ARMR MOTO WP430
IT WILL BE no surprise to find that the top-of-the-range Rukka R-Star gloves are very good. There’s little to be gained from reading that they are the warmest, driest and most comfortable thick winter gloves I’ve worn. They also have a nifty feature where you can put your hand on one side of an inner flap for warmth, or the other side for a better fell – perfect for riding in changing temperatures. And, obviously, the leather is sumptuous and water repellent, though I have to have to say a little thick to get under some cuffs. So naturally this quality
comes at a high price – you’d expect that. But who can justify £190 for gloves?
By contrast the ARMR Moto WP430 winter gloves are £30. Bulky and a little too long for my fingers, they are comfortable thanks to a soft Thinsulate lining, and a thick but flexible nylon outer. They lack the SuperFabric material that the Rukkas have on the outside of the hand for protection, but do have knuckle armour and a leather palm. The wrist is actually better than the Rukka as you can easily get the ARMR Moto over or under most jackets, too.
So, £30 versus £190. The Rukka R-Star is the best winter glove out there, but for just £30 the ARMR Moto is my winner. MH