Yet again our gloves receive a fantastic review from Adventure Bike Rider magazine !
I recently reviewed a pair of ARMR gloves for a winter glove test. I was impressed with their quality for an entry-level priced glove, and judging by the feedback from fellow ABRs, so were you. So, I had no hesitation in getting hold os a summer pair for this test, hoping that the good quality, value for money I’d seen in the winter gloves would be evident across the ARMR range. After checking out the SHL 240s, I’m happy to say that my faith is well placed.
The SHL 240 glove is a mix of leather (goatskin and cowhide) and mesh-style textile fabrics that will provide a good level of abrasion resistance if it’s needed coupled with cool air ventilation for those hot rides. The leather makes up the majority of the glove with the mesh well placed in and around all the digits and in the back of the hand and cuff. The palm and inner finger areas are entirely covered with hide, with a double layer across the heel os the hand, which extends along the edge and up the little finger for more abrasion protection.
In terms of armour there’s a hard plastic knuckle guard and individual protection padding on the fingers and thumbs as well as a heel pad which will all help reduce any impact injuries if you part company with your bike.
As mentioned there’s sufficient mesh fabric in the gloves to ensure that there’s adequate ventilation to keep your hands cool. There is a Keprotec lining, a mixture of Cordura, Aramide (Kevlar) and polyurethane textiles that will add to the abrasion resistance as well as wicking moisture away from the hands to help keep them dry and comfortable.
The cuff is reasonably long and will go over or under a jacket sleeve; it also has a Velcro tab to adjust the fit.
On the subject of fit, I tested a pair in XL and found them a bit tight to get on. I’d suggest trying these gloves before buying if possible. They are, however, a well-made glove with good protection and ventilation for not a lot of money.