Great all-around gloves

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tigerotor77W from Urbana, IL on Thursday, November 12, 2009
I was looking for a slim glove glove (allowing near-full tactile use of my fingers), was warm in moderate (down to 40°F, say) temperatures, modestly waterproof, and somewhat windproof. There's no glove that will do everything -- the warmest and most waterproof gloves would be huge and remove all dexterity; the thinner gloves wouldn't hold up. The Canari seemed like an option to blend the best of both worlds. For the most part, I'm impressed. I ran one finger under a faucet for about a minute with no perceived wetness; I've used it in bike rides of up to 20 minutes in mid-30° temperatures and with 10 MPH winds; and I've worn them consecutively for about three hours to see how my hands felt after taking them out after prolonged wear. The gloves do all right as a general purpose glove. The seams aren't taped and thus will fray over time, and the gloves don't seem quite as breathable as a pure fleece glove (for instance), but they've exceeded my expectations on all counts. I'd give it 4.5/5.

The good:

Lightweight
Waterproof
Windproof
Warm
Still allows for finger movement -- I was able to tie my shoes with these gloves on

The bad:

Warm, but not insulated -- not thick enough for continuous winter activity in snow
Possibility not durable (to be determined)
  • Best Uses: Casual Wear
  • Cons: Wears Out Quickly
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Grip, Snug Fit, Warm, Water Resistant, Windproof
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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