We always hear talk about “one-ski quivers,” the “perfect boot,” or recently “dual-certified helmet that’s vented enough to climb in.” What about the “one-glove quiver”? While some are too breathable and others too warm, Ski Trab’s Maximo glove is just right. With a nylon wind-mitt hidden in the cuff, the Maximo goes from a breathable and dexterous glove to a trail-breaking gauntlet that’s ready to throw down. Primaloft insulation along the back of the hand keep your fingers happy, while a sturdy leather palm handles the majority of the abuse brought about by everyday skiing. The cuff is made of “Airprene,” a breathable version of neoprene that has a built-in pull tab so you can slip them on easily and still seal out the elements. A unique feature is the crystal watch window, which allows you to wear your watch on your wrist, rather than halfway up your arm. The Maximo is the new go-to glove for everyday ski touring.
- Crystal watch window allows you to read your watch display without pulling your sleeve up.
- Airprene cuff is breathable and durable.
- Stowable wind shield hides in the cuff until it you need wind-blocking warmth.
- Durable pull-tab built into the cuff for easy on/off.
- Primaloft insulation is breathable and warm even when wet.
- Touch-screen compatible.
Update 2019/20: Ski Trab changed the watch window to be a neoprene cover to help avoid fogging, as well as updated the colorway and went with a (mostly) black design.
|Materials||Neoprene, leather, Primaloft|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Watch window on wrist.|
|Bottom Line||Warm, water-resistant, cold-weather ski touring glove|
|Compare to other Men's Gloves|
Questions & Reviews
But the differentiating feature is supposedly the window through which to view your watch. This fogged up almost immediately on me every time I've used them. The cuff fits fine over my watch (Suunto Spartan Sport) and for the first 5 to 10 mins of a tour all is well and good, but once I heat up, it's unusable. May as well have no watch window at all. It's not the end of the world but I do subtract a star because that "feature" is pretty useless imo. I'll try treating it with some anti-fog stuff for glasses, maybe that'll work, but buyer beware.
Also the stow mechanism for the overmitt (which is a very thin hardshell) is strange, and it's hard to get the mitt comfortably back inside its snow location with the gloves on. You sort of have to fold it in order for it to fit without pressuring your hand.
Those are 2 pretty minor gripes and for me with coldish hands the main thing is that they're warm enough and I can remove them without the liner inverting, but I felt it strange.
I have the same watch and haven't been able to get the window dialed just yet either. Toying with the idea of taking a razor blade or seam ripper and just cutting the window panel out entirely. The placement of it is perfect, better than any other glove I've had, but the window panel was maybe a bit overkill? Time will tell. I'll post a more thorough review of these when I get more time in them.
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