- MSRP $599.95, Sizes S-2XL, 2 colors
- Superior textile construction featuring GORE-TEX® membrane for protection against elements and breathability.
- Rip-stop textile, tear-resistant TEFLON® coated shoulder and elbow areas for additional abrasion dissipation in key impact zones.
- Arm air intakes and rear exhaust zippers, offers greater regulation of internal airflow for enhanced riding comfort for short and long distances.
- Removable long-sleeve thermal liner with fleece collar ensures comfort on hot or cold days.
- Removable CE-certified Bio-Armor on shoulders and elbows is light, breathable and ergonomic for class-leading impact protection.
- Chest and back pad compartments with advanced thermo-formed protective padding (CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert available as accessory).
- Additional reinforced external padding zones on the back.
- Reflective zones and colored piping increase rider visibility in poor or night-time conditions.
- Neoprene comfort edges on collar and cuffs.
- Internal waterproof pockets.
- Elongated rear profiling for comfort and protection in the riding position.
- Easy-find red internal lining zip and external pull-tabs for convenience.
- Pre-curved, articulated sleeves with gusseted Velcro cuffs enhance fit and comfort in the riding position.
- External storage provided by two chest pockets and two cargo pockets on the front of the jacket.
- Non-aggressive micro-Velcro® used throughout the garment.
- Premium YKK zippers with twin sliders on front zipper.
- Optimized for use with the Stella New Land GORE-TEX® Pant with internal waist connection zipper.
The New Land is currently one of a fewGore-Tex, 2 piece, touring suits for women available on the market. It isn't a ProShell, but this outfit does offer a complete waterproof solution from head to toe.
I took the jacket and pants with me to Ireland last fall, and it performed perfectly in 40F degree temperatures, with heavy, heavy rain. I didn't venture very far from downtown Dublin, but rode far enough to get soaking wet halfway through the afternoon. I eventually found shelter in an underground mall garage.
This suit kept me warm, dry and cozy. I only wear a tshirt under the thermal layer in the jacket and didn't wear the thermal layer in the pants. I thought I would be cold but the suit definitely did its job.
I even wore it out as a rain jacket since I didn't have anything else that was waterproof for the wet Dublin weather. I like the overall styling on this jacket and thought it worked well for what I needed it to do. It does have a few useful features such as an exterior access pocket, along with 4 exterior storage pockets. The vents along the front shoulder and down the arms are useful if you run into warmer weather. Unfortunately I never ran into hot weather to test how breathable this jacket was, but since it's Gore-Tex, you know it'll have the best breathability for a waterproof membrane.
Just like every other jacket by Alpinestars, it comes with their Bio Armor. It's soft and flexible and I barely felt it. You can upgrade the back protection with any of the options Alpinestars has to offer.
You can't tell by looking at it, but the dark grey lines are actually reflective piping along with a couple extra splashes above the elbows.
Here's a pic of my friend Marija wearing the suit as well!
The overall fit on the New Land is long and lean. The sleeves are a bit long, the shoulders are a touch narrow and the waist is narrow. Not as roomy and relaxed as my Legacy, and why that jacket is what I mainly wear in the winter. I have a short torso and slightly wider shoulders, so this jacket sits up a bit high on my neck.
The arms are rather slim and the waist is very fitted. Id' say the fit is similar to the Klim Altitude suit for women. However, since it's not a ProShell, that means the ventilation isn't direct because the Gore-Tex membrane isn't bonded to the outer shell.
I think this jacket might work on a sporty bike in an aggressive riding position, but not ideal. It was very comfortable on the BMW, and I had no issues while riding in it all day.
Overall I love the idea of this jacket and think that if my shoulders were a tad narrower and my torso a couple inches longer, this would've been a 100% perfect fit. I think the shell feels a little rough and could be a bit softer, but it wasn't so rigid that it restricted my movement.