ARMR Moto Kiso 2 jacket review (£99.99)

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What’s good about the ARMR Moto Kiso 2 jacket?

ARMR Moto are a relatively new name that promises 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 mean 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.

And what’s 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 about 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!

Time tested

Four months/3500 miles


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Andy Calton

By Andy Calton

Content director, motorcycling, and Suzuki Katana rider