Extremities Storm Glove (2013)

The low price tag of these gloves is instantly appealing, but with that lower price does come a lower level of performance. The glove does have a Gore-Tex waterproof lining though, so it is no slouch in terms of waterproofness and breathability. The outer of the glove is polyester, rather than a tough nylon and leather combination that would offer more durability. There is a PVC (Poly vinyl chloride) layer on the palm though for durability. The cuff is ideal for wearing under a waterproof jacket sleeve, but long enough to easily wear over a jacket but it has a good drawcord closure. Elastication at the wrist holds the glove in place and this is well designed too.  You even get a clip to hold the pair of gloves together in your pack, but no wrist leash or nose wipe. On the hand the first thing I noticed was that the lining snagged a little on the thumb and the fit of the thumb was not quite as good as higher priced gloves. Also the fingers have seams on the ends, while higher priced gloves have no seams here, for better dexterity and durability. These are also not as warm as the higher priced gloves. So you’ll certainly get a better glove if you pay more, but if £40 is your budget these will keep you reasonably warm and they do provide enough dexterity and durability to cope with a normal hillwalking.

Outer nylon, PVC palm
Waterproof lining Gore-Tex
Insulation polyester
Mens Sizes S-XL
Womens Sizes no
Removable liner No
Nose wipe No
Wrist leash No
Weight 138g
Website www.extremeties.co.uk

 

Verdict

For the money these gloves are good for hillwalkers, but if you pay more then you’ll get a warmer, more dexterous and more durable glove.

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