sportnoob Posted September 16, 2014 Share Posted September 16, 2014 (edited) I don't really know anything about fabrics. It seems like there's variation across models and brands of the types and thicknesses of leather used on the palms of gloves (designed for climbing). It also seems like most gloves that are worth looking at that are more than simply a liner or powerstretch (eg for handling gear in the snow or ice climbing proper) have leather palms. I get that most gloves aren't gonna be waterproof due to the seams (and the fact that there's a big-ass hole where I stick my hand in). But I'm wondering about how quickly they dry once they do wet out (like, say, on an overnight trip). I handled some Mountain Hardwear gloves (Hydras, I think) and the leather seemed thin and supple. In contrast, I took a look at some Eddie Bauer Guide gloves and the leather seemed thick and stiffer. Is leather that seems / feels thicker and stiffer gonna dry out slower once it wets out? Also, several folks on the internet praise the OutDry feature of the MH gloves. I could see how this affects the rest of the glove body in terms of staying dry and / or drying out. Does this affect the palm part? The motivation for this question was my experience this summer with some affordable softshell & deerskin gloves I got from Eastern Mountain Sports and treated with Sno Seal. Seems like they wet out relatively quickly, and took forever and a day to dry out. Edited September 16, 2014 by sportnoob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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