Expert Review: Burton Men's Profile Gloves

Published on 12/20/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the gloves, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2022.
Austin Schimmel, Snowboarding Expert
By Snowboarding Expert Austin Schimmel

Top of the Mountain - Park City, Utah. All photos courtesy of Austin Schimmel

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the gloves, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2022.

My take

The Burton Men's Profile Gloves are designed for the beginner to advanced rider or skier looking to have finger mobility, comfort, and warmth on cooler spring days. They’re waterproof yet breathable and excel in comfort, as they fit snugly as a glove should.

Riding the chairlift with the Burton Profile gloves!

About the gloves I own

  • Model: 2022 Men’s Burton Profile Glove - Black
  • Size: Large

About me

  • Height: 5’6”
  • Weight: 130lbs
  • Experience: 7 years of snowboarding

Test conditions

  • When I bought them: February 2022
  • Days used: 20
  • Weather conditions used in: Sunny spring days, powder days, rainy days
  • Where I’ve used them: Park City, Utah
  • Terrain: Groomers, bowls, trees, park

How they perform

Ease of Movement

What I was looking for

My older mitts had ripped after many years of hard use in the park and riding through trees. I was looking for a waterproof but breathable mitt for the spring slush season.

Why I chose this gear

I bought these when I saw they had the DRYRIDE two-layer waterproof fabric. It was a no-brainer. I ended up choosing these because I've been very happy and impressed with Burton’s product quality in the past.

Side profile of the gloves

What I love about them

  • Fit: I’m 5’6”, and the large is a bit big for me. However, I like the extra room, so my hands aren’t sweating in the springtime heat.
  • Comfort: These are very comfortable for a light glove. The inside velvet is soft. After a full day of riding in them, my hands stay dry and comfy.
  • Ease of movement: These have full finger mobility. This makes it easy to strap into and out of the bindings.
  • Waterproofing: They have stayed quite dry, even in the springtime slush.
  • Breathability: Although waterproof, they still are light enough to have nice breathability due to the DRYRIDE two-layer fabric.
  • Weight: These are very lightweight compared to other gloves of different materials like leather. Leather is much heavier. Being lighter allows increased mobility and less fatigue.
  • Conditions: They’re great in warmer conditions like the springtime since it’s not that cold out anymore; however, they would be a bit too light for colder winter days. My fingers might get too cold if riding during the coldest season.
  • Features: The wrist cords are useful because I often take my gloves off on the lift and am worried about dropping them.

Top profile of the gloves

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Quality: One gets what one pays for, and the quality is definitely on par with a cheaper pair of ski gloves. Since they are cheaper, they have a lower quality with less durability.
  • Durability: After about two dozen days with them, I've noticed a bit of scratching on the material, which may wear through sooner rather than later. However, at the moment, they are still waterproof. I'm not sure how fixable this material will be if they tear.
  • Touchscreen compatibility: These gloves are not touchscreen compatible.
  • Warmth: The materials are lightweight and medium quality but good bang for the buck. The fabric insides are soft, but a good bit of heat is lost through the fingers compared to a mitt.

Favorite moment with this gear

Last spring, once the snow started melting, it became super wet, and I noticed all of my gear started to soak through, especially my torn old pair of gloves. Once I purchased these, I could keep my hands dry and breathable for the rest of the springtime slush. Additionally, they held up quite well for the next three or so weeks.

Value for the money vs. other options

These are a solid pair of cheaper gloves for people not looking to spend a pretty penny just for a few outings on the mountain each season. The waterproofing makes the price tag worth it alone, as most cheap gloves I’ve encountered have not been waterproof, nor have they held up well. Compared to Burton’s Warmest GORE-TEX gloves with a higher price tag, these don’t stand a chance. If someone’s looking for a daily driver that’ll keep their hands warm through the coldest of days, these are not the pair. They are quite lighter in comparison to GORE-TEX models.

Final verdict

Overall, a good cheap pair of light and comfortable waterproof gloves that won’t break the bank. I’d recommend these for a beginner rider looking for their first pair of gloves for the slopes.

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