Closeouts. Engineered for snowsport professionals, Mountain Hardwear Bazuka gloves have the protection of an OutDry® waterproof breathable membrane, full leather fingers and palm for excellent dexterity, and Thermic Micro insulation.
Reviewed by Silver Rider from Spokane, WA on Friday, March 30, 2012
These gloves are great when it's below freezing, not so good when it's warm - causes the hands to sweat and there's no escape for the moisture.
I found that a cold wind blowing by the fingers can cause the fingers to get cold - so these are not so good for running a snow-thrower strangely enough - or standing in line in a winter gale holding skis while waiting for the gondola. But otherwise, they're totally warm even when skiing fast in 3D powder. I can't figure it out, really, why they seem to leak heat in those two situations, but it's probably due to ineffective insulating material.
I'm 6' with regular hands - can't grip a normal sized basketball and hold it palm-down, but a grippy girl's basketball I can, kind of - and a Large in these gloves fit just right with a bit of room to spare - if I'd chosen X-Large I'd have regretted it greatly.
The Bazukas are easy to put on, and very comfortable to wear. Very durable, and will last me many years and that's what counts - just be sure to take lighter gloves for warmer (above freezing) days.
Best Uses: Backcountry, Skiing on COLD days, Working Outdoors
Cons: Too warm not ventilated
Describe Yourself: Expert
Gear Usage: Winter Sports
Pros: Dries Quickly, Durable, Good Grip, Warm, Waterproof, Windproof