Jack Wolfskin Texapore Winter (2017)

Features

Microguard Thinsulate ensures Jack Wolfskin Texapore Winters are very warm gloves; they also have a Texapore waterproof lining and Kevlar-reinforced palm. However, there are lots of seams that may reduce durability, and the seams on the fingers are at the tip. The wrist is elasticated, with an additional webbing adjuster strap. The cuff is very long and has a cord adjuster. But there is no wrist leash and no nose wipe. 4/5

Fit

The size range is XS to XL with no specific men’s or women’s options. Most noticeable is the very long cuff, which extends further up the wrist than any other gloves in our test. This is great when worn over a jacket sleeve, but it’s harder to fit inside a sleeve. The wrist and cuff adjustment are good, and the lining does not snag when slipping these gloves on or off. 4/5

Comfort

Comfort is good, thanks to the insulation – which is warmer than most – and a lining that doesn’t snag. The cuff extends high up the sleeve so the potential for a cold wrist is markedly reduced compared to short gloves. The Jack Wolfskin Texapore Winter is hard to fault from a comfort perspective, unless you struggle to get that cuff tucked inside your sleeve due to it being so long. 5/5

In use

The dexterity of the Jack Wolfskin Texapore Winter’s fingers is not quite as good as other gloves’ due to the positioning of seams and the design. There is no wrist leash either so care is needed when taking these on and off in the wind (but you could add your own cord leash). The long cuff is a little annoying to fit inside a jacket sleeve and all those seams mean this may not be as durable as other designs. So not perfect, but fine for general walking. 3/5

Value

This is a very good price for a glove that is very warm and provides the basics that most hillwalkers need. 5/5

Verdict

The Jack Wolfskin Texapore Winter is a very good glove for hillwalkers; but more regular users may wish for a nose wipe, roll-tip fingers and a wrist leash. It won Trail’s ‘Best Value’ award. 4.2/5

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2017