Keeping you protected, no matter how far you go.
If you're going beyond the ropes, giving your hands serious protection is a must, which is where the Dakine Men's Excursion Gore-Tex Glove comes into play. The four-way stretch fabric allows you to easily manipulate zippers, bindings, or goggles, and the tough-as-nails, water-repellent leather palm resists passing storms, abrasion from rope tows and grabbing sharp edges.
The Gore-Tex insert is guaranteed waterproof and breathable, which means you'll be dry and warm, instead of freezing and clammy. Speaking of which, 170-gram PrimaLoft insulation keeps you warm without overheating. Plus, the fixed wool liner retains heat even when it's sopping wet, and fights funky odors all season long.
- Water-repellent leather and four-way stretch shell
- Durable water-repellent leather palm
- Primaloft insulation (170g)
- Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex insert
- Wool lining (360g)
- Hook-and-loop closure
- Item #DAK00GF
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I had this same style from 4-5 years back and they were amazing fit perfect warm as can be completely waterproof. I got the new ones and they seem slightly less warm and they got fairly damp last time I went out. Hoping it was sweat rather than just water soaking through the gloves? Also hoping that if they stretch out a little bit they'll be a touch warmer on the inside. Happy with them but I wish I still had my old ones.
Best bang for your buck
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Ideally I would like to have a pair of gloves that hold up in -35 Celsius weather and don't cost an arm and a leg, but we know those don't exist. I've owned these gloves for a year and a different pair of mittens. Winter last year was fairly mild, but this year I've gotten to test the warmth a little bit more, and I'm fairly impressed.
I'm a little bit of a baby when it comes to having cold hands, but I'll comfortably wear these gloves to -15 Celsius, after that they aren't as good as my mitts, but my hands only seem to get cold sitting on the lift. Keep moving and you shouldn't have too much of an issue.
I also use these around the house when I'm tinkering outside and they seem to be holding up quite well. Hopefully they continue to serve me well for another year!