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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Those Medusa gloves popped up on SAC last night for ... $58? I can't remember. Might be worth keeping an eye open, usually stuff returns a few times.



Up on SAC again now, $60

post #62 of 78
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Up on SAC again now, $60



It is last years model... just pay attention to that

post #63 of 78

MOUNTAIN HARDWARE RESPONSE-  great customer response. - So the answer is buy last years with confidence

 

Hi Ron,

That's a great question.

We do not combine OutDry and Dry.Q in any of our products. Our gloves will specifically feature our OutDry technology, whereas, Dry.Q is featured in our jackets. Our OutDry waterproof/breathable membrane is bonded directly to the inside of the gloves shell. Therefore, rain, snow and wind are blocked on the gloves surface, keeping your hands warm and dry, for greater breathability and dexterity.

Finally, our Dry.Q technology is our new approach to waterproof/breathable technologies that allows us to source any face fabric, any backer and any coating. More specifically, the breathability of our Dry.Q Elite membrane outperform's the industry's current standards.

We appreciate your interest in Mountain Hardwear. If you have any other questions about any of our amazing products, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Christian
Mountain Hardwear

post #64 of 78

Good Job Ron,

 

60 + posts and the real answer arrives. Again, proving my speculation is wrong. Not the first, not the last time. Last year = This year. No surprise and making the Altrec deal sweet for those with large hands.

 

 

 

 

post #65 of 78

 

Mike, this just goes to show you made the right decision! I am fortunately a L glove size.  I am toying with the Leki goretex glove on promotive that has the built-in Trigger S clip.  Not sure if thats reallly a plus or not.  I keep waiting for Hestra to update promotive....

 

 

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Good Job Ron,

 

60 + posts and the real answer arrives. Again, proving my speculation is wrong. Not the first, not the last time. Last year = This year. No surprise and making the Altrec deal sweet for those with large hands.

 

 

 

 



 

post #66 of 78

I'll throw a little more at this partial OT drift...

 

I'm really impressed with the Leki gloves I picked up on Promotive. I bought the Force S and the Polar Down gloves.  They don't have removable liners, but the build quality and the fit are excellent.  The down gloves feel like they're going to be just the ticket when it gets really cold.  I've never had down gloves before, but I decided that they were a good match for my down Mountain Hardwear Sub-zero jacket.
 

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

 

I am toying with the Leki goretex glove on promotive that has the built-in Trigger S clip.  Not sure if thats reallly a plus or not.  I keep waiting for Hestra to update promotive....

 



 

post #67 of 78


thanks, here's my final list

 

1- Hestra 3 finger leather seth glove http://hestragloves.com/en-us/gloves/alpine-pro/seth-morrison-3-finger-pro/

 

2- Mtn Hardware Bazuka - http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Blog-Post/BlogPost,default,pg.html?bpid=2010_01_07_Bazuka_Gloves_A_Blast_for_Waterproof_Defense

 

3- leki CORE S (works with Speed S system)  http://www.leki.com/skiing/skiingGloves.php?aID=77

 

I will still use my Hestra lobsters for uber cold days as I have the polar inserts which are crazy warm and breatheable


 

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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post

I'll throw a little more at this partial OT drift...

 

I'm really impressed with the Leki gloves I picked up on Promotive. I bought the Force S and the Polar Down gloves.  They don't have removable liners, but the build quality and the fit are excellent.  The down gloves feel like they're going to be just the ticket when it gets really cold.  I've never had down gloves before, but I decided that they were a good match for my down Mountain Hardwear Sub-zero jacket. 

 



 

post #68 of 78

New MH Medusa gloves arrived Sat. thanks to some fast and free Altrec shipping.

 

The most notable aspect is the removable, heavyweight windstopper liner that could easily be used as a glove on a warm spring ski day. Not your average aftermarket ski glove liner. My hands are long and thin so with the insert, there is not much excess volume inside the glove, so, if you have thick hands then space could be an issue. Without the liner, or with my lighter liners, there is plenty of space. I fully expect them to be warm. I hope they can vent the inside moist air as well as MH claims.

 

The palms and fingers are covered with leather so wear should not be an issue. They come with bright orange, removable, wrist straps, a nice feature. Overall, they are an up-grade from any other glove I've used and I'm well pleased from the initial inspection.

 

post #69 of 78
Thread Starter 

Got this years Medusa mitten in this week. First off, the amount of leather on the palm, which extends over the back of the finger tips, is substantial. The cinching system for the gauntlet is fantastic and super simple to use. Held it under the faucet for a solid minute and a half, and exterior of glove was next to dry. The entire outside dried within minutes as compared to my other gloves which might still be wet... NOTE: the removable liner is not a full softshell liner. Only the back of the glove is, which will do a good job of blocking wind, but not anything else. The palm is a very porous material, it will breathe fantastic, but neither this palm material nor the seams are anywhere close to water resistant. However, used with the gloves obviously will not pose a waterproof problem, and is very warm. Fantastic mittens!

post #70 of 78

How long are the gauntlets on these, say compared to a Hestra Heli.....any ideas?  I'm debating whether to go with a MH OutDry glove or a Hestra Heli glove.  Not sure which MH glove though....the Medusa gauntlet looks really long.  I was thinking perhaps the Typhon (with liner) or the Jalapeno (no liner), gauntlets don't seem so huge.

post #71 of 78
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How long are the gauntlets on these, say compared to a Hestra Heli.....any ideas?  I'm debating whether to go with a MH OutDry glove or a Hestra Heli glove.  Not sure which MH glove though....the Medusa gauntlet looks really long.  I was thinking perhaps the Typhon (with liner) or the Jalapeno (no liner), gauntlets don't seem so huge.


The gauntlets are fairly long, they come up about 3/4 forearm. not sure how they compare to the heli, but i would say slightly longer. Between the typhon and the jalapeno, i like the typhon better. But if you dont mind the price, and are looking for essentially no gauntlet, the bazuka looks like a fantastic glove. I prefer gauntlets though

 

post #72 of 78

I've got a pair of no-gauntlet gloves already (Gore-Tex though), but need gauntlets, so the Typhon is looking fine.  Might just make the plunge and fingers crossed.

post #73 of 78
 
 
 

Here's a snippet from a recent action shot to show off the length of the gauntlets on the MH Typhon gloves.

 

Typhon Guantlet.PNG

 

 

 
post #74 of 78

Thanks Noodler!  Nothing like a good photo and first hand experience to help the rest of us understand something.

 

I see you went all out with MH......jacket too eh?  biggrin.gif

post #75 of 78

Looking at that picture makes me want to pick up a non-gauntlet glove for the "non-weather" days.  I was using some old Dakine gloves, but they're completely shot after 4 seasons of use.  That Bazuka looks nice, but I'm leaning toward the MH Dragon's Claw I think.  I guess I'll look around over the T-day sales and see what pops up as a good deal.

post #76 of 78

Not sure if any of you guys saw this article, but it's excellent and I learned a few things:

 

http://blistergearreview.com/articles/outerwear-101

 

post #77 of 78

Noodler,

 

Good find. After getting brain fogged by the chemistry, an enlightening read. You really should open a new thread, it would better serve the community as opposed to being buried in the MH glove thread.

 

The info on the DWR was the highlight of the review. I'm sure a ton of money is spent in developing proprietary formulae. Time to wash and recoat several jackets is now.

post #78 of 78

Excellent info.  And a highly entertaining read, actually.  Those guys somehow manage to make chemistry interesting and hilarious at the same time.

 

Side note: I ordered the MH Typhon glove.  Fingers crossed it works well, keeps me dry and warm.

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