Terra Nova means ‘new ground’ and this UK company is producing perfect gear for ultra-light camping, adventure racing, expedition equipment. I also have their Terra Nova Laser Photon tent which is the former World Guinness Record holder with 700 grams. I used this tent with my running comrade Caner in DASK 2011 where we finished the long course as 4th out of 5 finishers where there were around 10-15 starter teams.
I got the opportunity to have and test two great products of them last week. One of them is Ultra-Light running and Hiking Gloves and the other one is the Power Dry Beanie.
Ultra-light Glo Gloves
This gloves are designed to reach the minimum weight for those keen to cut as many grams as possible. A high visibility Coolmax® palm and revolutionary Ultra fabric back combine to provide breathable weather protection. I used back to back to nights while running 10kms each in very cold situations around -3,4 degrees.
First the gloves are incredibly light. 19 grams J Perfect for someone looking forward for an ultra-run and does not want to carry a lot with themselves. The stretch cut offs could be a little bit more tight but it is easy to take off and on the gloves. The ultra-fabric looks like Pertex and I guess is used in the new tents of Terra Nova. This fabric is totally waterproof.
One of the things to be improved could be breathability, I guess this is because of the waterproof fabric but I have to admit that I have another waterproof gloves, and it has less breathability then this product. Overall I was very happy about the gloving opportunity that you become more visible at night. Also I was very happy about the weight and waterproofness of the Gloves. I strongly recommend these for the ultra runners who are keen for especially being light in UTMB and OMM races. Well done Terra-Nova !
- Lightweight and waterproof ULTRA fabric over the back of the hand
- Hi-vis COOLMAX® palm and cuff
- Fabric: 60% Polyester, 40% high tenacity Polyethylene
- Weight: 19g
Power Dry Beanie
This Beanie is fitting hat with the best wicking properties of all the Malden Mills fabrics. Flat lock seams ensure comfort and prevent rubbing and the deep unfinished hem allows you to fit the beanie to your needs. Perfect for use under a helmet when cycling, climbing or during winter sports and superb for running in winter or cold weather events.
I am also using this beanie bundled with my Buff to protect my head from chill, wind during my runs. I always run with hat or beanie where I believe protecting this including your neck from cold is essential. This beanie can be suitable for everytype of head and person as it is flexible in terms of Cloth, super thin and warm. I guess it is less than 15 grams overall.
- POLARTEC® POWER DRY® Provides Excellent Moisture Management
- Warm and Quick Drying
- Unfinished Hem Allows You to Fit the Hat to Your Needs
- Packs Away Easily with Virtually No Weight
- Perfect for Wearing Under a Helmet