Sun, Apr 30, 2017
There isn't an awful lot to say about gloves, is there? In my mind, these are the type of accessory that needs to do one thing – in this case, it's keep your hands warm. Now this can be done in a number of ways, but I won't digress.
Let's begin with what the Pamir glove is. The Pamir is a lightweight, fairly inexpensive (around $35 at Campmor), well fitting, windproof glove with palm and finger pads. It is designed to be a cool weather glove. The Pamir is insulated by the shell material, a thin fleece that can be a little rigid at times (like when you spill things on them and forget to clean it off). The wrists are elastic so nothing too large can fall into them, and so they stay on your hands. Construction is first rate, as with anything The North Face makes.
Now that you know what the Pamir are, let's discuss what they aren't. They aren't waterproof, a winter glove, a skiing glove, a work glove, or a layering glove. I've tried all of these things with the Pamir, and they fall horribly short. But don't misunderstand me, I wasn't expecting them to do any of these things. With the right expectations, the Pamir gloves perform exactly as billed. As a warm to cool weather insulator, a glove to sleep in on cold nights, a summit glove (windstopper and all), or just a general around-town kind of glove, the Pamir performed perfectly.
The North Face/Campmor Lip Service:
For cold weather activities requiring high breathability, windproofness, warmth and comfort.
My Lip Service:
The Pamir Windstopper Gloves are a fashionable and functional piece of equipment. I wear them all winter and any time of year when hiking. They perform as billed and are comfortable, rugged, and warm. If you're not expecting them to keep you dry in a rainstorm, you'll never be disappointed with these gloves.
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