Merino wool lining and tactile fast-grip dots prove useful for fishing, night-riding and holding binoculars
Given that you’ll likely be fiddling with a telescope and/or holding a pair of binoculars, those ageing skiing gloves won’t do– they are so cumbersome that you’ll end-up removing them so often you’re pinkies will freeze. Better is a pair of gloves with grip like the SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gloves, which have plastic dots on the palm and fingers as well as an anti-sweat merino wool lining.
They’re designed for gripping onto handlebars and fishing rods, but they work just as well with binoculars and fragile telescope eyepieces. As an added bonus these sleek gloves are waterproof, too. Far more dextrous they might be, but in January you’ll likely need to put on a pair of under-gloves, too. We’ll leave the choice of coat, scarf and dozens of layers to you.