In a weird way, it offers moral support, too.

It can't support you when you when you're having the worst day ever, but the Burton Men's Support Glove does support you when you are practicing that triple backflip to shake the breakup blues. This is because Burton stashed a low-profile and removable support shank to protect your wrist during a nasty fall. It's kind of like a bodyguard just for your hands—because how else will you be able to exchange high-fives at the end of the day if your wrist is shattered?

Why not just wear armor, you ask? Well, this here glove combines everything you want, namely the support with a waterproof glove. The Support has DryRide Ultrashell fabric and Insane Membrane technology for a double dose of waterproof/breathability. The glove is stuffed with Thermacore, because after all, you shouldn't have to deal with an icy, broken heart and icy fingers. But, lo, you landed said trick, and your ex is texting you to get you back. The Support is made with Screen Grab magic so you can send a reply...or not.

  • DryRide Ultrashell 2-Layer stretch fabric
  • DryRide Insane Membrane 2.0
  • Brushed microfiber fixed lining
  • Thermacore insulation
  • Screen Grab Toughgrip palm
  • Ergonomic pre-curved fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

uncomfortable and may risk your hand

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The glove itself fits ok, but the built-in wrist guard on top of your hand digs into the base of your fingers. I couldn't put my hand down on the ground without it causing lot of pressure (and at times pain) on top of my hand by digging into it. Seems like a bad design flaw where the metal for the wrist guard is too long. It may save my wrist, but it'd probably break my fingers if I am to land on my hands. Had real high hopes for this one, but won't be usable for me. I may have to remove the wristguard (not possible without cutting it open) and just use as a regular glove, which defeats the purpose. Disappointed and cannot recommend if you are getting it for the built-in wrist guard.

The glove you want is the Level Fly. Ingenious, lightweight, strong wrist protection. The only fly in the ointment is that they are making it with subpar velcro which is the most important part.