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Montane Mens Meteor Jacket RRP £130

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On sustainability, Montane says it uses C6 PFCs in its durable water-repellent treatments, but is not yet satisfied that adequate performance can be achieved by PFC-free treatments. It says it puts durability at the heart of its garments and offers a paid-for repair service. Quality-wise they are extremely tough, made from some softshell and mainly brown leather, with a reinforced leather patch on the wear point on the palm that has kevlar stitching. You can tell these are a well-thought-out product, and the little extras like the red loops to clip them to a harness (upside down of course) and the slight curve to the palm to follow the natural shape of the hard, means they aren't just a big bag full of down.

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The liners felt great, with a micro-fleece on the palm side giving a warm touch and also quite a lot of dexterity, and a puffier thermolite insulation behind the hand for added warmth. Weighing in at (for the size) a fairly light weight of 307g the Ulvetanna mitts are are not waterproof, but are windproof and filled with a hydrophobic down, so do offer some wet weather performance; however they are designed for temperatures where water will be in a white, frozen form, not in the rain type form! They have a leather palm for added grip and durability, and this, combined with a good fit (for a fat down mitt) does add quite a bit of usability to the mitts.Very sexy, very sleek, pretty tough and pretty warm. If you've got the cash to splash then why not. We liked them! They were quite big for the size, and we liked the roomy nature of the Crew Mitts, and we found them fairly dextrous too. They didn't win simply because they weighed a bit more than the other mitts. When in use we couldn't tell at all (what's 100g!) but in the specs table it became clear they were tipping the scales at over 300g - well you get durability for your weight with these well built bruisers. Our test team climbed Scottish grade V in these bad boys, as well as days skiing, and the obligatory wet walk-ins and outs! They have performed excellently throughout and it was actually very hard to tell the difference between these and 'Best in Test' winners from Mountain Equipment. They were very very similar in spec.

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Rather than pit zips, the Definition has twin zipped side vents. These sit under the sleeve area and are easier to open and close than zips in the sleeves, which can be fiddly to use and access, but the side vents do have a slight tendency to gape open, with the chance of letting in rain in crosswinds. Innovative, lightweight, breathable.Montane has become synonymous with lightweight and breathable clothing and equipment. The Meteor is a modular mitt, a lightly insulated weather-proof shell with a detachable fleece inner. You're effectively getting two pairs of mitts for the price of one (a fair price too), and this gives you three different options for maximum versatility.Overkill for Scottish winter, but if you are Polar-bound or in Alaska or the Himalaya these fatties are brilliant for that. Summary: Overkill for Scottish winter, but if you are Polar-bound, or off to Alaska or the Himalaya, and need something super warm, these fatties would be brilliant. The Ridgemaster 3L is cut fairly long, so provides good protection against the weather, but is an athletic enough design to be used on technical routes and winter mountaineering trips.

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Tough, warm and versatile, OR Meteor Mitts may not be the most refined in this line-up but they are hard to fault at this price. A good all-rounder. These mitts are fat, very fat. These mitts are warm, very warm. These mitts are not hugely dextrous due to the previous two facts, but you can't have it all!

The Maier Sports Gravdal XO 2.0 offered extra warmth and is a good choice for those who enjoy hillwalking and the occasional venture into snowsports. The Keela Prosport is another traditional design aimed at hillwalkers who want protection from the elements at a value price.

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