DAKINE designed the Bronco Glove for those who shred the resort no matter the weather conditions.
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cool, but not good enough
The bronco has a really cool design, but in that there are some serious flaws! The seams around almost all the fingers ripped within some weeks of riding. These gloves will never last more than one season if you are an eager rider! The only reason it gets two stars is that the gloves are quite warm, until the seams rip.
Asymetrical Latch Thing (White)
It's curved so one glove is always the top. It works. Not much more to it.
Liner Coming Loose When Hand is Pulled (White)
This is the only problem I've encounter with this glove. The liner will stick to your hand and get dis-align when you pull your hand out.
Cuff Zipper (White)
The cuff on the 09 model is much nicer than the 08. They cut the Velcro and put in a zipper with plastic teeth and metal pulley. Gone is the frustration of a cuff that pops open all the time.
Palm Graphics (White)
The palm is sticky rubber with excellent grip. Both palms have the same type of gfx although not identical.
Durathane beats leather, so far
I had this glove in leather last year. It was good looking, great fit, warm enough for cold days and low cut enough for summer skiing. Only problem was the leather falling apart when wet. Hopefully Durathane will solve that.
Bottom line: An allround glove with low key park look. Best for mid temp dry days.
as stated they are best in 20 degrees and above
i highly suggest you get them a size bigger than the size chart or what you normally wear to help with the index/thumb ripping issue
most gloves will rip when form fitted
I Agree... Flawed Design
I like the look, and feel of the glove but i wore it one day early season, and the thumb and index finger were torn. I agree with "genebike"
I had 2 pairs of these gloves, neither lasted more than a month. I bought one from here, and another from Dakine themselves. They both ripped in the exact same place: my right index finger. Now I ride regular, so I'm using that had more to work the bindings, but that shouldn't matter. To contrast this, I've been wearing Burton AK Guide Gloves for 2 seasons now, and they look pristine. Fortunately the Broncos were just my backups.
Dakine replaced these with a set of Cobras, hopefully they're better.
These gloves are nice for those mid-temp days. They are low profile, and allow less clumsy articulation and still keep your hands pretty warm without all of that clumsy insulation in warmer gloves. These gloves are extremely waterproof, but are not for those who will have their hands in the snow all day on those below freezing days due to the lack of insulation. All in all, I love the gloves and use em in the resort on all but the really frigid windy days.
Would you recommend getting these or the...
Would you recommend getting these or the cobras?
No, cobras are better quality, i bought these then they ripped on the index and thumb the first day. I now have purchased the cobra mitts and they are better.
temp rating: 20+
i feel that the fit of these are snug just the way i like em and the warmth is not going to make your hands sweat. i would say id stick with these gloves from 20 degrees and above, below?.. i'd go summit series. i like the lo-pro of the material and i diggin these gloves.
Love these gloves
These gloves feel awesome and are low profile so the cuffs of my jacket fit nicely over them. They are great for 20 degree to spring weather, however for super cold days you will want to bring some heat packs. After two seasons of frequent and hard riding the fingers on mine have frayed a bit and I probably need to replace these. Still... for the price, these gloves cost me less than a dollar a day to own and were well worth it.
nice but better options
this glove is sweet, low bulk and goretex, but the fingers frayed a little, and they just don't hold up as well as the Dakine Cobras. The full-leather on the cobra just lasts. If your looking for a quick fix to wet mittens and cold fingers, these will solve that for a season