Macna's Fugutive winter waterproof gloves prove a great option, offering warmth and good feel. Review: Tony 'Pommie' Wilding
These new Fugitive winter gloves have to be the warmest pair I’ve ever owned, and while some winter gloves by their nature tend to be thick, inflexible, and a bit restrictive, the Fugitive gloves are made from quality goat leather and although they don’t give quite as much feel as say a good sportsbike glove, they’re not far off.
They offer plenty of protection with what Macna calls RISE, it’s a hard shell that’s a sliding pad on the palm that protects the pisiform bone and the area around it, you also get TPR knuckle and finger protection. For weather protection the glove has a Raintex membrane inside the leather and has what’s called a water exhaust, this lets the water that’s trapped between the membrane and the leather escape and does not allow the glove to become water logged.
Another feature I like is the inbuilt screen cleaner; a soft rubber strip has been integrated into the finger and acts like a windscreen wiper. Another clever feature on the Fugitive gloves are Touch tips, this is a conductive fibre in the ends of the fingers that allows you to operate a Smartphone or more importantly a GPS.
I must say this was perfect for me as I work on call and have to stop and check my phone constantly, now I don’t need to keep pulling my glove off and on all the time to do so. All in all I’m really happy with my gloves and can’t fault them.
Macna Fugitive Glove features:
- Sports styling with the benefit of being warm and waterproof
- Constructed using a combination of leather and textile
- Raintex breathable, waterproof membrane
- Bemberg comfort lining
- Isofur insulation for warmth
- Stretch panels for mobility and a lack of restriction
- Palm and outer reinforcement for protection and durability
- Palm strike protection panel
- Flexible TPR knuckle protection
- Fitted with an integrated rubber visor wiper to clear rain away
- Wrist strap is mounted to a 30-degree buckle for comfort and security
- Keep your gloves on thanks to touch screen compatible finger tips
- Velcro cuff opening for easy on and off
The Macna Fugitive Gloves are available in sizes Small to 3XL in Black and Fluo Yellow, for $189.95 RRP. For more information see the Link International website.
Special thanks to Link International www.linkint.com.au