• Burton AK 3L Glove 2005

      • Review by wrenegade on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
        • 0
      • Review:

        Overall

        A great glove overall. It prides itself on being the world's only fully gore-tex glove, and so far I have not experienced anything that would tell me otherwise. I can stick my hand in a bucket of water and they won't leak. On top of that it's comfy and extremely warm with the fleece layer in. The only downfall is the powerstretch liner which is coming apart a bit.

        Performance

        This is a pretty amazing glove.

        The entire exterior is gore-tex. It has never had a leak even on those soaking wet PNW days. Its got a nose wipe and goggle wipe stitched on top of the thumbs and leather layed over the palm for grip.

        The 2nd layer is a thick fleece liner, nothing much more to it than that. Other than its super thick. It is WAY too hot for most days, but I could see you using it a lot on the east coast. Its really only something I bring with me (usually stored in my pack) when its colder than -15. With this layer in the mobility is a little restricted, if I were using it a lot I would buy another size up.

        The 3rd layer is the powerstretch liner. It's wicking fleece and performs very well. Its not all that warm but I don't usually need uber-warm gloves (and when I do I just put in the fleece layer) and it does keep your hands dry. It fits extremely tight but is designed that way. It also has rubber stripping on the palm for grip which I find very useful. It together with the outside liner is usually all I need on a regular day. It feels a little big without the fleece liner in, but not too baggy and there is still good mobility.

        Design

        Pretty straight forward simple technical design. Does everything it needs to do and doesnt mess around with graphics or extra features.

        Value

        Even as sweet as these gloves are, I could never pay retail ($189 us). I paid 80 canadain (yay eBay!) and that is well worth it. If you find a deal on these, pull the trigger.

        Fit

        I got a large and they fit a little tight with all 3 layers, a little loose with just 2 layers. If you plan on using them like that you have to compromise.

        Durability

        The powerstretch liner is getting a couple holes in the finger tips and I may have to sew them up or get new ones soon (they are sold separately which is nice).

        One of the pull straps to tighten the glove around the wrist has come out. It's not broken, but it will be a bitch to feed that cord back into the glove. (Like putting a drawstring back into your pants after it pulls out of one end). In the gloves defence, it was my fault. I was a little to aggro with the tightening and it came right out.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Fit
          Tight
          Baggy
        • Waterproofing
          Wet
          Dry
        • Breathability
          Pourous
          Airtight
        • Warmth
          Cold
          Warm
    • Shop for AK 3L Glove by Burton
    • Social Media
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • AK 3L Glove
    • Manufacturer:
    • Burton
    • Year:
    • 2005
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Fit
    • Tight
      Baggy
    • Waterproofing
    • Wet
      Dry
    • Breathability
    • Pourous
      Airtight
    • Warmth
    • Cold
      Warm
    • Product Options
    • Your Wishlist Your Gear
    • Review Ratings
       
       
      Score: 0