Marmot Flurry 2015 Review by A Better Ski
The Marmot Flurry Gore-Tex glove is a solid resort glove for both casual and serious skiers. They are warm, waterproof, and very comfortable, and could easily be worn every day during the cold winter.
Warmth: The Marmot Flurry glove has a good amount of Thermal R insulation. Although Marmot doesn’t publish the actual amount, we can tell you that these gloves are pretty warm. They have more insulation on the back of the hand than the front, but even so they feel warm all around. Our tester normally likes mittens over gloves for warmth, but for almost any day we encounter in Colorado the Marmot Flurry would hold up pretty well for a glove. If you’re always skiing in a cold climate you may be better off with a mitten for the extra warmth, but in mild to moderately cold temps, the Flurry will do fine.
Waterproofing: The Marmot Flurry has a MemBrain 10 2L laminate on the outside of the glove that already does a decent job of keeping water out. Marmot then adds a Gore-Tex insert to further enhance the overall protection from wet weather. These gloves offer solid protection against wet snow and light rain, and will keep you dry on the slopes all day.
Breathability: The Marmot Flurry is lined with high loft fleece, and packed with a ton of Thermal R insulation. So although they do a good job of wicking moisture and Gore-Tex is relatively breathable, the Marmot Flurry probably won’t be the best for backcountry hikes or skins up the mountain. They are just too warm, and unless it’s really cold, your hands would probably overheat pretty quickly.
Comfort: The Marmot Flurry is lined with high loft fleece that feels very soft and comfortable. A decent amount of Thermal R insulation makes them feel a bit bulky, but your hands feel well protected and padded from weather, rocks, or ski edges.
Fit: The Marmot Flurry feels pretty true to size, and fit pretty well overall. The extra insulation does make them feel slightly bulky, but the inside is roomy.
Durability: The Marmot Flurry is constructed with a durable nylon outer shell and thin leather palm. Overall the glove feels solid, and well built. IN my experience with nylon it holds up pretty well to abuse, and often times the seams start to fail before the rest of the glove. The leather palm is thin, but feels like it could hold up to a decent amount of abuse. It’s not the most bomber glove out there, but it’s feels decently solid and well built.
Other Features: The Marmot Flurry has a Dri-Clime wicking lining on the cuff to help keep moisture from building up. This cuff can be cinched down pretty tight with a quickdraw feature that’s easy to use with one hand. The wrist leash helps keep them near you when you take them off on the hill or lift. Finally, the Marmot Flurry has a Falcon-grip design that helps to aid in dexterity. Overall these gloves are pretty easy to use with zippers and buckles, but the extra insulation keep them from being super dexterous.
Size Worn: M
What I look for in a glove: My hands run cold, so I like a warm glove or mitten. Also as a person who spends a lot of time in contact with the snow, I like gloves that are very waterproof and don’t soak through. Having liners is a nice benefit because they add warmth, and are easier to dry out a glove if it does get wet.
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