This is a review of the DC Cold War Gloves. Another product out of the highly successful collaboration between DC and Snow Park Technologies.
Designed with the park shapers in mind, they are very robust and durable utilising a sympatex shell. Despite this, they are lightweight and have great styling, typical of DC.
I was lucky enough to test out the DC Cold War gloves during the Spring Break snowboard test week, in Kunertal, Austria.
It was real spring snowboarding with changeable weather conditions and I found these gloves ideal. They have a 40g 3M Thinsulate insulation that kept my hands warm without getting too toasty.
The DC Cold War gloves are designed for extreme conditions but I am not so sure they would beat out the cold on a freezing February morning shred. For that you may need something more heavy duty. But, I think they are ideal for early or late season snowboarding / skiing.
Another great feature is that they are touch screen compatible on the index feature so you can whatsapp your mates if you take the wrong turn on the hill.
One interesting feature is a cut-out loop on the inside of the wrist with the idea that you can pull the gloves on easily. Personally I am not a fan of this because it could possibly leave the skin open to the elements unless your jacket has an inner sleeve.
Overall, I am very impressed with the DC Cold War gloves. They look stylish, with a freestyle element, and hard wearing without compromising on the looks. Apart from extreme mid-season conditions, they will keep your hands warm without being bulky.
The Science Bit . . .
- Fabric (outer): 45K DC WEATHER DEFENSE Sympatex® Performance® technology
- Fabric (palm): polyurethane
- Insulation: 3M™ Thinsulate™ [fill weight: 40g]
- Insert/Waterproofing: Sympatex® Performance® insert
- Cuff: adjustable hook & loop fastener tape closure
- Adjustable leash
- Technical neoprene on cuff
- Other features: stretch fabric on fingers
- Touch screen technology on index finger
- DC x Snow Park Technologies collaboration
Good for: Early/late season snowboarding / skiing.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Mark is also the manager of Jamie Barrow (Britain’s fastest snowboarder)
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