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Alpkit Haline

£36 www.alpkit.com

An interesting new offering from Alpkit designed to keep your hands dry and warm. The waterproof insert worked well keeping my hands dry and the goatskin palm helped with grip, and I had no problems holding on to anything. The inner lining is soft and comfortable, but I found it incredibly difficult to put cold, wet or sweaty hands inside. The loose lining bunched up in the ends of the fingers meaning they didn’t fit very well and reduced dexterity, despite the pre-curved fingers. The lining and outer are both thin layers which didn’t insulate particularly well and in the wind my hands got cold. Finally, if you need to stow them on a harness or dry them there are carabiner loops on each glove to hang them by.

► Verdict: A strange fit due to the lining.

► Best for: Keeping your hands dry.

Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70