Extremities Antora Peak GTX (2017)

Features

Incorporating Gore-Active technology for improved breathability, Extremities Antora Peak GTXs also have an extended cuff to make them easier to pull onto the hand. Inside you get synthetic insulation and a brushed lining, while outside there is stretch nylon with a reinforced leather palm. A nose wipe is provided along with wrist adjustment, but there’s no wrist leash or cuff adjustment. 3/5

Fit

The unisex sizes are S-XL. On my hand the fit was close and snug without any bunching of material. The wrist is elasticated, with additional webbing to adjust this area if needed. The fingers were a closer fit than some other gloves. But the cuff is quite narrow so it won’t fit over a jacket sleeve as well as others, and it is slightly shorter too. 3/5

Comfort

Extremities Antora Peak GTXs feel warm, snug and comfortable on the hand but they aren’t the absolute warmest. As the cuff is narrow it fits well inside a jacket but it’s not so good if worn over a sleeve when climbing. The length of this cuff offers less protection than some other gloves too. To be fair when walking this is probably fine, but personally I’d like a longer cuff to really protect the wrist. 3/5

In use

These work well for general walking and they can be easily pulled on and off. Not having a wrist leash is significant, though; and a longer cuff would be good. But you do get a nose wipe and wrist adjustment. Also the dexterity is good due to the close fit and slightly lower levels of insulation compared to some. Full leather options would be more durable, though, for hard users. 3/5

Value

These are a good choice for walkers with a budget of £60, but they don’t offer the performance of higher-priced options. 3/5

Verdict

The Extremities Antora Peak GTX is a good general-purpose glove; but you may want a longer cuff, extra warmth and durability if you walk in more challenging conditions. 3.0/5

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2017