Completely Waterproof, Not Very Warm
in Eugene, OR
Posted on 5/2/2012
Burton Gondy Gore-Tex Leather Gloves (Closeout) - true black
These gloves are certainly waterproof and windproof, they were able to handle the PNW conditions and my hands never did get wet even with the absurdly heavy wet flakes we tend to get. They seem durable so far, and they feel great, the leather seems to be of pretty high quality. They also come with some waterproof leather conditioner which you can either use straight away or as I've decided; to rejuvenate a season or two from now. Wearing them as is, off the shelf they performed great as far as water and windproofing goes so the nixwax didn't seem necessary.
The only negative I found is even in the fairly mild conditions here, they didn't keep my hands warm. Your experience might be different, I have below average circulation and on one of the days I needed liners, it was probably around 20F that day. They fit very snugly so luckily the incredibly thin liners I had did the trick and my hands were great after that.
If you're worried you have poor circulation and you'll need thick liners you might want to size up one, or if you're on the fence between say a medium and a large definitely go for the large, these were probably the tightest fitting mediums I've ever worn.