Alpinestars will celebrate 50 years of manufacturing motorcycle apparel this year, and as part of the anniversary, the brand is releasing a spring collection for riders to enjoy. The company, which began as a producer of skiing and hiking boots, entered the world of motorsports in 1965 with its first pair of motorcycle boots and has been supplying dirt bike and street bike gear ever since.
A sneak peek into the spring collection, which so far doesn't include any anniversary gear, shows everything from motorcycle jackets to waterproof shoes and backpacks. Most of the adventure gear was made with materials that are waterproof and breathable, creating a comfortable riding experience for all.
Some of the jackets that were previewed include an [mageProductLink sku="020-2820-2557" title="Alpinestars Andes Drystar Adventure Touring Jacket"]Andes Drystar Jacket[/mageProductLink] and [mageProductLink sku="020-2810-2282" title="Alpinestars Jaws Perforated Leather Sportbike Jacket"]Jaws Leather Jacket[/mageProductLink]. The Andes is made with special features like zippered shoulder air intakes and back exhaust vents aimed at personal climate control, while the Jaws is the first of Alpinestar's leather jackets to be colored green. Previously, the dye needed to achieve this hue compromised the material, but Alpinestars worked out a way to include the color and maintain the integrity and strength of the apparel.
More details about other accessories should be released in the near future, and riders will have a wide variety of top clothing and safety gear to choose from for all types of riding, from adventure touring to competition sportbike racing.