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Old 04-28-2008, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I've currently got an old pair of Burtons that have lasted for ages, but are now simply too torn and leaky to use on most days, so im looking at buying a new pair for the next Japanese season.

I would love to simply replace the pair i currently own, as they are the best gloves ive ever had...but sadly they dont seem to be made anymore, and ive got no idea what 'model' they are anyway.

Basically, my wishlist is as follows -

- Gloves. Dont like Mittens.

- Gore-tex (or equivalent)..i seem to always have my hands in snow for whatever reason, and by the end of the day, always end up damp...so i want maximum water proofing without resorting to Dishwashing gloves as "outers."

- Super-long Cuff. I hate gloves with short or no cuffs, like to be able to pull the cuffs well up over my jacket sleeve and tighten with a drawstring. My present pair are great, and the cuffs come about halfway up my forearm.

- Cincher. (like the Cuff, is another must)

- Durable finger and palm material. Present gloves have a really thick rubbery (pretty sure its rubber anyway) layer that is stitched into the palm, and all the way up the fingers, and another layer that comes over from just past the top knuckle down over the fingertip so you dont get that annoying "peel" effect when the stitches start pulling free on the ends of your fingers.

- Would like some kind of removable fleece inners so i can adjust the warmth depending on the conditions.


So to sumarise:
- Gloves
- Long Cuff
- Cincher
- Rubber fingers and palm
- Gore-tex
- Inners


Not being too demanding am i? hehe.

While i would prefer not to pay tooooo much, im willing to spend a bit extra to get the features im after, and where i think the extra money is justified.

So...any suggestions?
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Talking here are some gloves sure to keep your hands nice

Here's a few suggestions:

Holden Spring, Rome Focus, Celtek Forcast, Ronin Piste Off, or Dakine Mustang.

I would personally go with Celtek Forcast. Good luck.

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Old 04-29-2008, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure where you live as it isn't in your profile, however if there is a Costco in your area I strongly suggest you check them out at the beginning of next season. I have been using the gloves Costco carries for 6 yrs now. They are great, glove style, inner fleece removable liner, long cuff, cincher, reinforced fingers and thumb so they don't cut when you grab an edge, a soft goggle wiper on the thumb, and a gore tex or gore tex type waterproofing. They also meet your criteria of inexpensive at under $30. At this price you can afford to replace them each year(you won't need to, my last pair lasted 3 seasons) or even buy 2 pairs so you can simply change them if they do get too wet.
Hope this helps you, I prefer to spend less on items like gloves when I can find this good of quality for cheap and spend more on my board and lift passes.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure where you live as it isn't in your profile, however if there is a Costco in your area I strongly suggest you check them out at the beginning of next season. I have been using the gloves Costco carries for 6 yrs now. They are great, glove style, inner fleece removable liner, long cuff, cincher, reinforced fingers and thumb so they don't cut when you grab an edge, a soft goggle wiper on the thumb, and a gore tex or gore tex type waterproofing. They also meet your criteria of inexpensive at under $30. At this price you can afford to replace them each year(you won't need to, my last pair lasted 3 seasons) or even buy 2 pairs so you can simply change them if they do get too wet.
Hope this helps you, I prefer to spend less on items like gloves when I can find this good of quality for cheap and spend more on my board and lift passes.
Cheers
Located in Australia...but board in Japan as well. Don't think theres any Costco in either. hehe. Sound great though.
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Here's a few suggestions:

Holden Spring, Rome Focus, Celtek Forcast, Ronin Piste Off, or Dakine Mustang.

I would personally go with Celtek Forcast. Good luck.
Holden Springs look pretty durable (how does the leather go against the sharp metal edge of a board?) but dont seem to have any cuff.

The Rome Focus seems to come in an OverCuff version which looks pretty good. Nice Cuff Length it seems and looks very similar to my Burtons, except for the fingers which look sort of more "hi-tech durable" if that makes sense. My pair are great because the reinforcing is so chunky, you'd be hard pressed cutting it with a knife...but the Focus looks equally durable by simply using better material rather than just making it chunky. Definite possibility there.

Celtek Forecasts - No cuff

Ronins - No Cuff (but love the extra finger haha)

Dakine Mustang - Nice, but no cuff.


I think the Rome Focus is leading the way by default at present, closest ive seen to what i want. How does this DryTac compare to GoreTex?
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