TGO REVIEW THE WINTER ACCESSORY TRIFECTA

Chris Townsend tested three quintessential winter accessories in the December issue of ‘The Great Outdoors Magazine’, awarding two ‘Best Buy’ and one ‘Recommended’ Rosettes.

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And little wonder – the three products in question work immensely well together. Prism gloves provide lightweight, low-bulk warmth and work excellently in conjunction with Minimus Mitts for cold and wet days. Similarly, the Mountain Squall Cap is equally at home in the greater ranges as it is battling Scottish deluges or Lake District downpours.

Between the three, you have almost all situations covered. Read on for a precis of what Chris thought about each:

PRISM GLOVES

TGO ‘BEST BUY’ 4.5/5:


WHAT TGO SAY:

“Lightweight and low-bulk, the Prism gloves are also very warm… They should be ideal for all but the very worst winter weather.”

WHAT MONTANE SAY:

“These revolutionary gloves are ideal as multi-use gloves that will live unnoticed in your pack or pocket, easily be pulled on when needed.”

Also available in women’s specific fit – click for more info on the full Prism range.

MINIMUS MITTS

TGO ‘RECOMMENDED’ 4/5:

WHAT TGO SAY:

“There’s very little to these mitts and that’s the whole point of them. They’re ultralight waterproof/breathable shells that pack extremely small.”

WHAT MONTANE SAY:

“The perfect waterproof breathable overmitts. The Minimus mitts are designed to act as a lightweight shell over other gloves, and work especially well in conjunction with Prism gloves.”

Minimus Mitts are unisex – click for more info.

MOUNTAIN SQUALL CAP

TGO ‘BEST BUY’ 5/5:

WHAT TGO SAY:

“This ultralight and compact little cap is surprisingly warm for the weight. The combination of Gore-Tex Active – the most breathable Gore-Tex fabric – and a soft microfleece inner is very effective… It’s a great choice, especially if you don’t like putting up your hood unless you absolutley have to.”

WHAT MONTANE SAY:

“A fully waterproof, breathable and very lightweight modern mountain cap, ideal for wet days in the mountains.”

The Mountain Squall Cap is unisex – click for more info.

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