Mountain Hardwear Jalapeno Glove
Why is the jalapeno the best damn pepper there is? Because it provides just the right amount of heat to your palette to make your taste buds tickle but doesn't leave you sweating like a pig. Like its namesake, the Mountain Hardwear Jalapeno Glove may just be the best damn cold weather glove to ever grace your fingers.
- OutDry system uses a waterproof breathable membrane bonded directly to the shell fabric instead of in the liner to block water, wind, and snow at the surface
- Extra-long gauntlet lets you tuck the sleeve of your jacket under to seal out snow when you submarine through feet of fresh pow
- Brushed polyester lining helps wick moisture and keep your skin comfortable
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Nice Gloves w/ a couple caveats
February 15, 2012
Seem plenty waterproof, fit well, seem well constructed and durable so far (only have about 8 days on mine), pretty good dexterity that has improved w/ use, insulated sections are pretty warm (probably good for me down to around 20F), awesome gauntlet drawstring system
The not so good:
Only insulated down to the bottom of the palm, the entire gauntlet is just a shell material. This doesn't produce too many issues as long as your layers fit under the gauntlet up to the insulation, but I've had cold leaking in through them pretty noticeably in instances where this wasn't the case.
Kinda stiff until they get broken in. Treating them w/ SnoSeal/NikWax/other leather conditioner should help speed this process a bit
No idiot leashes, easily rectified by attaching my Hestra handcuffs to the gauntlet drawstring attachment point, but I'm of the opinion that any gloves over ~$70 or so should come w/ them
Insulation and liner are non-removable and pretty bulky making the range of comfortable use pretty narrow. My hands wind up sweating in these in anything over freezing temps and start getting cold below 20F or so. My BD Prodigys seem to be significantly more adaptable temperature wise. I can just fit my Hestra merino liners in them, but it's right on the edge of being too tight
Overall, pretty nice gloves at the sale price they're down to now, just not quite perfect.
Impressive b/c performance
September 30, 2011
These things are totally wind/waterproof and breathable.
Long gauntlets are really nice.
Generous snot wipes on both thumbs.
Enough dexterity to handle ski buckles, folding climbing skins, etc.
Not insulated enough for colder resort days.
Getting the transition right in the backcountry helps make for more comfortable, efficient touring. These gloves breathe well enough to work on the skin up and are warm enough to leave on for the ride down. Their ability to keep my hands warm and dry without taking them off on a tour is truly amazing.
That said, on really cold days or riding chairs these are a little thin. However, they are the closest to a glove "quiver of one" for backcountry skiing I've tried.
Research out-of-stock versions:
- [shell] Taslan (nylon); [palm] goat leather; [lining] brushed polyester
- Thermic Micro
- Removable Liner:
- elastic cuff
- Goggle Wipe:
- Nose Wipe:
- Hand-warmer Pocket:
- 7 oz
- Recommended Use:
- skiing, winter
- Manufacturer Warranty: