Gear Review: Stoic Forge Gloves
These all-purpose gloves cost less than $90.
You could get one glove for backcountry skiing, one for mountaineering, and yet another for the resorts. Or you could just get the Forge. Whether testers were coiling ropes, setting up a winter basecamp, or transitioning a split board from hike to ride mode, this glove did it all.
“In every situation, I enjoyed exceptional dexterity, thanks to the pre-curved fingers,” says one multisport enthusiast. Goat leather on the fingers and palm is soft yet durable, and the Kevlar stitching might never fray.
A neoprene cuff secures snugly, and a (non-waterproof) softshell back repels light moisture while allowing superior breathability.
“The wool/polyester lining wicked sweat, and I never felt clammy in temperatures below 20°F.” Minor beef: Some balked at the Star Trek styling and garish colors. Gravy: nice price for a versatile glove.