Berghaus Polartec 100 Liner Glove
A very poorly constructed glove which separated at…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 13 pounds/ 20 dollars
A very poorly constructed glove which separated at the seam with the cuff on its second day of use. Unfortunate as it was very lightweight, warm, and comfortable otherwise.
- Fell apart on its second day of use
- This is a recurring problem after consulting other reviews
These liner gloves are an unfortunately poor product, which I genuinely wanted to like. After soaking through my merino liner gloves on an unexpectedly muddy scramble at the start of a multi day trip, I went and purchased these Berghaus liner gloves to keep my hands warm for my upcoming two hikes in the highlands (Scotland).
My initial attraction to them was the very comfortable fit, lightweight, and clean design, as well as the use of Polartec 100 microfleece for warmth. At 13 pounds (20 dollars), the price was also right compared to the alternative options.
My first day of use was a 1300m hike up Ben Nevis in fairly cold snowy weather, and for warmth and breathability these gloves were excellent. However as I took photos throughout the day, the minimal-average handling of my SLR was already causing a great deal of pilling on the gloves. Granted that they are liner gloves, I imagine at least some marginal abrasion resistance to be provided. I was quite disappointed in that regard, but I didn't buy them to look pretty, and as long as they were warm and breathable I was going to be content.
The second day, on a hike up Ben Lomond, as I put my gloves on when the wind picked up at the start of the snow line, the right cuff almost entirely separated from the rest of the glove. Needless to say that was disappointing. Berghaus for the most part make a quality product and I was expecting a little better.
When I checked other people's reviews I found that this was a common problem, and the construction of these gloves is seemingly sub par. I believe Berghaus has some guarantee, but unfortunately my receipt got lost after purchase, and the abrasion on them made them look quite old, even though they barely endured two days worth of use! As such it was probably going to be a losing battle trying to get them replaced or refunded.
These are an absolutely terrible product and I do not recommend it at all. The only reason they get 1 star is because even though they are terribly built, the cut and design of the glove is actually well executed and comfortable.