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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; ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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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 ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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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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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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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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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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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 ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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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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Grivel Spider (2014)

£30.00

The Grivel Spider is an instep crampon, so it leaves a boot’s toe and heel exposed. The polyamide frame is attached to the shoe with webbing straps and a quick-release buckle. They come in just one size and can be fitted to a wide variety of footwear. Screwed into the frame are 10 metal spikes that are 5mm long, and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Hillsound Trail Crampon (2014)

£50.00

As the ice gets harder and the snow cover gets deeper you need more, longer spikes to keep a grip. But you also need a unit that will stay on the shoe and not roll off when you traverse a slope. The Hillsound Trail Crampon has 11 spikes that are 1cm in length, and the unit is held on the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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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 ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Snowline Snowspikes Light (2014)

£55.00

As the name suggests, Snowline Snowspikes Light are much lighter than the other similar models, being just 267g (pair, size XL) while similar products such as the Kahtoola Microspikes (430g) are heavier. The weight saving is due to the rubber cradle and metal chains being thinner, but the metal spikes are the same size. You get 12 spikes that are ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Yaktrax Pro (2014)

£20.00

Yaktrax makes a range of ice grippers that are designed for different types of footwear, from street shoes to hillwalking boots. The Yaktrax Pro, which comprises of an elastic rubber cable that stretches around the boot, has an additional strap across the top that helps it stay on the shoe more securely. Underneath there are a series of metal coils ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Kahtoola Microspikes (2014)

£45.00

Kahtoola Microspikes were the first non-crampon traction device to become a popular option for hillgoers. They were originally designed for running on snow and ice but they are now seen on the boots of hillwalkers. They comprise of a rubber cradle that comes in five sizes to ensure a good fit. Attached to this are chains that in turn link ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Icetrekkers Diamond Grips (2014)

£40.00

Icetrekkers Diamond Grips use a rubber cradle like some of the lower-priced options, but on the base they have a metal chain and metal cable arrangement, which is very durable. Along the metal cables are a series of patented Diamond Beads, which have six small spikes on them. There are 34 of these beads and they can all rotate on ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Black Diamond Pursuit Glove (2014)

£65.00

The outer of the Black Diamond Pursuit Glove is made from a 4-way stretch soft shell fabric, which means it provides a very close fit without restricting movement – and really sets it apart from others. For extra durability you get leather, which obviously won’t be as stretchy but will be more durable in the palm area. Inside the glove ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Columbia Karako Pass Glove (2014)

£80.00

The Columbia Karako Pass Glove packs a punch in terms of technology. It boasts Columbia’s OutDry waterproof membrane, Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining and berber fleece insulation. The glove is then built with all these layers bonded together, so there are no loose linings to trap moisture within the materials. All this adds up to a very effective glove that feels ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Berghaus Mtn AQ Hardshell Glove (2014)

£45.00

The Berghaus Mtn AQ Hardshell Glove has most of the features of gloves twice its price. It’s built around a nylon shell with a very thin layer of leather in the palm for extra durability. You get a Berghaus AQ waterproof lining inside and a fibrefill layer of insulation. The glove did not feel as warm as higher-priced options, though, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Snugpak GeoThermal Gloves (2014)

£35.00

With the Snugpak GeoThermal Gloves a lack of dexterity is the drawback. They’re extremely robust and feel like they’ll last longer than many gloves of similar price. However, they’re so stiff that I found it extremely difficult to actually manipulate anything. This is due to these gloves having a very durable PVC palm that extends over the ends of the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Marmot Exum Guide Glove (2014)

£85.00

The Exum Guide is designed for mountaineering, alpine climbing and skiing; so it’s built to take a lot of abuse, while maintaining excellent dexterity. This also makes it ideal for walkers in need of a glove that can be used to handle trekking poles or a GPS, or just to easily zip up a jacket. The body of the glove ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Outdoor Research Arete Glove (2014)

£75.00

The Outdoor Research Arete Glove is the only option in Trail’s review with a removable liner. This is a thin fleece glove that you could wear on its own, and as it has silicone patches on the palm it provides superb grip. This means you can whip off the shell when you need to operate a compass or GPS receiver, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Rab Latok Glove (2014)

£70.00

The Rab Latok Glove has been around for a while, and the 2013 version has an improved gauntlet over the previous model. The glove is made from a synthetic outer with an eVent waterproof lining and layer of synthetic insulation. But what is most noticeable is the silicone print on the palm, which provides an exceptionally good grip on ice ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Montane Alpine Stretch Glove (2014)

£65.00

The Montane Alpine Stretch Glove uses an extremely stretchy fabric, which means it hugs your hand. The leather palm improves durability, but only time will tell if this degree of stretch will remain durably waterproof in the long term. Inside you get PrimaLoft and fleece insulation, and it feels plenty warm enough. I found the thumb was about 1cm too ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Petzl Sum’Tec (2014)

£135.00

When tackling more challenging mountaineering terrain, it’s important to have an ice axe that can be used with a rope to create a belay, while the ability to use the axe as a pair with a matching hammer is essential for climbing even steeper snow and ice. The Petzl Sum’Tec is a great example of this style of axe. It ...

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Black Diamond Raven Pro (2014)

£90.00

The Black Diamond Raven Pro’s curvaceous profile and the polished finish of the cast stainless steel head are instantly appealing. It’s also pretty lightweight at 467g (size 75cm), so you won’t mind carrying this on your pack or in your hand all day. The head has a gentle curve, making it ideal for self arrest and cutting steps, although the ...

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