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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these to be my new winter utility gloves.I got them to replace an old pair of BD Dry Tool gloves that I lost on a trip last year. Looking for warmth on the move, reasonable ability to do fine hand work, easy on and off, snow-shedding outer, warmth when the insulation is damp, and reasonably quick drying. The Extraverts are a bit bulkier, but so far have hit most of my wants. I've only used these on day trips so far, so I don't know how dry the linings stay, or how quickly they dry again. I have some concerns because the lining is part wool - which should wear well, but may hold more moisture. The leather palm/fingers seem sturdier than the leather on my old Vert gloves - a good thing because those showed a lot of wear after the first season. Also, the Vert leather seemed to get soaked quickly in use, where the Extraverts have, so far, showed quite a bit of water resistance. The leather is pretty slippery though. These ARE new gloves still, so that may get better in use. I'm not wild about the velcro closures, but I could make those disappear if necessary. I'm guardedly optimistic that these are a workable replacement for my late, much-loved Dry Tools.
These work great when you are actively climbing in the snow and gripping tools.
They aren't waterproof (don't claim to be), but stay dry enough in random passing squalls on summits.
One of the best parts of these gloves are the pull-loops that let you quickly get gloves back on after taking them off when your hands are a bit sweaty or wet.
I don't think I'd use them for skiing or snowboarding unless it was really warm. That's what mittens are for.....
These are better for alpine ascents.
Save your $$
These gloves take on a lot of water and take forever to dry. But that is why I shop at Backcountry.
Solid, warm glove that runs a little small
I bought these off Steep and Cheap a month ago, and thought I'd throw down a quick review here. First, a note on size: they run a little small. I bought the large, and they're a bit stubby in the fingers (I have fairly long fingers, though). They're also a little snug in the body.
As for construction, well, they're OR, which means they're well made. The stitching seems solid and the materials tough and a little bit stretchy. My only gripe is that the palms are really slick and not at all grippy. I own a pair of OR Gripper Gloves, and would love to see that palm on these gloves.
As for warmth, they've got it, especially for their light/medium weight. I've worn these out on pre-dawn hikes in dry weather that's around 20F, and have felt just fine. Very nice and comfortable liners.