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Warm and waterproof, but how durable are they?

I bought these earlier this season to replace some older Dakine Gore-Tex gloves I've been rocking for a couple seasons. They're really comfortable gloves and fit great. They're super low profile, which made me wonder how warm they actually were, but I've had no issues with warmth so far this season (although I do recommend using a slim base glove on super cold days, like under 15 degrees). I've stayed super dry on wet days so far as well.Despite how great these gloves fit and perform on the mountain, they're starting to come apart after about 15 days on the mountain. A few of the seams on the fingers are starting to get tattered, and one of the palm seams is coming apart as well. I haven't completely busted through the seams yet so I'm still rocking these every day I go up, but I'm pretty disappointed with the quality (especially from Dakine). Maybe I'm looking at a warranty replacement?

UPDATE #1: I split a seam wide open on one of the fingers today on day 20. I'm hoping that it was just a bad batch and it's covered under warranty or something.

UPDATE #2: As my last update says, I had a finger seam split towards the end of last season. It ended up getting warrantied for a new pair. This SECOND pair completely exploded on me this weekend as well after about 15 days of riding. I am giving up on these gloves and lowering my rating to ONE star, due to the terrible durability. Time to step up to a quality brand like Hestra.

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Bummer to hear that! We offer a two year warranty on all gloves so hit up warranty@dakine.com or give em a call. Hope the next pair works better for you.