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Smartwool Spring Glove

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Spring Glove

Smartwool already makes some pretty intelligent pieces of gear, but only the really clever pieces are given doctorates. When it comes to the SmartWool PhD Spring Glove, brains definitely win over brawn. The nylon and leather shell protect against that wet mashed potatoes you're sliding around in while still being dexterous enough for pole plants and pesky zippers. Wool basically wrote the original thesis on wicking, so you know that lining will keep your hands from overheating in the sunshine, naturally warding off odor in the process.

  • Spring shred ready gloves built to extend the season
  • Leather and nylon outer fights off moisture and wind
  • Wool blend lining wicks moisture while resisting odors
  • Index finger and thumb boast touchscreen compatibility
  • Adjustable hook and loop closure provides a secure fit
  • Reinforced thumb and index fingers help boost longevity
  • Item #SWL01GL

Material
[main] goat leather] [trim 1] 93% nylon, 7% elastane, [trim 2] 100% polyurethane, [lining] 70% wool, 30% nylon
Style
undercuff
Closure
hook-and-loop
Touchscreen Compatible
thumb, index finger
Claimed Weight
5.01oz

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>Rating: 3

Nice materials, bit too breathable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large

I have mixed with my feelings with these gloves after using them thru the fall, winter and now spring. On the one hand, the quality of material seems to be excellent (leather fingers, wool lining, velcro wrist straps, etc). Fit is a bit long/loose as per some users mention. What really bothers me about these gloves is their total lack of insulating properties. While it is advertised as a spring glove that is suitable for snow and ski activities, I find these gloves to be overly breathable. The back of the palm is made if a mesh fabric material, and with any slight gust of wind, I can fell the chill go right thru my hand and into my fingers (not good when I wear it to walk my dog). Now if my hands were extremely hot and sweaty from heavy physical activity, then the breathabiliity might come in handy, especially on a overly warm spring ski day (and if I have worn too many layers). But overall the distribution of the windproof material on this glove is just odd and not well balanced out thru the glove. Good thing they have a excellent return policy from the company that guarantees 100% satisfaction. Will see if they hold up their guarantee.