A review of my Snowboard Gloves

19 Oct, 2007

When I first learned how to snowboard, I would only wear gloves because I could never ratchet up my bindings with mitts. Well eventually that changed and now I prefer mitts unless it’s spring riding when I wear pipe gloves.

I usually buy new gloves each year, this year I plan to pick up some Defcon gloves and another pair of POW gloves.

All of my 3 sets of gloves, I have spent a lot of days in each of them so I feel pretty confident in doing a glove review on them since they are all well used. I find it best to have at least 2 gloves for varying conditions, spring/summer gloves and winter gloves.

Burton Profile Mitt (Womens)

Sizing: True to size
Pros: Fleece liner, nose wipe and the danglers so I can take my gloves off but they still stay around my wrist, decent grip but not on the thumb.
Cons: The liner is not removable. As much as I like that it doesn’t pull out…it also never gets cleaned which means my gloves smell funky.
Best Uses: Cold winter days.

My thoughts: These are the gloves I wear the most now during the winter, after one season they are still holding up very well in terms of quality. Only minor scratches in the palm of the mitts and still keeping my hands warm. I wore them yesterday at Loveland since it was a cold day out.

Product Description/Features:

  • Storm-liter 1.0-E Fabric [5,000MM, 5,000G]
  • ThermacoreT Insulation
  • Brushed Microfiber Fixed Lining
  • Toughgrip-ST Palm
  • Pistol Grip Pre-Curved Fit


DaKine Camino Mitt (Womens)

Sizing: True to size
Pros: removable inner liner, dangly so it holds onto my wrist, good grip even on the thumb, wrist tightener is good, goggle wipe!
Cons: liner shifts around easily, easy to pull out, doesn’t stay dry in the rain, bulkier glove
Best Uses: cold winter days but not rainy days

My thoughts: These gloves has seen better days, they are still holding up well but the amount of time in them have made them fully broken in and almost dying. The liners are in decent shape but each time I pull them out the inside of the glove pulls out and it takes a couple minutes to get the gloves fitting properly. They are my backup glove now.

Product Description/Features:

  • DK Dry insert
  • Thermoloft insulation
  • Performance articulation
  • Girls specific design
  • Articulated FORM fit
  • Full length over-the-cuff gauntlet
  • Removable 4×4 stretch fleece liner
  • ConSEALed cuff closure
  • Internal heat pack pocket
  • Nose and goggle wipe thumb panels

Pow Shocker (unisex) gloves

I already did a blog review of my Pow Shocker Gloves which you can read here

My thoughts: For a spring/summer glove…they rock. For a cool/unique glove…they rock.

About the author


From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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