Gore Windstopper is windproof and near enough waterproof though the seams aren’t sealed so these gloves do get wet in heavy rain. The fabric is also soft, flexible and very comfortable, allowing good dexterity. In terms of performance they are very similar to the Montane Sabretooth gloves. However they’re not quite as well designed. The leather reinforcements don’t wrap round the finger tips and there are seams at these points, which may reduce durability over time. The biggest problem though is that they can be awkward to get on when your hands are wet, with the lining sticking and the cuff s rolling up. On one occasion I couldn’t get all my fingers properly in place until they’d warmed up. The zips at the cuff are awkward to use with cold,
wet hands too. In dry conditions they are fine.