The Mountain Equipment Guide Glove is a very well-proven glove that has won Trail ‘Best Value’ awards. It benefits from a good all-round set of features: you get a nylon outer with a leather palm for extra durability. There is a waterproof lining plus fleece and pile insulation, and when you put the glove on this does not snag or come loose to trap fingers (as happens with some lower-priced gloves), making it easier to take off and put on than some. The Mountain Equipment Guide Glove provides a good, close fit that allows the wearer to handle a map, compass or GPS receiver relatively easily. The gauntlet cuff is neat enough to fit inside a jacket sleeve, and it can be tightened down with a drawcord. Extra features include a wrist leash and a nose wipe on the thumbs. You also get a karabiner loop on the fingers. But annoyingly it lacks clips that allow a pair to be attached to one another so they don’t get separated in your rucksack. At £45 the Mountain Equipment Guide Glove offers many of the benefits of the higher-priced gloves although it is not quite as warm; however it is ideal for general winter walking.
Materials nylon outer, leather reinforcement, Drilite Extreme waterproof lining, fleece and pile insulation
Sizes S-XL (men’s); XS-L (women’s)
Weight 189g (pair, size men’s L)
The Mountain Equipment Guide Glove was the best-value glove for winter mountain walking in our test.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2013