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Doru N.

Doru N.

Doru N.wrote a review of on April 15, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had the last 3 versions of this glove starting with the 1998 one that used kangaroo leather. That lasted 10 years before the fingers textile part gave up.
The next one lasted 8 years and this time was the leather that gave up at all finger tips and the sawing on the leather doubling patches.
This version is pretty much like the last one I had. The improvement is the leather placement on the back of hand/fingers and the leather doubling path on the palm. BUT there are a few very annoying regressions:
The clip on for connecting the two gloves is gone replaced with a carabiner that is hard to operate even with two hands at room temps. The old one was one hand operation and it was much smaller.
The pointer finger is much tighter now resulting in cold finger.
The draw cord for closing the gauntlet is hard to pull without also pulling on its release red strap. It also hanging out a lot more and because it is now external to the gauntlet it does not open the gauntlet so I end up fiddling with the cords to pull the right one, then after releasing the cord I have to pull on the gauntlet to fully open it. The position around gauntlet change as before it was easy to bite the red strap and open the gauntlet - no hands operation.

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Doru N.

Doru N.wrote a review of on February 8, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got the Black Diamond saw first then I got this one.
They both weight about the same. I like the Black Diamond integrated sheath that also serves as a handle/extension. But that gets in the way of cutting the back of the test column. Overall it is more compact and I liked that.
I like the G3 wide blade. The BD blade is easily twisting requiring care to get a straight cut.
The G3 also has the grid for snow analysis, one less thing to carry in my backpack.
I agree the G3 sheath is not very robust but if they make it more so it will gain weight or if not it will go up in cost as it will require more exotic materials to keep the same weight.
Overall I like the G3 better.

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Doru N.

Doru N.wrote a review of on May 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm right at the end of size large. They fit Ok but not very comfy. They stay on well even w/o straps. A bit thigh fit but better this way than having the XL sliding down. I did try the XL to, but although comfy I had to pull the straps to the max. With wear they would have become too large anyway.

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