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04-06-2014 11:58 PM
destroy Not to open another waterproof-breathability debate (Shred won that one by default IIRC ), but there's more to this...

Lots of gloves have a Goretex membrane in the makeup of them. This is where you'll get your dry gloves that don't soak from sweat. I've got a $50 nothing special pair of Kombi gloves that I've never been wet or cold in during the 60 or so days I have on them from PNW slurpee poo-der to -20 up north. The thing is though... the shell of the gloves does get soaked and logged. My hands stay dry though. The reason is that the Goretex is just one of the layers in the glove and not actually on the outside of the glove actively keeping them dry.

One of the only gloves I've seen that does do this is the Alpha and Beta SV gloves from Arc'teryx. They have the top of the line Goretex Pro finish with crazy micro tape on their seams that give them super crazy dexterity. I've had a pair of Betas on my list all season since I tried some on on opening day but haven't seen any at a deal I can swallow. Oh right. Did I mention they're over $200? Yeah...
04-06-2014 09:40 PM
Argo I have 100 days on my gloves since getting them in December. I cut them on my fresh sharpened board last week though.... Still Havent had wet hands....
04-06-2014 08:01 PM
CassMT my gloves have been semi-damp the entire season. they smell...not good
04-06-2014 07:47 PM
timmytard That's the one I read.
It works, 100% everything proof.
Like I said 0% breathable.

It all depends on how wet your snow is?
Lately it's been a mix of rain @ the base & snow higher up.
So, that tiny bit of sweat, is nothing compared to submerging your gloves in slurpee

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04-06-2014 12:24 PM
jtg FYI, waterproof but not breathable = gloves still soaking. Gloves get wet from the inside.
04-06-2014 11:51 AM
NWBoarder The only thing I have done to my gloves to keep them continuing to keep my hands dry is wash them at the beginning of a new season with some NikWax tech wash. I use the 2 part system, where one part is a mild detergent, and the other part is a waterproofing replenisher. This has kept all of my outerwear functioning well.
04-06-2014 11:07 AM
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04-06-2014 09:31 AM
Donutz Review: North Face Meru gloves
04-06-2014 08:10 AM
scottb7 Easy waterproof clothing, and about anything else in your world.
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