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Equetech Storm waterproof riding gloves: first look


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  • Equetech Storm waterproof riding gloves

    Score

    9/10
    • Style:
      8/10
    • Fit:
      10/10
    • Performance:
      10/10

    Pros

    • Great fit and true to size
    • Very warm
    • Waterproof
    • Touch screen

    Cons

    • Quite bulky to look at

    Manufacturer:

    Equetech

    Price as reviewed:

    £39.50

    Equetech Storm waterproof riding gloves

    The Equetech storm waterproof riding gloves are a very practical-looking winter glove with a plain stylish finish. They are a chunky-looking glove with a bulky top. At £39.50 they are at the more expensive end of the market, but if you are looking for the ultimate warm, waterproof pair of gloves look no further.

    These gloves fit true to size. I thought at first that they may not offer enough contact as they are a thicker glove, but when tested them I felt able to grip the reins well and had good grip. That said, I would feel more comfortable schooling in a thinner glove.

    The gloves have a band of elastic around the wrist, which offers a nice level of support. After using the gloves for a few weeks, the elastic continued to feel as strong and the Velcro just as secure.

    These Equetech gloves are made up of multiple layers offering a waterproof and windproof outer shell, a mid-layer waterproof membrane and an inner micro fleece lining. The combination of these materials offers a very warm glove even on the coldest windiest day whilst keeping your hands nice and dry.

    The touch-screen finger feature for use with smartphones worked most of the time. This feature is really handy on cold days when you don’t want to remove your gloves.

    View now at equus.co.uk

    What is a first look review?

    These are our first impressions of a piece of kit or clothing based on spending some time with it. We will have had our hands on it and given it a really thorough going over before trying it on ourselves or our horses and using it. The information we can give you after this first look will give you some sense of what it’s like to use, even if it’s only an initial view. As soon as we’ve given it a more thorough test, we will update the review with a full scoring and additional thoughts – and possibly award it “Horse & Hound Approved” status.

    Who tested these gloves?

    Emily Secrett-Hill is Horse & Hound’s art editor. She is a lifelong horse owner and in the past was a keen member of the Axe Vale Pony Club. Now a mum, Emily is still able to ride regularly but considers herself more of a “happy hacker” and shares “Hickie” with a friend.


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