethane foam. In addition to offering extra protection zone blows, works as a complement to work together with trellises and protector pectoral Alpinestars Nucleon, rigid protectors are not included as standard with the T-GP Pro. Finally, these foam pads also They located on the outside of the jacket, in small panels located on the front side, arms, neck and base of the back.

Closures and pockets
The closure is zipper jacket Velcro strip on the collar for adjustment. In this area we find eléstico fabric for optimal touch. To better entallarnos jacket, we have Velcro straps on the sleeves and waist.
As for the pockets, the jacket has two outside pockets with zipper closure. On the left there is a pocket flap waterproof zip, while the removable liner are two other pockets. also highlight reflective inserts on sleeves and back, and zipper jacket-pants.

In short, the Alpinestars T-GP Pro is one of the most complete and sport textile end brand jackets. It will allow us to shoot low and medium temperatures thanks to removable liner, while the version T-GP Pro Air is designed for our comfort in summer.

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