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.
Burton Gore-Tex Gloves - Women's Review
Cons: Less breathable, less durable than others
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Our Analysis and Test Results
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.
Warmth & Breathability
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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