Extremities Glacier GTX Gloves are waterproof and predominantly constructed from soft Pittards leather with key design features that aid dexterity and 'feel' through the glove.
Extremities says: A close fitting lightweight waterproof glove using GORE-TEX X-TRAFIT product technology.
When you try these gloves on you'll feel the difference X-TRAFIT makes; the waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX liner is bonded with the outer and lining fabric which means no slippage giving maximum dexterity and optimum grip. The supple leather palm and fingers provide extra durability and one handed drawcord closure on the gauntlet cuff will keep out spindrift and biting winds.
The glacier gloves are designed for activities where dexterity and a waterproof glove are required but insulation is not.
Extremities' Glacier Goretex Gloves are a well constructed glove that include a lot of leather, most of each finger and the full palm and thumb are made from very soft Pittards leather. The finger tips are rolled over which means you don't feel a seam at the end (which would reduce dexterity), and the new Goretex construction method means you get a better 'feel' through the glove as there's no movement of the lining.
All in all we can see why these are described as high dexterity, however we won't get carried away - although they are better than other gloves in their category because they have specific design features that work in this respect, they are still quite substantial, so it will still be quite tricky handling a camera for instance, but other bigger stuff will be no problem.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear