• Level Super Pipe Pro 2006

      • Review by fnstoked on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        I would not be able to justify a $140 purchase for these gloves, but I didn't have to. The quality of these gloves definitely looks expensive though. These would ideally be for a snowboarder that rides the pipe as the name suggests.

        Performance

        The glove is alright in performance. It is very waterproof (Goretex XCR) but I don't think it's that breatheable. Maybe the Outlast liners don't breathe well, I don't know. My hands have gotten cold from sweat before although I haven't found a glove that didn't. The glove warmth I'd say is a bit more than average.

        There are two triangular vents that are on the middle and ring fingers. I haven't paid attention to them to see if they actually work or not.

        The nose wipes are so fluffy and comfortable to wipe your snots with and I guess the goggle wipes work. I haven't had other gloves with them.

        These gloves came with Biomex wrist guards, but I don't use them. They make the gloves stiff when it's in use, like it's suppose to, and are fairly easy to take out and put in when you get the hang of it. They seem like they would stop some wrist injuries.

        Design

        These have long gauntlets and an inside cuff adjuster that's like a powder skirt to keep snow out. It might not look good, but the long gauntlets will keep snow out. They have straps to hang them on the wrists so you don't drop them on the lifts or whatever.

        Build quality looks superb. There is leather at the top of the hand and near the inside of the fingers and thumbs (palm side). There are stiffer and harder textured stuff on the finger tips and on a portion of the palm. The glove is also made with Goretex XCR, which is even better than regular Goretex. The insulation used is called Outlast. But I found the same insulation in my $15 Head gloves, so I'm not sure what that says. The Levels are definitely better than the Heads though.

        The liners are removable for the warmer days so you can wear just the shell . The shell has some insulation also. I would have liked it if the liners were cleaner and not like an inside out shirt (except a glove). Maybe put some designs on it and grips so It could be used by itself when you don't need waterproofing.

        They put 2 metal stud accents on each finger which makes it less boring looking and a super hard plastic thing that's shaped like knuckles and protect your knuckles from ice I guess. But they would come handy if you get into a brawl on the slopes.

        Value

        The retail price is $140. I personally would not pay $140 for this glove or any other glove as a matter of fact. This price includes the premimum feature of wrist guard protectors and goretex xcr though. I won these from the level contest so it's all good. Thanks level!

        Fit

        The fit is great if it's the right size. And thank level for making so many sizes available for each of their gloves. Their sizing chart goes from XS to Four XL (XXXXL). You measure the girth of your hand in inches and match the number up with their sizing chart (from 7 inches to 11 inches, and also the .5 sizes in between.)

        The super pipe pro has precurved fingers that fit nicely and the wrist area has a strap to adjust the width. The strap is nice and big so you can adjust the fit without it being hard when you have gloves on. I hate it with other gloves when I put the first gloves on, I adjust with my other hands that have no gloves, then when I go to put my second gloves on, I have no bare hands anymore so it becomes a bitch to adjust.

        If you wear the gloves without the liners it's roomier and has more dexterity.

        Durability

        Haven't used them that many days yet, but they're holding up fine and seem like they'll definitely last a while.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
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          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Fit
          Tight
          Baggy
        • Waterproofing
          Wet
          Dry
        • Breathability
          Pourous
          Airtight
        • Warmth
          Cold
          Warm
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    • Name:
    • Super Pipe Pro
    • Manufacturer:
    • Level
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • Gender:
    • Male
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    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Fit
    • Tight
      Baggy
    • Waterproofing
    • Wet
      Dry
    • Breathability
    • Pourous
      Airtight
    • Warmth
    • Cold
      Warm
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