Hands-on Gear Review

Burton Gore-Tex Gloves - Women's Review

If you’re looking for a resort glove stacked with features, this low-priced contender may be what you’re looking for.
Burton Gore-Tex Gloves - Women's
By: Amber King ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Feb 21, 2017
Price:  $70 List  |  $53.67 at Amazon - 23% Off
Pros:  High value, great features, warm, water-resistant, low price
Cons:  Less breathable, less durable than others
Manufacturer:   Burton
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  • Warmth and Breathability - 25% 5
  • Water Resistance - 25% 8
  • Dexterity - 20% 7
  • Features - 10% 8
  • Durability - 10% 6
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Best Buy Award

Our Verdict

The Burton Gore-Tex Glove almost took home our Best Buy Award out-right for its fantastic performance, stacked features, and affordable price. However, it couldn't compete to the Gordini Gore-Tex Down III - Women's in the areas of warmth and durability. In the end, both gloves receive our Best Buy Award. The Gordini is our favorite for all-around resort riding, while these Burton's are less expensive but best in warmer conditions. This glove features a Gore-Tex liner, water resistant outer, and synthetic leather palm that won't saturate even after skiing at the resort all day. We especially loved all the features it offers, including touch-screen compatibility, and a hand warmer pocket. Additionally, this double glove offers versatile thermoregulation. Wear just the shell on warm days, or just the liners while cross-country skiing. We thought it was best for resort skiing, but didn't think it was breathable enough for long, steep backcountry adventures. At a price of $70, this is a great option for those interested in a resort glove that is warm, stacked with features, and affordable.


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Our Analysis and Test Results

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The Gore-Tex Glove by Burton stands out for its touchscreen compatibility, double construction, and great performance. We especially loved its low sticker price of $70.

Performance Comparison


The Burton Gore-Tex Glove features a synthetic leather palm that provides decent durability and grip!
The Burton Gore-Tex Glove features a synthetic leather palm that provides decent durability and grip!

Warmth & Breathability


If you're looking for a super warm option this winter, check out mittens like the Dakine Tundra Mitt - Women's or the Hestra Heli Mitt - Women's.

The Gore-Tex Glove from Burton features loads of Thermocore insulation in addition to a breathable GoreTex insert, topped with a Dryride DURASHELL 2L fabric. In general, this glove kept our hands warm when temperatures dropped below zero, but it wasn't as warm as either the Arc'teryx Fission Glove - Women's (Our Editors' Choice winner for Gloves) or our Best Buy Award winner, the Gordini Gore-tex Down III. This is mostly due to the fact that this glove doesn't breathe as well as the Arc'teryx Fission Gloves, and it doesn't have super lofty and warm insulation like the Gordini Gore-Tex Down III. That said, it does feature a handwarmer pocket on the back of the palm that doubles as a vent on warm days. Overall, this is a warm glove that will do you well through most extreme winter conditions. But if you're looking for a warmer option, check out the Gordini Gore-Tex Down III featuring hi-pile goose down for the ultimate in glove warmth.

This double glove construction is well insulated with a wicking inner liner that is removable.
This double glove construction is well insulated with a wicking inner liner that is removable.

Water Resistance


Featuring a double whammy — both a Gore-Tex insert and a Dryride Durashell 2L fabric — we had no problems in wet weather. It also features a reinforced synthetic leather palm. We took this glove to the resort and rode all day long in a winter storm. By the end, our hands were still warm and the glove was not saturated. To top it off, in our dunk tests, this glove did not leak after 100 squeezes underwater. It performed much better than the Hestra Three-Finger Glove - Women's and on par with the Gordini Gore-Tex Down III. It still absorbed roughly 5 oz, showing that it does not repel water like the Outdoor Research Arete glove or Dakine Tundra Mitt. In conclusion, we'd recommend this glove for both wet and dry climates, and wouldn't worry about it saturating on super blustery days.

We were surprised at how water resistant this glove is! This is largely attributed to its Gore-Tex construct.
We were surprised at how water resistant this glove is! This is largely attributed to its Gore-Tex construct.

Dexterity


This glove is true to fit!

Performing better than all mittens in this metric, we found it easy to zip up jackets and do up boots. However, given that this glove features lots of insulation in the fingers and in the palm of the glove, it was not as dexterous as the Arc'teryx Fission Glove and was on par with the Gordini Gore-Tex Down III.

When the storms begin to brew  we were happy to wear the Burton Gore-Tex glove. That said  it doesn't have the dexterity of other gloves in this review  and is better for the resort than the backcountry.
When the storms begin to brew, we were happy to wear the Burton Gore-Tex glove. That said, it doesn't have the dexterity of other gloves in this review, and is better for the resort than the backcountry.

Features


Of all the gloves tested, this one featured the coolest features. We really really loved the touch screen compatibility of the glove. This was one of the only gloves tested that we didn't have to sacrifice finger warmth when we needed to text friends on the chair lift.

We loved this glove's touchscreen capabilities!
We loved this glove's touchscreen capabilities!

We also loved the hand warmer pocket and quick cinch straps around the wrist. We only wished for a longer cuff and liners that are also touchscreen compatible.

We loved the warmer pocket  touchscreen compatible synthetic leather  wrist cinch  and one-pull tightening system. This is our top scorer for features!
We loved the warmer pocket, touchscreen compatible synthetic leather, wrist cinch, and one-pull tightening system. This is our top scorer for features!

Durability and Construction


When examining the gloves closely, we noticed the stitching and craftsmanship of the Burton gloves are not as high quality as the Arc'teryx Fission Gloves. The stitches are further apart, and like the Hestra brand options, they are not seamless. This glove only has a one-year warranty - we wish it was longer. In our testing period, we noticed that after washing the gloves just a couple of times the insulation began to pack out, causing the glove to lose its overall warmth. As a result, this glove didn't score as high as other contenders in the durability category. We also think it won't last as long as other durable contenders.

Best Application


Our favorite application of this glove is skiing at the resort. We thought the versatility of the liners provided a great application for skiing on both warm and cold days, in both aerobic and easy terrain. We found it wasn't a great backcountry option, as the glove itself is not breathable enough. We'd recommend a glove like the Outdoor Research Arete - Women's instead, - our Top Pick for Backcountry Skiing - for this purpose.

Here we test the breathability of the glove while hiking uphill. Unfortunately  this is not its best function. We found it much better for the resort!
Here we test the breathability of the glove while hiking uphill. Unfortunately, this is not its best function. We found it much better for the resort!

Value


For a price of just $70, this glove was in the running for our Best Buy Award. For the price, we think it's a great deal but keep in mind this glove will probably only last you a couple of seasons. However, if you're looking for a higher quality option for just a little bit more, check out the Gordini Gore-Tex Down III (our Best Buy Award winner) instead.

Conclusion


Hit the slopes with the affordably warm and water resistant Burton Gore-Tex Glove. It's stacked with features and stands out for its touch-screen compatibility.

If you're looking for a glove that is fully featured and affordable  check out the Burton Gore-Tex glove!
If you're looking for a glove that is fully featured and affordable, check out the Burton Gore-Tex glove!

Amber King

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