Altura Altitude winter gloves review£30.00

The Altitudes are more gloves with waterproof liners and they have a thinner insulation layer than most to reduce drying time and water absorption. The slightly loose liners make them a bit of a faff to pull on.

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The Altitudes are more gloves with waterproof liners and they have a thinner insulation layer than most to reduce drying time and water absorption.

The slightly loose liners make them a bit of a faff to pull on, particularly with wet hands, but they don't slide around too much (so grip and control are good) and the relatively thin fingers increase dexterity. The 'X-Static' silver thread weave also reduces bacterial build up and therefore glove pong.

The warmth is reasonable for most conditions but you might need thin liner gloves below zero (Zyro do some for £6.99 ). The use of tough fabrics and reinforcing panels also make these gloves hardwearing. There are no snot wipes though and the rough shell fabric is a nostril nightmare while Altura's sizing is also smaller than most. The thumbs on our XL gloves were particularly tight so, if possible, try before you buy.

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