Overzealous adventurers with a good taste in gear may have already pulled the trigger when Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar pants dropped last June. Now riders can get the full set, thanks to the latest version of Alpinestars, the Andes V3 Drystar Adventure Riding Jacket.
It is made from the same materials as the impressive and versatile Andes V3. Alpinestars is a brand that doesn’t need to be introduced, and it continues to provide riders with some of the best equipment on the market, and this new jacket is no exception. Pair it with the Andes V3 pants, a pair of Alpinestars boots and you should be ready for adventure.
Featuring the brand’s Drystar technology, savvy adventurers don’t have to worry about pouring rain or splashing water, as the waterproof membrane keeps you dry as you ride and bomb the trails on a big bike. The jacket also benefits from an integral and removable thermal lining. However, this is not just a jacket to help keep you warm as Alpinestars also equips it with a Direct Ventilation System (DVS), which consists of zipped air inlets on the chest with vents. in back.
The jacket has CE level I protection on the elbows and shoulders. CE level II protection can be found in the back protector of the jacket. Chest pockets provide additional protection if the rider so desires. Alpinestars uses its Nucleon material for the back protector and the Nucleon Flex Plus material for the shoulder pads and elbow pads. Polymer reinforcements have also been added in key areas to increase the garment’s ability to protect a rider in the event of a fall.
Mainly made of polyester, the jacket also features reflective details for increased visibility, front cargo pockets for convenience, multiple waterproof pockets, waist adjustment straps and also compatibility with Tech-Air 5 airbags.
The jacket is available on the Alpinestars website and costs US $ 279.95. It is available in small up to 6XL.
You can choose from a wide range of colors ranging from correct from black to military green, dark blue, khaki and camo, and finally ice gray. Personally, I would go for military green.