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Hi,
I did some research on snowboard gloves and found two brands that are hard to find here where I live, in NZ.

Level half pipe GTX
https://www.amazon.com/Level-Snowboard-Protective-Integrated-ThermoPlus/dp/B07FNRW4GY?tag=amz07b-21

Hestra Army Leather GTX
https://www.amazon.com/Hestra-Waterproof-Ski-Gloves-Gore-Tex/dp/B00ZD24V0K?tag=amz07b-21

Does anyone know which of those two gloves could be the best?

The first one, Level half pipe GTX seems to have a good wrist support
and the second one, with goat leather, may have great durability.

Opinions?
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Hestra gloves are considered by many to be premium, top quality.
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@pedroGenio, hello, welcome to SHs.

I favour the Hestras as I have sweaty hands and the washable removable liners are a big advantage...
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@pedroGenio, Hi and welcome snowHead

Both Level and Hestra are good quality brands, so either will be fine from that perspective. The Levels may be slightly warmer.

However, you should really establish whether you want wrist protection, and if so, do you want it to be integrated? If not, you need to make sure the glove has enough space to cover external protection.

From doing some research, my bf (a snowboarder) established that these were a better option for wrist protection: https://demonsnow.com/store/Flexmeter%20wrist%20guard
But you need to make sure your gloves are big enough to cover them.
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Hi and welcome snowHead

Hi @Scarlet,

thank you and thanks for the information.
I don't think that I will wear that wrist protection just because of the size, as you said, it's hard to fit and might not be comfortable.

Hi @under_a_new_name

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I favour the Hestras as I have sweaty hands and the washable removable liners are a big advantage...


thanks mate, I have sweaty hands as well although I believe both gloves have removable liners.
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pedroGenio wrote:
I don't think that I will wear that wrist protection just because of the size, as you said, it's hard to fit and might not be comfortable.

While that is true, I think you are going about your search the wrong way around. First, do your research into the wrist protection – wrist guards that don't fit may be uncomfortable, a broken wrist is going to beat that! There are different types with different fits that protect in different ways. Once you've figured out what is best for you, then get the gloves that will work with it.
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thank you scarlet i understand what you said and i'll keep in mind as a concern
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If I were skiing I'd go with the Hestra glove. However for snowboarding, the wrist guards and longer cuff are advantages, so snowboarding go for Level.
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@pedroGenio, I use the hestra GTX goretex gloves for skiing, they don't have removable liners, the Army ones do that look really very similar but they are not goretex. I would not use the hestras for snowboarding, the palms and fingers are not robust enough, had a mate who tried and the leather got shredded.
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@Bob and @Zorrac,

guys, thank you so much for these tips.
I thought goat leather would be useful for snowboarding, it could be tough to get shredded but it seems I was wrong.
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What is your opinion about Level or FlexMeter?
both have built-in wrist guards.
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Flexmeter pretty much invented the wrist guard that actually worked ( rather than being a poor roller blade type protector) so I'd bde inclined toward them but Level have been around ages too. Wrist guards are a very personal thing. Once I'd learnt to ride on dryslope I never bothered with them thereafter.
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