Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by David great glove
Great glove, good dexterity able to use the liner and shell by themselves or together. Not extremely warm but can't beat it when you need dexterity.
March 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dennis Good utility shell glove
I have an older pair of the Scout gloves. They have proven flexible, warm, and surprisingly sturdy. They are slow to dry though because the fleece linings are sewn in place.
The new Scout gloves are much like the older version. Same sturdy leather palms and fingers. Same light and flexible waterproof shell with gauntlet, though with some of the leather reinforcements left off. Same fleece liners - with one very nice new feature: the liners are removable. Held in place by a pair of velcro patches per glove, the liners can be pulled for drying or so the shells can be used alone for warm days.
In use the Scout gloves are warm. I used in temps from 5 - 20 degrees F, and generally felt comfortable. The fit is a bit loose to be fully dextrous for me, but they're reasonably dextrous. I actually like this fit; I think my fingers stay warmer than they would if the gloves were clingy tight. I can't comment on the water resistance - too cold for that so far. The shells seemed to stay dry, but the liners got a bit damp, which is where that removable feature is so handy. Swap in a dry pair of Powerstretch gloves as liners and suddenly there's a big jump in comfort. I really like this feature, which is the one negative I would give the older version of the Scout.
The velcro tabs don't hold the liners in place that well, but this is an issue with any glove with removable liners. The issue can be managed once you're aware of it; just grab like 3 of the finger ends as you pull off the glove and the liner will stay in place. The toggle for adjusting the gauntlet drawcords seem to hide themselves in the gauntlet. I'm not sure, but I think this is by design. Truth told, those aren't drawcords that get adjusted a lot, and I have seen one of the cords get sucked into a rappel rig, so hiding them is arguably a good idea.
Bottom line: these aren't as sturdy as climbing-specific gloves, but they are flexible and light, and you can replace the liners as needed. I think these are great for a day, or days, out skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, whatever.
February 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ece Not worth $50
The inner fleece layer on these gloves is a joke and I'm pretty sure I myself can sew something better. That's why I went and replaced those horrible fleece liners with Black Diamond mid-weight gloves (which are my favorite liners). At least that way the gloves don't feel awkward when you're wearing them.
I wouldn't recommend them. With the amount of money you're willing to pay for these gloves, try and find something a little better. Runs a little big. Women with small hands should probably consider going one size down.
February 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Matthew Solid Gloves
I just received a pair and I've been wearing them all week as a casual glove during this "Polar Vortex". The highs are in the upper teens and while walking or riding my bike home (2 miles), my hands aren't exactly toasty, but it's better than wearing two pair of wool gloves.
The liner could be thicker and somehow designed a little better so that they don't pull out when you remove the glove without biting the finger tips. i like the ability to toss in a hand warmer between the liner and shell.
I don't think they're as warm as an OLD pair of comparable Columbia mittens that i have. I purchased these because it's hard to operate a bike brake in mittens and i was looking for a new pair of skiing gloves; however I intend to continue wearing the Columbia's skiing.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric great glove
good down to temp specified about mid 20's -
Lining could seat better -nice outer shell material overall -feels durable -
Glove is light weight compared to similar
December 27, 2013