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Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Glove / Liners

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( bdavis )

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Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Glove / Liners on 12/28/2006 16:49:57 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Update: I am going to reduce my rating of these to a 4 because the seams between the fingers allow wind and air in. Otherwise they are very good, but if your hands are already cold it takes exercise or a good length of time for your hands to warm in them, like may be true of any synthetic as vs. a wool glove, like the PossumDown which are now my go to gloves from the BPL Gear Shop.

Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch --

"Use as a Liner or Lightweight Glove" MH description.

Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Glove

See at:

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Subcategory.aspx?page=2&cat=51&top=6

1 oz./ 40 g as described by MH. $25.

I have used this glove in cold desert wind, not tested in precipitation or snow yet.

It is light weight and is intended to replace my Patagonia capilene or light weight generic polypro glove liners in heavier, windier and wetter weather.

They only come in black, I wish they came in a brighter color so I could find them or see them in the shadows of a pack or travel bag. I also tend to lose black items that are small and light weight.

The fit is great, but only after trying on several pairs and deciding on the women's medium.

They have a sturdy and effective latch connection to keep the two gloves together, but I may get rid of it because I don't want it to hang up on pants or coat pockets.

The reason I really like the gloves so far, besides the fact they stop the cold from getting to my hands, is they fit snug but not tight and it is possible to reach in a pocket and pull out one or another item with ease, and work stoppers on the drawstrings on a hard shell and zippers.

For now they ae a 5, unless I find out they wear poorly or don't do well in snow, rain or other moisture.

They also fit inside and through the finger openings of 3/4 gloves, which is a plus. They are puffy but fit well through the 3/4 finger openings on my wet weather trekking gloves, so the ability to feel through the power stretch material means I don't have to take off my gloves to manage simple and common tasks like adjusting the pit zips or main pocket and front zippers on my hardshell for ventilation control.

Finally, the cuffs are soft, fit snuggly, and they work well and stay in place when secured under the cuffs on the hardshell arms. So they get a 5 for now.

Edited by bdavis on 01/23/2007 20:27:08 MST.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Glove - Women's priced at: $17.95 - $30.00
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Andrew Richard
( fairweather8588 )

Locale:
The Desert
Decent, Cheap, Lightweight on 03/11/2008 13:19:29 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

These have been my gloves of choice for awhile, they never really see much use though because my travels in Arizona don't call for the use of gloves much. Got them at a good price at REI, and combined with the low weight they are a pretty solid combination. I give it the 4 because of minor durability issues, and just I have no other basis of comparison to test these gloves against other pairs. After I replace these I will adjust the rating if necessary

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