• Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Garment Weight-XL 52 Grams
  • Cost $59.99

Icebreaker Unisex Quantum Gloves



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

Icebreaker Unisex Quantum Gloves Review

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

We Like

  • Very light weight fabric which is great for use as a single layer glove or as a glove liner when its extra cold
  • Material construction means this garment will remain relatively odour free.
    • Glove body 98% wool and 2% Lycra
    • Glove fingertips   92% Polyester/ 8% Lycra for enhanced grip
  • They are very durable and have just the right amount of stretch.
  • They will last you for years, in fact my pair is over 7 years old
  • Breathable fabric that dries quickly when wet ensuring that you stay warm
  • Clips store gloves together

We Don't Like

  • Icebreaker garments are not cheap however they are excellent value for money given they will last for years
  • Any colour you like as long as its black

Buy One

You can purchase the Icebreaker Unisex Quantum Gloves online from Wild Earth

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AUD $59.99 RRP


This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker

Last updated

17 March 2024

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