The Techstar Venom jersey hugs your
body well, but it isn’t restrictive to your
movement. The Techstar Venom pant
has two waist adjustments, and the
knee sections are large to accommodate for knee braces or knee guards.
❏ Alpinestars has always been known
for their fan-favorite boots, but they
have been producing complete gear
sets for a few years now, and we were
excited to get our hands on some.
We decided to go with the premium
Techstar Venom gear. We decided
the best way to test it was out in the
California desert during the summer.
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY:
TECHSTAR VENOM JERSEY, $49.95
The Techstar Venom jersey has a
lightweight, vented poly-fabric chassis that wicks moisture away and
incorporates mesh panels for comfort.
It’s optimized for demanding off-road
conditions and is built for great movement. The jersey is also designed with
a seamless collar and cuffs for weight
savings and durability.
TECHSTAR VENOM PANT, $179.95
The Techstar Venom pant now utilizes Alpinestars’ adaptive stretch technology. It’s made up of a multi-panel,
stretch fabric that offers strength, a
great fit and durability. The pant also
has four-way stretch panels on the
thighs, frontal stretch fabric in the
crotch, stretch accordion above the
knee, a mesh stretch panel below the
yoke on the rear, a Babel 3D knee construction and a Babel back yolk panel.
The pant also has a lot of vented areas
to keep your lower body cool.
AVIATOR GLOVES, $39.95
The Aviator glove is ergonomical-ly designed to fit your hand well. It
has stretch fabric and a single-piece
Clarino palm for better grip. The palm
features localized perforations to prevent heat build-up, internal silicone
gel padding on fingers for comfort
and the wrist features a TPR Velcro
From the first time you put it on,
you can tell that Alpinestars has done
their homework on this gear. The jersey fit is amazing, it has tremendous
venting areas, and, man, is it light!
The pant has great features like a ton
of room in the knee section for today’s
knee guards or much bulkier knee
braces. The pant has an adjustable
waistband on each side for that snug
What’s a good set of gear without a
great set of gloves? The Aviator gloves
are made with a stretch fabric that hug
your hand and won’t bunch up. The
Velcro wrist closure makes it easy to get
on and off.
fit. The gloves fit very tight, almost
to the point where we should have
selected a size XL when we normally
wear a large, but they are comfortable nonetheless. The most impressive part of the Techstar gear is when
you get to ride in it. It’s so flexible
that it almost feels like you’re Stretch
Armstrong! We tested the gear in the
desert when it was over 100 degrees.
We were sweating a ton, yes, but
even at those crazy temps it felt like
someone turned on the air conditioner with how well vented the gear was.
This was a huge advantage to keep
our core temperature down. When
you add in how light the gear is, this
means less fatigue as well. The other
cool factor are the colorways offered.
We chose this gear for the pure fact
that it is loud and people will know
you’re rocking a set of Alpinestars
gear! If you fancy a nice cool roost in
the heat but wished that your ATV/
UTV had an AC unit, this could be
your ticket to “cool town.” ❏
A-stars’ all-star gear
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
TECHSTAR VENOM GEAR SET