What environmental improvements have been made to these gloves?
Since the MT 900 gloves are so popular, we decided to work on improving their environmental impact as a priority.
From winter 2020, the inner lining of the glove is dyed using a clean process called dope dyeing (the threads are dyed in bulk) which reduces CO2 emissions by 12% compared to the old glove.
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When hiking or bivouacking, the preformed structure of these gloves makes it easier to grip poles and handle equipment.
The suedette palm and the glove structure are designed to reduce abrasion around the thumb and index finger, areas that are regularly exposed to rubbing and handling.
Ease of use of the glove
A well-equipped glove:
- simply pull the wrist strap with the opposite hand for effective adjustment,
- strap on the middle finger makes it easy to take them off and to attach to a snap hook to dry them,
- removable leash can be adjusted with one hand so you can remove your gloves without losing them,
- pairing buckle to link your gloves together in transit or storage
What is the dexterity of a glove?
The dexterity of a glove is its ability to handle objects. Our gloves have been scored in the laboratory on a scale of 1 to 5. The closer the glove's dexterity is to 5, the more the glove can handle objects in the same way as the bare hand. In particular, we tested how easy it is to get a jacket on and open it with gloves.
The dexterity of these gloves is rated 2 out of 5.
What does a windproof glove provide?
Did you know that the wind makes you feel colder? With an outdoor temperature of 0°C and a 20 km/h wind, the perceived temperature will be -10°C The windproof components reduce the wind chill resulting from the cooling effect of the wind or apparent wind generated by the sporting activity.
How is usage temperature measured?
All our gloves are laboratory tested on a thermal hand. The minimum temperatures for use (recommended and limit) are the result of a study carried out with a test panel of 23 walkers exposed to temperatures ranging from 5°C to -20°C and 10 km/h winds. These temperatures are only valid in walking conditions.
The windproof MT 900 gloves are given a warmth rating of 2 out of 5.
Recommended temperature: -4°C
Limit temperature: -10°C
How to properly protect your hands from the cold
By applying the layering principle, you can optimise the insulation of your hands. Consequently, by wearing liner gloves in addition to gloves, several air gaps are created around your hands, which provide effective insulation from the cold. For this to work properly, your gloves must be big enough not to compress your fingers and allow a good blood flow.
How to keep your hands warm with the right clothing
When active, the body generates heat which is preserved thanks to the thermal insulation of your clothing. If the clothing is inadequate, your body cools and the blood flow to the hands and feet drops in order to keep your upper body warm. Your clothing can therefore play a role in keeping your hands warm.
Got your liner gloves caught in the rain?
If this happens then dry them in a dry place but avoid placing them on a heat source. This could damage the fibre and they could lose their shape!
XS : 0.086 kg
S : 0.088 kg
M : 0.092 kg
L : 0.096 kg
XL : 0.102 kg
2XL : 0.102 kg