Good Gloves - Mine Were Defective :(
This is my 3rd pair of DaKine gloves, but the first time I ordered them in "mitten" fashion. I obviously like the company, and couldn't resist them being 15% off.
When I got them however, I pulled the elastic string to tighten the bottom of the glove around my jacket, and the string pulled right out... Interestingly enough, the exact same thing happened on the other glove! It seems like they tried to sew one end of the elastic string inside the glove, and did a poor job twice :)
Backcountry's return policy is fair enough, but I am out $7 for return shipping. I ended up going to my local sporting goods store and buying the same gloves. This time, the elastic strings seem to be sewn on a little better. I also like the fact that I can return them if need be without having to pay for shipping, knowing that these gloves have already failed me once.