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The drawstring is easy to use one-handed  © Dan Bailey

Rab Pivot GTX & Guide II GTX Gloves

Rab recently updated their glove range to include a number of Gore-Tex lined models for the first time. Dan Bailey looks at two of the more Scottish winter-oriented models, the chunky Guide 2 GTX and the lighter, more technical Pivot GTX.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Alpkit gloves thumb  © Dan Bailey

Alpkit's New Glove Range

Decent gloves don't tend to come cheap, but this season Alpkit have pulled off an affordable range that we think compares well with pricier alternatives. Dan Bailey road tests four models.

ME gloves montage  © Kate Anderson
ME gloves montage  © Kate Anderson

Mountain Equipment Super Couloir Glove

They're so warm, dextrous and well made that Kevin Woods struggles to find fault with Mountain Equipment's new Super Couloir gloves.

You need plenty of insulation if you're plunging an axe in deep snow... and a replacement dry pair of gloves is essential too!  © Dan Bailey
You need plenty of insulation if you're plunging an axe in deep snow... and a replacement dry pair of gloves is essential too!  © Dan Bailey

Rab Guide Glove Short

This waterproof insulated glove is just as tough and dextrous as the original Guide Glove, but with a less bulky cuff it fits more easily under your sleeves, says Dan Bailey

Stormtracker gloves montage  © Dan Bailey
Stormtracker gloves montage  © Dan Bailey

Outdoor Research Stormtracker Heated Gloves

Handwear with central heating sounds great, but does the technology meet the needs of climbers and hillwalkers? Dan...

Max Cole testing out the dexterity of the Mountain Equipment Pinnacle Mitts in Scottish Winter  © Jack Geldard
Max Cole testing out the dexterity of the Mountain Equipment Pinnacle Mitts in Scottish Winter  © Jack Geldard

Group Test Winter Mitts

Mitts: perhaps not the sexiest of outdoor clothing, but if the weather is at its worst, or you suffer from cold extremities, then these are...

Hydra EXT, nice dextrous Mountain Hardwear handwear  © Dan Bailey
Hydra EXT, nice dextrous Mountain Hardwear handwear  © Dan Bailey

Winter Gloves

You may only have two hands, but in winter you can never have too many gloves. This collection spans a range of makes, models and prices. We've...

summitstretch #1  © Daniel Fitzgerald
summitstretch #1  © Daniel Fitzgerald

Outdoor Designs Summitstretch Gloves

Georgie Smith gives the Summitstretch gloves some abuse to see what they're made of and how they handle cragging on...


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Hats, hats, hats…

Hats, hats, hats… Outdoor Research has a style to suit everyone and every outdoor activity, which one would be your choice?

Outdoor Research Handpicked Handwear: Shop Staff Favourites.

We bring you the low down from those who know the products best...SHOP STAFF!! This list of staff recommendations comes from some of UK's leading independent retailers, who you know you can trust for sound, solid advice based...

Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear
Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear

Rab GORE-TEX Glove Range

The next generation of Rab gloves are here. Working together with GORE-TEX for the first time, we are excited to combine our expertise and experience in building world-class mountain products. Our newly developed GORE-TEX range includes waterproof clothing and...

Outdoor Research Introduce the Warmest Glove Insulation on Earth

Outdoor Research is combining its decades of experience building highly dexterous, durable...

Outdoor Research Climbing Glove Collection

Creating the best-fitting, top-performing rock-climbing gloves on the market is part of the Outdoor Research...

Tirolwool hero  © Salewa
Tirolwool hero  © Salewa

Salewa Tirolwool Celliant Collection

Salewa, the mountain company based in the Italian Dolomites, is launching a unique wool technology for the...

Outdoor Research Ascendant Collection: Active insulation for breathable warmth

Using the latest technology paired with a forward-thinking mix of materials,...


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