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No surprise here - Par for the course Armada. Their skis are the backbone of the brand's reputation using the best matrix of performance, durability and aesthetics. As part of their newly-expanded apparel line, the Sonora glove fits right in with Armada's high-quality hoodies, shirts, jackets and hats. Best gloves I've had.
Spent my first day in these gloves yesterday, 15 Dec. 2008 at Mt.
Baker. Weather was -1 w/ sustained 40 mph winds and stronger where he
hiked all day along Shuksan Arm. I hiked and skied for about five hours
w/ these gloves.
I am very pleasantly surprised. I wasn't sure about the $85 MSRP for these things and wondered if quality would be sacrificed for aesthetics. Honestly, $85 is a steal for how warm and dry these gloves were. Feet and face went absolutely stinging numb, but hands were perfect.
Looks on these things are sick. Argyle is where it's at in 08-09, but never really went out of style for me. So I think I'll be wearing these for a long time.
The leather is very soft as is the inside lining. Fleece on the inside and double-stitched leather outside. They didn't cut any corners.
Also - glove isn't cumbersome like some others. You really feel and grip everything.
MSRP says $85, but don't count on paying that. Even if you have to it's absolutely worth it. What's warm worth to you? Look around for cheap ones on sale.
Fit was perfect for one-size-fits all.
Only got one day on them, but they didn't cut or tear on my edges. No wear on rocks or dirt. Leather is very solid.