£99 JACKET TESTED
A bargain or best avoided?
ARMR Moto Kiso 2 Jacket £99.99
Tester Andy Calton Time tested Four months/3500 miles
Whatõs good? ARMR Moto are a relatively new brand that promise good quality, affordable products – and this Kiso 2 textile jacket certainly delivers that. It’s comfortable and comes with features normally found on more expensive kit. It has Ce-approved elbow and shoulder armour, is waterproof and breathable and has a very effective, detachable thermal liner. There are decent-sized pockets all over the place and two internal waterproof ones for phone and wallet. I was worried the waist strap would leave the bottom section of the jacket billowing out to look like some sort of bizarre skirt, but it doesn’t. The jacket has a main zip and storm flap and Velcro straps around the wrists and neck, which are all still working well after 3500 miles. For under a hundred quid (and it also comes in red, blue, dark grey and fluro yellow)… this is a brilliant jacket if you’re on a budget.
Whatõs not? The wrist straps don’t pull in the cuffs enough for my liking. I prefer to have gloves outside my cuffs and it’s a fiddle with the Kiso 2 as the straps don’t get the cuffs snug enough to the skin. And it’s leaked a tiny amount around the bellybutton area when ridden in heavy rain, I am left with a damp patch around the size of a 50p piece after a particularly wet ride, but I can’t find any other signs of leakage and the pockets are sound!
Comfortable, good value, effective and available in plenty of colours
Cuffs don’t wrap up very tightly and the waist allows in small leaks
Quality ★★★ ★★ Value ★★★★ ★
Waterproof, protective and there’s change from £100
Belt up There’s decent adjustment and the jacket doesn’t billow out at speed
Loose cuff Doesn’t do up tightly enough if you favour wearing gloves outside the sleeves