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Charles K.

Charles K.

Charles K.wrote a review of on August 27, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Have put a couple hundred miles on the gloves. The material is super stretchy and despite wondering how these would fit on / come off they manage to slip on and off easily but stay nice and snug while wearing them. comfortable tacky grip. No chemical smell as some others noted. Material is very light on the back of the hand, good for warm weather. No issues with craftsmanship or gloves breaking down (yet). I really have enjoyed these.

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Charles K.

Charles K.wrote a review of on July 15, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I just completed my first olympic distance tri wearing a pair of the Shimano SH-TR60 which I bought on sale. I usually cycle in an old pair of Sidi's I've had for years and was hoping this would be easier for transitions than a ratchet-based closure. Overall, transitions were easy, ventilation was good and the shoe was comfortable. HOWEVER, the velcro strap is too long or something and on my right shoe it kept on rubbing against the crank causing the shoe to get looser and come undone during the race. I had to fix the shoe 6-8 times over the course of my bike which was frustrating. Perhaps if the velcro fastened away from the bike vs. inwards this wouldn't be an issue? Or if it was shorter? Whatever it was, it wasn't ideal...

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Charles K.

Charles K.wrote a review of on January 23, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these gloves for mild weather resort snowboarding / side-country / some backcountry. I have a high end pair of Hestra heli gloves (OutDry) for colder resort conditions and colder backcountry and hoped to wear these on warmer resorts days. My hands sweat easily once I get moving and I figured the lighter profile of the glove would work better. These gloves offer decent insulation, I wore them comfortably from 20F-32F. They were too warm and sweating became a problem at >32F when I was moving. Below 20F there isn't enough there in the fingers if you're sitting on chair...
My main critique of the glove is that despite waterproofing them a few times with the Hestra balm the palm is soaking through after a 1/2 day of riding. Right where my jacket cuff meets the palm. And it spreads from there. I just came back from Wyoming and the weather turned a bit warmer (25F-35F) with heavy wet snow at lower elevations and some fresh snow every day. The gloves were soaked by lunch each day and I had to swap them out for afternoon riding. Maybe this would be better if I had a ski pole in my hand? When I used them on crisper blue-bird days this was less of an issue. I enjoyed using them snowshoeing. I'd maybe recommend them for mild dry days but overall they haven't lived up to my expectation.

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Charles K.

Charles K.wrote a review of on January 1, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Overall I was really pleased with the goggles. They didn't really fog up, they were very comfy and fit well with my POC helmet. They had crisp vision in bright / sunny conditions. My main criticism is that in low light (overcast, snowing, heavy fog, etc.) I found them to be frustrating to wear, they were too dark. Not only did they not enhance snow contrast they made the problem worse. Might be better off sticking with a traditional lens system...

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