SWANY X-Cell ski glove review [2013-present]

What it is: SWANY X-Cell  ski glove [2013/2014]

Where to buy: REI.COM 

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The Scoop: The Swany Men’s X-Cell II Glove gives you unstoppable all weather protection that will last through the season, and many more to come.  If your like me, you need a glove that will not require duct tape added to it on the thumbs after a few seasons of use.  This glove come’s from Swany to you ready for years of hard skiing and all mountain use and sometimes abuse.  Swany has dialed in this glove with a waterproof breathable Dryfingers II insert (keeps moisture out, and lets your hands breath at the same time.  Yes hand’s breath…..kinda) blocks cold moisture from reaching your hands, and synthetic Tri-plex insulation retains desired heat.   My favorite part is the “cinchable” drawstring keeping blower snow out, and heat in!  Plus with the secret upper pouch, you can slide a hand-warmer pack in to bump up heat level!

Initial impression: They looked “gadgety” out of the box, but after a few day’s on the hill with these, I got familiar with all the loops, and drawstrings, and have come to enjoy these gloves quite a bit!

Tech talk:

  • Hook & loop tab with neoprene cuff  
  • Stretch 5000 ET with oasis ripstop
  • quick release strap
  • rolled finger construction
  • AquaGuard lock-down zipper
  • utility heat pocket
  • goggle wiper
  • Swany leash
  • Tri-plex insulation system
  • Dryfinger II insert (keeps fingers dryer than the driest thing you can think of, now that is dry)
  • SwanyDry lining (special Swany workers make this secret liner to keep you dryer than dry)

Location and conditions: Blackcomb, BC. Conditions:  4-6″ new with temps in the upper 20’s-low 30’s, Jan. 2013.

Fit:  I wore an XL. Fit me perfect.

Pro’s: The drawstrings, and general lightweight feeling and comfort of the glove.

Con’s: Some may not like the drawstrings, that I like so much.  That is why Swany made them removable!  BAM!

Where to buy: REI.COM

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looking into the glove

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the goggle wipe on the thumb

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zipper heat pouch

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