Burton AK Guide Glove 2017 - 2014 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton AK Guide Glove is for those that want a similar look and feel to the Yeti Glove but also want more insulation. It’s a great glove for those that are always moving or that run a little on the warm side. The 2017 feels warmer than past models and it’s the kind of glove that works great in a cooler to cold weather. It also has room for a very thick liner if you want to add one.
Now this warmth seems to me from my testing to be pretty close to the Yeti but just a little bit warmer. The fit and feel is good but it’s not quite that form to your hand kind of glove.
The screen tech works well but it’s not ideal for typing. Instead it’s best for answering a call or just checking emails, texts, ect which is all you really need on the mountain anyways.
Overall I’m pretty impressed with the AK Guide Glove and feel it’s fit has either grown on me or changed a bit for the better.
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The fit is a little on the longer and slightly more narrow side. This only has a zipper and it’s not that hard to get on and off but I generally prefer a velcro strap around the cuff. It runs pretty long up the wrist so it can keep out some snow. All in all it’s a very nice technical piece of outerwear that could make a lot of serious riders happy. I’m personally much more into the AK Clutch glove but that’s not to say you wouldn’t be into this one.
The liner and the glove are very well connected so when you pull your hand out it’s super easy to put it back in again. Not many companies put this much time in their liners.
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Burton [ak] Guide Glove Review
I've always wanted to get a pair of Burton [ak] Yeti's but they are no longer in existence. So I decided to grab a pair of '18 XL Burton [ak] Guide Gloves (TB) the other day. These are a step up from my existing '14 Gondy Gore (TB) full leather gloves. The Gondy Gores are awesome and I've had absolutely no problems with them. They are still going strong, thoroughly waterproof, toasty warm, with no degradation or problems and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone as a premium level glove. But I just liked the look of the [ak] Guides and they do not disappoint. It might be that zippered back which pulls them in tight around the wrist to fit perfectly under sleeve. They feel fantastic on and fit absolutely perfect, if not, I'd say snug as, but they will mould into my hand shape perfectly after a few hours of use. They are mega warm and will be just right for those -20 degree days in Japan. I love an entire leather glove as they are much stronger to handle daily uses on the mountain. These gloves are on the top end of pricing but you can grab them on special $$$ if you look around. So I give the [ak] Guide a 5 star rating.
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