Adventure charter skippers Bruce Jacobs and Rachael Sprot of Rubicon3 tested the Gill Extreme gloves, which feature 1.5mm neoprene with good grip and insulation, for a season in a variety of tough conditions.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Gill Extreme winter sailing gloves


  • Loads of neoprene keeps warm even when soaked


  • Tricky to get on and off, especially when wet
  • A bit bulky when on


Gill Extreme winter sailing gloves


Price as reviewed:


These gloves have loads of neoprene to keep your hands warm even when they get soaked. A long cuff keeps your wrist really warm and the PU grip on the palm worked well. The trade off for all that warmth is that they are a bit slow to get on and off and quite bulky once on. Gill says there are plans to update the Extreme glove design this season.

Features: 1.5mm neoprene with durable grip and insulation.

See the full comparison feature: 4 pairs of winter waterproof sailing gloves on test.


A little impractical for our expeditions.