The Marmot Work Glove is used by the guides at Glenmore Lodge and it does feel just right for battling against a Cairngorm blizzard day in, day out. There’s a waterproof lining and plenty of insulation to keep you warm. The brushed lining is very comfortable too, while the leather palm should mean years of durability. The cuff is quite wide and deep, so it can keep snow out when climbing or walking in the worst of weather. You get the addition of a wrist loop, cuff drawcord and a soft nose wipe. Ultimately this is a serious winter glove and it’s ideal for Scotland. But on mild days the Marmot Work Glove can be sweaty due to all that insulation, so you might need something else for the milder conditions of the Lakes and Snowdonia. It is also probably tougher than it needs to be unless you are out every day. The bulk from extra insulation reduces dexterity too.
Material Gore-Tex waterproof lining; brushed liner; Spirafil insulation
Made in China
Stores in the UK 4
Stockist details – tel. (015395) 63616; www.marmot.comVerdict
The Marmot Work Glove is tough as old boots, and ideal for snowy mountain use in the worst of weather… but more than is needed for milder conditions.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine January 2009