I was looking for an all-around glove that I could use for cold morning drives to the office and winter trail runs, as well as shoveling snow and throwing a few snowballs at my kids. I wanted something versatile and lightweight, but with good drip and durability. I don't like the look of all-leather or all-fleece gloves, so that automatically narrowed my search. The main contenders were base layer gloves by Outdoor Research, and a few pairs from Columbia and Adidas. However, the REI One gloves were the only pair to combine the sporty black stretch-material shell with the grip and durability of the leather palm (nicely concealed completely inside the hand). I've only had them for a brief period of time, but I think these just might be THE gloves I was looking for. My only concern is that the quality of the materials look to leave something to be desired. I haven't had any issues yet, but I'm a bit nervous to see how they hold up after a hard winter's use. I would say, "keep them coming REI, just take the materials quality up a notch," and I'll be back for more!
Feels true to size
Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I agree, they aren't as warm, but more importantly to me they aren't as durable. I used an older version for ice climbing and biking for 3 seasons until I lost them. Favorite pair I ever had -good durability, good wind resistance, good water shedding, low bulk. My hands don't get cold too easily so they were warm enough for me for most anything I wanted to do with them. I used the ones with the new fabric for one day of ice climbing in not near as rough conditions as the earlier pair had been through and they were SIGNIFICANTLY worn, not as good wind resistance, not as good water shedding, lower bulk though. Just wish the leather went over the tips. Man! why do companies ruin my favorite stuff by messing with them, now I have to go look for something better.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend