Montane Switch Gloves

Granite Stretch Softshell Outer / Primaloft Silver Insulation / Fold-away Mitt / Moderate Insulation
Weighs 62g (Medium pair)
Code: AW20371
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The Montane Switch Glove is a unique glove/mitt combo that allows you to stay warm, but maintain the dexterity that a glove offers. Can be worn as a stand alone softshell glove, or pull-out the insulated mitt when extra warmth and protection it needed.

Montane says:

Designed for high energy activities such as ski touring, fastpacking and ultra running where temperature regulation and protection is key. The lightweight, close fitting GRANITE STRETCH softshell fabric provides breathability and dexterity, combined with a suede leather palm, ideal for use with poles. When the temperature drops or the descent begins the PrimaLoft® insulated PERTEX® mitt can be pulled out to provide increased warmth and protection.

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The Montane Switch Gloves are a unique glove/mitt combo. Some people prefer to wear mitts for better warmth, because when your fingers are altogether, they warm themselves up quicker. Others prefer to wear gloves for better mobility, but gloves isolate the fingers, and so they can take longer to heat up. The Switch Gloves give you the best of both worlds.

When worn as just a glove, the Granite Stretch softshell outer fabric allows for unrestricted movement and high levels of durability. The Suede leather palm allows good grip on walking poles and has added perforations for increased breathability.

The mitt cannot be worn by itself but can be pulled out from the cuffs when extra warmth is needed and stuffed back in when not being used. This does leave a little bulge on top of the cuff when it's stuffed which is noticeable but doesn't get in the way. The mitt is filled with Primaloft insulation which is considered to have the best warmth to weight ratio of any synthetic fibre. There's not loads of it but enough to make the difference needed when the temperature starts to drop. The added Pertex outer fabric also helps to keep light rain and wind at bay.

The gloves are incredibly light (only 62g size M) which makes them ideal for fastpacking, trail running and ski touring.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice:
  • Pre-curved digits 
  • Perforations in palm for increased breathability 
  • Stretch cuff for close, secure fit 
  • Pull-out insulated mitt with silicone printed palm and fingers
  • Activities:  Ski Touring / Trail Running / Fastpacking
  • Small pair weighs: 58g
  • Medium pair weighs: 62g
  • Large pair weighs: 64g
  • XLarge pair weighs: 68g

Materials

  • GRANITE STRETCH softshell outer 
  • Suede leather palm and underside of fingers 
  • PERTEX® QUANTUM ECO 100% recycled mitt outer with DWR 
  • 25g/m2 PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation 70% recycled insulation in mitt
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Review Summary - 3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
March 4, 2021 | Kristian Dale
Good idea but flawed

A decent pair of gloves and having the extra mitt layer does increase the warmth when wearing these gloves. Unfortunately the silicone does fall off the mitts very quickly with not much use either. Nice idea but for the price would expect better from Montane.

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December 26, 2020 | Damian
Great product but jury is out on durability

Silicon grips started falling off after 5 minutes and stitches came out on the back of the thumb. I exchanged them for a replacement to give them a fair try. The gloves are bit on the small side and, on their own, supply nearly zero warmth but are very dexterous. The mitts supply a lot of warmth when you are active and moving at speed. If you tuck the mitt away when running they gradually unfurl again to flap about and annoy you. I have used them for walking, cold winter running and cycling. For the price I don't think they are worth it and I am unsure if they will have any long term durability. That said I will continue to use the glove but will not buy again.

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