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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.