Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Gloves
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The Mountain Hardwear Powerstretch glove has set the standard in liner gloves for many years now. It's stretchy, close fit, excellent wind resistant warmth and quick dry material make it the choice for technical mountain trips.
Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Gloves Reviews
Reviewed by Colin Craig (Alloa) on 2009-05-12:
General comments: I purchased these gloves about 3 months ago at Tiso's in Stirling and planned to use them during the West Highland Way at the end of March. I used them once before the walk up Conic Hill and were really good. Upon starting the WHW, I decided to put them on and noticed that there were 2 small holes (on the back of the hand and the palm. As these gloves are designed to be a close fit, they need to stretch over your hand, which in turn, caused the holes to stretch slightly. As a result, I did not wear them for the remainder of the walk and took them back after. The shop assistant was very helpful and allowed me to take a new pair. I think this might have been caused by the tags but not sure. Other than that, I have noticed that the stitching around the fingers slightly freighing but the stitching area is quite thick so should not be an issue. The gloves are really good when it is not raining and reduce the likelihood of your hands sweating. Not sure if there are better gloves on the market for similar, or better, price but relatively happy with these despite teething problems.Comment on this review...
Pros: Warm but not too warm. Look good
Cons: Possible stitching issues
Reviewed by JamesL (Sheffield) on 2010-02-09:
General comments: A great pair of gloves. I've had a number of pairs, that all seem to last about a year a piece. The fabric used is brilliant, allowing a really close fitting glove that is still warm enough and windproof enough to keep your hands warm for walking etc.. Whilst obviously not actually waterproof, these do still work remarkably well when wet, staying warm and drying quickly. Obviously these are no good if your hands are constantly in snow, or stream etc,.and the abrasion resistance of the fabric is not great, so don't try climbing in them, but they make a great approach, or liner glove.
These gloves eventually start wearing out in the seams around the finger (preventative superglue can help here), or the material under the findertips wears through, but I have got about a year of use per pair which seems acceptable.Comment on this review...
Pros: Warm when wet
Reviewed by Matt Reynolds (B'ham) on 2010-02-24:
General comments: I purchased these gloves as a decent insulating layer that would be dextoruos as well. I've trashed these gloves over the 3 years of owning them, but I have to say that they've been great. For a mid price fleece glove I've found them pretty hard wearing. They are really dexturous making winter climbing in them easier. They are also very warm when wet. They are not windproof at all really (especially when wet) but I didn't expect them to be.
As a glove for walking into routes and seconding with in cold damp weather I've found these great. Comment on this review...
Pros: Pros: very light wieght, not too expensive, good when wet
Cons: Cons: after 3 years of use the fingers are going a little, but I didn't expect them to last the year
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