DaKine Impreza Gloves
The DaKine Impreza Glove will impress ya when you slip on this low profile, high-performance glove. You dont need extra bulk when youre trying to nail those tricks in the park, so the 150 g Tricot lining is the least bulky of all liners which allows skiers and snowboarders maximum dexterity. They are super lightweight and still work hard at moisture management, although you wont have to worry about water getting in because the GORE TEX waterproof and breathable insert will do most of the work. X-TRAFIT product technology bonds the GORE TEX insert to the inner lining material with a special grip tape so everything stays snug on the hand for greater mobility while you get steezy in the air.
- Material: Shell: Nylon/polyester with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment
- Insert: GORE TEX® waterproof/breathable with X-TRAFIT®
- Lining: 150 g tricot
- Palm: Clarino® synthetic suede with silicone grip
- Cuff Closure: Adjustable hook and loop
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- April 4 2011
Great Gore-Tex Spring Glove
When it comes to spring gloves, it seems to be nearly impossible to find a low profile, non-insulated (or very thinly insulated) pair of gloves that has Gore-Tex as well. Fortunately, Dakine doesn't disappoint with the Impreza. I used Dakine Stingrays for spring riding in past seasons, and I loved those gloves, but the leather absorbs water like a sponge. Even though the Gore-Tex of the Stingrays wouldn't let that water get through to your hands, it's an annoyance to ride with wet and heavy gloves, especially on those bluebird days. The Impreza is super low profile, has only extremely lightweight insulation, and delivers with the Gore-Tex membrane. My only complaints are that because the Imprezas are so thin, grabbing your edges can sometimes hurt your hands. Also, synthetic materials just don't provide the same dexterity and "lock-in" effect for grabbing your board or skis as leather does.