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Basic winter gloves that do the job at a good price.

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 28 EU (on sale)

Summary

Basic winter gloves that do the job at a good price.

Pros

  • Good grip (for a winter glove)
  • Reasonable price
  • Wind-proof

Cons

  • 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.
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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.
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The big velcro fastening is as simple as it gets. Perfect!
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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!).
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Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice review. Thanks, Nick.


3 years ago
G00SE

Thanks for the review. How good is the windproofing? I find that with a wind, I need a mitt (or actually my Lobster mitts https://www.trailspace.com/gear/pearl-izumi/pro-softshell-lobster-glove/?review=30588)


3 years ago
Nick Mesarhakis

I don't know about the wind speed but since it was mild I would say 4-5 beaufort. The temp was hovering at about 6 Celsius and the humidity was 68% if I remember correctly, but in any case I'm getting hot easily so on how warm these gloves are I couldn't be subjective.


3 years ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the update, Nick.


2 years ago

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