Review: Alpinestars All Mountain Rain Jacket

Lightweight waterproof shell keeps you dry, packs down easy

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Best known for their protective motorcycle gear, Alpinestars also has a long history with mountain biking.

Best known for protective motorcycle gear, Alpinestars also has a long history in mountain biking (click to enlarge).

Lowdown: Alpinestars All Mountain Rain Jacket

If you’re in the market for a high quality waterproof layer, the All Mountain Jacket from Alpinestars is well worth considering. At $200, it’s not cheap, but neither is good gear. Now if only that hood was a little bigger… Read our full review below.

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Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL MSRP: $199
Material: Waterproof Ripstop Rating: 4 Flamin' Chili Peppers 4 Chilis-out-of-5
Color: Black, Neon Green, Cyan (Blue)

Pluses
Minuses
  • Premium build quality
  • Expensive
  • Feature laden with pockets and vents
  • Interior pocket only large enough for small devices
  • Fleece on chin guard
  • Hood too small to fit over some helmets

Review: Alpinestars All Mountain Rain Jacket

Due to unseasonably warm conditions in the Pacific Ocean, California is experiencing its first average rainfall in nearly half a decade. To help stay dry, I’ve been using the Alpinestars All Mountain Jacket.

The laterally pit vents are not as effective as horizontal vents, but due a better job of keeping water from trickling in than their horizontal counterparts.

The lateral pit vents are not as effective as horizontal vents, but do a better job of keeping water from trickling in than their horizontal counterparts (click to enlarge).

The jacket is constructed from a waterproof two layer ripstop with tape sealed seams. The zippers are water resistant (when zipped) and have additional pieces of material layered over the openings to help keep water out.

There are two zippered external side pockets, as well as an interior chest pocket with a mesh face. Underneath each arm is a laterally oriented vent.

Continue to page 2 for more of our review of the Alpinestars All Mountain Rain Jacket »

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  • tb says:

    I closed this window as soon as I saw $200. Well actually I didn’t close it yet because I’m typing this.

    Closing window in 5,4,3…

  • MP says:

    How is the jacket after it slides along the ground? Is it still worth $200 after that, or will it just be ripped gear?

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