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I wore these for a day skinning in the backcountry. They had great grip on my poles and were the perfect weight. Temps that day ranged from about 15 to the upper 20's.
Everything I could want in a lightweight glove. These gloves have served me well down below freezing and on warmer, wet spring days. I have used these running, working, flipping tires, climbing ropes, and hiking. After 2 years of use they show little wear and have no stretched or started to fail in anyway. Highly recommended for anyone needing an inexpensive glove that will protect them and still allow the hands to be used as needed.
Hi Backcountry :)
So, in late september i bought these gloves, needing a windstopper glove that i could bike to school in (5 miles, winds up to 10m/s), and at same time could use for hikes, meaning they should be windproof, ligth, dexteriuos and good quality.
The Venta LT's is quite good value for a light windstopper glove, price is around the same ad competitors. They weight 79 grammes in the size large, wich is very good and among the ligthest i've seen.
The strech cuff is very good, it feels a bit fragile, but so far it has stood to being pulled over watches, baselayers and my 100 weigth fleece. The leather pulltap is very nice, and makes sure you dont kill the strech in the cuff when pulling them on.
The leather reenforcement on the palm is very good, handling medium fast abseils without damage.
They are totally windproof, allthough the seems are not taped. I haven't had wind coming in yet though. They can be a bit cold around the knuckles, when downhill biking, but thats due to the thin material.
When colder wether hits, i have had great succes with putting a icebreaker liner glove under, perfect fit.
Water resistance: Very good, but as mentioned, the gloves are not taped. I was on a full day hike, with the last four hours turning in to pretty heavy rain, and wore these as my only gloves. They were were good for drizzels, but after 2-3 hours of heavy rain the seams leaked, as expected, and upon arrival (4½ hours in heavy rain) they were soaked. They dried nigth over (with exposure to campfire) and where good the next day.
Bottom line: Seam tape would be nice, but would probably double price and bring up the weigth.
Also, a leather reenforcement would be nice on the index fingers, to avoid velcro snatch.
I need gloves that are thin enough to hold and work with dog leashes while keeping my hands WARM. Does anyone know if this seems like a good fit?
These would be great for that, or the Venta SV, a touch warmer and full leather palms, but still very dexterous (is that a word?). Also, beast hair resistant.
these are nice gloves, but I prefer the outdoor research stormtracker. The stormtracker is just a couple dollars more and you get a full leather palm. Dexterity is great in both, probably better in these, but I kept the stormtrackers and returned these. For me, if im wearing windstopper gloves, the weather is to crappy or its to cold to wear a softshell, either way I will probably be holding an ice axe, ice tool or something-thus I want a full leather palm. But great for trail running in really cold conditions- I would prefer power stretch or windpro gloves though due to to the enhanced breathability.