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Backpacker Magazine – Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012

Gear Review: The North Face Work Glove

There is little these hearty gloves can't handle.

by: Shannon Davis

The North Face Work Glove
The North Face Work Glove

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From sea kayaking and horseback riding in swirling autumn weather in Chilean Patagonia to spring mountaineering in the Rockies to via ferratas in the Dolomites, there was little this simple, water-resistant glove couldn’t handle. “It’s perfect for all but the wettest and coldest weather,” says our globetrotting tester. Unlike its $15 Home Depot cousins, this leather job has 60 grams of PrimaLoft on the back of the hand and a FlashDry lining on the palm to wick sweat. Weatherproofing tip: Bake Sno-Seal beeswax onto the glove (our hands stayed dry in a daylong downpour after this treatment). $80; 5.5 oz.; (m’s XS-XL); thenorthface.com  

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