The Performance Activity Glove is designed to be closer-fitting to allow more dexterity compared with other Sealskinz gloves. So you get Primaloft insulation only on the back to retain more dexterity in the palm. The glove is also precurved to allow a closer fit when the hands are bent and there is articulation on the knuckles, again to allow more freedom of movement. The result is that trekking poles, ice axes, compasses and GPS receivers are all easier to handle while wearing Sealskinz Performance Activity Gloves compared to other options. There is a waterproof lining too and the cuff has a Velcro fastening, which fits very easily inside a jacket sleeve. The soft area on the back of the thumb is ideal for wiping the nose. You don’t get a big gauntlet cuff though and there’s no wrist leash. Sealskinz Performance Activity Gloves are not the warmest option, so they are not the best for the coldest situations, but they are ideal for more general winter hillwalking when staying warm and dry, and maintaining good dexterity, are the priorities.
Materials nylon and spandex outer, leather palm, waterproof and breathable lining, Primaloft insulation
Sizes S-XXL (unisex)
Weight 171g (pair, size L)
The Sealskinz Performance Activity Gloves were the best for dexterity and general hillwalking in our test.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2013