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Cover your paws.

Whether you're doing deck repair in the fall or you pulled shoveling duty in the winter, the Marmot Basic Work Gloves keep your paws warm and comfortable. Made with tough pigskin leather and a comfortable Driclime liner, these gloves reflect their wearer's personality: rugged and tough on the outside, but soft and warm on the inside. After all, you don't really mind shoveling if it earns you brownie points (or even a fresh-baked brownie).

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4 5

Durable, but doesn't dry quickly...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these as a lightweight ski touring glove that could still take a beating. While they are the right weight for day tours, they tend to wet out with sweat and precipitation (even after SnoSeal treatment). The wetness isn't a problem when I'm moving and warm, but they do get cold quickly if I stop. On a day tour, the wetness is also not a problem as I just switch to my thicker Hestras for the run back down, and dry these at home. The problem is that the basic work gloves take almost an entire day to dry out near the heater in my house, which is fine at home, but would become an issue on a multi-day trip.

Summary: They're great, durable gloves for around town or day tours, and fit nicely in a pocket, but don't dry quickly enough for multi-day trip use.

4 5

Sturdy and stylish,

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

the same way I like my women....

Wait, is that right?!

Okay, so these are amazing gloves. Though more expensive than work gloves you would find at a hardware store, they are also more reliable and super comfortable.

I appreciate the quality. The seams are strong and the leather is super durable. These work well in many lights. We use them while belaying/climbing and I'm positive they would work as ski gloves as well. Add a liner and they would be even cozier.

Great buy and product from Marmot!

They do run small though so size up one full size. I ordered the XL and they're perfect.

4 5

As advertised

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

This is a simple but well made product. Quality leather and lining. It does run a half to full size small, so order accordingly. Pretty nice glove for the money.

3 5

every pair's quality is different

  • Fit: Runs small

I ordered two. One is comfortable but the other pair is rough and stiff.

5 5

Simple, Nice

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

They are surprisingly durable. Slip on and off like a pair of slippers. They have lasted me for years. They live in my Suburban, they do the nasty rough task around it. Hitching trailers, loading trailers, moving wood and block, using the cross bar snow chains... Mine are xxl, I hope to see it again, still they are the best for doing those quick nasty task in the cold.

4 5

basic... basically awesome.

A little nikwax and your all set for your works gloves to go riding with you. For the record, I run hot, definetly warmer than most. My hands are almost never cold, so im pretty comfortable rocking these through most of the winter. For the majority of you snow sliding enthusiest, this is probably a mildly warm weather glove.

5 5

Great work glove

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have used these during one season of Ski Patrolling for the days that we are doing work that is typically hard on gloves (rope work, fencing, etc.). They have stood up very well and are super comfortable... looking forward to using them ski touring this season.

4 5

Perfect for those cold morning dog walks

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

These gloves are extremely comfortable, and seem to be pretty warm. I got them for the pre-dawn dog walks during the Utah winter. These are stylish enough for a night out, and grippy enough to wear while driving.

5 5

Very durable gloves!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I used these gloves for two years when I was a lifty at Alta and they held up great! I just got a new pair after two season bumping chairs, shoveling snow and skiing with them plus three seasons of average use so they hold up very well. They are lightly insulated so I would wear a heavier glove when its colder. I would also get some sno seal or other waterproofer for leather since they are not waterproof.

5 5

My new favourite gloves

Simple, well built, fits perfectly. Purchased as work gloves for trail maintenance & chainsaw use on hill, but have been elevated to my go-to gloves for skinning uphill, spring skiing, or general use like walking to the village (often -6 to -10 C here). They seem pretty durable - after a long season with lots of abuse, I expect a few more years wear.
Worth the $$. Pretty close to perfect.
A pair of these, and a pair of Marmot Ultimate Ski Gloves, and you'll be set for most activities for many seasons.

5 5

I love these gloves

The Marmot Basic Work Glove is a fantastic specimen of simplicity and function.

Although my 7.5" hands should be in a large, I sized down to a medium to make sure the gloves were "dextrous as f$@#." They started a smidge tight, but have stretched to the perfect size. Now treated with Sno-Seal, they're a bit darker, but water beads and rolls right off. I've worn them down to 20 degrees on windy days in the Colorado Rockies and my hands stayed tolerably tepid. They also made sure my hands didn't fall off in the Swiss Alps. Despite some heavy use, they don't show a single sign of wear.

There really is not a single thing I would change about these gloves.

5 5

Fantastic Glove

These little gloves held up through the Navy/Marine SERE School taking a heavy beating. They have a great thin liner inside that adds some warmth and more protection from the elements than a standard leather glove might. Definitely worth trying on first if you can, they do run fairly true to size though. I worked a good deal of mink oil into them and that kept most of the water out while they were exposed to wet brush and rain. The leather is definitely forming over time and they are just getting better.

5 5

Great for what it is!

Marmot hit the nail on the head with this Basic Work Glove. the leather is durable and shapes well over time. The more you wear them the more you'll love them. Not great for standing around in the cold, but for working a shovel around town there isn't much better. If you can get away with sizing down a hair, the glove will provide better dexterity, but it does run pretty true to size. I am often between a Small and a Medium in most gloves and these are the same fit. I went with a Medium because it was available, but could have probably gone with a small and had better grip, but would have lost a little warmth.

How are these are repelling water? Also,...

How are these are repelling water? Also, I'm curious if these are sized a little large. I may want to wear a liner underneath, so I'm not sure if I should order a size up or not.

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In my opinion, they are sized just about spot on. I can usually squeeze into a medium, but find that I like the fit of the large best, even though the fingers lengths are a hair too long. Both my pair are size large. Yes, I would say if you want to wear a thin liner, then you may want to size up. They are OK at shedding water, as leather is water resistant. However, if you remain in constant contact with wet/snow, they will wet out, but still insulate nicely. Also, if your activity level is high over an extended period, they will wet out from the inside. I usually keep them waxed with some form of leather conditioner or wax product, and that helps alot! Awesome glove!

5 5

Top Notch

When I find something I like, I stick w/ it as long as I can. I bought 4 pair thinking they'd get torn up carrying skis around. The first pair lasted more than two seasons and most recently came w/ me up Kilimanjaro. Still had plenty of life, no tears, and they age well. I gave them to a local porter after the hike. Looking forward to a new pair this winter.

4 5


these gloves are great for anything outside in cold weather, either work or play, and don't get TOO hot. They have a simple lining and durable leather outer that stands up to an amazing amount of wear and tear.

Marmot has some significant quality control issues with them however......

I tried on 10 pairs of M just to find one that fit my hand the correct way. Some had narrow fingers, some had wide fingertips, even the wrist opening had size variations. My biggest issue though was on the variation of leather quality.

Don't get me wrong, I love these gloves. But I very well could have ended up with a pair that I hated if I hadn't tried on every medium they had at REI.