These excellent gloves will cope with most conditions. Made from Power Shield, which I rate as one of the best softshell fabrics, they are windproof, water-resistant and very breathable. They’re not fully waterproof as the seams aren’t sealed but when wet they are still quite warm and they dry quickly. The simple cuff means they can be pulled on and off easily with nothing to adjust. The inner lining is soft and doesn’t stick when hands or gloves are damp. The leather reinforcement on the fi ngers is curved over the fi ngertips so there are no seams at this vulnerable point. The gloves are close-fi tting and I can open and close pack buckles and clothing fastenings while wearing them. In sub zero temperatures, especially when it’s windy, pairing them with overmitts makes for a warm combination.
Winter is here, and in cold weather it's essential to keep fi ngers warm. Chris Townsend puts a range of gloves and mitts to the test
MATERIALS: Polartec Power Shield, leather reinforcement on palm & fingers WRIST: stretch FEATURES: pre-curved, box construction fingers; microfl eece nose-wipe SIZES: S-XL WEIGHT: 115 grams ORIGIN: China PRICE: Ј50 WEBSITE: www.montane.co.uk