Arming yourself with enough knowledge to choose the right kit for outdoor pursuits can sometimes be difficult - especially when it comes to gloves.
The technology of fabrics and design detail can be complex and baffling, so outdoor gear specialist Extremities has created an easy need-to-know video guide to help enthusiasts make informed choices.
The guide at www.extremities.co.uk explains the benefits of modern specialist fabrics, such as Gore-tex, Windstopper, Polartec, X Block and X Dry. It shows a number of experiments to illustrate key fabrics' properties as well as outlining the advantages of particular design features.
Explains Carolyn Budding, director of Extremities: "Quality gloves are a significant investment, and time spent understanding the technical detail can mean the difference between a wise purchase and one that doesn't quite meet all your needs."
So, understanding the functions and benefits of different fabrics and ensuring you pick gloves with the right design features for your particular requirements makes sense.
For example, skiing and trekking gloves need a supple leather palm and fingers extending to the forchettes with extra reinforcement around the thumb crotch area for added durability.
While adventuring in extreme climates means a one handed wrist closure and pull cord at the cuff are essential to maintain warmth.
Our guide is designed to help outdoor enthusiasts find the right gloves for every situation and make an informed decision.
To watch the Extremities 'Technology of a Glove' video, visit www.terra-nova.co.uk/p/the-technology-of-an-extremities-glove