There is a very good pre-curved profile to Mountain Equipment Guide gloves that make them very comfortable, while the fleece lining makes them reasonably warm too. You get a waterproof lining, and this is protected by a leather palm. I found the fit nice and close, and slightly more dexterous than similarly priced options. The wrist cuff is quite short so it easily slips inside the sleeve of your jacket. A soft nose wipe, wrist loop and cuff drawcord complete a very useful glove that should be ideal for a mixed activity range including walking and climbing. But Mountain Equipment Guide gloves are not as warm as higher-priced options and the wrist cuff does not extend as far up as some others, which could be regarded as a drawback in really wild weather as the wrist is not quite so well protected. Some reflective piping might be useful too.
Materials DriLite waterproof shell; leather palm; synthetic lining
Sizes S-XL (men’s); XS-L (women’s)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 75
Stockist details – tel. (0161) 366 5020; www.mountain-equipment.co.ukVerdict
Mountain Equipment Guides are superbly dexterous winter glove for walkers and climbers in mild conditions rather than the wildest of snow storms.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine January 2009