|Rating:||8.6 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.6 / 2|
|Comfort||1.8 / 2|
|Weight||1.8 / 2|
|Durability||1.7 / 2|
|Warmth||1.7 / 2|
I have been using incarnations of these gloves for over 1 years now and while they are not meant as a snow glove (nor as a wet weather glove), they are ideal when seeking to keep your hands warm on days when you don’t need something waterproof. While I own a set of heavy duty mountaineering gloves I only ever use them when I know I need a waterproof layer or will be out and about in very cold snowy conditions which is not normally the case.
For the rest of the time when waterproofing is not a major concern the Icebreaker Quantum Gloves are ideal for providing warmth and for me these gloves keep me toasty down to about -7° Celsius – yes, I do have a high degree of cold tolerance! For most people you may need an extra layer such as a glove under the Quantum gloves to provide that extra warmth. Alternatively, you can wear your Quantum gloves underneath a waterproof set of gloves and then aren’t really that bulky.
The fingertips and palms have a tactile material which makes them ‘grippy’ which is very different to many of the lighter weight gloves on the market. This drippiness allows for a good level of dexterity and you can undertake all activities except for those requiring very fine motor skills.
These gloves fold up into almost and come with a small male/female clip that means that they stay together particularly if you are hanging them to dry on your pack.
I usually only use these gloves early in the morning or late in the afternoon-evening otherwise they come off and live inside my down jacket ready to be dragged out when next needed.
Icebreaker Quantum gloves clipped together
Icebreaker Quantum gloves showing grip on palms
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AUD $59.99 RRP
This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker