Alpinestars Tech 1-Z Race Gloves

Side view of a pair of gloves showing the shaped fingers. Side view of a pair of gloves showing the gripping sections. Front view of a pair of gloves showing the packaging.
Side view of a pair of gloves showing the shaped fingers. Side view of a pair of gloves showing the gripping sections. Front view of a pair of gloves showing the packaging.

Description

A pair of packaged, red and black Alpinestars Tech 1-Z Race Gloves, from the 2000s. These gloves are designed to reduce material encumbrance and weight and to provide protection against fire. They have ergonomically positioned memory foam in their backs, leather palm and finger patches, a Velcro (R) wrist closure, and a lining made from 100 per cent Nomex (R). Nomex (R) is a flame resistant material made of an aromatic nylon developed by DuPont. Although first marketed in 1967, it is still used by most leading racing drivers. Normally light and flexible, it carbonises and thickens on exposure to heat forming a protective barrier between the heat and the skin. In sales packet.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

various: printed on sewn in labels and also embroidered: (various)

Object number

AIBDC : 005887

Date

2008

Country

Method

fibre
thread
fabric
leather
construction
padding

Material

plastic
Nomex - trade name 77 per cent outer; 100 per cent lining
aramid
nylon
PA
polyamide
leather 23 per cent: palm and finger patches
Dimensions
Width
50mm
Height
330mm
Depth
20mm

Colour

woven lettering