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      27.02.2011 01:19
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      This is the standard range from berghaus, good for general use, but not for outdoor sports

      I got these gloves as baselayer gloves for when I carry out outdoor activites (see my review on the berghaus powerstretch hat).

      Features:
      The gloves are just plain black and I dont remember ever seeing that you had a choice of colours. Like all berghaus items they have the distinctive berghaus logo displayed on the cuff of each glove and there are no other markings other then this. There is a fleece based double cuff that fits very snugly around the wrist and this means that the wind doesnt get down there. It also keeps the wrists very warm. There is also a small plastic clip on the cuffs which can be used to clip the gloves together when you are not wearing them, so that you dont lose one, nope if you lose them oyu`ll lose both !
      The gloves material is light and durable, but it is also very tight fitting which affords the wearer a level of dexterity. This has been a great feature when I have been climbing and I need it for bouldering, but I find that the fabricy feel of the gloves actually means that on sharper surfaces like rock it will snag, this of cause assumes you might use it for outdoor activities...dont get me wrong for the daily commute these gloves will keep your fingers warm. The gloves are light at 260 grams.


      Material and quality:
      The gloves are made from AWL 220 Mid weight polyester fleece, although I think the mix is more in favour of polyester, if youve ever felt proper fleece then you will be able to feel the difference. But the material is warm and keeps a majority of the wind out. There is a seam that runs along the wide arch of the fingers and although this looks like it would scratch you but the seams dont. It does provide a high degree of durability. I have to say that ordinarily berghaus clothing is great quality but the clip on my gloves actaully become very weak, the gap became very big and so I couldnt use the clip.

      Becoming wet:
      The only thing I found was that these gloves can become wet fairly quickly, they are water resistant but not water proof hence the price is considerably lower at around £9 to £10, but the inner layer will stay dry for a while. After they become wet the warmth factor will decrease considerably. The upside of this is that they dry very quickly too.

      They can be machine washed, always a bonus.

      I se these gloves mostly on the daily commute now as I find them ok for slightly colder days but if you looking to do something a bit more extreme, use these as base layer gloves at most and puchase something a little more technical.

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        22.01.2011 18:45
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        Nothing really to fault with these gloves, I would envisage a struggle to find a better priced pair.

        Whilst hunting online for some warm winter gloves before the cold snap last year I stumbled upon these Berghaus Spectrum golves. Initially I thought I would buy some leather gloves, but these gloves caught my eye because they not only looked comfortable and well made, I could trust they would be of a high quality due to their Berghaus branding. I am happy to try lesser known brands, but Berghaus are very well known for their outdoors clothing.

        At around £10 for a pair they are very reasonably priced, and the fact that they are made from soft fleece locks in body heat and is comfortable against the skin. Wearing gloves for long periods of time can become uncomfortable if they don't fit very well, but the Spectrum gloves come in X Small, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large, so there is a size for everyone. Also, aswell as black the gloves come in grey and navy and each one has stitched on the cuff the Berghaus branding and their logo.

        I find the cuffs are more than sufficient from locking in the warmth. Often, I find with some gloves that they are of an insufficient length and my wrists become cold. The thickness of the gloves is also encouraging, and they do their job by locking in heat. Another positive about them is that they dry very quickly when they become wet and so I dont need to leave them on a radiator for long.

        A well made pair of gloves from Berghaus, they come with a clip on either glove so they can be attached to one another when not in use and all for a tenner! A worthwhile purchase indeed and from such a trusted brand they will last for many winters to come.

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        22.01.2011 07:46
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        Excellent gloves

        The Berghaus Spectrum Gloves may be listed as a male product but I think they are suitable for women as well, after all they are just a glove and a very effective warm and comfortable make of glove at that. I wear mine primarily for when I go running during the very cold winter and also while out walking generally as they are very warm but also do not restrict your feel like some chunkier thermal gloves do. In very cold weather they can also act as an inner glove if you have some thicker mountain style shell gloves to slide over them.

        They come in a range of hand sizes and for me I wear the extra small size which is a good fit and slides on and off easily and suits the petite hand, of course there are larger sizes as well for those with shovels for hands. They have the Berghaus logo on them and a small clip on the side so they can be attached while they are stored in your bag so that when you find one you find both of them.

        They are made from a 200 polyester fleece, I find when running that my hands stay nice and warm without over heating in quite cold temperatures however such is the thermal qualities of these gloves that on a slightly warmer day my hands can get almost two warm when I'm really exerting myself, however for normal walking in the countryside they provide an excellent balance of warmth and flexibility especially if you are using walking poles as they are not too thick meaning you have a good amount of feel and are able to handle things like zips and buttons without having to remove them all the time.

        Due to the fact that they are a fleece material they do breath however this also means that they are not water resistant, they can handle a light shower but in heavy rain they will absorb the water. It is certainly worth shopping around for these, I paid £8 for mine which is a great price as they have lasted for two years and they still look pretty good even after being in the wash, there is a slight bit of bobbling on them however given the use I put them to that is not an issue for me.

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        22.12.2010 09:21
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        Great cold weather gloves

        In this cold snap that we're having, I think a lot of people are really finding out the value and benefit of their various cold weather clothes, and gloves are a particularly important accessory when going out in sub zero temperatures. We have quite a few pairs of gloves, and one that provides a good balance between warmth and manoeuvrability is this pair of Berghaus gloves.

        In terms of warmth, I wouldn't exactly say it's like having big gloves on that feel as if someone's inside them stoking a fire to keep your hands warm, but their compact and protective polyester fleece material certainly does prevent them from getting cold. As long as you choose the right size, then they're pretty supple in terms of being able to fit the whole hand in snugly. I have chunky hands, and quite often I find that there's a lack of a complete fit with gloves, but these seemed just right.

        Windy conditions are a good test, as of course is the odd snowball fight. I wouldn't exactly say that these are ideal snowball making gloves, as they're not quite thin enough for doing this effectively, but they're a whole lot better than a lot of other types of gloves I've tried to do practical things with. It's always going to be hard to use your fingers when wearing gloves, and while it's still hard with these, again they're not overly thick and thus there's still some movement and they allow you to grip things. This is particularly handy at the moment, as it's so cold outside that I'd much rather not have to take them off for anything, and luckily I don't need to.

        With all these snowball fights, I suppose it's a good way of testing its claim to not let your hands get cold even when they're wet. Well, they're not completely waterproof, that's for sure, and during our few snowball fights, a bit of moisture has crept in and my hands have ended up wet. However, the nature of the gloves has meant that my hands have been warm to start with when this has happened, and they're stayed warm as well. Whether or not this is due to the rest of me being so much colder or not, I'm not sure, but I know that with other gloves my hands are colder.

        One thing that helps this is the nifty dual cuff, which keeps things really nice and warm from the wrist. There's a certain psychological comfort in knowing that the glove starts above the wrist and not right at the wrist, extending the warmth somewhat, and the extra thickness it provides it really nice. The lining is comfortable, and even if I start to sweat, again using the exercise of an all out snowball fight, there's no issue with the gloves.

        Obviously, these are designed for being handy in extreme conditions, and Berghaus is certainly a brand that usually has quality attached to it. I have used Berghaus products in the past, and have often been cautious of the price. However, for under £10, I think these gloves are well worth the price and I'd happily recommend them to anyone. They're comfy and warm, but not too thick that you can't actually do anything with them on. I've got black ones, but I think you can get grey and blue as well. There's even a handy clip on the gloves so that when you're not wearing them you can keep them together - nothing worse than only having one great glove! Recommended.

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          20.12.2010 16:37
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          Good Pair Of Gloves

          It's currently around 3pm on a Monday afternoon, the sun is shining and the world looks beautiful. However, it is actually -7 outside! According to the weather forecast it's going to reach -12 later tonight. As all of Britain is hit by some of the coldest weather we have seen for a generation people are looking for way to keep warm! If you do need to venture out into the cold weather there are certain things that are a must in these conditions. Keeping you body warm is vital and one part of the body that often suffers in this weather is the hands. So that's where these come in. The Berghaus Spectrum Gloves.

          When it comes to comfort and warmth these really are an excellent pair of gloves. I have so far been very impressed with these and thing they are some of the best gloves I have worn. Admittedly I do have some warmer gloves, but for a reasonably thin pair that still give you the ability to move your hands around freely and let you perform simple tasks then these are top notch.

          The Berghaus Spectrum gloves are made from AWL 200 fleece material. In simple speak that means they are warm and fuzzy. They are said to 'retain much of their warmth when wet'. From personal experience I'm not quite sure about that, these are not really very waterproof and perform much better when kept dry. They also have a double cuff which means they come up your wrist a little and keep that part of your hands nice and toasty warm.

          One clever little feature of these gloves is the little clip that let's you keep the two gloves together when you are not wearing them. We have all had the experience where we are hurrying to find a pair of gloves and only one shows up, this is not a problem with the Spectrum gloves as they are always together, as long as you use the clips!

          The gloves come in either black, navy blue or grey. They come in plenty of different sizes ranging from small to extra large, so chances are there will be a pair that fits you. They wend to retail at between £9 and £12, so it's worth having a look online to see if you can get them a little cheaper.

          Overall these are a very good pair of gloves that I have been very happy with. Although they are not the best pair of gloves I have ever owned, they are certainly up there. For this kind of weather they are perfect to just slip on when you are nipping out in the cold for a while.

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            30.11.2010 11:20
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            Recommended!

            Since injuring his knee my fiancé manages his football team most Sundays, in the warmer months standing on the sideline is fine but it is this time of year that the problem starts, whilst he has a team jumper and jacket to keep warm his hands end up freezing cold and he wanted some gloves which he could wear whilst managing the team which were warm but not too so thick that he could not do anything without taking the gloves on and off all of the time (defeating the object of having them) After a bit of hunting around I came across the Berghaus Classic gloves, the seemed perfect for what he needed.

            The gloves are plain black in colour, they have the Berghaus logo which consists of the outline of a square in white stitching with half of it filled in with blue stitching and the other half with red stitching, and the word Berghaus is embroidered next to this again in white stitches and displayed on the cuff of each glove, apart from this details the gloves are totally plain. The gloves have a seam which almost looks like it outlines the entire gloves and goes around each finger individually, I thought this may be uncomfortable when I first saw the especially if the seam was quite thick on the inside of the gloves, however this was not the case and the seam was more for effect than anything else and could not be felt at all when wearing the gloves. There is a small black plastic clip attached to the cuff area of each gloves, this is so that when you are not wearing the gloves you can clip them together, my fiancé found this very handy as whilst he does not play football that much and tends to manage more often than not he does play occasionally when they are short meaning that his clothes he wears for standing on the sideline (gloves included) get shoved into his football bag in the changing rooms, being able to clip the gloves together means that one does not end up getting lost and the gloves do not get separated especially if he is in a hurry.

            The Berghaus gloves are made from a AWL 220 mid weighted polyester fleece, it is this that gives the gloves their warmth as they are like a double layer of fleece but without being too thick and bulky. The material gives them a high warmth to weight ratio, this means that the gloves keep in the warmth to prevent your hands from getting cold but the material is not too thick and heavy, this was perfect for my fiancé as it meant he could wear the gloves and still carry out tasks such as putting up nets and pumping up the footballs without having to remove the gloves, his hands now stay warm the whole time. The gloves also have a double cuff, again this feature is designed to create added warmth meaning they fit snugly to your wrist without letting the cold air in. One problem which I have found with fabric gloves in the past is that they are Ok until they become wet, this was another problem my fiancé faced because as soon as gloves get wet they no longer keep your hands warm but in fact make them even colder as well as wet, however the Burghaus gloves are reasonably waterproof (most moisture stays on the outside of the gloves) but also and most importantly is that even when the gloves are wet they still retain their warmth, even if the gloves have become quiet wet on the outside layer your hands will stay warm and dry inside the gloves.

            As well as needing a warm pair of gloves which allowed him to carry out the various duties when managing his football team we also needed find a pair of gloves which were durable, easy to care for and which dried out quickly. (he didn't want much!!!) Anyway the Burghaus gloves have had a lot of wear and so far have proved to very durable, they really do look as good as new, they are also extremely easy to care for, they can simply be washed in the washing machine and take hardly any time at all to dry, this is very important as the gloves often get muddy at football and get washed most weeks but so far they are showing no signs of wear and tear despite they type of work they have to cope with as well as the frequent washing. the fleece material really is very strong.

            We bought these gloves from www.allweathers.co.uk and the only cost £9.60 which was a real bargain, whilst we could have got cheaper gloves from other shops they did not feel of such a good quality and would probably have lasted for only a few weeks. I definitely think that these gloves were well worth the money, they are of excellent quality and are very hardwearing. Whilst the gloves were bought for my fiancé when standing on the sideline at football I have worn them myself especially when doing a few bits in the garden or garage during the cold weather and I have to admit that they really to keep your hands extremely warm. I do have my own gloves but none of them have kept my hands as warm as the Burghaus gloves, I was very impressed with how comfortable they were and how easy it was to work whilst wearing them.

            Overall I would definitely recommend the Burghaus gloves, they are extremely comfortable and keep your hands lovely and warm even when the gloves are wet on the outside. They are very reasonably priced and personally I feel they are well worth the money. I would recommend these gloves to anybody whether you work outside or just want a nice pair of gloves to wear everyday, these will keep your hands dry and warm all winter

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              22.11.2010 08:35
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              Four out of five stars - These are really good gloves

              Berghaus Spectrum Glove, Black


              Winter is definitely here and I rather enjoying going out with the dog on those cold and sunny days. However, I also like to make sure that I am wrapped up warm before I leave the house, I own quite a few pairs of fashion gloves and scarf sets, but when it comes to taking the dog out on his daily trek I prefer functionality over look every time. I recently bought my second pair of Berghaus spectrum gloves after I couldn't find one of the gloves from a pair I had received a while ago. Even thou the gloves do come with a clip on the cuff beside the Berghaus label on each glove so that you can keep them tied securely together, to help not to do exactly what I did and lose one.


              The gloves are a good size and the cuff goes far enough up my wrist that when tucked into my jacket means that my hands are well encased and warm. They are available in a range of sizes, having small hands I own the small pair, but I have seen these available from extra small all the way through to extra extra large size. I own these in black, but they are also available in other colours. The black works really well for me as I own other matching items from this range.


              These gloves wash up well, the fleece material does show some wear after a few washes but they are still in relatively good condition. I tend to end up washing these quite often as somehow the pup and I always choose the muckiest route to take.


              The gloves are made from a soft and light fleece material. Although, initially they don't feel that thick these really work well in keeping your hands warm. They are also suitable to use as a base layer for heavier duty shell gloves for skiing or snowboarding. They are only made from a fleece material so although a bit of rain won't really affect them if they are going to get soaked through then they will get cold. Also being made from a fleece material means that your hands and skin can breath and won't get too sweaty.


              I bought mine from John Lewis for £12. Although £12 may seem expensive you can easily pay that for a fashion pair on the high street that will probably look more in keeping with this season's trend, but won't be near as functional and warm for the practicalities of walking the dog. These gloves are also easily found online and in most sports and mountain gear shops.


              These gloves are soft, light but do work well to keep your hands cosy, therefore, they get a well earned four out of five stars from me. I get a lot of use from these gloves and I would happily recommend them to anyone (whether male or female) that are looking for a warm, comfortable and practical pair of gloves that deliver on functionality and warmth.

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                13.11.2010 13:26
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                good gloves

                I like my hands warm and out of the cold when out on walks in the colder weather and I have a few pairs of gloves to keep me warm. I can pick a pair to suit what I am doing, for general walks I used to wear a pair of berghaus spectrum gloves.

                I liked my berghaus gloves a lot and they felt warm on my hands when I wore them out. I had the gloves for bad weather and they worked fine when I had them on. I was unhappy when I lost them and am thinking to get another pair to replace them because they were very good.

                The berghaus gloves I had were very light and kept my hands warm. They were not water proof and would get wet in rainy weather so were best for cold windy and dry days. The thickness of the loves did make up for this a bit.

                The fleece used for the gloves is thick and warm, my gloves were black and they looked fine for wear out walking. I don't think they were a fashion glove but they worked well when I wore them to keep my fingers and hands warm.

                The sizes of the berghaus gloves was from small to extra large and I think the sizes were ok but the finger sections were a bit short for me on the gloves and I ended up going up a size to try to combat that. I liked the roomier fit that gave and it was more comfortable for me that way.

                The gloves had a soft thick feel that was great on cold days and didn't let me down. The berghaus name is well known and I would buy from them again. I could wash the gloves and they came out ok.

                You can buy a pair of the same gloves for £9.99. All the stitching is good on the gloves and the double cuff keeps your wrists warm. I would recommend the gloves for cold weather but not for wet days.

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                06.11.2010 10:40
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                Very warm fleece gloves

                All the gloves that I used to have in the past were always quite thick and chunky, and I sort of convinced myself that they had to be that way in order to keep my hands warm, especially during the winter. Then one day I was looking for a thin set of gloves that I could possibly use as inners for my thicker outer gloves, and I came across these Berghaus ones.

                They are basically a pair of double sided fleece gloves. They have a fairly large cuff element with the Berghaus logo on the back of each cuff and they also have a small clip like affair to clip them together when not being worn in order to ensure that you don't loose one. Size wise they go from XS to XL and when I bought mine about 4 years ago, I paid about £10, which still seems to be the same ball-park price for them nowadays.

                What really surprised me was actually wearing them. Firstly, that double sided fleece material does keep your hands warm, which is surprising because they are not really that thick, which also means that you can scrunch them up into your pocket without too much bulk. Another point to note is that they were thick enough to keep the warmth in, but thin enough to provide you with enough feel and dexterity to do most things, like operate my Samsung touch screen mobile phone.

                Over time, I started finding myself not bothering with my thicker outer gloves and just wearing these fleece ones whenever I went out walking with the dogs. And where I found they really came into their own was when I was having snow ball fights with my kids and found that despite these gloves getting almost wet through, they still kept my hands really warm. When we came back in, I dried them out on the radiator and they were good to go again.

                Longevity wise, the only issue I've ever had with them was that a seam on one of the fingers started to come undone over about 1 cm after about 3 years of use. I simply turned them inside out and re-stitched it up and to date, after 4 years of use, nothing else has gone wrong with them and you can't even see or notice the repair that I did.

                Sometimes with these sorts of gloves you tend to find that the material starts to wear thin over time, particularly on the finger tips. But I haven't found that to be the case with these gloves, where the material seems to be quite hard wearing and durable. They've been washed countless times in the washing machine and still come up looking like new. So it looks like I will get a few years more of wear out of them yet before I need to buy a pair again.

                In summary, these are perhaps the only gloves that most people will ever need.

                So highly recommended.

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