Product review: ARMR Moto WP670 all-weather gloves
I tested these ARMR Moto WP670 all-weather gloves (RRP £69.99) for one month, covering 600 miles.
Here's how I got on...
With my daily riding getting noticeably colder, I jumped at the chance to test these new WP670 all-weather gloves from ARMR Moto. I’ve always been quite sceptical about winter gloves, not trusting their ability to keep my hands safe in the event of an off.
However, the mixed leather and textile construction, hard knuckle protectors and shock-absorbing gel pads on the palm have helped put my mind at ease here (not that I’ve crashed in them). At this time of year, I ride in the dark almost daily, so the reflective panels on the fingertips offer a useful added layer of visibility to the motorists around me.
What’s not so good?
They would benefit from a visor wipe on one of the fingers, as I have found it very difficult to keep my line of vision clear when the heavens have opened. Despite claims of breathability, they also make your hands very sweaty, producing a bad smell reminiscent of stinky feet, which lingers on your hands long after you’ve removed your glove.
As well as this, I have also found that they struggle to keep my hands warm in isolation in temperatures below five degrees. They are fine in short bursts, but struggle on longer rides such as my daily commute from Lincoln.
Quality: ★ ★ ★
Value: ★ ★ ★