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Ian's Passions

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ore4886064 wrote a question about on April 5, 2012

So I just got a pair of these, they fit ok but the fingers are a bit long. I am using them for patrolling and need dexterity but I also need warmth. I'm wondering if these were designed to leave some space in the fingers to create an air pocket for warm air? I'd rather not return another pair of gloves to Backcountry, it would be the 3rd pair and I'm getting tired of hunting for a good glove.

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ore4886064 wrote a review of on April 2, 2012

3 5

I am training with the ski patrol here in Oregon and I have been searching for a glove that will hold up to the abuse of running sleds, checking ropelines, hauling equipment ect. while keeping my hands warm. These gloves seem like they would hold up to normal abuse for a long time, but on the second day I had them on the slopes the middle finger on one tore open. I treated them with the balm that was provided and they were waterproof for the first day, then on the second day when it was snowing I noticed near the end of the day my fingers felt wet and the leather was soaking up water. These kept my hands nice and warm as long as I was active, but got cold on the lift or if we were standing around talking about something. My hands are terminally cold on the mountain and these gloves kept my hands warmer than any other gloves I've had, though they didn't keep them warm all of the time. I'm returning these and will try my luck with the Army XCR's. Oh and the wool liner feels amazing.

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ore4886064 wrote a review of on November 28, 2011

3 5

Ok so first off I want to start on the positives of these bindings. They are super light as described. I love how adjustable they are all the way down to the foam on the base. They are good looking and I did notice a bit of increase in control over my board when I switched out my old Rossignol Unit's. So now here's the bad. Before I got these I asked a pro here on Backcountry if a small in these would work with my 32 Lashed size 9.0 mens since I know they are wide. They said yeah no problem should work fine. So I ordered a medium just to be on the safe side. The bindings are still too small, the sides of my boots rest on the tops of the sides of the bindings. This made strapping in awkward, and on the toe straps the pressure was unevenly distributed, even after I adjusted them to be centered on my boot. So if you have Lashed.. look elsewhere. Then when I went to install them on my board, I found one of the screws they sent me wasn't stamped, so it was just a blank head with no way of screwing it in which tells me their quality control isn't the best. Luckily I was able to find a screw that tided me over for two days of riding. Other things I didn't like about these is the highback adjuster kept popping out from it's locked position while I was riding! The strap latches are too small and take some getting used to and are sometimes hard to get unlocked if covered in ice. The last thing is I thought these would be well made but they seem kind of cheap and the "made in China" stamp on the bottom of these doesn't help me like them any more. These are definitely going back and I'm going to look at other brands from now on. Maybe if Union sticks with the idea of these and decides to make them higher quality (and make them in the USA) with more user friendly latches ect. they will definitely be a great binding.

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ore4886064 wrote a review of on November 27, 2011

3 5

The first time I wore these gloves was up at Timberline last weekend on a bluebird day with the temp hovering around 27. Half the time my hands were cold, especially when on the lift. Rode with them Friday at Skibowl on another sunny day, temp around 32 and my hands seemed to stay warm, even after taking my hands out to take pics so I'd say if you only ski in primo conditions or spring ski then these would be awesome gloves but if you're going out in inclement weather and don't have the best circulation like me, don't get these. I bought these because I'm apprenticing with the Ski Patrol this season and needed a durable warm and dexterous glove. I just don't see these being useful on a crappy day when the wind is blowing and it's raining. The gore tex was of course waterproof and water beaded off, but the leather wetted out the first day and soaked through making my hands cold. I'm returning these and just ordered a pair of Kinco's. Hopefully all the hype about those is true...

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ore4886064 wrote a review of on November 27, 2011

5 5

I've ridden with these twice this season and I have no gripes about them. They never fog (even after a few cartwheels down a black diamond in powder), the lenses are wicked awesome and change out quickly. Fits with my Giro G9 helmet perfectly even though it's a bit melted from sitting too close to the fire in the warming hut. No need to look further than here.

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ore4886064 wrote a review of on September 9, 2011

4 5

Just got these in the mail today, tried them on with and without my helmet (Giro G9) and I have to say they're just too damn small. They pinch my nose almost shut and I can feel my eyelashes touching the foam. I'm by no means a big person either.. 5' 6" 125 lbs... figured when I read small to medium face they would fit. And no I don't have a freakishly big noggin. I'm super bummed too because these are some sweet ass goggles and I have to send them back.

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