The Sealskinz waterproof all weather insulated gloves are fantastic all-round gloves. They are really waterproof and windproof while also being incredibly warm, breathable and dexterous. These qualities make them the ultimate gloves for all kinds of outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and trekking as well as daily use in wet and cold conditions.
Featuring supple leather palms and pre-curved fingers, they provide excellent grip and dexterity making them ideal for activities such as biking, fishing, photography, snowballing, snowplowing, driving, and more. They are also touchscreen gloves that enable you to operate your smart devices without having to take them off and risk frostbite. Another great feature is the suede wiper on thumb, which comes handy in many situations.
The quality of these Sealskinz waterproof all-weather insulated gloves lives up to the brand’s stellar reputation for quality and durability. The three-layer construction using high-quality materials and strong stitching makes these tough gloves that can handle whatever you expose them to and have you covered and protected for many years to come.
Rest assured no seals were harmed in the making of these gloves. The name alludes to the excellent protection from harsh elements Sealskinz products provide. Keep scrolling to learn more about the features and functionalities these insulated waterproof gloves offer.
Versatile gloves designed for all year round use, the Sealskinz insulated waterproof gloves are designed to be protective and comfortable in all weather conditions. Designed for outdoor use when it is snowy, cold and wet, they are also equipped to withstand harsh outdoor conditions.
They have a 3-layer construction featuring a completely waterproof and windproof membrane. They are insulated to keep your hands toasty warm yet breathable to ensure your hands don’t get too warm and sweaty. Since they are meant to be worn when active, they are also crafted to offer a high level of control and dexterity. The SealSkinz all-round gloves feature the following:
- 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable polyurethane membrane
- Supple, protective and durable leather palms
- Pre-curved fingers for dexterity
- Touchscreen friendly tabs on the index finger and thumb
- Anti-slip liner enhances dexterity and feel and ensures there are no pull-out issues
- Pull-on tab for ease of putting them on and taking them off
- Handy PU suede thumb wiper
Sizes/Knuckle Circumference: Extra Small/5-6 ″, Small/7-8 ″, Medium/9″, Large/10″, Extra Larger/11″, Extra Extra Large/12″
Shell Material: 92% Polyester, 5% Neoprene, 3% Elastane
Palm Material: 100% Leather
Membrane: 100% Polyurethane Inner
Inner Lining: 100% Polyester
Thermal Rating: 3
Waterproof Rating: >10,000mm HH
Warmth: These are insulated gloves with a neoprene composition and a warm fleece lining. With a thermal rating of 3 out of 5, they strike the perfect balance between warmth and breathability and will keep you comfortably warm in spring and autumn weather and light winter when you’re active.
You can also wear them when adventuring on snow in the dead of winter as long as you wear them with a silk or Merino glove liner for an extra layer of warmth.
Fit: As long as you order the right size, these gloves offer a great fit. To determine the right size to order, use a cloth tape measure to measure around the knuckles of your dominant hand then pick the size that corresponds to your knuckle measurement in inches. According to reviews by users, these gloves tend to run small, so you may want to go up a size. Definitely go up a size or two if you will be wearing a liner underneath for extra warmth.
Waterproof Performance: These are truly waterproof gloves! The waterproof/breathable membrane they are made of can withstand the pressure of a column of water >10,000mm tall pressing on it without letting a single drop to pass through. This also means that the membrane is completely windproof. These gloves will keep your hands dry even in snowfall and driving rain and you won’t feel the bite of cold winds.
Comfort: Featuring a soft and warm and cozy polyester fleece liner these Sealskinz all-around gloves offer next to skin comfort. While warm and waterproof, they are also non-bulky and breathable for comfort. The waterproof and breathable polyurethane membrane does not allow water droplets through but has micropores that allow water molecules to pass through from the warmer and higher humidity environment inside of the gloves to the colder outside. This ensures your hands feel toasty but don’t get clammy.
Dexterity: These flexible gloves offer one thing thick winter gloves lack: freedom of movement for your fingers and a high degree of dexterity. They have a natural feel and offer good grip and control. You will be able to ride bikes or motorcycles, drive, adjust snowboard bindings, handle fishing line and tackle, use an ice axe, play golf and do all kinds of things without taking them off.
This is thanks to the relatively thin design, supple leather palms, pre-curved fingers and anti-slip lining on the inside. Touchscreen friendly tabs mean you don’t have to remove the glove and expose your fingers to the bitter cold whenever you need to use your smart devices or take photos.
Durability: This brand has a solid reputation for quality and durability and these are top rated gloves for their durability. The construction quality is excellent and they are pretty hard-wearing gloves that can withstand harsh weather elements and rough terrain.
The leather palms are tough and can resist puncturing if you hold onto thorny branches or rocky terrain. The polyester, neoprene and elastane shell is strong, insulating and ensures a great fit. The stitching is also top-notch ensuring that these gloves won’t leak or come apart easily.
- Super-versatile all-season and all-weather gloves
- 100% waterproof and windproof protection
- Warm and breathable for comfort
- Soft, flexible and tough leather palms
- The high degree of control and dexterity
- Tough and durable construction
- Touchscreen compatible design
- Being ‘all-season’ and relatively thin to offer dexterity, these gloves are not warm enough for extremely cold conditions
Based on our review, here are our ratings of the SealSkinz waterproof all weather insulated gloves:
Dexterity: 100% – With the supple leather palms and pre-curved fingers, these gloves provide excellent grip, control, and dexterity. They enable you to move your fingers and accomplish a lot without taking them off and exposing your fingers to the biting cold.
Comfort: 100% – Nothing to complain about here. Even users refer to them as super comfortable. They are flexible, the fleece lining feels good, breathable so your hands won’t get sweaty and they fit great.
Weather Protection: 90% – Made of a genuinely waterproof and windproof membrane, these gloves offer excellent protection from the wet. The cold protection is pretty good too. They are not warm enough on their own in sub-freezing conditions but you can overcome this shortcoming easily by using liners.
Materials and Durability: 95% – As with all Sealskinz products, these are well made, well-functioning and durable gloves. The materials these SealSkinz gloves are made of are protective and resilient and the stitching is well-executed to hold up well.
Design: 95% – The design of these all-around gloves is brilliant and it ticks all the boxes: weather protection, warmth, dexterity, and comfort. The thumb wiper is also a nice touch.
Price: 90% – The price is right given that these are an outstanding versatile and durable pair of gloves. They deliver their money’s worth and are a smart investment.
Overall: 95% – The Sealskinz waterproof all weather insulated gloves are top-level all-round gloves that deliver exactly what workers and adventurers need when outdoors in any weather. They offer excellent water and wind protection and just the right amount of warmth. They are also comfortable and don’t hinder dexterity and are strong enough to offer coverage and protection for years.
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A good pair of warm, protective and comfortable gloves is an essential for skiing, snowboarding and working or adventuring in cold and wet weather. These Sealskinz waterproof all weather insulated gloves are the ultimate gloves to invest in for year-round use in all weather conditions.
Waterproof, windproof and breathable, they will have you covered, protected and comfortable whether you’re skiing or snowboarding in parks in the summer, shredding mountains in the winter, enjoying hiking, commuting or walking the dog.
They are the perfect option if you want winter/snow gloves with more flexibility and mobility than ski gloves. Their level of insulation isn’t up to par with that of thick winter gloves but the level of dexterity and versatility they offer is worth the compromise and you can always add a liner for more warmth in subzero conditions.
- SealSkinz All Weather Gloves – Sealskinzusa.com