Glacier Glove Durability
As air temps begin to fall here in the PNW, I've started using my new Glacier Gloves (Perfect Curve model). I've only used them twice, both times on Class 2-3 runs, neither of which involved any swimming, scrambling, etc. After both runs I noticed significant wear and cuts to the gloves. After the first run I found a circular cut on the palm about the size of a dime. It's not all the way through, but close, and left a flap. Then the second time out there is a small chunk out of one finger, and a significant wear spot on the edge of the thumb where it meets the paddle. At this pace, they're going to be junk after half a dozen uses. Also, my wife picked up a pair, and used them once. She didn't have any cuts like mine, but a chunk tore off from the bottom (wrist) edge when she was putting them on. We aren't particularly tough on gear; they just seems to be falling apart with light use. Can this be normal? Seems crazy for a $40 pair of gloves. Maybe I just need to give it up and go back to Pogies.
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