Glove Review: POW High 5 Mitt
08 Sep, 2010
Intended Purpose: The high 5’s never get old which means that the high 5 glove now comes in a mitt format for spring mitt conditions.
Sizing: I have typical women’s hands and I’m rocking the high 5’s in medium which are a good fit in width of the glove and on the thumb.
Features: The high 5 mitt’s feature a waterproof palm and breathable back hand with celebration high 5 grip on the palm. It’s a spring glove so not as bulky as a winter glove and offers water resistance so you stay drier on the mountain. Personally I think the high 5 palm is the best feature because it’s fun and gives out high 5’s but the waterproofing and breathability also helps big time for summer snowboarding.
Durability: I have yet to find a spring glove that can hold up to the windells rope tow but the high 5 mitt’s last for most of the summer with the grip not wearing off in the palm. There’s some minor wear on the elastic wrist closure but all in all the mitts held up throughout the summer.
Location: I received these mitts earlier this winter so spent the remainder of the season riding in them and rode them entirely at Timberline, Oregon for the summer snowboard season.
Conditions: I’ve worn these mitts on mostly cloudy to sunny days on the mountain in warmer temperatures.
Thoughts: I love high 5’s and even though it’s been a while since I’ve rode in mitts, having the high 5 mitt this summer put a smile on my face on the mountain. It’s always interesting to see how gear can last a whole winter but for 3 months of summer riding, it usually gets shredded and killed quickly so in this case, I was happy to see them last for the summer. I used these for the first half of the summer and then let Moss Halladay borrow them for the last half of the summer who took them to jumps and bigger features than I ever would. When I got them back, still in great shape and ready to go for this winter.
Review Disclosure: This product was given to me from POW Gloves.