We Put The Alpinestars Yokohama Suit Through The Wringer

Alpine road tested, Motorcyclist approved

Alpinestars Yokohama JacketJeff Allen

Typically, versatility has trade-offs. When it comes to all-weather gear, that often translates to bulkiness. Alpinestars claims to have solved that problem by laminating its DRYSTAR membrane into the outer shell. In inclement weather water rolls off the outside while 100-gram insulated liners keep you warm. As temperatures rise, zip out the liner and you'll enjoy ample airflow thanks to venting zippers on the forearms, chest, and back. In practice, the suit held up flawlessly over a week of riding in northern Italy.

Which makes sense. Alpinestars was forged in Asolo, Italy, nestled up against the Alps where weather swings from bright, 80-degree days to sharp evenings in the 40s with rain and dustings of snow for variety. And those swings of temperament make the company's motherland the perfect place to test this Yokohama jacket and pants.

Alpinestars Yokohama PantsJeff Allen

Sizing options are plentiful with adjusters on the sleeves, abdomen, waist, knees, and ankles to ensure your armor stays where it should. Burly, CE-certified protection is included in the shoulders, elbows, and knees but only has placeholder “PE” padding in the back, chest, and knees. For a cool grand, full CE armor would be nice, but aside from that the Yokohama set checks all the boxes.