Hi, I'm trying to figure out what gloves are really breathable. Here's the story behind this. I've owned a number of crappy gloves over the decades, and so have my kids. Some that I recall had material like "Aqua Stop" and "Waterguard" and other names like that. They would get damp in normal skiing without sweating hard, and take forever to dry. If they were not put on a heater they would start to stink like running shoes.
A few years ago I got some Dakine Scout gloves. I also use them for snowkiting where you can really soak the gloves (from the inside) more than DH skiing riding the lifts. I never have to put these things on a drier (other than after a rainy day). They breath spectacularly well. I see the ones online now are made with a material called 'DK Dry". I'm not sure if that was the case with the ones I probably got 5 years ago. I could pay a bit more and get some Goretex gloves. I emailed Dakine and they told me that the Goretex ones are more waterproof and more breathable.
Now the problem. I just looked at some terrible mitts my daughter has they get wet and stay wet for days if not dried. The tag on them says Goretex!! I'm amazed her "goretex" gloves could breath so poorly. Could they maybe not be Goretex? Are there fakes out there? Either there is something wrong with the goretex in her mitts, or there's no way that I want to pay extra to get non-breathable gloves like hers.
So after my long story, here are 2 simple questions:
1. Dakine Scout or Dakine Frontier Goretex Gloves - can anyone tell me if they have these and whether I can expect them to breath so well that they are not soggy for over a day after wearing them?
2. Goretex gloves in general - do they breath so well that they don't need special drying attention to be ready for the next day?