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Though not an award winner the Black Diamond Rebel was one of our overall top performers in nearly every category. It is a full goatskin leather design with a Gore-Tex XCR insert keeping out even the wettest of storms. We thought it breathed better than most others we tested and while it was a little too warm to ski in, we thought it made for a great side country option while hunting for stashes. We really like this all leather free-ride design for moderate temps but for New England or other cold weather areas they might not be warm enough. The leather on the Rebel was softer and more supple than almost all the other leather or mostly-leather models we tested. It offers solid freedom of movement that only increases quickly as it breaks in. Despite the quick break in time we thought they were some of the most durable in our review. We thought this toughness extended to both the structural integrity of the product but also to the life of the water repellancy. It runs a little smaller and narrower in size than most other Black Diamond contenders but it does stretch and pack out a little to help bring it closer (but not completely in line) with its BD counterparts.