Alpinestars Mustang V2 Gloves Review: Does the touchscreen still work?

Finding the best summer riding gloves means balancing protection, ventilation, and comfort. Do the updated Alpinestars Mustang gloves provide the ultimate blend of airflow and abrasion resistance for hot-weather street riding?

But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Are these the best motorcycle gloves for the summer? Let’s find out!

Alpinestars Mustang V2 Gloves


Key Takeaways

  • Vented leather resists slides
  • Touchscreen fingertips are handy
  • Strategic perforations enable airflow

Buying Advice

So, who should snag the latest Alpinestars Mustang gloves? Here are my top recommendations:

  • Street riders and commuters seeking maximum ventilation from leather
  • Riders wanting touchscreen compatibility for phones
  • Anyone needing durable goatskin that resists abrasion slides
  • Sweaty palms? Try vented textile gloves instead

For track days or hardcore canyon running, however, the padding is insufficient. And for cold or wet weather, better options provide insulation and waterproofing.

I suggest ordering one size up if your hand measurements fall between available sizes. The fingers run slightly short and tight for their listed size. Check Alpinestars’ sizing chart to compare your hand width.

Riders with wide palms or fingers may experience uncomfortable cramping in the standard fit. For comfort and flexibility, size up or test, try textile alternatives.


Riding season is heating up, but sacrificing safety for ventilation leaves your paws vulnerable. Can the Mustang gloves provide ample airflow while shielding your hands from abrasion? I took these full leather gauntlets out for a spin to find out.

Well-vented leather or reinforced textile? Read on to discover which summer glove takes pole position for street riders.

Price and Overview

First, let’s check the price tag. The Mustang V2