ric105275611-0wrote a review of Mountain Equipment Super Alpine Glove on November 24, 2014
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.