Basic winter gloves that do the job at a good price.
- Good grip (for a winter glove)
- Reasonable price
- Water-resistant NOT waterproof
- Low breathability
I'm more on the hot and sweaty side, because I get warm very easily, so as long as the clothes I'm wearing have good breathability and are durable for the mountaineering hardship I'm good to go.
I wore these gloves 3 maybe 4 times in my hiking trips and in temperatures ranging from 7 to 2 Celsius. My hands got sweaty fast...so I take it that their insulation is pretty good. In one trip I encountered some very light rain showers but nothing got through?! I cannot tell for sure because my hands were already sweaty to evaluate if any water droplets came through.
The elasticated palm has a solid grip, but it wouldn't feel right to do any scrambling as the palm would probably be ripped apart in a sharp rock.
The big velcro fastening is as simple as it gets. Perfect!
It may not have Cordura, Kevlar, or Gore-Tex exotic fabrics as my expensive motorcycle gloves, but they fit nice (I bought medium size), keep me warm (maybe too warm sometimes), and that's just about it.
For their price I would give this pair a solid 10 if they were more breathable.
Update 28/11/2017: Still kickin' after 3-4 washing cycles. Washing was done with Nikwax Tech Wash at 30 degree celsius and no DWR proofing after. The loft is still remains high (yay!).
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 28 EU (on sale)