non-leather but tough, quick drying softshell gloves?
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Feb 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm #1227084
I've been looking for very breathable, quick drying and warm gloves for the winter, no membranes/PU.
Almost all are made from leather, which I agree is tough and breathable, but dries very slowly. My ideal glove would be something like nylon exterior, primaloft insulation, brushed and wicking interior. Maybe nylon outside, and a heavy fleece interior.
I bought some Outdoor Research Credo gloves, advertised as nylon outside, fleece inside, but the fleece is very thin, and the XLs were too small for my hand.
The Cloudveil Trollers come close, as they're half leather, half Schoeller Dryskin with Primaloft.
You guys have any other ideas?Feb 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm #1418967Richard ScruggsBPL Member
You might check the Ibex Climawool glove. It's on sale right now at http://www.ibexwear.com for $59 (regularly priced at $85), and it has a good reader's review here at BPL.
The Ibex website describes the glove as follows:
"Climawool® Double Weave Softshell w/DWR, Cordura® Nylon & Lycra® Exterior, 100% wool interior®
"Pittards® weather-resistant palm
"18.5 micron Merino midweight interlock liner
"Gusseted, adjustable cuff w/ Velcro closure tab
"Soft, absorbent, nose-friendly thumb wipe
"Imported Hand wash
"Measure around widest part of hand for size chart
"Average garment weight 6.3 oz./pair"
I recently purchased a pair, but have not put them to use yet other than for a long walk around the neighborhood during a recent freezing spell. Very warm & comfortable.
Can also tell you that they appear to be well made, like most all of the items sold by Ibex. My size Large weighs 6.21 oz — meeting the "average" weight per Ibex.
JRSFeb 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm #1418972
Those look like great gloves, however, they don't have any XL left on sale. Maybe I can find some for a bit cheaper than $85. Also, most reviews state that people sized up, and I already find XL in most gloves a bit small (long fingers).Feb 3, 2008 at 6:24 pm #1418976Paul TreeMember
but it has a pvc palm, pretty slow drying too, wonder what is under it..
anyway, they have some good gloves for cheap sometimesFeb 3, 2008 at 6:34 pm #1418978
Maybe I'm wrong about the leather and synthetic leather. Many companies use a lot of leather on their gloves–and nylon is almost always cheaper, so there must be a reason why.
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