A bar­gain or best avoided?

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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!

Con­tact www.armr-moto.com

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

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