User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Gloves
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40
Good for wet, cool days
- Very waterproof
- Fit allows liners
- Good for use while active
- Not warm in temps under 20 deg F.
- Lining make it hard to use with wet hands
I need some gloves for when its wet and not especially cold. These are it. Though they are a bad choice for sitting still at temps near zero but they excel in the 20-40 degree range when it's wet.
The waterproof breathable membrane is bonded to the exterior thereby preventing that wet outer layer that you see in Gore-tex gloves. They are tough and therefore sacrifice a little in the dexterity department but that's OK for my needs.
Using them XC skiing they are ideal. When I am less active I slip a set of Lavawool liners inside the ample space inside and they are about right.
These remind me of the modular jackets which have fleece liners which zip in and out. I just had to use my own liners since they are sold without. These are not the gloves to use on extreme cold or while holding cold metal tools all day.
They are a nice hard shell that stops wind and water while providing a little insulation. Add your own liners and these work for all but the coldest weather.
After 1 year of use they wore thin from abuse at the rope tow but still kept me dry. I had to remove them a lot to adjust the kid's skis and my hands got wet from the snow. The lining sticks to fingers making them hard to put back on with wet hands.