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ZimZam wrote a review of on December 6, 2013

4 5

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

I've had these gloves for over a year now and use them casually whenever I'm doing errands or just going around. I have not, however, used them for any active outdoor activities so I don't have any input how they'll hold up in that regard. That said, these gloves are great and for me they've absolutely blocked out those ice cold wind gusts. The loops work great like they're suppose to and so does the grip material.

I agree that these gloves aren't the best to get wet and that they will get water-logged. I will mirror what someone else said and say that you may consider switching to another glove once it gets below freezing as they don't hold warmth very well (my extremities tend to get colder faster than others so you may have different results).

Comfort wise, my BIGGEST complaint and the most annoying aspect of the glove for me is the thick seam that runs across the meat of your palm where the thumb of the glove attaches. In my instance, I notice it most usually whenever I'm driving, when the seam gets between the steering wheel and my palm. Because I feel the seam is so thick and not a flat seam, it presses extremely uncomfortably on my median nerve in that region so much that I have to re-position my hand.

Edit: The sizing is actually pretty spot on if you follow their measurements. I washed them recently and found that they fit just a tad bit more snug around the wrist section when I put them on. However, it seems like washing them pretty much dialed in the fit for me everywhere else. The wrist section loosens up after wearing them.

I will note that my fingers are long in proportion to the rest of my hand (e.g. size medium across the palm, size large in the fingers) and I would venture to guess that the fingers on the large would fit me but would probably be loose everywhere else. But it's a VERY VERY small issue and I'm sure it's unique to me.

Still having issues with that seam though..

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ZimZam wrote a review of on February 13, 2012

3 5

My feet get cold easily and so I wanted to get some booties to wear around the house and lounging on the couch but didn't want a sole or footbed (think of a really thick sock instead of sandals/slippers and you'll know what I'm looking for) so I go these. They work well at keeping your feet warm but look a bit bulky understandably. For me personally, every now and then it would feel like there was too much material near the center of the sole but not enough around the perimeter. When I would walk, I would feel a slight pressure that was unevenly distributed. Again, this wouldn't happen all the time, but I would notice it now and then. This is probably due to it's construction and the location of the seams more than anything.

The inner lining isn't to my liking. It's made up of some polyester fleece lining I think that makes it a bit itchy and makes my feet feel clammy. I remediated this by wearing a thin pair of socks.

They also need some better quality control or something when making these.. My right bootie looks like it be belongs on my left foot. Walking around on these on anything other than carpet makes this sticking sound like taking a bit of clear packaging tape, sticking it to the floor, and taking it off again.

I echo what others have said about the sizing issues these have. I wear an 8.5 men's and got an XXL.

In conclusion.. Overall, I don't know how I feel about these.. They work well enough but I'm also on the fence about returning these..

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ZimZam wrote a review of on February 11, 2012

5 5

Got these to use last season snowboarding and so have had about 2 seasons of use in them so far. These pants are fantastic including the quality and durability. No busted seams or anything, great range of motion (the articulated knees are great), and it's gore-tex so it's still waterproof.

I tend to get cold easily so I tend to layer up in these pants a bit more than most people would, especially in colder days. I don't know if it's just the pants but I've never been overly hot/cold in any condition wearing these which I guess is a testament about how easily you can dial in for your own use. The thigh vents are great too in order to dump any extra heat while going up those lifts.

The carbon color depicted on here is spot on. I'm about 5'6", ~120lbs and got a small. The built in belt let me dial in the waist. Length was a bit long (nothing I could do about that) but was fine once I booted up though they would catch and drag sometimes (thank got for the Keprotec instep patches). Roominess was the perfect amount for me compared to the majority of snowboarding pants out there that are sometimes just too ridiculously big.

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ZimZam wrote a review of on February 3, 2012

5 5

Bought this last year and am actually very pleased with it so far. The mesh definitely helps to make it breathable, good material, washes easily (they recommend hand washing). They say the brim will help it stay afloat while you retrieve it, not something I've been able to try out. Sizing is a little snug, so I personally would order up one (got a medium which fits a bit too snugly for my measurments).

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ZimZam wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

5 5

These socks are awesome. Got some last season and another pair this season for those multiple days doing runs. I should note that my extremities get cold easily but have never felt cold with these on for the day (coldest weather I've been in is ~26F for about 6-8hrs while snowboarding). Sizing is spot on (shoe size: 8.5, sock: medium), feet never feel overheated, material doesn't itch, and haven't had any problems with sweating.

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ZimZam wrote a review of on January 30, 2011

5 5

Got these for the season and have taken them out for a couple of snowboarding sessions already. I'll state ahead of time that I'm still relatively new and am still learning the sport so take that into consideration.

I easily get cold compared to the majority of people and so typically my extremities tend to get really cold really quick but these gloves kept my hands from freezing up in below freezing weather down till about 20F with no sun out. Any further than that, typically near the end of the day with the sun going down, my hands started to feel the cold creeping in a bit. I could tell when the temp started dropping because it would seem like the leather on the glove would start to get a bit stiff. (Note: For reference of how cold it was, the fog in my goggles that would typically be cleared out going down was freezing.)

Gore-tex was awesome and kept my hands completely dry on the inside even if the outside of the glove was a bit damp/wet. My friends were complaining that their hands were freezing because theirs were wet, cold, and frozen but not me.

If you take your hands out for a couple mins to check your phone or whatnot, the gloves lose their heat. Putting your hands back into the glove after taking them out makes them feel a bit clammy for the first minute or so but after that, it completely goes away and your hands warm up again.

Also, I never felt like my hands were getting extremely hot nor were they sweating but were the perfect temperature and completely dry. Again, this may be due to my cold nature so your experience could be different.

Can't speak very much for the durability as of yet because I haven't snagged onto any branches or anything but for regular/casual use, they're perfect. The fit for me was perfect using their measurements. Their goggle wipe was a bit of a wasted feature, didn't use it very much and the handful of times I did I personally didn't see a difference. It may have been because I wasn't using it correctly. Overall this was a great glove and completely satisfied what I was expecting out of it.

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