Thursday, 7 November 2013

Trekmates 'Skiddaw' Winter glove review!

The good guys over at Trekmates, have sent me a pair of winter gloves from their new winter range to have a look at and field test! so please read on!.....

The 'Skiddaw' gloves are lightweight, fully waterproof, and very warm! The waterproofing comes in the form of a 'Gore-tex' membrane which as anybody knows is recognised all over the world as the best waterproofing solution! They also boast superior breathability too, so no moisture build up will occur inside these gloves. With a synthetic filling to keep warmth in and the elasticated wristband section along with the Velcro fixable upper, the Skiddaw gloves provide that extra help needed to retain your body heat. 

One of the things that stand out with these gloves is the printed rubberised grip on the palm and finger areas. It really does add extra grip when picking things up as the rubber is very soft indeed, and combine this with the 'pre-curved' box construction around the fingers it makes it easy to hold onto things with confidence.
The Skiddaw glove is none restrictive around the knuckle areas, and unlike some other brands with reinforced knuckles, they allow for a greater range of hand movement which in turn gives the glove a wider variety of purpose, from scrambling to mountain biking, for instance.

Trekmates have made an extra little flap at the top of the gloves to allow you to pull them onto your hands, which is a good little add on for me personally as I always struggle with the second glove, especially when I am clothed in plenty of layers. It does make it a lot easier to get the gloves on first time, instead of fussing about with them.

Being able to pack your kit down into your rucksack is a must for any outdoor enthusiast, and these gloves pack down very well. Small enough to fit in a side compartment, or just put in your pockets, they don't feel like a burden to carry around and don't take up much space at all.

So, Lightweight, waterproof, warm and've got it all in this package, but with the added extras of wider dexterity, extra grip, durability and pack-ability too.
With a price tag of only £45 you've got a lot of features for your money! Most high-end makes use Gore-Tex in their gloves, but you will pay a hefty price, so this purchase really is good value for money from a great UK company.

Features and Benefits:

  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Breathable
  • Pre curved fingers
  • Printed grip palm
  • Deep pile contrast lining
  • Quilted design
  • Synthetic insulation

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