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Overall, this is a styling glove and actually does keep you warm in cold temps and does so while not sacrificing dexterity. It needs a bit of help in the waterproofing department, which can make or break a glove, in my opinion. Aside from getting a bit wet, the glove seems like it would do really well if you manage to keep it off the snow. So for all you peeps out there that never fall, this glove's for you.
In terms of performance, this glove is hit or miss. I wore it for the first time on a snowy day, and while it kept my hands warm, it's waterproofing was shit. In fact, one of the things that kind of irked me about this glove was the fact that you have to apply a packet of nikwax to the glove to waterproof it yourself. I was debating on this glove and the DaKine Cobra GT, and in terms of waterproofing, I guess I should have gone with Dakine. Anyway, aside from the horrible waterproofing, the glove performed really well. It offers great dexterity and the feel of the leather increased grip with grabs.
The glove is actually designed really well. The stitchin is meticulous and shows that these gloves are made to last. The velcro closure is super sturdy and once it's locked it stays locked. Once again, the one thing about the glove that I abhored was that in it of itself, the glove is not waterproof. You have to manually apply with your finger the nikwax to waterproof it and then you have to let it dry for 12 hours. Laaaame!
I ended up paying $70 for these gloves. I wanted a warm glove since I have a Dakine Nova mitten that I use for cold days, but was kind of limited in terms of grabs and being able to buckle and unbuckle stuff. The glove is well designed and stuff, but when I buy a glove for snow sports, I want it to be waterproof the max. This glove is not. Was it worth $70? I don't think so. If you were debating between this glove and the Dakine Cobra GT, go with the Cobra... You can't go wrong with gore-tex.
The fit of the glove was pretty accurate according to the POW sizing chart. It fit snug and low profile, just as the glove is advertised for.
I've only used it for one day, so I really can't comment on the durability. As I stated above, the stitching is pretty meticulous, which would indicate that they are meant to last. As I've mentioned, these gloves soak up the water like a sponge. I would think that if you don't nikwax this thing every trip out, or treat the leather with some oil (as it recommended on the lable) that the leather might begin to deteriorate... only time will tell.