The Extremities Corbett Glove has been around for many years and it is a well-proven glove for hillwalking. Surprisingly for the price, you are getting a Gore-Tex waterproof lining inside, which is insulated with a brushed polyester liner and this is precisely fitted to the shell so that nothing snags and you can easily get your hands in and out without the lining getting tangled. As there is less insulation, this glove provides good dexterity and feels great for grabbing trekking poles, opening and closing zips, or using a compass. The cuff is quite short and close-fitting, which allows it to fit easily inside the sleeve of a waterproof jacket, which is ideal for walkers. But when scrambling or climbing a bigger cuff would be better. The cuff adjuster is a simple drawcord, but it works well and can be tightened and loosened easily while wearing the gloves. There a nose wipe and a PU palm rather than a leather palm. There’s no wrist leash and other gloves are warmer. But most walkers will find this a great option, I think, except when tackling those higher Munros rather than Scotland’s less lofty Corbetts.
Outer nylon; Gore-Tex waterproof lining; PU palm
Insulation brushed polyester
Men’s sizes S-XL
Women’s sizes none
Removable liner no
Nose wipe yes
Wrist leash no
Weight 126g (pair, men’s size L)
As the name suggests, the Extremities Corbett Glove is ideal for hillwalking on the lower hills such as the Corbetts or in milder conditions when its extra dexterity is a real a benefit.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2012