SealSkinz Ultra Grip Hi Vis gloves review

Merino-lined waterproof glove with a blocky cut

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £32.50 RRP | USD $50.00

Our review

Merino lining is a welcome addition on a waterproof glove, but the cut is lousy
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The Sealskinz Ultra Grip Hi Vis gloves are three-layer waterproof numbers, with some rubber grip on the fingers and palm. While the merino lining is a welcome addition for a rubbery waterproof glove, the blocky cut detracts considerably from a good fit.

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The Ultra Grip Hi Vis is definitely less clammy than a pure neoprene glove, and is fairly flexible too. Some tight-fighting waterproof gloves feel as though you’re fighting the shape to wrap around the handlebar – that is not the case here. Though the company won’t specify exactly what is is, a proprietary, rubbery-feeling layer is sandwiched between the merino and the outer polyester layer.

These gloves definitely keep the water out. And as long as the temperatures are not sub-freezing, they are warm enough for wet weather.

The cut could definitely be improved. The very loose wrist means a squirmy palm within the glove, despite the grip on the palm. And constricted fingers can mean cold fingers.

SealSkinz Ultra Grip Hi Vis gloves have a merino lining
SealSkinz ultra grip hi vis gloves have a merino lining:
Ben Delaney/Future Publishing

The merino lining is a nice touch for a category of glove that often feels rubbery

As for the ‘Hi Vis’ part of the name, the color certainly delivers on that front. The gloves nearly glow they are so bright!

Bottom line? Good materials that could benefit from better tailoring.

SealSkinz Ultra Grip Hi Vis gloves have an almost rectangular cut through the palm and wrist
SealSkinz ultra grip hi vis gloves have an almost rectangular cut through the palm and wrist:
Ben Delaney/Future Publishing
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Product Specifications

Product

Name Ultra Grip Hi Vis Gloves
Brand SealSkinz

Clothing Material Neoprene
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Colour Yellow
Waterproof Yes
SIlicon Finger Panels Yes
Weather Resistant Yes