Level snowboarding gloves with BioMex wrist guards can reduce the likelihood of a snowboard wrist injury by 7.5 times
All Level BioMex snowboard gloves feature BioMex wrist guards. These wrist guards are the result of an extensive, ongoing collaboration between snowboarders, the medical community, and engineers. A four-year study conducted by the St. Moritz (Switzerland) Orthopaedic Hospital involving more than 40,000 snowboard hours and more than 2,400 participants showed that snowboarders who wear conventional snowboard wrist guards are 4.5 times less likely to suffer wrist injuries over those who don’t wear wrist guards. Level’s BioMex wrist protection system reduces the likelihood of a snowboard wrist injury by 7.5 times.
The Biomex wrist guard is flexible, shock reducing, and ergonomically designed. It is made from high-density rubberized plastic with a split "swallow-tail" wrist support that, upon impact, flexes to disperse the blunt force from a fall. The BioMex wrist guard also has a central pivot system at the base of the palm, so that you can position the two-piece guard in whichever way is most comfortable for you.
XSports staff picks for Level snowboarding gloves
The Level Super Pipe snowboard glove
is the most impressive-looking snowboard glove we’ve ever seen. Bomb-proof with an aggressive profile that makes you look like a gladiator of the slopes, the Super Pipe gets our vote for the Snowboarding Glove That Has Everything.
We’re also partial to the Level Half Pipe snowboard glove
, which offers the same protection as the Level Super Pipe but without some its special features and with a less aggressive profile. The Level Half Pipe snowboard glove also comes in men’s and women’s sizes and both glove and mitten formats.
So....what's the difference between different Level snowboard gloves?
We get asked often about the difference between different Level gloves models, so here's some facts for you:
- Level's BioMex wrist guard is integrated into the glove liner across all models of gloves in Level's protective snowboard glove line-up. This includes all models, from the Youth Fly Junior gloves all the way up to the SuperPipes. So, from a protective standpoint, you can be assured you are getting advanced snowboard wrist protection from any glove you chose from Level. You can learn more about Level's BioMex wrist protection here.
- Difference between the Level SuperPipe XCR Gloves and the Level HalfPipe XCR Gloves? The difference between these two gloves are three things - the SuperPipes have leather treatments on the shell, plastic knuckle guards over your first knuckles, and the studds on the fingers. Both the SuperPipe and the HalfPipe have GoreTex shells and the upgraded fleece liners.
- Difference between the Level HalfPipes and the Level Fly gloves? The difference between the Half/SuperPipe and the Fly gloves are pretty significant. The Fly gloves do NOT have GoreTex, nor the upgraded interior liner. That makes the Fly snowboard gloves the value choice within the line, but not as warm or dry as the other two.
- Difference between the Level Network snowboard gloves and the Level Fly gloves? The difference is in the cuff of the gloves. The Level Network gloves are designed to be undergloves - ie the cuff fits underneath your snowboard jacket sleeves. Meanwhile, the Level Fly (and SuperPipe and HalfPipe) have gauntlet style cuffs. Guantlet style is designed to go over your jacket sleeves.
Level is an Italian manufacturer of snowboarding gloves, snowboard mittens, ski gloves, ski mitts, ski poles, and beanies. Level products are born in the Italian Alps, and the company is a leader in innovation and style. Level’s unique technology includes the best selling Biomex Wrist Guard System, proven to significantly reduce the risk of wrist injuries while snowboarding, and Kevlar reinforced finger and palm constructions for exceptional durability. The Bliss line, designed just for women, features “Warmer for Women” technology. With its vast of array of insulations and waterproofing technologies, you can count on Level to keep you warm and dry in even the harshest climates and coldest weather. and all Level products are built to make skiing and riding warmer, dryer, and more comfortable. Level "firsts" include:
- Snowboard-specific gloves (1988)
- Removable liner system for snowboard gloves (1988)
- Protection technology for snowboard gloves (1992)
- “Breathable System” to help keep gloves dry (1994)
- Kevlar reinforced construction (1999)
- Backcountry concept: snowboard-ski gloves for mountaineering use (2001)
- Printed silicone palms (2001)
- Reflex stimulator system (Kirax) (2002)
- "Overgloves” as a new market segment (2005)