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Shuga Waterproof winter glove 

Shuga Gauntlet Waterproof insulated winter glove with long cuffs for keeping out the snow


  • - Shuga Gauntlet Waterproof insulated winter glove with long cuffs for keeping out the snow

Midweight waterproof insulated winter glove for winter mountaineering, alpinism and skiing; with long cuffs for keeping out the snow in the harshest conditions

SALE: £54.99 Was: £69.99

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An eye on the weather all week, counting down the days to the weekend when we can migrate North in search of ice or powder.

Durable, warm, waterproof, and designed for powdery days in the mountains… Shuga is our warmest and most protective glove.  

With 200gsm Primaloft Gold insulation and long cuffs to keep out the snow and draughts, Shuga is designed for cold weather in the mountains, whether you’re skiing in the Alpine ranges or planning some Scottish Winter mountaineering closer to home. 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 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 hold your ski poles with your gloves on… Shuga 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 hold onto your tools 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 with leather for durability, and the fingertips are wrapped to reduce wear.  

We all have our 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 gauntlet with waterproof insert for cold weather protection in wet and snowy conditions.
  • 200gsm Primaloft Gold insulation keeps your hands warm.
  • PorelleDry breathable waterproof insert keeps the wet out for longer.
  • Long cuff with with single-handed drawcord closure insulates your wrists, keeps out the snow and doesn’t slide off your jacket when you’re reaching above your head. 
  • 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): 100 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

What sets the Shuga after from our other gloves is the extra coverage provided by the long cuff/gauntlet style. If you’re going to be skiing deep powder or bashing up a snow-filled gully, the Shuga is what you want for all-out warmth and protection for your hands - 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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Wayne Handley
Very breathable

Used for a weeks skiing in snowy, windy conditions. At first disappointed that my finger tips were slightly cold, but appreciated how breathable they were compared to my other gloves that became very wet inside!

Henry B
Good gloves, fair price

I've worn these in snow on Helvellyn and in heavy winds on the Cairngorms this winter.
The primaloft works well, keeps hands warm even when the gloves are wet. The gloves are as waterproof as any other gloves I've had meaning they will eventually let in some.

These feel really sensitive for such warm gloves, hands on rock and delicate tasks are possible and not too hindered. They feel reasonably hard wearing but it's early days yet.

I would have liked some knuckle protection for winter climbing but otherwise am happy.

Nice gloves, shame about the sizing.

According to size chart XL should be length 8.5" - 9" from wrist to fingertip. It isn't. XL measures up barely 8" long. Returning for refund. Had to return a different model of winter glove last year for exactly same reason.
Sorry Alpkit, I love most of the products I have bought from you, and your customer service is great but these inaccurate size charts (and lack of XXL size winter gloves) is letting you down.

Mr. Adventure
Recommended for day walk only

I bout this winter glove three weeks ago and I just used yesterday in cold condition and heavy snow, as per my day and the condition I can say its good only for day walk because of the end of the day the Shuga was a vet.

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites

UKC Review the Winter Glove Range

Alpkit have pulled off an affordable range that, I think, genuinely compares with pricier alternatives.


UKC / UKH February 2019 - Dan Bailey

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