Hestra Ergo Grip Tactility Gloves review

Overview

We recommend the Hestra Ergo Grip Tactility gloves for hillwalking and light mountaineering use. They are windproof, shower resistant, sensitive to touch and beautifully designed.

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I have worn the Hestra Ergo Grip Tactility gloves over the last few months and tested them out in the Welsh summer.  As you may know, the Welsh summer can consist of a lot of rain, and this year has been no fail.  I have used them on hillwalking days, and light mountaineering days.  You can really feel that Hestra have thought long and hard about the Ergo Grip Tactility glove’s design, with its ergonomic construction, reinforcements in the right places, the leather that covers most of the fingers to increase longevity and to reduce wear on the working areas, also it is windproof, and shower resistant.

I took the gloves out in all weathers, and these kept my hands dry during showers.  The cuff of these gloves seem to be longer than other brands on the market, meaning that the sleeve of your Gore-tex jacket actually covers the end the water creeps into, keeping your hands drier for longer.

 

Like the Hestra Ergo Grip Dexterity gloves, the Ergo Grip Tactility glove has a curved design, which creates less unused space/air pockets in the gloves, which make it feel like a more fitted glove.  The leather they have used is a softer leather, hence it makes everything sensitive to touch (hence the name tactility), plus it has been reinforced around the thumb and index finger for the extra wear that may happen when using walking poles, or light rope use.

As you can see in the picture, the leather covers most of the fingers to increase longevity and to reduce wear on the working areas.  Although it is a thin glove, it does feel warm when wearing them.  Especially as Hestra have used Gore® Windstopper® in its design I’m sure I do not need to explain what this does).

The Hestra Ergo Grip Tactility glove has several brilliant well-thought of features:

 

  1. Already curved fingers – which creates less unused space/air pockets in the gloves, which make it feel like a warmer and stronger glove.
  2. Reinforcements in the right places – the reinforcements protect the integral design of the glove, and provide it with longevity.
  3. Leather around most of the finger – all four fingers have leather most of the way around, protecting the insides from excessive wear, also a softer leather is used making everything sensitive to touch, so much easier to feel what you are doing without have to take the gloves off in less than perfect conditions.
  4. Gore® Windstopper® is used in its design, making it a windproof glove. A durable outer fabric treatment provides you with additional protection of water repellency.
  5. Small loops on the inside of the glove to hang them on a carabiner off your harness.
  6. It is a beautiful looking glove, and if you are fashion conscious these definitely stand out, unlike its competitors which are either black or grey.
  7. Lightweight
  8. A long cuff, provides more protection from the elements.

 

The Hestra Ergo Grip Tactility gloves are perfect for hillwalking days and light mountaineering use.  By light mountaineering use I mean, rope stance management and not climbing on the harsh sharp rock.  If you are looking for a more robust glove, please look at the Ergo Grip Dexterity glove.

 

If I were to be critical about these gloves, I guess I would say that they could have a small piece of leather covering the tip of the thumb, like Hestra has done on the finger tips.  I guess this is a weak point that could be addressed.

 

We recommend the Hestra Ergo Grip Tactility gloves for hillwalking and light mountaineering use.  They are windproof, shower resistant, sensitive to touch and beautifully designed.

 

Please visit the link below to find a UK distributor near you:

 

https://hestragloves.com/sport/en/stores/physical/united-kingdom/-/