Biometric Level Gloves...??? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2014, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
Moving to the dark side...
Kevin137's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Drammen
Posts: 1,414
Default Biometric Level Gloves...???

So i have really bad wrists, i have broken them both numerous times (too many too count), and have had an operation on my right wrist...

Well i am getting old, and i get some aching/arthritis in my wrists, which i can cope with, but i am starting to worry that at my age, i am going to make things a little worse by being in the cold so much and falling more than i should...

I know i can get wrist protectors, but like most things, i would soon get fed up and stop wearing them...

So i am asking has anyone had any experience with the biometrics from Level Gloves, and if so, what is your opinion on them...???

Are they worth the money, do they offer protection...???

This is what i am thinking of...

Level Gloves - snowboard mittens and ski gloves
Height 5"11, Weight 200-210lbs, Born 1969
Regular Stance, Ability NOT GOOD

2012/13 114 days
2013/14 102 days
2014/15 107 days


K2 Fastplant 154, Ride DH2 158, Endeavour Vice 155, Signal OG 155, NS Evo 157 (Stolen), Flow Quantum 155
Kevin137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-03-2014, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 347
Blog Entries: 1

I bought a pair of Level gloves after I caught an edge while learning and broke my wrist. I've had them a few seasons and the quality is good. I (thankfully) haven't had any bad falls on my wrist so I don't know if they would prevent a broken wrist or arm.
Jason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2014, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 2,654

Originally Posted by Jason View Post
I bought a pair of Level gloves after I caught an edge while learning and broke my wrist. I've had them a few seasons and the quality is good. I (thankfully) haven't had any bad falls on my wrist so I don't know if they would prevent a broken wrist or arm.
I had them for 3 years now ( I posted a review here too) They are good gloves, of course I never fell since I bought them (and the padded shorts). but avoided a bunch of rocks, ice and gear with them.
They do offer very good protection and average dexterity, but the "spikes' on the fingers are absolute crap, they came off and left a hole in the leather under. The Kevlar should be placed along the fingers where you grab the board, instead of the tip of the fingers, and the 3 materials sewn together ( leather, rubber and Kevlar) let moisture came in trough the seam when it's wettish.
All in all I liked them, but I 'm not getting another pair. Love the biomes thou. I will keep using it in my new gloves (probably BD guide Glove)

2015/16 -1- Kirkwood days
Arbor A-Frame 158 2009-10
Jeremy Jones Hovercraft 156, 2011/12
Burton Driver-X
Subaru WRX 06
KIRKRIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2014, 06:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: mt.
Posts: 663

I wore them since the beginning of the season and so far have save me from riding over snow covered rocks Done it twice this season when i tried to explore some untouched snow(no wonder).
2015 Rossi One Mag 159
2015 Capita Charlie Slasher 161
t21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2014, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NH
Posts: 177

I just got a pair of the mittens this year. I can't say I've had any major falls, but the protection seems about as good as wrist guards. They are plenty comfortable and you forget about the guard part once you are wearing them.

I think they are only so/so in terms of warmth. It's tough to evaluate because the wrist guard part constantly touches your skin and for me that caused some moisture, which leads to cold.

My only real complaint is that the wrist strap is stupidly undersized. I bought the mediums (I have small hands and often wear small gloves) and I cannot come close to wrapping the strap around my wrist without cutting off circulation. I just ride with them hooked in the buckle, but not velcroed back on itself.

Durability seems fine so far, but I only have about ten days on them.
Kenai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2014, 07:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
Not quite reformed yet
chomps1211's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: S.E. Mich.
Posts: 5,603

I've been riding with the mitts since my first season. I haven't had a bad fall since I got them. Lately I wear them without the inserts.
They were plenty comfortable, just got tired of taking the inserts on n off. I didnt like the gauntlet style warmth liners they came with, but most of the time I didn't need them. This season I bought a pair of fleece glove and I wear them inside instead. Even in double digit, sub zero temps I've stayed warm. (...well, my hands did anyway!)

They will not last long if you're using rope tows in the park tho. I have a small abrasion on the palm from my first week riding and using the rope on the bunny hill. Since then, no more ropes n hole hasn't gotten bigger.

All in all, 3.5 years and I still like them.
You're only Young Once,.. but you can be Immature FOREVER!

2012/13 (48) days!
2013/14 (44) days!
2014/15 (00)
2015/16 (00) days!
chomps1211 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2014, 08:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 4,951

I have some that are like 4 years old. Aside form a cut caused by a ski they are still New looking. They have saved me from a broken wrist or two. I use them on icey days now.
Argo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
DevilWithin's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 477

I bought the level super pipe gloves at the beginning of the season and really like the biomex system. I just didn't like the gloves...way too bulky. The good news is that you can take out the biomex protection and wear it inside any pair of gloves that are large enough. The Level gloves are essentially three pieces: liner, biomex wrist protection piece, and the glove shell. I now just wear the biomex piece directly on my hand and inside a pair of burton clutch gloves that I like better.
DevilWithin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 03:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
snowman55's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 234

I bought the Level half pipe XCR glove for this season. After 5 or so days of normal use, right glove's stitching between the ring finger and pinky had come undone. Very disappointed. For a glove that cost $110+, you figure the durability would be better. And their customer support sucks.

They don't warranty the gloves themselves. You have to send it back to the place you bought it from it. I didn't want to be without a wrist guard for 2-3 weeks so I just ended up duck taping it for now.

Last edited by snowman55; 03-04-2014 at 03:09 AM.
snowman55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 05:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 49

I have worn the Butterfly's since I started boarding at least 6 years ago. Bought a pair of the mitts for colder days too. Have never broken my wrist but can't be sure it is all due to the gloves. Unlike others, however, my experience with the model I have is that they are far warmer than anything else I have ever worn outside in winter. My hands are usually still toasty long after everyone else's fingers have gone numb. I would keep buying them if I ever needed to replace these but honestly other than small signs of wear and tear they are in perfect condition. I do not ride park or drag them though so those activities may reduce their lifespan (as it would with any glove I imagine).
MelC is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums