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Mountain Equipment Super Alpine Glove

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    Warmth and dexterity for high alpine pursuits.

    Great for ice climbing and base camp, the Mountain Equipment Super Alpine Glove uses a Ponterto soft shell fabric to block wind, resist moisture, and increase breathability. The Pittards leather palm offers superior grip whether it's wet or dry, and the pre-curved design provides excellent dexterity for making adjustments to gear or placing ice screws. The removable microfleece liner dries quickly when you get back to your tent, and wicks moisture while you're wearing it. The low-profile cuff cuts down on bulk for a streamlined fit with your jacket. 

    • Ponterto soft shell fabric
    • Pittards Oiltac leather palm
    • Tricot microfleece liner
    • Pre-curved fingers and thumb
    • Low-profile cuff with hook and loop strap
    • Item #MEQ000X

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] Pontetorto softshell, [palm] Pittards Oiltac leather
    Removable Liner
    yes, tricot microfleece
    Closure
    hook-and-loop strap
    Palm Grip
    yes, Pittards leather
    Claimed Weight
    4.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, ice climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Perfect for winter touring

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These gloves offer a great blend of dexterity,warmth, breath-ability, and water/wind resistance, and have become my go-to gloves for skinning in 20-30 degree temps. The leather on the palms is super sticky which is really nice for holding onto poles/whippets/ice tools on steep terrain, and over time the palms will form to your finger shape so that the fingers will appear pre-curved when you are not wearing the gloves. This break-in improves the gloves initial dexterity (which is already quite good).

    Although these are not fully water-proof they breath exceptionally, so I tend to prefer them to gloves with a full membrane unless its really nuking.

    Awesome for Ski Touring

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These gloves are a great match for aerobic winter activities. I've mostly used them ski touring and have been really pleased by how warm they are and how little I have to take them off. Thanks to the articulated fingers, snug fit, and grippy leather material, the Super Alpines have incredible dexterity and sensitivity. All the little touring tasks I used to have to do bare-handed (managing skins, clipping on binding leashes, adjusting boot buckles/pant gaiters, even changing goggle lenses) I can now do wearing the gloves. As a result my hand stay a lot warmer and dryer, and I spend less time fiddling.

    The Super Aplines are also unexpectedly breathable--even with 2 layers of Nikwax on the palms. During warm weather tours, my hands would sometimes overheat and sweat. The first time this happened I remember thinking I would have to change out soggy gloves at the top of the skin track. Amazingly, as soon as my heart rate dropped and I stopped sweating, my body heat was enough to dry the gloves out! To me, this is a huge advantage over my old WindStopper-style gloves that would stay damp for days.

    Take home message: If you looking for a lightweight glove with a lot of dexterity, the Super Alpines are a great option. They are more than warm enough for aerobic activities or warm-weather use, and are breathable as well. Kudos to Mountain Equipment for making such a great glove!

    My choice for the sharp-end

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    For mixed climbing in alpine regions and being at the 'sharp-end' of the rope when winter climbing in dry conditions these are the glove I reach for more than any other. They're not bad for spring ski tours either!



    Why? Because they incredibly dextrous and tactile whilst being incredibly sticky. If you want a workhorse glove that's going to last you season after season, look elsewhere, but if a tactile lightweight glove is what you're after, then these simply rock.



    The outer is a fully windproof, membrane-based Softshell, so all those seams aside, they're pretty water repellent but its the close fit and insane grip that make these gloves what they are. Pittards Oiltac leather isn't the most durable, but its certainly the stickiest leather we've come across - perfect for hanging off ice-tools. The fit is close, with just a lightweight brushed fleece lining - so not for deep cold unless you're a robot, but they're great in temperatures around 20 degrees and up.