The Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Jacket is a waterproof, abrasion-resistant, all-purpose jacket ideal for touring or commuting. The natural successor to the original Andes, the Alpinestars V2 adopts the popular style and effective construction of the Andes, while improving upon the Andes’ ventilation and protective qualities, making this essential for modern riding.
The Alpinestars Andes’ design was already flawless in its performance, with a plethora of internal and external pockets, reflective panels and a waterproof membrane to boot. What sets the Andes V2 apart, however, is its newly developed Direct Ventilation System: zippered vents at the thighs intake air and exhaust backports allow for internal climate control and optimal rider comfort. The innovative system also integrates a concealed shock cord ensuring the vent remains exposed in whatever position you’re in a while riding.
Constructed of reinforced multi-fabrics and panels, the Alpinestars Andes V2 incorporates the latest impact-resistant technology essential for modern riding. Removable CE certified protectors at the elbow and shoulders and chest and back poly-foam padding cover your upper body and reinforced polymer-printed at critical points of the elbow and arm absorb shock upon impact
The 2017 Andes V2 is a versatile, durable motorcycle jacket with an abundance of impressive qualities. Integrated with Alpinestars’ own developed waterproof liner Drystar for all-around weatherproofing, the jacket also incorporates a removable thermal liner that runs along the sleeves, as well as body, ensures heat retention. Accordion stretch panel at the elbows and pre-contoured sleeves allow flexibility and improved riding performance, and an internal waist zipper allows for connection with the Andes Drystar V2 trousers.
Chest Measurement: Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the floor.
Founded in Italy in 1963 by Sante Mazzarolo, Alpinestars is now a manufacturer of technical, high performance protective gear for motorcycle and auto racing, as well as action sports such as mountain biking and surfing. Their products cover such a wide range, catering for men, women and children on road or off-road. As well as riders and racers, Alpinestars have committed themselves to keeping the fans happy with a full line of casual clothing.
Alpinestars’ devotion to racing has allowed them to enjoy success with world champions such as Roger De Coster, Kenny Roberts and Mick Doohan. Alpinestars us worn by ‘The Stig’ on ‘Top Gear’ and clothing has also been developed for formula 1 drivers.
Most recently Alpinestars have designed and developed the Tech Air race System, a highly advanced, electronic airbag safety system that utilizes and advanced data logging unit and dual charge inflation module. This system is currently being used in MotoGP and World Superbikes and has now been released for everyday riders for their safety on the roads.
Their constant research and development in new technologies has gained them recognition from a worldwide audience and promoted them to the highly respected brand they are today.
The Heritage of Alpinestars
Alpinestars take their name from the Italian mountain flower Stella Alpina, known to grow in the mountains around Sante Mazzarolo’s home town of Asolo, in northern Italy. Stella Alpina, means, well, “Alpine Star” in English. They have carried their origins with them proudly as they have grown and developed into a unique company dedicated to really high quality motorcycle clothing.
They began by making hiking boots and ski boots, branched out into making motocross boots and road racing boots, and from there became one of the most well-regarded manufacturers of motorcycle clothing in Europe.
Never content to rest on their laurels, Alpinestars have taken engineering inspiration from every spot they tough, all of which has helped their motorcycle clothing range cater for every conceivable need. From Dale Earnhardt Jr’s striking Alpinestars gloves in NASCAR to Jenson Button’s Racing boots and gloves, these drivers help inform and shape Alpinestars’ motorcycle range with fresh and innovative insights.
How to Look After Textile Alpinestars Clothing
As with any other form of advanced motorcycle clothing, Alpinestars clothing needs to be looked after carefully to ensure its waterproof and protective qualities are retained.
As one of the biggest names in protective clothing, Alpinestars produce quality products that are worth looking after. Stocking a wide range of their waterproof jackets, we have put together this care guide for when you need to clean your Alpinestars waterproof garment.
Not forcing any aspect of the cleaning or drying process is the best way to go when you clean your Alpinestars clothing.
Remove armour and close zippers.
Remove any lining and wash separately at allow temperature on a normal cycle.
Brush off any dirt from the clothing, soaking in warm water if required.
Wash with a mild detergent on a low-temperature setting.
Don’t try to dry the garment too quickly – you could shrink the material and damage it.
If you need any more advice about how to look after the Alpinestars clothing, we stock a wide range of products and have a number of clothing experts on hand to answer your queries, contact us at Infinity Motorcycles today on 0800 130 3377. Alternatively browse our motorbike clothing range for more.
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3xl will fit 52 inch chest with a bit of room. All round decent jacket that’s well made and protects you against the elements
Great jacket very comfortable quite light good advice from the guys at christchurch branch
ALPINESTARS ANDES V2 DRYSTAR JACKET
Very well made jacket. Definitely a good purchase.
Great service, very quick despatch.
Great jacket. Sizing chart erring on the small side, I had large. I'm 42 chest, 5'11 tall. You'd struggle to get any extra layers under the jacket. Great fit for my usage.
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