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Marmot Gloves the Pros/cons?
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Gene .
(Tracker)

Locale: New England
Marmot Gloves the Pros/cons? on 01/18/2007 15:20:05 MST Print View

I have a $50 credit at Marmot I need to use for gloves, had a pair that are no longer made that were defective, and I have credit towards a new pair.

I narrowed it down to: 'Evolution', 'Work', or 'Randonee' for Winter backpacking with poles use, no climbing, but camp chores invloved.

Like feedback on fit? Durability? Wetout? Dexterity? thanks

Jonathan Ryan
(Jkrew81) - F - M

Locale: White Mtns
Marmot Gloves on 01/18/2007 16:53:56 MST Print View

Where do you hike in the winter? I have both the Work and Randonee gloves and they are both great as alpine gloves, but not sure for around camp gloves for pure warmth. They are pretty much equally warm with the Randonee having a slight advantage with the wrist gauntlet. On the other side if you are looking for a great all around glove for skiing to mountaineering to chopping wood, I would go with the work glove purely for it's durability.

For an around tha camp glove I would actually use a mitten if warmth is your primary concern.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Re: Marmot Gloves on 01/19/2007 17:19:46 MST Print View

I don't have any troubles with my Marmot Work gloves wetting out but at least my pair seems to run one size small, I normally wear a large glove and I needed an extra large in this one, also the palms are smooth which would make them a little slick for a camp glove.

Gene .
(Tracker)

Locale: New England
Re: Marmot Gloves on 01/19/2007 20:21:51 MST Print View

Thanks for your feedback Jonathan and Larry, it's a tossup between which glove of the 2 you guys have I guess. I hike now in the NorthEast, and as such it's ususally a damp Winter, and damper Spring that I'd be using the gloves during to backpack.

As such, and from the 'slick palm remark' that Larry mentioned, I guess it leaves the Randonee. I have thought about another choice being a glove with a removable liner that I could partially dry out each night as a safety factor. If I don't find one I can afford, I will go with the Randonee.

Does the Randonee run small, or true to size?