Find out why David Lintern recommended the Montane Dart in his review of the best year-round gloves for 2022
At first glance, there’s not very much to these synthetic liner gloves, but perhaps that’s fitting for the brand who’ve increasingly aligned themselves with ‘fast and light’ in recent years. The Montane Dart gloves may only be ‘just’ there, but sometimes that’s just enough.
This is a close fitting and very fast drying liner that sits perfectly under a heavier glove in poor conditions or works on its own if pushing hard uphill, or the weather is milder. Conversely, they are very thin and breathable, and so in high winds, most users will want something in addition. The fingers are shaped (3 seams on each finger) which aids the close fit, and this plus the fabric thinness makes for an exceptionally dexterous glove. They seem to size small, but for my big palms and short fingers, that works well. Size up if you have normal shaped hands! The cuff is also short, and they are apparently equipped with Polygiene to postpone nasty niffs (although I’ve not noticed hand odour being an issue myself).
If you run cold, the Montane Dart won’t be for you, but if your hands overheat quickly, or you’re after something that’s equally at home under a winter mitt as it is protecting exposed flesh from all day sunshine, then these are well worth a look. It’s also good to see a 100% recycled product where the textile perfectly suits the purpose.
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