Andy D

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Andy D

Andy D wrote a review of on April 14, 2010

5 5

As a backcountry skier, Nordic skier, and ski mountaineer, I've used a lot of thin 'work' gloves over the years that will keep the hands warm enough but not too warm on the uphill portion of a day. These are among the best I've found. They're fairly windproof and are cut just large enough not to constrict fingers -- a small but important detail in making thin gloves warm. These breathe well and dry fast when they get wet (common in snow sports). And both pairs I've owned have lasted extremely well. Most gloves used for skiing blow-out in the fingers, palm, and/or the crotch between the thumb and index finger. These have lasted two to three times longer than many other thin gloves I've use. Finally the grip is good when you're working with metal tools (ski poles or ice axes). Some gloves grip better, but these get a B or B+ for grip. For the downhill portion of a ski tour, I usually slip a mitten shell over this glove and I'm good to go.

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Andy D

Andy D wrote a review of on April 14, 2010

5 5

I've given the pair I've owned hard use hiking, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, and climbing. I'm often wearing a pant with a stretch cuff that pulls over the cuffs of big boots (ski boots, plastic climbing boots) but there are still lots of days each year when I need gaiters over approach shoes or lightweight hiking shoes. I like these gaiters because they're light and non-bulky when stuffed in the pack, yet effective in deflecting snow, dirt, plant matter or scree. My pair has stood up nicely to what I would guess to be 25 or 30 days of use. And after using low gaiters I've found I prefer them over tall gaiters in everything but deep powder because they let my legs breathe so much better.

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