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Berghaus AQ Mountain Glove – Best Buy




£45 www.berghaus.com

I seem to consistently be a Berghaus fanboy in these review pages, but for me these gloves hit the sweet spot between price, durability and dexterity. The fit is unisex, there’s a leather palm, a nosewipe, an elasticated wrist cuff (which dispenses with unnecessary ties) and a long adjustable gauntlet cuff, which sits over a jacket easily. They are roomy inside but not too long in the fingers – I find gloves that are too close fitting can restrict blood flow, so it’s great to have some wiggle room in these. The fleece lining isn’t as warm as some here, but is warm enough when on the move, and a lack of bulk means plenty of dexterity. Wrist leashes, essential on a winter gauntlet in my view, are also present, and unlike some are comfortable and elasticated. The price is excellent, and there’s no compromise on quality either. These aren’t the warmest or the most technical, but the AQ waterproofing works well, and my pair were hammered last season and still look nearly new. There’s really nothing to fault. Weight per pair 165g.

VERDICT: Excellent value and high quality general-purpose winter glove.

BEST FOR: Winter hill walking.

Review by David Lintern @selfpwrd