Stars for the alpine.
As makers of some of the smartest and toughest motocross gear out there, Alpinestars knows a thing or two about designing gloves for two-wheeled vehicles. In the case of the Alpinestars Nimbus Gloves, you get a light, weatherproof pair of paw protectors that can hold up to the harsh conditions you'll encounter this fall and winter.
The Nimbus gloves are made of an extra-strong woven polyester fabric that's windproof and stretchable for comfortable movement. What makes the gloves waterproof, however, is the addition of a material called DRYSTAR, a proprietary membrane of fabric that utterly seals out the wet stuff without compromising the glove's breathability. Light poly-foam insulation and a soft fleece interior both promise exceptional warmth, albeit not quite as much as heavy-duty insulated gloves you may find in a higher price range. Strategically-placed synthetic suede on the palm and silicone grip elements on the fingers enhance grip, comfort, and the glove's durability, while the neoprene hook-and-loop cuff makes getting them on and off easy.
The Alpinestars Nimbus Gloves are available in five sizes, from Small to XX-Large, and in three color schemes: Black/white, Red/white, and Dark Blue/white.