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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
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Price:  $70 List | $51.84 at Amazon
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Pros:  High value, great features, warm, water-resistant, low price
Cons:  Less breathable, less durable than others
Manufacturer:   Burton
By Amber King ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Feb 21, 2017
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  • Warmth and Breathability - 25% 5
  • Water Resistance - 25% 8
  • Dexterity - 25% 7
  • Features - 10% 8
  • Durability - 15% 6

Our Verdict

The Burton Gore-Tex Glove almost took home the best buy award for its fantastic performance, stacked features, and affordable price. 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.

Our Analysis and Test Results

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

Performance Comparison

The Burton Gore-Tex Glove features a synthetic leather palm that...
The Burton Gore-Tex Glove features a synthetic leather palm that provides decent durability and grip!
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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 Outdoor Research Alti 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. This is mostly due to the fact that this glove doesn't breathe very well, nor does it have a lot of loft and warmth. As an added warmth feature, it has a handwarmer pocket on the back of the hand 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...
This double glove construction is well insulated with a wicking inner liner that is removable.
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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 still absorbed roughly 5 oz, showing that it does not repel water like other contenders, but will do for a mildly wet day. In conclusion, we'd recommend this glove for both wet and dry climates.

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

This is a glove with average dexterity, allowing you to easily zip jackets and do up boots. However, given that this glove is stacked with lots of insulation in the fingers and through the palm, it adds a little bulk that makes fine movements a little more difficult.

When the storms begin to brew, we were happy to wear the Burton...
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.
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Some of the coolest features we've encountered! We really, really love the touch screen compatibility of the liner. This is one of the only gloves tested where we didn't sacrifice finger warmth when we needed to text friends on the chairlift or figure out a fact with the Google machine.

We loved this glove's touchscreen capabilities!
We loved this glove's touchscreen capabilities!
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We appreciate the hand warmer pocket that adds a little more warmth to this contender and the quick cinch straps around the wrist. We only wish for a longer cuff and to keep out snow. And a shell that is touchscreen compatible.

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

When examining the gloves closely, we notice the stitching and craftsmanship of the Burton gloves are not as high quality as other well-crafted contenders. Even though its constructed of a bomber Gore-Tex material, the stitching is subpar. The stitches are farther apart and not seamless. In our testing period, we noticed that after washing just a couple of times the insulation began to pack out, causing it to lose its overall warmth. As a result, it's not the most durable option out there…plus it only comes with a one-year warranty.

Best Application

Take it skiing at the resort! The versatility of the liners provides a great application for skiing on both warm and cold days, in both steep and rolling terrain. It's not the best backcountry option, as the glove outer is not breathable enough.

Here we test the breathability of the glove while hiking uphill...
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!
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For a price of just $70, this contender is in the running for our Best Buy Award. For the price, we think it's a great deal, but keep in mind, it will probably only last you a couple of seasons.


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

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