Well-priced and super-light, Rab Flux Liner Gloves are well worth taking on almost any adventure, either to go under thicker mitts if you’re hitting the hills in winter, or as milder-weather hand warmers in autumn and spring.
- Very comfortable
- No clip
Straight away, the Rab Flux Liner Gloves feel durable and well made, and the soft fleecy lining inside is a treat to experience in cold weather. The thicker, double-layer cuff stops wind brilliantly, and it helps the liners to stay put under larger gloves.
These light, stretchy gloves are thin, breathable and very comfortable – wear them alone on warmer spring days or stick them underneath thicker gloves or mittens for bitter winter conditions, such as for ski trips or when hiking in snow. They have been treated with an anti-odour agent, which means you can use them multiple times in between washes without losing any friends.
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Rab Flux Liner Gloves are also very useful when you’re camping or working outdoors and need to do more fiddly jobs such as looking after a stove – they offer good dexterity without you ending up with freezing hands.
• RRP: $23 (US) / £17 (UK)
• Unisex: Yes
• Sizes: S–XL
• Materials: Polyester (94%) and elastane (6%)
• Weight (per glove): 40g/1.4oz
• Colors: Grey
In the field
Good liner gloves are the bit of outdoor kit you never knew you needed. We’ve been using the same pair of Rab liner gloves for a few winters now, and reckon they are worth their (admittedly low) weight in gold.
Rab Flux Liner Gloves are unisex, and as they have some stretch we found that they do tend to fit pretty well. We’ve tried out various different liner gloves over the years, and while they usually perform in a similar way, the Rabs felt like the best quality for long-term use. The price tag is reasonable, too, adding to the argument that these are a very useful addition to any hiker, skier or camper’s kit bag. It is just a pity they don’t clip together for easier storage.
An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.
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