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Grivel Spider (2016)

£30.00

FeaturesThe Grivel Spider is an ‘instep crampon’ so it leaves the toe and heel areas exposed. The polyamide frame has 10 metal spikes that are 5mm long and these sit on small moulded sections that give an extra 5mm of depth, to give total penetration of 10mm. Webbing straps hold the gripper to the sole of the boot and that ...

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Snowline Snowspikes Pro (2016)

£40.00

FeaturesSnowline makes the Snowspikes Pro at £40 (featured here) and the very similar Snowspikes Light at £50, which weigh only 267g compared to the 410g of this model. The Pros have 11 spikes that are 1cm long, and a metal chain connects them to the rubber cradle that fits onto the boot. There is no top strap to hold them ...

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Ice Trekkers Diamond Grip (2016)

£40.00

FeaturesGrip is provided by a series of 34 rotating beads, each with eight spikes that are 2mm deep. These beads are attached to a pair of steel cables, which allow the beads to rotate. Finally the wire cable is linked to the rubber cradle by a metal chain. The weight is good at 328g (pair, size L), but the Ice ...

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Yaktrax Pro (2016)

£20.00

FeaturesGrip comes from a metal coil that is wrapped around a rubber frame that stretches around the boot. The metal coil is made of 1mm diameter wire and this sits about 3mm above the frame, so in effect you have lots of little 3mm deep grips. You don’t get the deep spikes of higher-priced options though. A webbing strap across ...

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Kahtoola Microspikes (2016)

£55.00

FeaturesKahtoola Microspikes were designed for running on snow. They have 12 spikes that are 1cm long, linked by a chain that connects to a rubber cradle that holds the spikes to your footwear. In this latest version the rubber is a new material for increased durability and reduced weight. They don’t get an additional top webbing strap to secure them ...

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Nortec Trail Micro-Crampon (2016)

£65.00

Features‘The World’s lightest quick fit crampon’, Nortec Trail Micro-Crampons weigh 189g, making them great for stashing in a rucksack just in case. The spikes are short, but at least there are spikes – 14 of them in two batches of seven at the forefoot and heel. Metal cables link the spikes to the elastomer frame that fits onto the boot. ...

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Hillsound Trail Crampon (2016)

£50.00

FeaturesA set of 11 spikes that are 1cm in length provide the grip. Those spikes are attached to a front hinged cradle and a rear cradle, and this prevents the spikes from splaying apart, which in turn improves grip. A metal chain links the spike sections to the rubber skeleton that fits around the boot. An additional webbing strap on ...

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Mountain Equipment Couloir Glove (2016)

£90.00

FeaturesThe Gore-Tex waterproof lining is protected by a nylon outer with leather on the palm and back of the fingers with barely a stitch on the palm, which makes Mountain Equipment Couloir Gloves extremely durable. The cuff gets a cord adjustment and leash, but it isn’t the longest design so you don’t quite get the protection others can offer. There ...

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Rab Icefall Gauntlet (2016)

£85.00

There’s an eVent waterproof lining inside the Rab Icefall Gauntlet’s nylon outer, with leather reinforcement at the palm plus additional grip enhancement. Primaloft Gold insulation ensures this has good warmth on both the front and the back of the hand. Roll tip finger construction, a nose wipe, a wrist leash and cuff adjustment are provided. The cuff is also longer ...

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Trekmates Chamonix Glove (2016)

£30.00

FeaturesMade with a Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable lining with a nylon outer and a rubberised palm, the Trekmates Chamonix Glove offers slightly better materials than many gloves in the lower price ranges. There is synthetic insulation inside for a little more warmth. The wrist is elasticated without additional adjustment, but the cuff is a good length and has a drawcord ...

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Marmot Caldera/Moraine (2016)

£50.00

FeaturesThe Marmot Caldera/Moraine’s nylon outer has a MemBrain waterproof and breathable liner with High Loft Fleece insulation on the inside and a PU-reinforced palm for durability on the outside. The glove gets elastication at the wrist but no webbing adjustment; however you do get a good-sized cuff with adjustment and that all-important wrist leash, plus the essential nose wipe. A ...

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SealSkinz Extreme Cold Weather Glove (2016)

£65.00

FeaturesPrimaloft synthetic insulation is provided throughout the SealSkinz Extreme Cold Weather Glove, not just on the back of the hand as on lower-priced gloves. You also get a Stretch Dry waterproof lining to allow a closer fit without movement restriction. Leather palms provide reinforcement. There is a nose wipe, a deep cuff with a drawcord and a wrist leash, but ...

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Regatta Transition Waterproof Glove (2016)

£20.00

FeaturesThe Regatta Transition Waterproof Glove is made from Hydrafort (Regatta’s own waterproof and breathable material) and there is Thermo Guard insulation inside for warmth. The polyester materials won’t be as durable as nylon or leather, but you do get roll tip fingers and reinforced areas. You get a drawcord cuff but only an elasticated wrist and there is no wrist ...

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Simond 2 in1 Mountaineering Gloves (2016)

£30.00

FeaturesThe Simond 2 in1 Mountaineering Glove is designed for mountaineering and it has all the features you normally see on products double its price. So you get a liner glove that has synthetic insulation, and you could wear this on its own. But you also get an outer glove with a waterproof Novadry membrane, which you could also wear on ...

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Outdoor Research Adrenaline Glove (2016)

£38.00

FeaturesDesigned for skiing, the Outdoor Research Adrenaline Glove is far more versatile than that thanks to a good range of features. It is made from nylon with a waterproof and breathable Ventia lining, Endura Loft synthetic insulation and a grippy palm. There is a wrist webbing adjustment and a cord cuff adjustment as well as wrist leashes. There isn’t a ...

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Jack Wolfskin Texapore Winter Gloves (2016)

£50.00

FeaturesA nylon shell protects the Texapore waterproof lining and Microguard Thinsulate synthetic insulation. The palm has a Kevlar-reinforced area; but there are lots of seams, and the seams on the fingers aren’t roll top, which affects dexterity and durability. There’s no nose wipe or wrist leash, but you do you get wrist adjustment and cuff adjustment plus more insulation than ...

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Rab Guide (2015)

£75.00

FeaturesThe Rab Guide has a real workhorse design, thanks to the extensive thick leather areas to ensure durability. Inside there is a very thick pile fleece for warmth, while an eVent waterproof lining makes this suitable for wet days and when snow’s melting. The cuff has elastication, but no other adjustment. However, a nose wipe and a wrist leash complete ...

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Montane Alpine Stretch (2015)

£65.00

FeaturesFor superior warmth, Primaloft Gold synthetic insulation is packed into the back of the hand and pile fleece is fitted to the palm. You get a long gauntlet design too for greater protection, the palm is leather and there is a nose wipe. And I really like the wrist leash along with the cuff adjustment drawcord and webbing buckle around ...

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Berghaus Mountain AQ (2015)

£45.00

FeaturesThe Berghaus Mountain AQ’s palm is polyurethane, which isn’t quite as durable as nylon or leather – but there are no seams for better durability, and you get roll-tip fingers, again great for durability. Inside you get synthetic insulation, although not as much as others, and a waterproof AQ liner. Cuff adjustment, a nose wipe and a wrist leash complete ...

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Mountain Equipment Guide (2015)

£50.00

FeaturesThe Mountain Equipment Guide is a well-established glove that benefits from a good set of features for the hillwalker including DriLite waterproof lining, a leather palm and a pile lining for insulation. There is stretch material on the back of the hand for a closer fit, plus a nose wipe on the thumb. The cuffs get a drawcord adjuster and ...

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Extremities Super Corbett (2015)

£55.00

FeaturesA good level of warmth was provided with the Extremities Super Corbett, and it also has a Gore-Tex waterproof lining to keep your hands dry. The palm is made from nylon rather than leather, so it may not be quite as durable as some options. There is a wrist webbing buckle, which not many gloves offer, plus a cuff drawcord; ...

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Lowe Alpine Raptor (2015)

£65.00

FeaturesThere is a little more warmth here than you get with some other similar gloves as the Lowe Alpine Raptor has Primaloft synthetic insulation. The palm is leather and there is a Triplepoint waterproof lining with stretch material on the back of the hand. There is a wrist leash that isn’t elasticated, and you get a cuff adjustment cord. The ...

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SealSkinz Extreme Cold Weather (2015)

£65.00

FeaturesPrimaloft synthetic insulation is packed into the back of the hand while pile fleece is fitted to the palm. You get a long gauntlet design too for greater protection. The palms are leather and there is a nose wipe. I also really like the wrist leash along with the cuff adjustment drawcord and webbing buckle around the wrist. 5/5 FitThe ...

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Outdoor Research Arete (2015)

£80.00

FeaturesFor maximum dexterity a separate liner glove that’s designed to be worn inside a more waterproof and durable shell is a useful option, and that’s how the Outdoor Research Arete is designed. The liner glove has silicone patches on the palm for a better grip, while the shell has a nylon palm, with cuff drawcord and wrist loop. There is ...

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Petzl Spiky Plus (2014)

£15.00

The Petzl Spiky Plus is a rubber sock that fits over your boots and has six carbon steel pins or spikes that provide grip on the ice. These are very easy to fit, and they go over your shoes rather like slippers. They also stay on the shoe very well, thanks to the large area of rubber that isn’t so ...

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