Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Hydra EXT™ Glove

Mountain Hardwear Hydra EXT™ Glove

Hydra EXT™ Glove
Overall rating:
4.143 / 5
4.1
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5
(7 reviews) 7
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6 out of 7(86%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for Hydra EXT™ Glove
Review 1 for Hydra EXT™ Glove
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Perfect fit

PostedApril 7, 2014
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ptinde
Location: Washington state
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
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True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I purchased this glove as an alpine mountaineering glove. This pre bent fingers make carrying and axe long time very comfortable. The gauntlets are great during self arrest, the keep the snow out better than any glove. Once these gloves get wet after a days climbing, the freeze, making an alpine start a bit chilly. The interior is not wet, but the glove gets very stiff.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Hydra EXT™ Glove
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Be careful.

PostedFebruary 7, 2014
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Lscott
Location: St. Louis, MO
Experience: Casual
Employee: No
Too Small
Small
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I purchased these gloves for a ski trip. I used the size chart provided and have always worn large or medium large gloves as an adult. The elastic at the wrist band is too tight and very uncomfortable when worn for a period of time. Thankfully I brought along my old gloves and was able to "retire my new ones".
These gloves did not keep my hands warm in moderate temperatures. This may be a factor of being too small.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Hydra EXT™ Glove
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great gloves

PostedMarch 5, 2013
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southcreek
Location: Alaska
Experience: Core
Employee: No
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True Fit
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are my ski gloves that I use all winter in Alaska. My hands stay warm on the skin up in 0 degree windchill. I have also climbed many times and they work perfectly
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Hydra EXT™ Glove
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Warm and Dry

PostedFebruary 26, 2013
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Susanne
Location: VA
Experience: Casual
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Used this glove for a 5 degree day of ice-climbing in Hylite Canyon. Hands stayed warm and dry. Curved fingers made it easy to hold the ice tools all day. Excellent product.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Hydra EXT™ Glove
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A glove that I can work in and stay warm

PostedJanuary 22, 2013
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Thomasd
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
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Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
As a patroller warmth and function are always a tradeoff until these gloves. Keeps me warm and dry up to about 17 degrees and that doesnt include the windchill. The glove is so well designed that I can pop in and out of them easily and draw them up tight one handed. Another win for the MH team.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Hydra EXT™ Glove
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Hydra EXT

PostedJanuary 3, 2013
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Lollipop
Location: Norway
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
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Too Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice gloves for alpine climbing. Maybe my favourite.
The stitching around the thumbs is my only concern. My gloves look perfetcly new, except the stitching. They perform exelently for alpine climbing, where you don`t have to place ice screws.
They`re therefor a bit expensive for what you get.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Hydra EXT™ Glove
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Best alpine glove, one improvement

PostedDecember 25, 2012
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highcamp
Location: Boulder, CO
Experience: Core
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Best alpine glove I've ever used (and I've gone through a LOT). 3 things make a quality alpine glove - dexterity, breathability/waterproofness, warmth. On dexterity, the Hydra is far beyond the competition. I don't know if it's solely the OutDry technology, but you definitely don't feel like you're climbing with a layered goretex membrane glove. Great for climbing with your hands, messing with pro, v-threads, you name it.
The breathability and waterproofness is also unrivaled. Under high output, I never felt like things were getting swampy in the glove. Even when spindrift got it (when I had them off) and my hand warmed it all up, the humidity just passed through.
Lastly, I think the warmth truly comes from the above two combined. Sure it has insulation as well, but by having truly dry hands that you don't have to overgrip with because you have accurate feel with, it makes for warm hands all around. Better than thicker gloves from the competition.
One improvement: the soft leather palm loves to soak up water. None of it gets to your hand, but the soaked leather freezes in really cold temps, which is not great. I think MH needs to work on their treatment of their palm leather, but until then use sno-seal and you're good to go. You'll have to reapply over the course of the season, and I don't know if it's the best for the outdry membrane, but this is definitely needed to keep that leather from getting water-saturated. Haven't tried baking the sno-seal in, might try that this year on my older hydras.
Highly recommend this glove. Just get it and stop searching. It's that good.
I would recommend this product.
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