Haline waterproof glove
Waterproof gloves with a goatskin leather palm for dexterity and comfort on those Alpine summers ascents (and descents) and the damper days closer to home
When the mountains are there, waiting, all you need to do is seize the moment. No struggling with your shoelaces, no fumbling with your backpack buckles, no getting into and out of your waterproof gloves for the third time…
Designed to give you waterproof protection and keep out the chill, Haline gloves were dreamt up with fast and light alpinism and ski-touring in mind. With a waterproof insert, they come in handy in UK conditions too!
Haline has a close fit, with pre-curved fingers and a supple yet highly grippy goatskin leather palm that make them hugely dexterous. (I'm wearing them to type and they passed the 'can-I-tie-my-shoelaces' test). This helps you to avoid the on-again, off-again when you’re doing something a little more fiddly, ideal for more technical mixed climbing. The cuff is low-profile enough to fit under your jacket too, giving you freedom to move.
Haline’s waterproof insert keeps your hands dry if the weather turns foul or you plunge them into the snow. The lining fabric is Bemberg cupro: a soft, high-wicking, breathable, insulating, and soft cotton-based fabric, ideal for medium activity levels on chilly Alpine summer days. (We know we said ‘soft’ twice, but it really feels amazing next to your skin!)
When you do need to de-glove, you can attach your Haline gloves to yourself with the carabiner loops, so that they don't run off without you!
If the Gabbro is warmth/waterproof and the Frazil is warmth/dexterity then the Haline fills in that obvious gap of waterproof/dexterity. If you want top end dexterity and to keep your hands bone dry for ski touring and summer alpinism, the Halines are the ones you want. - Gabe
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
- Dexterous waterproof glove for skiing and summer alpinism
- Close-fit with pre-curved fingers for excellent dexterity
- Supple goatskin leather palm and reinforcement for enhanced grip
- Waterproof insert keeps out the wet
- Low-profile cuff with hook and loop adjustor to give a snug fit
- Super comfortable, high-wicking, and breathable Bemberg lining for a great next-to-skin feel
- Carabiner loops help you avoid losing them
Weight (each): 50 g
Shell: 82% Polyester, 8% Spandex
Lining: 100% Polyester, brushed
Palm: 0.7 mm Goatskin Leather
Waterproof insert: Porelle Dry Microporous PU Membrane
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Great thin waterproof glove
Got these a few months ago. Got their proper first test this week in the winter cairngorms. Perfect for quick moving winter climbs. Thin and dexterous enough to do tasks. But just warm enough to stop digits freezing. The fact that they're waterproof means that you can plunge into snow without getting soggy hands. Which means you don't need to change gloves through the day.
Been using these gloves for over a month now for mountain biking. They are super comfy and warm. A good tight fit for feeling the bars and levers. The leather palm gives added protection but have added a wax to keep them supple. Prolonged rain will seep through but hands were warm. Would not recommend for extreme cold but currently they are perfect for lakes riding. Good value and lightweight and no signs of wear yet. Ile review again end of winter after wearing twice a week.
Possibly more my fault than the product's
I picked these up whilst in the Ambleside store. I've not had anything other than fleece gloves before and the idea of something which would keep hands dry was attractive. I probably rushed and there was fairly limited choice in the store compared to Alpkit's full range of gloves. Anyway...
I won't comment too much on fit as I find the fit so variable on most gloves (I have 3 types of gloves from one maker for motorcycles and they're all different sizes and all fit ). The large seems to fit exactly as it should based on the sizing guide on the web-site.
They go on and off easily enough when dry. A bit more tricky if hands get sweaty or otherwise wet. The lining doesn't pull out though as it come with some waterproof gloves.
Quality of materials and construction all seems good to me (as I'd expect from Alpkit) but I don't have much to compare with. I have not used them in heavy rain yet.
On a September low level walk we had some chill winds but it varied and was not that cold a day. These quickly got to hot in these conditions.
On a 5 degree plus windchill day I wore them for a day walk and found them comfortable. My finger tips felt cold early on, but seemed to warm up and remained a comfortable temp.
It seems from the description that they are more intended for climbing and winter conditions but I didn't sadly have the benefit of this in the store.
The only (and unfortunately a major issue) I have is that these are not touch screen compatible. I'm using a smartphone for primary navigating and it's a major pain with these. Had to pass phone to my wife instead and have her use her much cheaper but not waterproof softshell gloves which have touhcscreen tips. These are not particularly quick and easy to slip on and off.
I don't kjnow whether it's possible to have a waterproof membrane and touchscreen compatibility and of course Alpkit make no claims on this.
Worth thinking about. I wish I'd gone for some simpler touhcscreen comp. softshell gloves and then maybe overgloves or mittens which can be slipped on and off more easily if needed.
So more a failure to research than the gloves fault, They're probably good for intended purpose, but hopefully this is of use to someone trying to select the right glove. Probably 3 stars for me personally, but 4 seems more fair.
Decent Waterproof Gloves
First off, these are definitely waterproof and windproof. I've worn them in windy driving rain and they have mostly kept my hands dry and warm.
I say mostly because of a small design issue. The gloves are relatively tight fitting so to get them on and off there is a slit on the uppers that you open and close with a leather velcroed strap, which is simple and effective, except that it leaves a small hole or eye above the strap into which the rain drips into. So you have to make sure that your sleeves are long enough to cover this (I had mine cinched around the wrist and felt the rain seeping in so had to loosen the cuff and lower it).
Overall the gloves are great value. They are not hestra gloves, but then again they are not hestra prices. The design is fairly simple and not very anatomical, so for example the thumb is a rough pyramid that rises from the mid palm of the glove, so if you spread your hands, the palm tents up a bit. Also the leather on the fingers doesn't always sit straight on your fingers, but its 95% there.
While there are definitely waterproof and windproof (well mine are anyway), the leather and the uppers absorb water quite readily and they wet out quickly and take a while to dry, but I guess this is true for most waterproof gloves (although I might wax the leather to see if it reduces the water uptake).
The inner lining is fairly light, but adds a layer, so they are warmish gloves (spring / autumn rather than winter), and it reminds me of the marmot driclime liner. It works well, but when your hands get wet (i.e. taking your wet gloves off and holding them) then the inner sticks to your hands and it makes it a little bit more difficult to get the gloves on again.
They are breathable gloves (for whatever definition of breathable you care to use) and the inner dries out much fast than the outer. My hands didn't get sweaty whilst walking hard in the wind and rain.
In terms of sizing, I fell into the large size based on the Alpkit measuring chart, which is what I usually wear, however when the large arrived they were way too tight. I didn't consider that I have chunky fingers, but I needed to go for the XL, and Alpkit were great in helping me with that. Alpkit may want to revisit that chart for this glove.
Overall I'm pleased with these gloves. They are not perfect, but they are reasonable, both in price and function. I'd definitely recommend them as a waterproof / windproof hill glove.