With winter well and truly settled in and more snow fall on the way it seems like the perfect time for us to give you guys our top 5 gloves for winter. All the gloves have been hand (no pun intended) picked by the Simply Hike team. So let’s begin shall we.
At number 5 we have the Montane Prism glove. This is a great entry level glove at a great price. It uses Pertex fabric which is wind and waterproof. To keep your hands nice and toasty the Prism uses Primaloft Gold insulation, so no matter how cold it gets your hands will stay nice and warm.
The glove is pre-curved giving you great flexibility in the fingers and the palm. There is also a conductive thread which is in the thumb, index and middle finger roundel dots which allows you to use most touch screens.
In at number 4 we have the Extremities Corbett glove. This is a great glove if you are looking at a Gore-Tex entry level glove. The Corbett has pre-curved fingers which are also roll tipped for extra durability and dexterity. It has a reinforced palm, fingers and thumb to increase abrasion resistance and grip.
The Corbett is at home in all weather conditions. The outer shell is covered in Ripstop material and with a soft brushed inner it’s really comfortable. The elasticated wrist with the one-hand-operated cuff draw cord means these gloves couldn’t be any easier to get on and off!
At number 3 we have The North Face Apex Etip Glove. Firstly this glove's main feature is the fact that you can use it with any touch screen device. Now you’re probably thinking that loads of other brands offer this as well. The North Face were one of the first companies to develop the ability to use gloves on touchscreens so this really is the pedigree.
The glove is made from a softshell material which means it’s windproof and combined with the Apex ClimateBlock it is waterproof as well. The Apex is easy to take on and off and with the gloves synthetic grip in the palm you get a brilliant hold.
In at number 2 we have the Sealskinz Performance Activity Glove. The key thing to point out about the glove and Sealskinz as a brand is their waterproofing. You could pop this glove on your hand, put it in a bucket of water and two hours later pull your hand out and it will be bone dry. This is mainly due to the membrane that they use.
Because of this membrane the glove is also windproof and highly breathable. The Activity Glove uses Primaloft insulation which is the perfect partner for Sealskinz. It has pre-curved fingers for better dexterity and has an extended stretch cuff.
Right it’s time for our number 1! And this honour goes to the one and only Black Diamond Rambla Glove. This glove uses a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproofing but it also uses Gore’s XCR technology to increase the glove's breathability.
The Rambla has 3D patterning within the glove to give a much better fit and gives maximum dexterity. It uses the Primaloft Gold insulation so your hand will stay nice and warm no matter what weather is thrown at you (the glove is still comfortable and wearable at -18°C). The Rambla has a goat leather palm which works with the 3D patterning to give you great flexibility but also amazing grip!
If you're still looking for a few more options, we of course stock loads of other men's gloves and women's gloves on our website. We would love to know what gloves you wear during the winter and why, so drop us a comment below.