Adventure charter skippers Bruce Jacobs and Rachael Sprot of Rubicon3 tested these waterproof, windproof and breathable glove with webbing and drawcord wrist adjustment for a season in a variety of tough conditions.
A sailing glove for the winter needs to be warm, even when it gets wet, and still allow you to conduct the majority of tasks on deck without needing to be taken off. It’s perhaps one of the hardest items for manufacturers to get right – it’s one big compromise and we’ve never found the perfect glove.
Designed to be worn only when helming, the Gill Helmsman gloves were good for those long nights when not much is happening on deck. They kept out the wind and rain well. The problem with a lined glove is that as soon as the hand is wet, they are far too difficult to get back on – which is when you need them most.
Features: a waterproof, windproof and breathable glove with webbing and drawcord wrist adjustment.
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One for gentle conditions