Lomo Ocean Helm Gloves review: Affordable, sleek and functional watersports gear

Lomo’s watersports gear is highly regarded, but how well does it copy with driving an open boat? MBY editor Hugo Andreae tests the Lomo Ocean Helm Gloves…

I’ve become quite a fan of Lomo since discovering its well-specced but reasonably priced range of watersports clothing and equipment.

These Lomo Ocean Helm Gloves are an ideal case in point. They look considerably more expensive than their £25 price tag suggests and use a combination of different materials to keep your hands dry and warm while still giving sufficient grip and flexibility to helm an open RIB.

They are water resistant rather than 100% waterproof but I’ve found that they cope fine with the level of rain or spray you’re likely to experience on a motor boat.

What’s more, the 3M Thinsulate insulation does a good job of keeping your fingers toasty without feeling too bulky.

Gauntlet-style cuffs with toggled pull cords also ensure there’s no gap between jacket sleeves and gloves for water to penetrate.

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All in all, the Lomo Ocean Helm Gloves are a very handy bit of kit.

MBY rating: 4/5

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