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Ibex Climawool Glove

in Clothing - Headwear, Handwear

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Eric Noble
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Colorado Rockies
Ibex Climawool Glove on 03/22/2007 10:00:53 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Ibex Climawool Glove

Here's the slightly edited description and specs from the Ibex web site.

DESCRIPTION:
Durable, flexible softshell gloves with warm wool interior to handle the wintry weather with ease and comfort, whether you're skiing or shoveling the driveway.

SPECS:
Climawool® Double Weave Softshell w/DWR, Cordura® Nylon & Lycra® Exterior, 100% wool interior®
290 g/m2
Primaloft® insulation
Pittards® weather-resistant palm
18.5 micron Merino midweight interlock liner
Gusseted, adjustable cuff w/ Velcro closure tab
Soft, absorbent, nose-friendly thumb wipe
Average garment weight 6.3 oz./pair

I usually wear a large but the extra large was a better fit for me. The large fit well in the fingers but the palm was a little tight and stressed the seam at the base of the thumb. The XL also gave me room for a thin liner. On my scale the XL weighs 6.6 oz./pair or 187 g.

I used these downhill skiing this season in temps from about -10°F to 30°F and in winds up to 30 mph. They have a wide comfort range as things made with wool tend to do. -10°F was pushing it a little and a liner would have been nice if I had been carrying one at the time, but it wasn't required.

The fabrics used and the construction of these gloves is all top notch. The Pittards leather is amazing, it grips almost like bare skin. To say that the thumb wipe fabric is soft, is an understatement. Snow doesn't stick to any part of the gloves. The side release clip for attaching the gloves to one another is small and strong. I do not expect the durability of these gloves to be an issue but I will revisit my review if it becomes one.

My old gloves are now backups to these. These are now my gloves of choice for temps below freezing.

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