Patroller GORE-TEX Gloves - Men
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Medium cuff gloves that deliver on their name. Featuring premium leather palm, +GORE WARM credentials and certified ethical goose down. Everything you need to scout the hills. Men ELITE styles.
Water-resistant breathable polyamide and premium leather
GORE-TEX waterproof, breathable
Ethical goose down
ACCU-DRI® moisture-wicking micro-polyester
• +GORE WARM certification for higher insulation performance
• Mesh lined ventilation pocket with zipper
• NIKWAX® protection
• Wrist leash
Gloves and mitts
- Wash gently by hand in water not exceeding 40 °C
- Do not iron or press
- Do not use chlorine bleach
- Tumble dry low temperature
Our extra-warm gloves feature the most advanced water and wind protection with the best insulation for maximum warmth.
Moisture ManagementACCU-DRI® is a moisture wicking technology that absorbs and disperses micro-droplets of humidity so that your garments dry more quickly. ACCU-DRI® is a KOMBI proprietary technology.
InsulationDown creates high-loft clusters that trap air and body heat to keep you warm. Down is very easy to pack and has a supreme warmth-to-weight ratio. All KOMBI is sourced from geese originating from the food industry and not subjected to unnecessary harm.
I do not ski or snowboard, so I cannot rate these gloves for those purposes. However, I do spend a lot of time outdoors in the winter, mainly ice fishing and hunting, often in very cold temperatures, up to and sometimes surpassing -40 degrees Celsius. I have had good experiences with cheaper Kombi gloves in the past, which led me to return to the Kombi brand for a new and "better" pair. Given that these "Patroller" gloves not only had a Gore-tex liner, but were advertised as being "extra-warm" and featuring "the most advanced water and wind protection with the best insulation for maximum warmth". I thought this purchase was a no brainer and that these gloves were going to be perfect for my needs. I purchased the gloves online (from a retail store) for an upcoming hunting trip and when they arrived, I was immediately impressed. They seemed to be of great quality, they looked great, fit well and seemed as though they were indeed going to be super warm. Unfortunately, these initial impressions didn't last long. I just returned from my week long hunting trip and have to say that I am actually quite disappointed with the gloves ability to keep my hands warm. In particular, I found that the glove fingers did not offer near enough warmth or wind protection, as the wind would seem to cut through the fabric and quickly chill my fingers. More often than not, my fingers became bitter cold throughout the day and the only way to keep them warm enough was to pull them inside the palm area of the glove, make a fist and try to rub them together. The coldest temperatures I encountered this trip was between -7 and -13 degrees Celsius in the mornings and the wind wasn't blowing strong at all, averaging up to 10 km/hr. The day time highs were milder and averaged from -5 to + 6 or so. During these milder temperatures and while continuously moving, the gloves seemed adequate and able to keep my hands warm enough. However, once the temperatures dropped past -5 or so, and during periods of limited movement, my fingers quickly got too cold for comfort. I had such high hopes for these gloves and it's sad to say, but I am almost glad it didn't get any colder outside. Although better than wearing nothing at all, if my hands became that cold in only -10 degrees, I certainly don't feel that they would keep my hands near warm enough in colder temperatures, like the -15 to -40 range that often encompasses Western Canada, where I live and play. I will rate the gloves as 3 stars based on their appearance, quality craftsmanship and fit. However, for their price and apparent functionality in cold weather, i find that these gloves under perform. As a result of my experience, I would caution that if you are a fair weather person, these gloves may be just right for you. But, if like me, you often find yourself outdoors for extended periods of time, in cold to extreme cold conditions, than these gloves may not live up to your needs.