Recommend me some gloves

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  1. Kopite

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    Mine are essentially pointless in any kind of moisture and I’m over having wet hands and dry everything else, so looking at a pair of decent gloves. Anyone got any recommendations?

    Also, thoughts on gauntlet style or having the glove cuff under the jacket? I’m erri g toward the gauntlet, but not set on anything as yet. Key thing is waterproof, and reasonably warm (I run hot, so no need for mega insulation and not after mittens)

    Much appreciated folks!
     
  2. Annabuzzy

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    Hestra is good. Plenty of good brands out there.

    I prefer under the jacket. I just think it looks cooler.
     
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  3. Donzah

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    Gauntlet gloves are great in Antarctica.

    And 1997.

    Under .
     
  4. Donzah

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    IMO you can't beat full leather with nixwax.

    XTM make some great gloves at good price point
     
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  5. Kopite

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    1997 was a great year for me in fairness!
     
  6. Donzah

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    Not so much for gloves
     
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  7. Legs Akimbo

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    Fashion victim.

    Stretch your arms out. What works best? Gauntlet is the only sensible way to go.
     
  8. Any

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    +1 for hestra too.
    take a look at what the ski patrol are wearing.
    hestra, or kinkos over the top of something else.
     
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  9. Sandy

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    If you have a think about it, when it's wet (raining, or when snowing in Australia is often melting on your jacket), the water runs down your arms.
    Gauntlets, even if they have a drawstring, if worn on the outside of the jacket sleeve, will allow some water to migrate down the bottom of your jacket arm, and into your glove when the weather's wet, even if the gloves are completely waterproof.

    I tend to have a longer glove with a drawstring, which is then covered by the jacket sleeve when it is likely to be wet.(the jacket sleeve needs to be big enough to do this, and not all jacket sleeves are big enough)
    If it's not wet, I tend to just wear the glove with drawstring on the outside of the jacket sleeve, just because it's easier.
     
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    I throw down a gauntlet to your imposition
     
  11. Donzah

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    I'm not even sure why this is a debate
     
  12. currawong

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    +1 has been very happy with these
    [​IMG] admittedly they have not been exposed to rain, but have been good in wettish snow.
     
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  13. Joe

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    Invest in leather gloves either Hestra or Swanny, I condition with balm after every season and air out for a week before I put them away. Do that and water will never penetrate and they will last more than a decade.
     
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    I've worn gauntlet style gloves for a couple of decades. Never had any sogginess.
     
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  15. Gumbo

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    Had these since 1999. Best glove ever.

    Am looking at one for under jacket now. My wife uses a set of Hestra as well no issues with them either.
     
  16. Ziggy

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    If you don't need fingers go for mitts (or lobster claw mitts) - they're easier for the manufacturer to proof and they're warmer if that's a consideration.
    If you're working with leather handwear and there's water around it will get driven into the leather and feel damp (and cold when you stop) on the palm. A high performance air permeable liner can help a bit here.
     
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    I use a Swanny Leather and am stoked with them.
    I recommend A full leather Swanny globe to everyone/anyone.
     
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  19. Whatever really

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    I have these, best powder glove made,
    But over kill for most days,
    I have a thin leather not insulated for touring and will get either another pair of short hestra or kinko next
     
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  20. Gumbo

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    Yeah I have a couple of pairs of pipe gloves that are for fair conditions but they have all been picked up out of bargain bins.
     
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    Kinco when it's cold cold, otherwise Ninja.

    Not sure why you'd shell out for anything else.
     
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  24. CarveMan

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    XTM’s top of the range leather / gore tex glove called the Verbier is as good as any on the market.
     
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  25. Annabuzzy

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    The 'Japanese' brand distributed by Rhythm Sports is very good too. I just can't remember their name
     
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  26. Sandy

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    I've been using Montbell (Japanese brand) for about 3 years. Merino removable inner and waterproof/breathable shell with leather palm. (as well as finger mitts when it's extra cold)

    Top notch gear. The company was created by an ex mountaineer, so the gear is very functional.

     
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    Consider .
     
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  28. Annabuzzy

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    Oyuki. I'm pretty sure that's the name.

    Great gloves and stylish looking too.
     
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    Look up ;)
     
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  30. Kopite

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    I'll check out the XTM - they seem great value. Might have to play about with my jacket cuffs before deciding to go full fashionista or go gauntlet. Functionality is going to be the winner over the fashion though for this decision I think. Too many days of soggy hands
     
  31. hatto

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    Free the powder gloves have been awsome
     
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    As said above gauntlets suck for australia. When its wet the moisture just runs down your arms into the gauntlet. Under the cuff.

    Go the top end XTM gloves, just as good as Hestra and Swany

    disclaimer: XTM give me free gloves each season
     
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    Spring is here, time for some lighter duty gloves I thinks.
    Got Primaloft Outdoor Research.
    Inner glove is a bit fragile and didn't last long, outer glove is good by itself but still a bit much in hot weather.
     
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    I agree with others. Unders are so much better. I wear these. Love the handcuffs too.
     
  35. Annabuzzy

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    Oops.

    I have those gloves and love them.
     
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    Me too. Used them in Japan and here and I reckon they're great.
     
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    Been using these for 10 years or so. Love em.
     
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  38. OlCol

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    Level gloves full leather - under. 5 now years and plenty of r*&n days but still warm.
     
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    Not gloves....but never looked back...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Paired my Hestras with a pair of the Free The Powder gauntlets. If anything, they're even warmer than the Hestras. Considering they were about 60USD, they were an absolute bargain.

    Also got a pair of under the cuffs. Used them once, I prefer the gauntlet.
     
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    Yeah that's the Verbier mitten, same construction as the glove I use. CG has the mitten and loves it too.
     
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    What shops in Oz stock these?
     
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    Hestra.

    I have the gauntlet and this pair I've gad for 5 years. They're the first pair of gauntlet gloves I've owned as I prefer wearing my gloves under the sleeve. I'm also running some Truck gloves for warmer days.
     
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    Needed these on Sat...
     
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    I've seen instructors pull out a pair of these on rainy Thredbo days.

     
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    i looked at their site the other day. its basically a ripoff of hestra models (or whoever hestra ripped theirs off from), with even the removalable inner piece for some models.
    (i approve, why reinvent the wheel)

    but i really like the addition of the extra reinforcing of the palm of the gloves.
    however i don't think it covers the spots that i wear out the most. all of my gloves build up a hole in that same spot just below the gap between first and second fingers.
    [​IMG]
    (my hestras)

    but as someone who goes through at least one pair of gloves ever year, ill certainly give them a go next opportunity i get and see how they go.
     
  49. Mr. Mook

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    in 05 I bought a pair of Dakine Scout gloves. The cuff extends up the wrist with a good quality elastic drawstring.
    Once the drawstring is tightened against the wrist it's fairly easy to the pull the jacket sleeve down over the top of the cuff.

    I have used them with 3 different jackets and the only problem I have had with them has been when they are too warm on sunny spring days but then I often take them off anyway.
    been caught in rain a few times and stayed dry.
    Never once felt cold even when riding up chairs during winds so strong the chairs are on go-slow/stop mode.

    Make sure your next pair have a drawstring on the cuff and removable liners.
     
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    Got a pair earlier in the season. Really good.