New Gear Highlights: December 11, 2020

New Gear Highlights: December 11, 2020

 ADAM PIGOTT

Plenty of big-value kit in this week’s update on what’s new – as well as a couple of very welcome new additions in the heated gloves department…

ARMR Moto Harada RX boots

These microfibre synthetic leather boots from ARMR Moto are perfect for those who are looking for a sports boot without breaking the bank.

The Harada RX feature ARMR’s ATS anti torsion system, designed to prevent the foot from twisting too far in the event of a crash, and there’s also moulded plastic protection on the shins, heels and ankles.

The boots are secured via an internal lacing system, with a zip and metal buckle closure on the outside of the boots. The bottom of the boots feature an oli-resistant anti-slip sole, while the toesliders are replaceable.

The Moto Harada RX boots launch with an RRP of £149.99, in sizes 41-46.

Spada Striders CE boots

At first glance most people could mistake these Spada Striders for normal shoes, but don’t be fooled – they’re packed with features that make them great for riding.

The boots are CE-certified, so you know they offer protection, including reinforcement at the heels and toes as well as inserts at the ankles.

What’s more, despite the appearance, these boots are also waterproof. The suede outer looks good, but there’s a waterproof Hipora lining on the inside to help keep your feet dry.

The Spada Strider CE boots are available in sizes 42-47 for a launch RRP of £69.99.

Spada Zorst CE textile jacket

Spada’s new textile jacket is practical to its core, with a full set of armour including a CE back protector as standard.

Not only is the Zorst CE designed to protect you from impacts, it’s also designed to keep you safe from the elements as well. There’s a waterproof membrane lining to keep out the rain, as well as a storm flap to help prevent water ingress.

The pockets are also waterproof and a removable quilted thermal liner will help keep you toasty when the temperature drops. Adjustable vents mean this jacket isn’t solely for use in poor conditions.

When it comes to comfort, there are accordion pleat stretch panels for better flexibility and fit, as well as adjustability on the upper arms and waist.

With a launch RRP of £129.99, the Spada Zorst CE jacket comes in sizes M-3XL.

Keis G701 heated armoured gloves

Back in the day heated gloves meant balancing them on the engine while filling up with petrol – but those days are long gone.

Keis make some of the best heated garments around and the new G701 gloves use their latest Encapsulated Element Technology for reliable, even heating.

An integrated controller on the back of the wrist ensures you can easily adjust the temperature. They are supplied with connections to run from your bike battery, or there are pockets on the cuff to stow away the optional Keis 2600mAh glove batteries.

Generating heat is only half the battle, and to stop it disappearing into the ether the G701 gloves also feature a hydrophobic spandex outer shell, which is bonded to a waterproof and breathable Hipora membrane for top-spec rain protection. There’s flexible armour across the knuckles, as well as scaphoid protection.

The Keis G701 heated gloves will fit most riders’ hands, as they’re available in sizes 3XS-3XL with a launch RRP of £199.

Oxford Hardcore XC 13 Chain and Padlock

This chain from Oxford is constructed from 13mm square chain links underneath the cloth cover.

The ultra-strong padlock features a hardened boron steel armour casing for extra protection and a double locking mechanism with an 11mm diameter steel shackle.

A dust cover keeps the barrel free from grime, and the chain can be used with Oxford’s Anchor Force ground anchor.

The Oxford Hardcore XC 13 chain and padlock is initially available in a 1.2-metre length for an RRP of £89.99. A 1.5-metre chain (£99.99) and two-metre option (£109.99) are coming soon.

Furygan Heat Blizzard D3O 37.5 gloves 

What’s better than heated gloves? Heated gloves that are already warm when you put them on, of course!

These heated gloves from French brand Furygan can be controlled via a smartphone app for both iOS and Android that lets you check the battery status, customise the preset heat settings, and pre-warm your gloves before a ride.

Furygan claim a fully charged battery will last 2-2.5 hours, but using the app you can enter the duration of your journey and the gloves will deliver as much heat as they can without running out of power before you arrive.

Clever. If you don’t fancy all that stuff, the gloves can also be controlled via a button on the cuff, and can also be connected to a 12V power supply.

Aside from all the technology, they also feature normal glove stuff such as fingers and thumbs, a goatskin outer, waterproof and breathable membrane, touchscreen-friendly fingertips, D3O impact protection and a 37.5 material inside, which captures and releases moisture to regulate the temperature. There’s an integrated visor wipe that’s not app-controllable.

The Furygan Heat Blizzard D3O 37.5 gloves are available for a launch RRP of £249.99 and will be available in sizes S-3XL.