Historic Range: $24.95-$44.99
Reviewers Paid: $38.50
Historic Range: $24.95-$34.73
The Seirus Windstopper Cyclone gloves are warm, lightweight, and allow for amazing dexterity. They wick away moisture like crazy and are very quick-drying.
- Moisture wicking
- Ummm...a bigger zipper pull would be nice? I had to reach for that one!
- No nose wipes, though the softshell fabric works well.
- No goggle wipes
I was looking for a more technical, slimmer profile glove to replace my very warm but bulky wool gloves for snowshoeing, and saw the Seirus Windstopper Cyclone at a trading post in Greenville, Maine.
I wore them today while snowshoeing in temps around 10°F, with wind chills of around -10°F, and my hands weren't even thinking of getting cold. I fully expect these to be useful at least down to -10°F air temps judging from how warm and dry my hands were today.
The lining is called "brushed Bemburg" and appears to be a type of polyester fiber pile about 1/4" thick. It is SO soft that I can't even think of anything that compares to it. Even your favorite set of well-washed 600 thread count sheets feels like burlap in comparison. I let a friend try them on and I thought she was going to go full Meg Ryan in the deli right there in the store (I wish I'd gotten it on video!)
The palm is goatskin leather, and the gloves themselves are made of a softshell material. Pushing my gloved hands against the snowy ground didn't result in any moisture making its way to the inside. The cuffs fit snugly to keep snow and drafts out, and have a zipper that allows quick entry. On the size large that I got, the zipper will close over a base layer with thumbholes.
These gloves are just awesome. The last time I got this excited about something that's not a gun or a Jeep was when I discovered Darn Tough socks. If the rest of the Seirus line is as good as these gloves (and my Seirus balaclava) then they just made a customer for life.
Here's a pic of the zipper pull. It's relatively easy to manipulate with gloved hands, but I had to find something for the "cons" column!
Update 2 - 02-16-15:
While unzipping a glove to remove it so I could take a pic today, one side of the zipper came loose from the pull. I tried for a few minutes to get it back together on the trail, but with wind chills in the -10°F range I didn't want to leave my bare hands exposed any longer. I stuffed these in my pack and grabbed the second set I always bring with me, in this case EMS Ascent Summit gloves I've had for a few years, and continued on with my snowshoeing.
When I got home I fixed it in about 5 minutes of fumbling with my Fred Flintstone thick fingers. A stop so the pull can't be pulled back far enough to come off the teeth would be nice. These things happen so I'm keeping the 5-star rating. Just be extra careful when unzipping the gloves.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $38.50