Saturday, 26 January 2013

Marmot 'Glade' Glove review

Marmot are top of their game when it comes to their technical clothing range.
They incorporate technology with function and fashion.

When these came to me, I wasn't unimpressed. As soon as you look at them you know they mean business! The instant warmth you can feel once your hand is inside the glove is very welcoming, and knowing that your hands won't get wet is an added bonus.
They are used mostly on the mountains, but are equally just at home on a winters walk through the park.

They feel soft to the touch and the fleece lining has a high loft so it keeps in your heat, BUT, the best idea here, is the little pocket on the front of the gloves, which is intended for use with hand warmer bags that you can insert for added warmth! Very clever!

'Falcon grip' is extremely grippy, and actually works better in the wet, as it is very soft and supple rubber Marmot use on the palm of the glove.

They boast a 'MemBrain®' waterproof insert, durable SpirafFil insulation, and DriClime® lining. The Glade Glove is unbeatable value in high-performance snow gear. Falcon grip means no lost poles, and a safety leash means no lost gloves.

Main Material: 320D Nylon
Reinforcement Material: GripTec
Lining Material: DriClime® 3-Dimensional Wicking Keeps Hands Drier and Warmer
Insulation Material: Spirafil 150
Glove Insert Material: MemBrain® Glove Insert - Waterproof, Breathable and Windproof

  • Falcon Grip Articulated for Dexterity and Ease of Grip
  • Gauntlet Quickdraw Easy to Use One-Handed Drawcords
  • Heater pocket
  • Marmot MemBrain® Waterproof/Breathable Insert Waterproof, breathable and windproof for wide range comfort
  • Nose Wipe Soft Fabric to Wipe Your Runny Nose
  • Safety Leash Keeps Glove Attached to Wrist When Removed from Hand
  • Spirafil Synthetic Insulation Keeps You Warm and Dries Quickly

All-in-all, the Marmot Glade glove is a very technical, and versatile glove, that'll contend with the rest. It has the perfect set up for the mountaineer and hiker alike; warm; grippy; waterproof; and tough. Definitely one for the day pack! Prices range from £22- £30 on various online stores.

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