What's new in the world of snow gloves? We take a look at five pairs for winter 2020
As ever, Wed’ze have come up with a lot of product for a little price in the 500, which has all the essential features you need in a ski glove and will undoubtedly appeal to anyone working on a tight budget. The plain but quite stylish looks don’t give any indication that you’ve paid less than a tenth of the price of the most expensive gloves on test here.
That said, you can’t make a phone call from the Wed’ze 500, but they will keep perform the essential task of keeping your hands warm and dry thanks to a mix of 150g/sq.m insulation, a soft brushed knit lining and waterproof outer.
The latter is a mix of goat leather on the palm and fingers and soft shell fabric on the back of the gloves, which gives a reasonably dexterous fit, although you may want to look at going up a size – I wore a 9.5/Large and found the fit quite tight.
The cuffs have a decent-sized Velcro fastening and fit under the cuffs of your jacket, and a small wrist tab helps with pulling them on, whilst an adjustable wrist loop ensures you don’t lose them. There’s a soft nose wipe on each thumb, and a clip on the wrist allows you to keep them together when not in use so you don’t end up with one glove in your pack and another somewhere up on the slopes.
All in all, the Wed’ze 500 offers all the important features you need in a pair of ski gloves, and whilst they’re not really designed for extremely cold temperatures they’ll keep your hands warm in most conditions without breaking the bank.
FOR Great value.
AGAINST Not as warm as more expensive options.£24.99 www.decathlon.co.uk