Alpinestars has refreshed their Andes Drystar Jacket for 2017 with a renewed focus on styling and a solid handful of refinements to the jacket’s inner workings. At its core, the Andes is still a jacket for commuting, touring, and light adventure riding in 3-season cold weather conditions. You’ll still find removable insulation and non-removable waterproofing inside the jacket, but on the outside the styling is new with a bit more refined and streamlined look.
The visual refinements also carry over to the physical refinements found in several features including new heavy-fabric overlays on the shoulder area, a simplified collar that’s both effective and comfortable, and some drastically improved chest venting that flows directly to the body past the waterproofing.
Overall, it’s the same reliable Andes Jacket with some extra punch that raises the bar even higher. And with such a versatile, waist-length cut and capable weatherproofing, the Andes Drystar can work for riders on a multitude of bikes from your GS series and KTM 1190s to sportier bikes like the Yamaha FJ or Ducati Multistrada.
Advanced reinforced poly-fabric textile and DRYSTAR® waterproof and breathable construction.
Newly developed Direct Ventilation System (DVS) zippered chest air intakes and back exhaust ports.
Internal impact protection provided by removable CE-certified elbow and shoulder protectors.
Chest and back pad compartments with padding (Nucleon chest and back protector available).
Reinforced polymer-printed texturing in critical elbow and lower arm areas for abrasion resistance.
Reflective graphic details and logos improve rider visibility in varying light conditions.
Upper chest zippered hand pockets feature internal shock which works in tandem with ventilation opening to ensure personalized levels of ventilation.
Front waterproof cargo pockets for convenience and peace-of-mind closure.
Large, external utility pocket on lower back plus waterproof internal pockets and insert wallet pocket.
Integrated soft edge collar and 3D mesh construction for comfort over long distances.
Pre-contoured sleeves with accordion stretch panels on elbows.
Velcro-closing waist adjustment belt for highly customizable fit.
External zippered pockets for safe peace-of-mind storage.
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