Very Goood Gloves
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I purchased the xplodes to replace my worn out xcell gloves. The xplodes are a little bit bulkier than the xcells and a bit warmer. Though, when riding the lift with a decent wind, my fingers still got cold. On a really cold day at Whistler, I did slip a heat back in the back of the glove and my fingers stayed toasty. I have a jacket from Strafe with bigger sleeves, and the gloves fit under the cuffs.
The fit is a little different than the xcells, with the fingers being a bit longer. I treated these initially with sno-seal and they stayed dry in some heavy snow. As far as warmth, they are really good but not perfect. I have a buddy, like one of the other reviewers, who swears by those Costco head outlast gloves.