Classic park performance.
The sun’s shining, the weather’s warm, the snow’s soft—a perfect day for the park and DAKINE's Viper Gloves. These lightweight spring gloves feature corded nylon Flextough panels for durability, neoprene cuffs and Weathershield shell fabric for waterproofing, and pre-curved fingers for dexterity. Super grippy palms, a low-profile performance fit, and ample padding have made the Vipers a park favorite for years.
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Great Spring Park Glove
I like a low profile and light glove so these work pretty well for me. I would say it is mostly a spring weather glove but i have used it in colder weather while hiking and was fine. I really like the vipers for the park though they are easy to move and grab in.
worst purchase ive ever made in the gloe area even i spring ur hands get soaked and freeze on the hills dont buy
not bad...good price
been using them hitting urban rails an they do the job. Not too warm but my hands stay dry an thats what counts, they're thin enough to wear as liners too but they definitely not the most comfortable. overall you get what you pay for.
are they blizzard proof too? (meaning...
are they blizzard proof too? (meaning warm)
Not really at all. If you are going to try to use them for cold, or deep conditions, I hope you have warm hands. My hands are fairly warm, and I still don't like these for those kind of conditions. I would look at something with insulation or for everyday/colder use.
good bang for the buck$$
considering what i payed for the glove, i was stoked wth what i recieved, fits well, and the dual velcro straps on the wrist make the wrist fit so much better
Viper Strikes and...
Grabbed a pair of these a few seasons ago for spring skiing. They don't have any sort of lining, so at least for mine I can fell the fabric overlap of the stitching against my hands. They have no insulation, so any days where it gets below a sunny -5 degrees celsius, I won't even consider them. The sticky palm design was great, until I really started using and abusing them, which consequently meant that the silicone fell off. The velcro on both sides of the wrist is a great idea, but Dakine didn't stitch the bottom half properly, so I had to staple it. It was an alright purchase, hopefully they have improved on my version with this one.
these gloves are pretty thin and mostly meant for spring days in the park. whenever i wear them on colder days my hands freeze and if the gloves get wet they stay wet all day
yes i know they are spring gloves but i dont think they even work for that...youre on a mountain covered in snow, so your hands are going to get wet. they are not waterproof at all, and are not windproof either. so your hands get wet, and then the wind freezes them out. plus they are really uncomfortable, lined with sanpaper basically, no fleece or anything on the inside, not even a brushed liner...and then finnaly they fit bad, if you can find one that fits poperly in the fingers then the thumb is too short, and the if the thumb fits right, the fingers are too long. not too good
great spring time glove..
once the slopes got warm i wore the things everyday.. hands stayed dry and warm. and they are great for a park glove as well. they give great grip so you wont have a problem when doing your grabs.. and they definitely last the whole season..
I bought ones few years back and they're awesome. My hands tend to sweat a lot in warmer gloves so I use these quite much even on chilly days. The coldest temperature I find these good for me is -10 degrees celsius (which is according to google 14 degrees Fahrenheit, I'm from Finland so I don't know the Fahrenheits so well) when park riding. Might be a little bit cold if riding long chair lift rides etc.
The rubber decals tend to tear away in use, I have like a one A and one N left, but who gives. At least I don't care if my gloves say Dakine or not as long as they're nice for my hands. Someone above pointed that they're not lined but I don't find that as a problem for my hands, they feel comfy and nice. Pre-carved, or how do you say it, fingers also help you have a better grip from your ski poles. Also great durability I've carried my skis a million times holding skis from the edges when hiking pipe etc. and not one cut on the palms of my gloves. Bad odour doesn't stick on the gloves either my hands sweat a lot and I even smoke with the gloves on my hands and they smell just like they came from the store, neoprenish and rubberish.
If I really try to find something bad to mention about these gloves it would be that the red rubber grip on the palms have colored my white pole grips a bit but again I couldn't care less.
I'm definetly gonna order a new pair just in case when I come to US in May, bit pricey here. Only thing I have to find out is which size should I pick. I found mine from a bargain bin and they say small but when I tried few other pairs that were also size small they were way too small for me. So I think my gloves have got the wrong tag sewn on them at the factory since my Hestras and other gloves are usually size 9/medium.
these kinda suck...
so i know these are for spring days and what not, but they dont even work then...anyone wonder why they dont mention comfort in the description? oh yeah cuz they are lined with sandpaper :-)...at least thats what if feels like, no fabric on the inside. theres basically no waterproofing which is still important in spring!...ur on a mountain covered in snow, so ur hands are bound to get a little wet, and then when the wind starts cuttin thru em...yeah its not pretty.
These gloves are great at protecting your hands from the wind chill. I love them because my hands get super warm. The downside, the stiching along the thumb riped on the first day. :(
i really like these gloves, but the 1st day the stitching in between the index and thumb where all the material comes together ripped a little hole. super annoying when its windy out. great for spring riding. i use these in winter and my hands are pretty cold. but good glove
A bit Undersized
I bought X-Large size and they are just a snug fit and i am a 17year old boy with average sized hands so buy an oversize of what the chart says. Will stay warm in preseason skiing and spring but powder days you will be a bit chilly with them.
More for casual
They arn't the warmest glove ever. My hands to get a bit chilly when wearing themm and the wind goes through them. My thumbs don't have full range of motion either. As far as casual around the city gloves they work great and look good. Thats what I would recomend them for.
On cold days, will these keep you warm?
On cold days, will these keep you warm?
Not if your definition of cold days is the same as mine. These are what I would consider "fair weather" terrain park gloves. Your cold days are going to demand something much warmer.
How big do they run cause i have a liner...
How big do they run cause i have a liner that i wanna put under them
I have found Dakine gloves to run a bit small. Plus, these are park gloves, they're supposed to be a low-profile, lightweight (lighter than regular ski gloves) glove. But if you want to put a liner underneath, go up one size.