Marmot Randonnee Glove
Fabric: gore tex/pseudo leather palm
Price Paid: $80
this is my glove of choice for cold but not frigid conditions. the insulation is pretty good. if you are moving around and active, it's feasible to use these to ten degrees, perhaps a little colder, provided your core is protected. some people may find these uncomfortable below 25 degrees. they are fairly close-fitting, so i generally don't wear glove liners and think they would compress the insulation.
the gloves have a good gauntlet to cover your sleeves, they cinch tight without difficulty, and they have a detachable runaway loop for your sleeve so they won't drop and blow away.
the palm material is reasonably grippy, but i have seen better. durability has been good, though i haven't subjected these to much abuse. i don't think i have heavily tested the waterproof aspect of these, but i have hiked in them, and they do breathe.
the insulated inner lining is not removable, so these are not great for extended outings where one needs things to dry off overnight. if i thought they were intended for that purpose, i would downgrade to three stars. Marmot makes a glove with a solid removable insulated lining, but they are significantly more expensive. i use them primarily for day hikes and other shorter-term outdoor things, they have been very good for that purpose.
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Marmot's Randonnee Glove has insulation and the industry's best GORE-TEX insert have made the Randonnee one of our most beloved gloves among skiers and guides. Dexterous Falcon Grip precurved fingers and gauntlet quickdraw one-handed drawcord keep hillside fumbling to a minimum.
Tough leather reinforcement, Thermal R insulation and the industry's best GORE-TEX insert have made the Randonnee one of the most beloved gloves among skiers and guides Dexterous Falcon Grip precurved fingers and gauntlet quickdraw one-handed drawcord keep hillside fumbling to a minimum
Don't let cold fingers keep you from having fun. With the Marmot Randonnee gloves on your hands you'll be warm and happy as you carve your way down a backcountry slope. Marmot MemBrain(R) waterproof, breathable fabric works together with Gore-Tex waterproof, breathable inserts to keep moisture from snow and rain out. Your fingers will stay toasty while you're backcountry touring thanks to the Thermal R polyester fiber insulation. DriClime(R) polyester tricot lining wicks moisture off your skin to keep your hands feeling dry. Articulated fingers allow great dexterity for handling ski poles and ice axes. Cinch the wrist straps to adjust the fit; pull the gauntlet closures snug to seal out cold air and snow. Marmot Randonnee gloves have soft fabric on the thumbs to give you a gentle place to wipe your cold nose. Slip the leashes around your wrists to ensure you don't lose a glove.
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