POW Alpha GTX Glove 2014 Review by The Good Ride
The Pow Alpha GTX Glove might be a perfect fit if you are into the Burton Yeti but want a little more insulation. To me, the sizing was very similar. We liked this glove a lot and found that the goatskin has a nicer softer feel than the Cow Hide of the Yeti. Both are amazing Gore-Tex gloves but if you want more insulation and amazing grip then the Alpha GTX Glove is the call.
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Size Tried: Large
Width Across The Knuckles: 3.5”
Middle Finger to Wrist 7.5”
Widest Part of the Hand 4.5”
Both the Yeti and the Alpha have the Pittard grip tech that makes you grab a little stickier and also makes you feel like a professional wide receiver. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. I personally like the Yeti in warm to cool weather and like the Alpha for cool to bordering on cold weather. The wool inside of the Alpha makes it more of an all purpose glove. There is also room for a liner if it gets cold. There is also a softer more supple feel with the goatskin leather compared to the cowskin leather. It feels like it wants to mold to your hands faster than cow leather.
POW does a good job of keeping the liner in place and it’s right there with Burton. Not many other companies put this much time and attention to making sure the liners are stitched properly. For me, it pretty much comes down to POW and Burton when it comes to Gloves that I want to wear. Sure there are other good companies out there but these 2 always have gloves that have the appeal to me.
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