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Glove Dissapointment

post #1 of 12
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Well I recieved some columbia bugaboo interchange gloves for christmas, they seemed nice and fit pretty well, and the fleece liners were handy. However Ive used them very little so far (4-5 days, cheaper gloves get used for grease work on the hill) and they are already starting to tear at the base of the fingers on the right hand, needless to say im dissapointed, very dissapointed. Any chance columbia will fix this issue? I think im just going to buy some hestra's and be done with the glove shopping for a few years/

post #2 of 12

I can't predict for sure but in general, Columbia has an outstanding warranty policy. However, Hestra gloves are bomber. They are expensive but IMO worth it. One caveat is that the Hestras seem to run a little tight in the fingers (for me anyway) and hence a try on it certainly worth while rather than a buy blind on the internet or somesuch. If it turns out that the Hestras feel a little tight to you as well, Swany is a good alternative with a bit looser fit.

 

SJ

post #3 of 12

I've never had a pair of Hestras so I can't comment on them, but I have been wearing my Kincos all winter long as a lift operator and for skiing just about every day. Some SnoSeal and you're all good.  I like that they have the fabric on the back of the hand because it lets them breathe really well.  I would say probably 90% of the time I don't need any other glove.  MY hands don't get too hot or too cold.  Highly recommended.

post #4 of 12

Hestras are awesome for sure however, the new line of Mountain hardwear DryQ gloves are a clear cut above the others. Check them out. we have a few threads going on in the Member gear reviews. 

post #5 of 12

I was torn between Hestra & Black Diamond, finally went for BD because I could get the 3-finger goretex model. Couldn't find 3-finger Hestras with the goretex lining.

post #6 of 12


I bought the MH Jalapeno. It had leaks in the insulation that made cold spots. It was not warm enough even at 30 degrees. sent em back. seemed waterproof though. If I had a major glove quiver, maybe for skiing in the rain over 35 degrees.

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

Hestras are awesome for sure however, the new line of Mountain hardwear DryQ gloves are a clear cut above the others. Check them out. we have a few threads going on in the Member gear reviews. 



 

post #7 of 12

sounds like you had a defective pair. I have been beyond pleased with my 2 pairs.  Read reviews, others are finding them very warm and uber wind/waterproof. best feature is the breathability them. 

post #8 of 12

the Jalapeno? or MH in general? I wanted to like them. thanks.

post #9 of 12

several different models of the MH's. the Medusa's in particular have been well-reviewed. I now the Medusa mitten and the bazooka. I am not familiar with the Jalapenos. some models have more or less insulation and features 

post #10 of 12

I think that anything designed for Alpine Touring is going to be as light weight and breathable as possible, thus not as warm. that may be the case with the Jalapeno. I don't want a separate liner as I take my gloves on and off too often during the day. thanks again.

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by jimintokyo View Post

I was torn between Hestra & Black Diamond, finally went for BD because I could get the 3-finger goretex model. Couldn't find 3-finger Hestras with the goretex lining.



http://www.evo.com/mittens/hestra-xcr-3-finger.aspx#image=45888.Color.Accessories_Black_Image.jpg

 

 

They're nice, but not super warm like I expected.

post #12 of 12

Ya, without the removable liners, they're just not the same as the regular Heli Mitts.  I think the Gore-Tex is unnecessary with the Hestra gloves.  Stick with the traditional setup and they'll amaze you.

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