Gear Review

4 5

Nice glove, but not quite perfect

I was looking for something to keep my hands a little warmer during cool winter backpacking on the Northcoast of CA... I didn't need anything bulky, and I like to have all my digits fully functional when on the trail, so these gloves seemed to fit the bill just fine. They are the perfect temperature, not too warm (my hands get sweaty in some gloves, not these!), but sufficient enough to protect me from temps around 35*F... my only complaint is that there isn't any grip on these gloves. There should be some bits of silicone or something on the finger tips to give you something to grab with. When I was reaching for my 8oz. fuel canister it was pretty slippery in the smooth grip of this glove. If this glove had a few strips of grippiness, I'd give it 5 stars...

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Smear a THIN layer of Silicone caulking on the fingertips, and you will have perfection!

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Check out the first ascent wind pro gloves. same thing as these guys (strech fit, polartech) but the whole palm/fingers have silicone grips.