User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Gloves
Source: bought it new
Great snowball gloves! Or slushy mild winter days in general.
- Not insulated
- Thumb dexterity
I got these gloves for sugaring (ie. collecting sap for maple syrup). At the beginning of the season we head out and repair and replace all the tubing that has had tree limbs and snow falling on it all winter. This involves slushy wet snow, hot water and rigid and flexible plastic tubing. Typical sugaring weather is days in the upper 30s nights in the teens. My typical leather gloves are usually soaked before long and wont grip the plastic pipe to stretch it into place.
These gloves are comfortable with smooth inner seams all four fingers fit me perfectly, but the thumb runs a good half inch long. Maybe it's my thumbs. But if the thumb would fit me as well as the rest of the fingers that would improve dexterity. Now though I have enough dexterity for me to use nut drivers, a drill and grab connectors out of a bag. Plus I have to soak the rigid pipe in hot water to soften it to slide the fittings in. I can do all of that with this glove without taking it off all the time. My hands stay dry and when I need to grip the tubing they dont slip like other gloves.
They are in very good condition after one season and I will update if any problems occur after the upcoming maple syrup season.
Also great snowball gloves!