Despite the unusual name, Alf suggests these new gloves from POC have pretty much everything you could need.

PRICE: £110


WHAT THEY SAY: "The Wrist Glove Big has been developed to keep you warm on the mountain and is one of POC’s warmest gloves. The reinforced palm is made from high quality goatskin and provides excellent grip while the back of the hand is made from a durable nylon stretch fabric. The Wrist Glove Big has a wind and waterproof membrane and to keep the snow out and provide a close fit, it has a long cuff and drawstring closure. The removable liner allows for easy washing and drying and the glove also features a wrist leash and a goggle wipe on the thumb to clean your goggles from snow."

WHAT ALF SAYS: Forget the rather peculiar name, for the POC Wrist Glove Big is a nice bit of kit which does a fine job of keeping your hands warm and dry. And it’s also quite ‘big’ as it happens.

This is because it’s actually two gloves in one – you get a fleecy removable inner liner which can be removed for washing. The insides of ski gloves collect masses of bacteria which is why cuts and grazes often refuse to heal when you’re wearing them, so being able to wash the lining is very useful.

The outer glove sports a wind and waterproof membrane and a Thinsulate lining. It also has supple, reinforced goatskin palms along with a sturdy nylon stretch fabric on the back and a goggle wipe on the thumb.

There’s a reasonably large bellows-style cuff which fits over your jacket sleeves and can be pulled snug with a drawstring closure, and a wrist leash to ensure you don’t drop them when you’re on a chair lift (why don’t all ski gloves have these?).

All of which means you get pretty much everything you need in the POC Wrist Glove Big, which is well worth checking out if you want a warm, tough and understated pair of ski gloves. The name still sounds strange though…

FOR: Good range of features

AGAINST: Some people may find them a bit too bulky

Alf Alderson is an award-winning freelance ski journalist who will be working on gear reviews throughout the 2016/17 season for the Ski Club of Great Britain.