Of the three insulated pairs of gloves costing £30 or less the Geothermals are the best in my opinion. They’re made from softer fabric than the others and have thicker insulation plus the best design. The PVC reinforcements feel tough and are roughened to give good grip. They cover the finger tips so there are no seams there. The gauntlet-style cuff has a drawcord that can be operated with one hand. This adjustment means the gloves can be worn inside or outside jacket sleeves unless the latter are very narrow. There’s an unnecessary buckle and strap across the wrist but this can be ignored or cut off . These gloves aren’t as breathable as more expensive models but as they’re only likely to be worn when it’s really cold that’s not a big problem. As with other gloves in this price range I wouldn’t expect them to last as well as more expensive branded fabric gloves but given the cost they’re still a good buy.
29th July 2013