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|12-13-2012 01:03 PM|
I have worn a similar mitt by dakine to the baron in the past and liked it just fine, but since my family got me DAKINE Dakine Titan Mitten - Men's | Backcountry.com I use them as my every day glove at the resort unless it's warmer, and then use gloves or an older version of Burton Spectre Mitten - Men's | Backcountry.com that I found for $15 locally. I have terrible circulation in my fingers or something and find that I more or less have to use mittens to keep comfortable.
To answer your question Warlord, I'd say in my case the nicer mitt is like a 7 (minus the liner) and the pipe glove is more like a 4 if I'm not wearing the liners with them (which I never do).
|12-13-2012 12:45 PM|
I am also looking for a pair of mittens, i usually do a lot of spring time riding because im in las vegas and it never gets that cold here but i have poor circulagtion in my hands and they are always cold. I spent 120 bucks on a pair of level pipe gloves and wish i would of gotten mittens.
So now i am looking for a pair of warm mittens. How much warmer are they compared to a standard pair of gloves? I've never had mittens before so not sure what kind to get.
So on a scale of 1 to 10 for warmth and level pipe gloves are like a 5.... What is an average mitten? an 7,8? and the warmest mittens being a 10?
|11-22-2012 08:49 AM|
Anyone used the Dakine Baron Gore-tex mitten?
DAKINE Eric Jackson Team Baron Gore-Tex Mitten | Backcountry.com
DAKINE Baron Gore-Tex Mitten | Backcountry.com
|11-09-2012 05:58 PM|
Originally Posted by binarypie View Post
|11-09-2012 05:55 PM|
I prefer mittens to gloves for a style reasons.
I've been doing it since 1996 so I don't know why anymore.
Although I'd love to get a set of tiger gloves but no one makes a good set that I've been able to find.
|11-09-2012 05:49 PM|
Man if Dakine Mittens are getting too hot, I am pretty sure that you would be roasting with Hestra lobster gloves. I generally try to get the heli glove and generally speaking Colorado is one of the cold places in the states. Mostly due to the high altitude. The Heli glove usually works for me well over 90% of the time. There are some rare days where I have to go mitten, but we are talking one or two days out of a 50+ day season I get.
You might look at the Heli Glove instead. Keep the Dakine mitts for the days when it's really cold. In fact you might look at a slightly lighter insulated glove from Hestra. I've got a pair of Guide Gloves I bought two seasons ago from Hestra that are still rocking. They have become my glove of choice for splitting actually. Leather, well insulated, good dexterity once broken in. Holding up great so far. I think I'll get this season out of them, which I rarely get more than one season out of gloves most years.
|11-09-2012 05:40 PM|
I actually found my Dakine mittens a bit too hot quite often, so 3-fingers being a little cooler would probably be better.
Maybe I should move to Golden....
|11-09-2012 05:29 PM|
Not 100% sure, but I think every glove is made in China. Same with almost if not all outerwear. China pretty much has the lock down on that market.
The Hestra Heli Ski 3 finger is a good compromise over mittens. Just about as warm and gives you some dexterity to operate bindings and such. If cold hands are a problem, those are worth giving a try.
snowklinger, buddy, I've got a lot to show you about Colorado. Hestra's US Head quarters are in Golden. Every year come April-May they have a sale to get rid of excess product they have for the season. Their shit is at least 50% off, usually more than that. Heli gloves for $40 and such. I didn't do it this past season, but I usually stock up on Hestra gloves at the end of every season. You can bet I am doing that this year. There are deals like this going on all over the Metro for everything outerwear. Look for Go Lite, Sierra Designs, Fly Low, and even Burton to name a few that do this on a regular basis. You can get great gear on the cheap. Steep and Cheap can't touch it...
|11-09-2012 05:08 PM|
I'm leaning towards Hestra for my mittens so far. What are the go-to models?
- Seth Morrison Pro 3-fingers
- Army Leather Heli Ski 3-fingers
- Kaj & Sverre Pro Model 3-fingers
- Army Leather GTX 3-fingers
In regards to the pipe gloves, are there any particular brands that make a 'better' pipe glove?
|11-09-2012 03:59 PM|
i got burton gore mits wiht about 3 seasons on em, burned through a few sets of liners, but otherwise they are holding up suprisingly well (i've had several low-medium end burton products absolutely shred to nothing) and look basically new. If I can ever destroy them I will happily move to Hestra.
Last year I started wearing pipe gloves, and I'm pretty stoked, I tend to run hot and they provide all I need unless its like under 25 degrees.
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