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Old 06-09-2009, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gloves? Technical Jargon!?

Hi guys,

Had an awesome snow season last year and a new one is just around the corner (AUS / NZ)! Looking for some new gloves!

The no-brand pair I currently have are OK... but tends to get wet inside towards the end of the day. I think it's because it's a gauntlet / big cuff style, so it doesn't stay under the sleeves very well... and then snow gets in. (Does anyone else have that prob?)

Here are a few of the following gloves I've shortlisted for consideration:
(I've mainly chosen Dakine as it's close to impossible to get Burton stuff internationally... and I've heard they're pretty good)

- Dakine Cobras, Brocos or Rovers (short cuff's = less wet?)
- Drop MFM
- Dakine Sequoia, or Targa (for the GF)

As far as I know - GoreTex is the best, but just wanted your opinions on the non-GoreTex waterproofing technologies. Are they just as good / get's the job done etc... (eg. Drop's "Aquabloc, DK Dry etc). I've tried researching them but all the jargon just gets me more confused.

Thanks for the help, Cheers - Laz
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it's wet on the inside it's probably sweat.
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I use gloves with the Aquabloc tech for the past three years without any wetness issues (if that helps).
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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even goretex can get wet under extreme conditions, but yeah it could be sweat if its not that cold out. i prefer leather gloves that also have some sort of waterproof membrane (be it gore tex or aquabloc or whatever) because you can wax the leather so it doesn't absorb water and then the membrane is your second line of defense.

dakine is a huge international company, they must be doing something right, i wear drop gloves and i have never had an issue. burton gloves seem hit or miss, i have seen some fall apart in days and others last for years.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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any sort of membrane tech out there from a reputable company is going to be the same as gore-tex

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Old 06-10-2009, 02:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No name gloves that cost like $25 on sale are crap, fullstop. You can get some good bargains on gloves you just need to know where to look. If you're in Oz, you can look up this dude on the forums.

He's selling Burton Goretex gloves with inner liners that keep your hands really warm, you can take them off if it gets too hot. These are excellent gloves and I have a similar pair from Burton made form Goretex and they have never been wet inside. Best purchase of snow gear for me EVER. Nothing has been as comfortable as these gloves, not my pants, jackets, goggles or even boots, although I'm yet to wear them in properly. They are super comfy and never wet inside even after spending most of my time learning to board on my ass, knees and hands for a few days with these gloves.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
If it's wet on the inside it's probably sweat.

also if you are getting snow inside your gloves next time you get a jacket get one with the wrist gaiters ... even some underlayers have them. They help out lots.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i have some dakine gloves, and my dakine mitts are in for warranty right now.
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