A supple full-grain leather glove with subtly integrated knuckle protection the Stella Baika features 3D mesh inserts for excellent cooling airflow. Ergonomically profiled with stretch accordion finger and thumb inserts the Stella Baika is extremely comfortable, making it perfect for riding in warmer climates.
Developed and designed specifically for an optimized womens performance fit. Constructed from supple and full-grain leather for excellent levels of comfort, abrasion resistance and durability. Strategically placed perforated leather panels, 3D mesh inserts and ventilated fourchettes provide an optimized airflow. Alpinestars exclusive ergonomic stretch insert between palm and thumb offers improved range of hand movement while giving greater sensitivity on the bike controls. Pre-curved finger construction reduces rider fatigue while offering excellent comfort and fit. Injected polymer knuckle protector covered by leather to absorb and dissipate impact. Fingers, thumb, wrist and outer hand landing zones are padded with energy absorbing EVA foam for additional protection. Ergonomically profiled synthetic suede reinforcements on the palm and outer hand landing zones provide optimal abrasion resistance in key impact zones. Wide Velcro strap on the cuff provide a secure and adjusted closure. Leather stretch accordions on fingers and thumb for superior fit and flexibility. Touchscreen compatible index fingertip and thumb allow the use of smartphone and GPS systems.
In 1963, a leather craftsman by the name of Sante Mazzarolo brought forth a future icon. Based in the small Northern Italy town of Asolo and with the perennial Alpine star flower as it's namesake, Mr. Mazzarolo began producing the first products bearing the Alpinestars moniker.
At that time a new sport called motocross was establishing itself and becoming quite popular across Europe. Very much aware of the sport, Sante realized an opportunity to apply his talents and technical acumen to design a new type of footwear that would meet the protective needs and demands of this beautiful yet brutal form of athleticism. The revolutionary boot that Mr. Mazzarolo produced would become an archetype for motocross protection.
Alpinestars have outfitted countless world champions of the motorcycle world both past and present and produce one of the highest levels of performance and protective footwear and apparel. To this day, Alpinestars legacy of motorcycle racing and it’s roots in Italian artistry are stitched into every garment.