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Gear Review

5 5

Great utility glove

I've used probably every generation of the Exped Glove. The current generation is one of the best, if not THE best. By themselves they supply needed warmth in milder conditions. Under mittens they supply added warmth, plus in serious cold they put a layer of protection between your hands and the brutal outside world when you have to do the fiddly stuff. I also wear these under shell gloves for ice climbing. Swap in a fresh dry pair each pitch of climbing, dry them in my clothes when at the belay.

Negatives. They tend to wear out quickly, usually one or both index fingers. For a light glove like this, used for handling rough objects, I suppose that's not surprising. Also, I find that for my glove size Patagonia's idea of finger length is a bit shorter than my actual finger lengths. Not a huge issue, but check the fit on your hands. Otherwise, designed an made with Patagonia's characteristic attention to detail.