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Backpacker Magazine – Fall Gear Guide 2013

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Grub Glove

Don't settle between mitten or glove

by: Rachel Zurer

(Andrew Bydlon)
(Andrew Bydlon)

Convertible Camp Mitt
Gloves vs. mittens? End the debate with this two-fer. “My new favorite convertibles,” says our gear editor, who wore the light Polartec Power Stretch gloves on sweaty uphills in Montana’s Beartooths. To warm her fingers during breaks, she unfurled the quilted, Thermal.Q-filled nylon covers from a tea-bag-size shove-it pocket on the back of the hand. Dexterity gets top marks, thanks to the thin construction and precise fit, and the front (fingers and palm) is touchscreen-compatible, which testers found more useful than fingertips only. Caveats: A DWR coating repels light moisture, but the Power Stretch wets out easily and shows signs of pilling after one season of hard use. $65; 2.4 oz. (M); XS-XL; mountainhardwear.com



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