Regatta X-ert Mountain Gloves (2013)

For the price tag of just £25 these gloves are quite well featured. They get a polyester shell with an Isotex waterproof lining and Thinsulate ThermoGuard insulation. They feel quite warm and certainly warmer than many gloves in their price range. The lining is quite loose though so when my hand was finding its way it side often a finger would snag and would require some work to find the end of the glove. There sorts of problems are tolerable for occasional use, but not what you want when regularly hillwalking in cold conditions. This glove did not fit quite as close either at the fingertips, in part as there are seams here that are moved to the top of the fingers on higher priced gloves. The glove does not have the nylon shell, leather palm or double stitching of higher priced gloves and so if you are hard on your gloves then paying a little more cash now is probably worthwhile in the long term. The wrist does get elastication plus a webbing adjuster and the cuff gets a drawcord, which are all good feature. You can also clip the pair of gloves together, but there is no wrist leash or nose wipe. For the price these are great gloves though and you’ll need to spend around £45 to get something better.

Outer polyester, PVC palm
Waterproof lining Isotex
Insulation Thinsulate ThermoGuard
Mens Sizes S/M-L/XL
Womens Sizes no
Removable liner No
Nose wipe No
Wrist leash No
Weight 174g
Website www.regatta.com

 

Verdict

Great price for the features and it will keep you warm and dry on the hills, but you get a much better glove if you can stretch your budget.

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