User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Gloves
Fabric: OutDry system
Price Paid: $50
I live in the Pacific Northwest and I get our year-round. It really does rain here, a lot, and the rains are often cold.
Most waterproof gloves have design flaws. They may be made of waterproof materials but the seams aren't sealed and/or the waterproof layer is on the inside so that the outer glove gets sopping wet and this makes the hands cold. Since waterproof-breathable fabrics will all leak if the outer layer is wet then this makes the gloves not truly waterproof.
But Mountain Hardwear with this Epic glove that uses their proprietary OutDry technology has put the waterproof-breathable layer on the outside of the glove and the seams are sealed.
I've used mine during many days of wet snowshoeing, double-header soccer games in November, and just walking around town. My hands have never been wet. If it's cold enough I'll add a liner glove. The Epic is cut large enough to allow for this.
Epic gloves are the thinnest and lightest of the OutDry line. There are 3 or 4 warmer and more heavy-duty models.
I have a pair of the Guajillo, the next warmer model that I found a great deal on. I've worn them only once on a cold, windy, wet day of snowshoeing. They were great but too warm when exercising so I went back to the Epics. However, when we were sitting around during lunch the Guajillos were welcome.