Today we analyse the Alpinestars Stella T-GP Plus R Lady, a motorbike jacket very well-known by the ladies, so it is a best-seller in textile jackets.Its secret is to combine a good price with all what the user needs during all year round.
Construction and components
We find the high resistance Polyester as the main textile. We have to highlight that the jacket has been designed for women, very comfortable, with a very light weight. Its enlarged back area provides great thermal protection to the lower area of the back. The sleeves have pre-curved design to offer greater comfort when riding on the motorbike.
Frontal view (left) and back view (right) of the Alpinestars T-GP Plus R Lady jacket.
If we open the jacket we will find an internal thermal layer. We can remove it through two red zipper closures. If we remove it, the jacket features another microperforated and fixed layer, very useful during the most warm periods of the year.
Detail of the internal and fixed layer (left) and the removable thermal layer (right).
En su construcción destacan las bandas en forma de acordeón, situadas en la espalda, cuyo tejido flexible mejora la movilidad de los brazos. En el cuello dispone de un tejido más suave, agradable al tacto y que evita el roce con la piel, y que además nos ayuda a mantener la estanqueidad.
Both shoulder and elbow/forearm zone feature Alpinestars light protections, all removable; while in the back there is padding, which may be complemented with an Alpinestars Bio-Armor back protector. This protector does not come standard with the jacket, but is an important safety element to consider.
The jacket features a space to place a back protector that is not included as standard with the jacket.
The ventilation system is composed by two air inlets placed in the jackets' sleeves.
Closures and pockets
The main closure is a zipper with a velcro adjustment on the upper area. There are also wrists and velcro adjustments placed on sleeves and waist, according to fit perfectly the jacket to the user. There is also a zipper to connect the jacket to teh Alpinestars pants.. Finally, we have to highlight that the jacket has reflective bands on shoulders and back areas.
Regarding the storage capacity, this Stella T-GP Plus R Lady has two external pockets with a zip closure and one waterproof on the inside. We also find three extra pockets with velcro closures on the jacket's inside.
Detail of different pockets we find on the Alpinestars jacket.