New gear highlights: August 9, 2019

New gear highlights: August 9, 2019

 ADAM PIGOTT

With storms set to hit the UK, waterproof riding kit is a must, and there’s plenty of it in this week’s pick of new gear highlights…

Dainese Sport Master Gore-Tex jacket

Dainese’s latest textile jacket is a new option for sports-touring riders.

The Sport Master Gore-Tex jacket’s abrasion-resistant nylon outer has its laminated Gore-Tex membrane bonded directly to the outer shell of the jacket to repel water as soon as it touches the jacket.

Two large zipped chest vents and another across the back provide airflow, but a removable thermal jacket can be zipped back in if the temperature starts to drop. A handy gaiter can be zipped onto the bottom of the sleeve to block wind chill.

Shoulder and elbow armour certified to the higher Level 2 of the CE standard are included, and there’s also a pocket for an optional Dainese G1 or G2 back protector, plus pockets for a Pro-Armour chest protector. The outsides of the shoulders and elbows have also been reinforced with leather for improved abrasion resistance.

The jacket’s fit can be adjusted using a drawstring inside the jacket at the waist, or by using the zips on each bicep. Two large front pockets and one map pocket on the back give lots of carrying space, while a long connection zip allows the attachment of Dainese jeans.

The Sport Master Gore-Tex jacket launches in black/lava red/ebony (pictured) or black/ebony at £629.99 in sizes M-2XL.

ARMR Moto Tottori 3 textile jacket

ARMR Moto are great for budget touring kit and their Tottori 2 jacket has received a makeover to create the Tottori 3.

The biggest change is in ventilation, where two large chest vents replace the smaller zipped chest vents on the previous model. The vents on the third generation Tottori are covered by magnetic panels, meaning they can be snapped back to easily allow air to flow.

The other major change is the inclusion of a Level 1 CE-approved back protector as standard, rather than as an optional extra. There’s also CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour.

A removable waterproof liner and a separate removable thermal lining make the Tottori 3 more versatile, while multiple points of ventilation across the arms and back offer plenty of airflow.

Reflective detailing on the arms, chest and back keep you visible under car headlights, and a short connection zips allows the attachment of ARMR Moto jeans.

The Tottori 3 comes in four different colours – stone, black, olive or navy (pictured) in sizes XS-10XL. It launches at £159.99.

ARMR Moto Ladies Kimi leather jacket

Ladies gear isn’t being missed off the list when it comes to ARMR Moto’s latest additions.

The Kimi is ARMR Moto’s first leather jacket for women, and it comes in either black or black/white (pictured). It has a removable thermal liner and long stretch panels down both sides of the jacket and on the elbows for improved flexibility.

CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour comes as standard, and an optional ARMR Moto A9116 back protector can be fitted in the pocket. Perforations in the leather on the chest and back of the jacket combined with two small zipped vents on the shoulders allow air to flow.

The Kimi jacket launches in sizes S-3XL (UK10-20) at £219.99.

ARMR Moto SHV 935 gloves

The first of two new pairs of ARMR Moto gloves have a goatskin palm and hard knuckle protection, as well as a touchscreen-enabled index fingertip and ventilated panels on the fingers. They’ve launched at £34.99 in black or black/yellow (pictured, see below) in sizes XS-3XL.

ARMR Moto SHWP940 gloves

ARMR Moto’s new SHWP940 gloves are similar to the SHV 935s, but sacrifice the vented fingers in favour of a waterproof membrane and plusher interior. They also have a touchscreen-friendly fingertip and hard knuckle protection. The SHWP940 gloves have launched at £39.99 in black or black/fluo yellow (pictured, see below) in sizes XS-3XL.