Made an extremely waterproof and extremely breathable fabric, so you shouldn’t get as sweaty in these as lower-priced products and they should stay waterproof for longer in theory. The palm is leather like the Outdoor Designs’, but you also get a soft nose wipe on the thumb, which you don’t get on the Outdoor Designs. A profiled finger area and stretch fabric are used to good effect to give a reasonable fit for a mitt. Webbing buckle at the wrist and a drawcord at the cuff are provided as they are on the Outdoor Designs. What I really liked with these was they come with a fleece inner glove that has Primaloft insulation on the back of the hand, while the Outdoor Designs get a removable mitt. The glove allows greater dexterity when you need it, while the shell fits well enough to be used on its own (as does the Outdoor Designs). Finally there is a wrist security loop, so the mitt can hang from your wrist when you whip your hands out for a moment. But mitts without a removable liner tended to feel a little more dexterous, but as you have a liner glove dexterity is superb when you pull the shell off. Some might prefer an inner mitt rather than an inner glove as that would feel warmer and this is the major advantage of the Outdoor Designs mitt. Also, the price is £20 more than the Outdoor Designs, and many will appreciate the financial advantage as well as the extra warmth.
Verdict Buy it if you want a warm mitt with an excellent removable liner glove and features that make it ideal for a wide variety of conditions walkers find in the UK throughout the year.
Materials Driclime (shell); Primlaloft and fleece (inner glove)
Material waterproofness extremely waterproof
Material breathability extremely breathable
Weight 290g (size large)
Made in China
Stores England 2; Wales 1; Scotland 1; Ireland 0