The Marmot Exum Guide Glove replaces the popular Marmot Work Glove and is designed for mountaineering, alpine climbing and skiing. Its warm, waterproof and durable construction also makes it ideal for tough winter mountain walking trips. The outer is made from nylon with a leather palm and some stretch panels. It has a waterproof and breathable Membrain lining to keep out moisture, and it benefits from synthetic insulation. On the hand the Marmot Exum Guide Glove provides a close fit that allows good dexterity, meaning you can open zips and operate a GPS receiver or compass reasonably easily. That close fit also makes it great for holding trekking poles and ice axes or scrambling along a ridge. There is some elastication around the wrist that helps keep the glove in place, and the gauntlet is narrow enough to allow it to fit snugly inside a jacket cuff. There is a good wrist leash, and drawcord adjustment at the cuff. You get a thumb loop so it can hang from a karabiner, though you don’t get a soft nose wipe. Overall however it is ideal for general winter mountain travel in typically British cold and wet conditions.
Materials nylon outer, leather reinforcement, Marmot Membrain waterproof lining, Thermal R synthetic insulation
Sizes S-XL (unisex)
Weight 219g (pair, size L)
The Marmot Exum Guide Glove was best for winter mountain walking and mountaineering in our test.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2013