Sealskinz Activity 2009

Sealskinz socks and gloves are well-established wet weather gear. The Sealskinz Activity glove features a Porelle waterproof membrane. There’s also a leather palm for extra durability. The wrist is quite short and a close fit with a Velcro fastening that allows it to slip easily inside a cuff of a waterproof jacket. The glove provides plenty of dexterity, and you also get a nose wipe and abrasive grip on the trigger forefinger. Some reflective piping adds to the benefits of this glove for night action. Use this for biking, scrambling and general outdoor use, and it could be ideal.  But the Sealskinz Activity does not have as much insulation as others, so it is not ideal for the coldest winter summits. The wrist cuff is quite short too, potentially  leaving skin exposed in this area. So not ideal for climbing or deep snow use when you need maximum protection.

Materials Porelle waterproof lining; leather palm; reflective trim
Sizes S-XL
Made in China
Stores in the UK 837
Stockist details – tel. (01553) 772662; www.sealskinz.com
Verdict
The Sealskinz Activity is superb value for walking due to close fit; ability to fit under jacket cuff make this ideal for general wet winter weather.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine January 2009