Glove Review: 09-10 Rome The MFR
07 Dec, 2009
Intended Purpose: Spring pipe glove for women on the mountain (MFR’s pro glove model)
Sizing: I have typical women’s hands. In Rome gloves I fit a medium or large, the large is a bit easier to get into and looser but the medium is snug and ideal for a glove thats shaped perfectly around my hand. I’m rocking the MFR gloves in medium so a bit tighter, harder to pull off but perfect with my hand shape.
Features: The best feature in my opinion is how they look and feel, really easy to slip on and take off when I need to. They have a 10 on the five finger freedom scale and I would agree, you have very good grip with them and feels like your riding without gloves because of how they fit and the material. In the palm is synLeather which adds for the grippage factor and other features are lycra sidewalls, velcro wrist closure and a must needed soft nose wipe panel. I definitely use the nose wipe for the runny nose days on the mountain. It’s the MFR glove so the design and style of MFR is there, it’s not your typical girly pink glove that won’t hold up and it’s badass just looking at it. The palm design says just how badass it is.
Durability: After 23 days on snow, there’s no major sign of wear and tear on the gloves. The material so far hasn’t gotten wet but I’ve also been riding a majority of sunny bluebird days with the exception of yesterday where there was decent amount of snow on the runs and I would have to wipe out my binding each run.
Location: I received these gloves right in time for the Opening Day at Loveland and they have been my main glove for the mountain since then, that’s 23 days on snow with them at Copper, Loveland, Breckenridge and Steamboat.
Conditions: I’ve worn these gloves on cold to snowy days and warmer days on the mountain. They are ideal for the warmer spring days.
Thoughts: The gloves are definitely badass pipe gloves for women from the design to the feel of them. They aren’t meant to be warm and padded but just enough for extra grippage on the mountain during those warmer days. Each day I’ve worn them, they feel great and are easy to shove in my pockets if I need to take them off. I’ve done a couple tail grips with the gloves and I can grip very well with them. No complaints on the durability so far and encountered nothing that makes me worry about them.
I have really warm hands (ask any of my friends) which means that I can typically wear pipe gloves year round with the exception of the below 10 degree days and powder days where I touch snow a lot. I take off my gloves a lot on chairlifts because my hands are generally too warm which makes pipe gloves a better option. The MFR gloves I’ve got 23 days on this season from warm to cold, groomed to powder and so far I have no complaints.
Review Disclosure: This product was given to me from Rome Snowboards.