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Rhombic Glove Waterproof winter glove

Rhombic Glove Warm, burly and waterproof insulated winter gloves for cold mountain days 


  • - Rhombic Glove Warm, burly and waterproof insulated winter gloves for cold mountain days 

Warm, burly and waterproof insulated winter gloves with 200 gsm Primaloft Gold a tough nylon shell for winter mountaineering, alpinism and skiing; with a wicking lining to retain warmth in damp conditions


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As soon as the season starts it’s every weekend, well as many as we can anyway… We pack the car on a Thursday night and, come Friday evening, we’re making the pilgrimage Northwards to face whatever the Scottish wintertime decides to throw at us…

Durable, warm, waterproof, and designed with Rowan’s Scottish Winter weekend trips in mind…  Rhombic winter gloves protect you from the cold and wet in harsh winter conditions.

With 200gsm Primaloft Gold insulation, the Rhombic Glove is designed for cold weather in the mountains whether you’re skiing in the Alpine ranges or plotting a day-long epic on some Scottish Winter routes. The PorelleDry insert acts as a waterproof and breathable barrier and the cuff sits below your jacket sleeve to keep out the wet when you (inevitably) bail off your skis, handle wet rope, or scrape away snow. If the snow does get in, the soft brushed lining holds moisture away from your skin to help you retain your warmth.  

All this warmth would mean nothing if you couldn’t use your tools… The Rhombic Glove has articulated, pre-curved fingers and panelling around the thumb to help you maintain your dexterity when wearing them. The palm insulation is needle punched, making it thinner and more malleable so that you can go about your business with minimal resistance from your gloves.  

The Goatskin leather palm gives great friction, giving you good grip and reducing muscle fatigue from over-squeezing. The palm, fourchettes and crook of the thumb are reinforced for durability, and the finger tips are wrapped to reduce wear.  

We all have our on-again, off-again strategies when it comes to gloves on those all-day epics, so we’ve added kitty clips and karabiner loops to make it harder for you to lose them!  

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Key features
  • Warm winter gloves with waterproof insert for cold weather protection. 
  • 200gsm Primaloft Gold insulation keeps your hands warm. 
  • PorelleDry breathable waterproof insert keeps the wet out for longer. 
  • Short cuff with single-handed drawcord closure fits comfortably inside your jacket cuff.
  • Palm insulation is needle punched to be thinner and more malleable.
  • Leather palm provides excellent friction for better grip without over-squeezing and less muscle fatigue. 
  • Reinforced wear points (palm, crook of the thumb) with wrapped leather fingers for durability. 
  • Soft Bemberg lining holds moisture away from the skin to help retain warmth even when damp.
  • Articulated fingers and panelling around the thumb improve dexterity.
  • Elasticated wrist helps to get a good fit. 
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Weight (each): 85 g


Outer: 100% Nylon Taslan  
Insulation: Primaloft Gold, 200 gsm 
Insert: PorelleDry breathable waterproof insert, 28 gsm, 57 micron, MVTR: >7000g/sqm/24hr, HH: >15000mm 
Lining: 100% polyester Bemberg lining  
Palm: Goatskin leather 

Designer Notes

After so much success with our Definition jacket, why fix what isn’t broke? We opted to use the same PorelleDry waterproof breathable technology in our top end gloves to keep rain/snow out and let your hands breathe to stay dry and comfortable. - Gabe

Product Care Information

The better you look after these gloves, the better they’ll look after you! To clean, handwash (no pun intended) in lukewarm water using a mild liquid detergent, allow to air dry. Do not dry on radiators.

Size chart Gloves
X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Inches 7 - 7.5 7.5 - 8 8 - 8.5 8.5 - 9 9 - 9.5
Centimetres 17.5 - 19 19 - 20.5 20.5 - 22 22 - 23.5 23.5-25
1. Measure your dominant hand, not too tight, if your fingers go blue the tape measure is too tight!
2. Measure around your knuckles with your fingers together to find your girth, note down the measurement
3. Measure from the tip of your longest finger to the crease at your wrist to find your length, note down the measurement
4. Take the longest of these 2 measurements and consult the size chart above.

Cycling gloves: if you have chunky fingers or you are at the upper end of your size range consider going up a size. For example if your hand measured 8.5 inches order your Floe gloves in size X-Large.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

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Happy Bunny, with warm fingers.

Bought for Scottish Winter climbing, for which no glove is perfect. I'm prone to Raynaud's syndrome (the white finger thing) and so prefer a warmer glove. These seemed bulky out of the packet, but a single day in Coire an t-Sneachda broke them in so I could work with screwgates and twin gates and (almost) work my camera. Setting up belays was no problem without removing them. They're plenty warm, though I'd recommend wearing a wristover or buff on each wrist if it's a damp or snowy.

The gloves can be pretty sodden by the end of a day - but that's not any problem with waterproofing, just unavoidable snow entry and moisture from me putting my wet hands into the gloves time after time. The gloves score highly because despite the dampness they are still warmly insulating and my hands were never cold. They were always easy to put back on and the liner seems well fixed in my pair.

Palm and finger grip on tools and metalwork is excellent. The routing of the glove's seams, and transitions from leather to nylon are safely removed from major abrasion zones , promising longevity.

Beware the sizing chart - it's brutally accurate. Your modest 9cm hand is all the XL will accommodate, and that is marginal. Palm length is on the short side too. That's the main gripe. Forget wearing any sleeves with thumb loops - there's no extra room in this glove.

I would have like a slightly beefier clip to join the gloves together given the company they have to keep in my rucksack, but that's nit picking.

Well done AlpPeople :o)

Definitely warm!

I'm going to do the dreaded partial review, I know! But these are the warmest gloves I've had. I've had a few too. Top brand ones. Used on my bike, dexterity still good. Cuff not too long if you need to tuck then in a coat. Cuff is quite thick as you'd imagine but not bulky . Or you can cinch the cuff with pull cords.
The inner didn't pull out during use, they feel like this will stay the case.

Good glove but could be improved.

Bought these to go back country skiing in Norway. Wore them straight out of the box with no ‘breaking in’. The main issue is that the internal lining and insulation needs to be compacted and as back country skiing is seriously aerobic the gloves saturated internally and were very difficult to get on and off, feeling like the lining was separating (especially the pinkie finger). Having got those first few days out the way the Rhombic internals have settled down and all is good. As per Jonathon’s comments something to hep get the glove on and off would be good.

Warm gloves

Just been wearing these for a week of snowboarding and these have kept my hands warm and largely dry.. They did get a little damp inside during a particularly wet day but they still retained their warmth.
These are sized on the small side. I'm usually a Medium in all gloves but had to return them for a large and they're still a snug fit.
The addition of a leash would make these a 5 star glove.

Very Pleased

Used these for winter munro bagging. I was taking these on and off so they ended up getting fairly wet on the inside but still retained a good degree of warmth. The liner is very comfortable and does seem to have some wicking ability as I never really felt as though I HAD to take the gloves off for overheating.

My one issue, and the reason why I'm deducting a star, is that when your hands are damp they're fairly hard to get on - like most gloves with this design. A wee loop on the back of the glove would really help in this regard.

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