Introducing… 2020 Alpinestars jackets and suits
Introducing... 2020 Alpinestars jackets and suits
Alpinestars have released their 2020 collection, and their new jackets and suits cover everyone from the race-focused rider to the every day commuter…
Missile Ignition leather suit
The Missile Ignition suit combines on-track features with on-road comfort.
Constructed from 1.3mm bovine leather and with stretch fabric inserts on the inside of the arms and legs, the Missile Ignition one-piece is ideal for any rider who wants to go from road to track in one riding outfit.
It’s compatible with Alpinestars’ Tech-Air Race airbag, which is sold separately. A race-styled aerodynamic hump on the back, external plastic sliders on the shoulders and knees and Level 1 CE-approved shoulder, elbow and hip protector provide the protection you need, and a Nucleon back protector can be snapped in if required.
The suit also reaches the highest Level ‘AAA’ of the new CE standard.
A large perforated panel on the front of the suit combined with smaller perforations dotted around the sleeves and legs allow cool air to flow, while pre-curved limbs and accordion stretch panels on the back, arms and knees keep the rider comfortable.
The Missile Ignition suit will launch at £899.99 in sizes 2XS-3XL, in black/blue/white, red fluo/white/black, black/white/fluo yellow and red/white/fluo yellow.
There will also be a Missile Ignition leather jacket (scroll through the images above to see pics), which will attach to the existing Missile V2 leather trousers. It’ll launch at £469.99 in sizes XS-3XL in black, black/white/red fluo or red fluo/white/black.
A Missile Ignition Airflow will also be available, with a fully perforated front panel. It’ll initially launch in black in sizes XS-3XL at £469.99.
Motegi V3 leather suit
Alpinestars’ Motegi V2 one-piece has been around since 2017, but it bows out for 2020 to make room for the V3.
The Motegi V3 has improved airflow with more perforations across the suit, more stretch panels for enhanced comfort and the addition of external plastic elbow covers for increased abrasion resistance.
The core features remain the same, with fabric stretch zones on the inner arms and legs, an aerodynamic hump and Level 1 CE-approved shoulder, elbow and knee armour. The Motegi V3 suit meets the mid-range Level ‘AA’ rating in the new CE tests.
The Motegi V3 suit will launch at £799.99 in sizes 2XS-3XL. It will be available in black/white/grey/blue, black/fluo red/white or black/fluo yellow/red.
GP Pro V2 leather jacket
The GP Pro V2 leather jacket is compatible with the Alpinestars Tech-Air Race Airbag but also has CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour with Kevlar reinforcements and provisions for optional back and chest protectors.
Long stretch panels down the backs of the arms and stretch fabric underneath them provide comfort, and two pockets on the front and two inside (including one waterproof pocket) offer practicality. Perforations on the chest and back keep the rider cool on hot rides.
The GP Pro V2 leather jacket is expected to hit stores in February 2020 with an RRP of £569.99. It’ll be available in black/white or black/white/red fluo in sizes 3XS-3XL.
Hoxton V2 leather jacket
Alpinestars have overhauled their Hoxton leather jacket for 2020.
Stretch fabric panels go, in favour of accordion panels on the waist and elbows, but they’ve been kept under the arms and on the back. The elbows and shoulders have also been quilted to achieve the full retro look.
Inside the jacket, Level 1 CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour provide protection, and there are also pockets for optional back and chest protectors. A removable thermal liner keeps the rider warm in colder temperatures, while three outer pockets and an internal waterproof pocket provide plenty of carrying space.
The Hoxton V2 will launch in black or brown in sizes XS-3XL, with an RRP of £399.99.
SP-55 leather jacket
Also new into Alpinestars’ urban range is the SP-55 leather jacket, which has a premium leather outer and removable windbreaker liner.
Level 1 CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour takes care of protection, and the jacket is CE-certified to the mid-level ‘AA’ of the new safety standards.
Stretch fabric under the arms provides rider comfort, while fit adjusters on the cuff, waist and collar help achieve a closer fit.
The SP-55 jacket will launch in brown or black with an RRP of £429.99. It’ll be available in sizes 2XS-3XL.
Valparaiso V3 Drystar jacket
It’s not just about leather in Alpinestars’ 2020 collection.
The Valparaiso V3 Drystar jacket hasn’t undergone radical changes, but zipped chest vents replace vent flaps that pin back, and sleeve fit adjusters are now press studs instead of straps. The collar can now be pinned back using a small plastic hook, and large reflective panels on the sleeves disappear in favour of bigger reflective details on the chest.
The Valparaiso V3 has Level 2 CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour, a removable Drystar waterproof membrane, detachable thermal liner and a connection zip for the matching Valparaiso V3 trousers.
The new jacket will launch in sizes S-4XL with an RRP of £389.99. It’ll be available in grey/red, blue/black or plain black.
The matching Valparaiso V3 Drystar trousers will carry an RRP of £259.99, and launch in black or dark grey/black in sizes S-4XL.
Longford Drystar Parka
A new three-quarter length riding parka joins the 2020 line-up, with a water-resistant outer, Drystar waterproof membrane and removable thermal jacket.
The Longford Parka contains Level 1 CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour, and a pocket for an optional back protector. The hood is removable or it can be secured to the back of the jacket using a button to stop it flapping around while riding.
Two large pockets on the front and a waterproof Napoleon pocket inside give plenty of space for carrying belongings.
It will launch in navy blue or black in sizes S-4XL, with an RRP of £319.99.