Craghoppers Motion Glove (2013)

The low price of the Craghoppers Motion Gloves makes them instantly appealing and certainly if your budget is limited to £25 then they will at least keep you warm and dry. But compared with gloves with higher price tags they do have drawbacks. On the positive side they are waterproof and insulated and feel reasonably warm, although other gloves do feel warmer at this price, such as the Regatta X-ert Mountain Gloves. The palm is reinforced with PVC, but you don’t get the double-stitched leather palm of higher-priced gloves. The outer is polyester rather that a more durable nylon option so again not best for year-on-year abuse. The wrist is elasticated and this works fine and the cuff is long enough to cover a watch. But there is no adjustment on the cuff, so you cannot fit it as neatly as some around your wrist to keep rain out. But the main problem is the elasticated cuff liner as this stays wet once wet and can easily become a damp area around the wrist that is slow to dry. The glove does not have a wrist leash or soft nose wipe, but you can clip a pair of gloves together. These are not terrible gloves, but if you pay more you do get a much better glove and for regular hillwalkers the cash is worth paying for year on year comfort and performance.

Outer polyester, PVC palm
Waterproof lining Aquadry
Insulation polyester
Mens Sizes S/M-M/L
Womens Sizes no
Removable liner No
Nose wipe No
Wrist leash No
Weight 161g
Website www.craghoppers.com

 

Verdict

If your budget is £25 then these are fine, but you get a much better glove if you can stretch to a higher price tag.

Review by Graham Thompson
Just missed out on being in Trail magazine January 2014