Yet another good find Vida!
I was reading through 180's website trying to figure out if the valve required one to open the valve first or if the valve actually has no cover to it. It is my assumption that there is no cover other than the flap that lies across it. Which means the valve would be user friendly since you wouldn't have to take off your other glove. Though, I wonder just how secure the flap is, especially if a person was digging in the snow. It would be interesting to know whether or not the flap would resist opening and allow snow into the valve.
D'oh, how silly of me! A thought did just come to mind. The valve is likely created like an airmattress valve where it only allows ones breath to pass through due to the little flap just inside.[B)][8)]
The Patrol, designed for women, looks sweet. Too bad they are $80 US.
If you purchase a pair Vida, let us know what you think of them. I'd also like to know if the wicking capabilities or good enough to deal with a persons moisture from their breath. Though, I suppose that would depend on the individual and just how much they blow into the valve. However, if they are decent enough gloves then one shouldn't really have to blow into them very often, right?
Hmm, it seems all I have accomplished here is thinking out loud and basically answering my own questions through the process. Sorry 'bout that.[:I]
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