Top Picks for Women’s Ski Gloves 2015

December 15th, 2014

Finding the right women’s ski gloves can be an arduous task when considering all the demands you put on them. Skiing all day in the cold may be one factor, but what if it rains or snows? How about taking you from the lodge to the parking lot? What about when temperatures rise and you need to stay regulated? Waterproof breathability, warmth, durability, dexterity and all around comfort come into play when making a decision on women’s gloves or mittens. The products we’ve highlighted below are some of the best on the market that cover all of those bases. Please let us know your thoughts, questions and comments.

 

Outdoor Research Southback Women’s Ski Glove ($$)

all condition performance – warm & Gore Tex waterproof – durable leather

warm and waterproof women's ski gloves

Outdoor Research Southback

SkiGenie Recommendation: An excellent all-around performance women’s glove that keeps you warm and dry no matter the weather. The powder cuffs help keep snow out if you’re getting deep or take a digger and its intuitive, durable design lets you move freely.

Description: The Outdoor Research Southback Glove is the kind of glove that you can wear every day of the season without having to worry if your hand is going to freeze off by lunch. Outdoor Research designed the insulation to concentrate the heat where you need it, then gave the Southback a guaranteed waterproof breathable membrane to let moisture out while guarding against Mother Nature’s most insidious attacks.

What Skiers Say:

  • I’ve used these gloves for the past two seasons and they’ve held up very well because of the nylon shell and leather palm. They are a great glove to have when you are just not sure how cold it will really be or how stormy. If I am trying to choose a glove before I go out skinning around for lines, the Southback is usually the glove I throw in my pack.

Find it on sale for $85 or less at Backcountry, Eastern Mountain Sports, The House

  

Dakine Odyssey Gore-Tex Women’s Glove ($$)

low bulk – warm & waterproof – anti-microbial – leather

dakine blue and black leather winter gloves

Dakine Odyssey

SkiGenie Recommendation: A high quality leather, waterproof, durable glove from Dakine that will carry you through the season in style. Its low profile design allows for ease of movement yet don’t be fooled by low bulk as it still keeps you warm and dry.

Description: Long seasons demand durable gloves, like the Dakine Odyssey women’s glove. This Gore-Tex lined waterproof glove takes cues from a dedicated ski racing glove, with a full leather palm, and leather/synthetic shell. The result is a glove that breaks in buttery soft. The 170g PrimaLoft insulation keeps your hands warm. A wool liner is sweat absorbent to keep you dry, plus it’s antimicrobial, so it won’t get funky even as you rack up days on the mountain.

What Skiers Say:

  • Initial impressions show these to be quality, quality, quality. Came with leather treatment and size and color are as stated. These will be plenty warm.

Find it on sale for $90 or less at Backcountry & U.S. Outdoor Store

 

Black Diamond Mercury Glove ($$)

 high quality – Gore Tex, wool & fleece materials – removable liner – multi-sport use

insulated women's ski gloves for the backcountry

Black Diamond Mercury

SkiGenie Recommendation: Black Diamond has created a high end, high quality women’s glove with the Mercury. It’s loaded with warmth from the inner wool backing and fleece lining to the Gore Tex and leather outer shell. Make an investment in this glove and you won’t be sorry, or cold, ever.

Description: Our premium women’s glove, the Mercury combines professional-grade materials and protection with a stylish design and comfortable fit for everything from alpine climbing to skiing in-bounds. Mercury features the total weather protection of GORE-TEX® XCR and the durability of a goat leather palm.

What Skiers Say:

  • These gloves are super warm and keep my hands toasty in the coldest conditions. I would have to be freezing everywhere else to feel it in my hands. One thing to note is they run on the bigger side. I originally ordered a small and had to return for an extra small and I still have a bit of room in the finger area.
  • Went skiing in 9 degree weather in Northern Vermont (Jay Peak) the other day and everything was cold but my hands. They, in fact, were hot. LOVE THEM.

Find it on sale from $104 or less at Backcountry, Eastern Mountain Sports, REI

 

Hestra Leather Fall Line Mitten ($$)

warmest women's ski mittens to keep hands extremely warm

Hestra Fall Line Mitt

SkiGenie Recommendation: Hestra makes high end, high quality leather gloves and mittens that will prove, day in and day out, to be a great investment. The fall line mitten is clearly made to take a beating and continue to keep you warm and comfortable. They also come in fun color combinations.

 Description: The Hestra Women’s Leather Fall Line Ski Mitten looks at home in powder bowls, trees, and terrain parks. Impregnated cowhide leather helps the Fall Line battle winter’s weather to keep your hand dry, and fiberfill insulation ensures warmth throughout. Hestra added a smooth Bemberg lining for soft comfort, and the neoprene cuff works with the hook-and-loop closure to keep snow out.

What Skiers Say:

  • Leather balm included. Super warm, internal finger separators, neoprene wrist straps so you don’t drop one off the lift when you’re trying to take a selfie! I actually used the size guide, bought size 7 and they are perfect. Also, I bought the pink/orange ones – definitely very bright (a little brighter than I expected) but I love them! Not a pink person at all, but I am stoked on these!
  • Find another comprehensive review here

Find them on sale for $104 or less at Backcountry, Backcountry’s Exclusive Edition, Skis.com, SummitOnline

 

Celtek Hello Operator Winter Mitten

three finger design for dexterity – warm insulation & fleece lined – unique colors ($)

colorful split finger mittens for women looking for style on the slopes

Celtek Hello Operator

SkiGenie Recommendation: Style meets function with this hybrid glove/mitten. The funky color options are best for the fashion conscious skier, while its trigger finger design maintains warmth and handiness.  

Description: Love the warmth of mittens but the dexterity of gloves? The Celtek Hello Operator 3 Finger Mittens are the solution.  An acrylic cuff and soft fleece lining keeps your hands comfortable while PrimaLoft® insulation keeps them toasty.

What Skiers Say:

  • These gloves are way cute, and super warm. The bottom cuffs keep the warmth in really nicely. I would suggest a good under-glove or a warmer pair on freezing cold days, but for normal winter days these are great.
  • I’ve just been snowboarding in 12 degree weather. This is the very first time that my hands and fingers never felt cold up in the mountains during a trip. I couldn’t believe it, I highly recommend.

Find it on sale for $50 or less at Backcountry & Evo

 

Columbia Torrent Ridge Ski Glove

waterproof, breathable – powder cuffs – ergonomic ($)

all purpose and cheap, great value ski gloves for women

Columbia Torrent Ridge

SkiGenie Recommendation: A simple option at a good price for a glove that includes the features you need like waterproof breathability, ergonomic fit and cuffs to keep the snow and wind out.The Torrent Ridge Glove will work best on mid-winter days, perhaps not the best on a wet storm day.

Description: These insulated, waterproof-breathable gloves are lined with Omni-Heat thermal reflective to keep you extra warm during work or play in frigid winter conditions. Pre-curved to conform to the natural contours of your hand, they provide low-profile dexterity and excellent grip.

What Skiers Say:

  • I went out skiing for a whole day (8 hours) and by the end of it, my hands were sweating. They stayed warm the whole time. The long cuffs are nice too.
  • I liked the gloves and they kept my hands warm, but my hands became wet after skiing a few hours. They fit well and were easy to adjust. But based on the description, I expected them to stay drier.

Find them on sale for $65 or less at Backcountry

 

The North Face Montana Women’s Mitten ($)

super warm & breathable – attached wrist leash

stay warm in negative temperatures with these ski mittens

North Face Montana Mi

SkiGenie Recommendation: The state of Montana is no stranger to extended periods of negative temperatures, even at high noon. So you know these gloves are built to keep you extra warm. The insulation paired with supreme wicking ability help maintain steady comfort as you ride into the late hours of the day. These are a great value for all the features you want in a mitten at a low price.

Description: The North Face Montana Mittens are made to keep your fingers warm and cozy when you’re skiing on the coldest days. The HyVent Insert helps provide lots of breathability so any moisture can evaporate and move out of the glove while simultaneously preventing precipitation from seeping in.  

What Skiers Say:

  • I love my Montana Mitts! They will be great for Alaska winters that lay ahead. I love hiking and walking my dog and I know they will keep me warm and cozy.
  •  Love the long cuffs, love the elbow elastics, and really love how warm they keep my hands! It’s not uncommon for my extremities to go numb even as we get into later fall. The elastic elbow straps make them easy to whip on and off and not have to carry and my fingers have yet to get frostbite.
  • I need to spend a lot of time outside for my job and really was desperate to find something to keep my hands warm as even my insulated ones from another manufacturer didn’t work. These were a great investment.

Find it on sale from $55-$70 at Backcountry, Berg’s Ski & Snowboard Shop, Evo, REI, Skis.com, SummitOnline, Sun&Ski

 

Swany Toast 3in1 Mitten ($)

soft shell –removable liner – touchscreen compatible

keep your hands toasty with these ski mittens

Toast 3in1

SkiGenie Recommendation: A super warm and convenient mitten option when you want to multi-task to get the Instagram shot or reach for chapstick in your pocket, all without having to remove it. 

Description: The Toast 3in1 is built with a soft shell that helps keep hands comfortably dry with stretch for mobility, and Insuloft-80 insulation ensures warmth. The removable fleece liner adds warmth in chillier temps. The Toast’s external shell also features an odor-resistant bamboo lining, a grippy LeatherShield palm, and a zippered pocket for handwarmers.

What Skiers Say:

  • These are a great combo of i-touch functionality and mitten warmth. The liner is not waterproof however, so it is not great alone.
  •  It has an inner glove liner that does not shift or come out of the mitten when you pull your hand out. There is a side access feature on the mitten, which allows you to use the inner glove liner to grab things outside without taking off the glove or getting your fingers cold. It’s a rad feature. I liked that they could hold up in the cold wet conditions and I could use the inner glove to operate my cell phone or camera when I needed to.

Find it on sale for $80 or less at Backcountry

 

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Top Ski Gloves Reviews Men 2014-2015

November 21st, 2014

Joy is staying warm and comfortable during a long, cold and crystalline day of skiing. And good ski gloves will keep you at that summit of pleasure. Our extremities tend to get the coldest, so having the right pair of gloves or mittens keeps you out on the slopes longer and in all weather.  When choosing the right pair it is important to consider the following choices: (i) gloves for dexterity vs. mittens for warmth, (ii) synthetic materials for cost and waterproofing vs. leather for durability and natural water resistance, (iii) membrane for breathability to prevent sweaty buildup, (iv) lining material for comfort and (v) cuff length to keep the powder and biting wind off your wrists.  The gloves we’ve chosen below will let you focus on the skiing even if your body runs warm and needs a thinner glove, or your digits are no strangers to numbness. Please feel free to leave your own reviews, comments or questions in our comment section.

 

Dakine Titan Ski Gloves ($)

waterproof Gore-Tex – temperature regulating – touch screen liner

dakine men's insulated ski gloves

Dakine Titan

SkiGenie Recommendation: An excellent glove option with all the features that you look for and then some. They are made with waterproof Gore-Tex material and regulate temperature for a comfortable fit on a mild day or much colder. The touch screen compatible liner allows your fingers to keep you wirelessly connected, even at 10,000 ft.

Description: The Titan’s 280g insulation provides plenty of warmth for most days, and they stay dry thanks to guaranteed waterproof, breathable Gore Tex insert. The tacky Rubbertec palm grips to just about everything. And when the storms roll in, the zippered stash pockets make a perfect home for heat packs.

What Skiers Say:

  • I put these ski gloves to the test in Mountain Creek NJ. It was a cold day, between 10-15 degrees, and they worked great. I used the liners with sticky grip that comes with them. Wow, what a great feature. It worked great for using my cell phone/GoPro and kept my hands warm. They were also waterproof which was a big welcome. All in all, I would definitely recommend these gloves.
  • I used these Gloves to ski every week in Utah, they never felt too hot or cold. On warm days where it was 30s, they were cool; on Cold days near 0, they kept my hands toasty.
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Find them on sale for $65 or less at Backcountry, Evo, REI, Skis.com, SummitOnline, Sun & Ski, US Outdoor Store.

 

Noronna Narvik Dri1 Insulated Short Ski Gloves ($)

highly insulated – low bulk – wrist leash – leather palm

green all leather ski gloves with wrist strap

Noronna Narvik Dr1

SkiGenie Recommendation: If your hands tend to get cold easily, these are a great glove option at a reasonable price point. Highly insulated and waterproof, and yet, streamlined, and not bulky. The leather palm allows for a good grip, and an attached wrist cuff keeps them from dropping off the chairlift when you remove them.

Description: Packed with PrimaLoft insulation throughout, the Narvik Dri1 keeps your hands exceptionally warm and comfortable. Its waterproof breathable Dri1 insert shields your hands from slush, melting icicles, and falling flakes.

What Skiers Say:

  • My hands were kept warm and dry at all times. Perspiration was so well-managed that, even after several days of use, the gloves never got funky enough to wash. These ski gloves are also fairly dexterous for their size, and the goatskin palms provide a confident grip.
  • These gloves are quite warm and comfortable. Great grip as well. We’ve had a lot of sub-zero temps this winter with wind chills up to -40F. They haven’t failed me yet.
  • I’ve spent about 10 days in these gloves in Colorado recently and I’m impressed. Most days its been 10-20 degrees and windy, two days it was dumping/powder-day and I have no complaints with the Dri1 Short. I usually carry glove liners and hand warmers but I never had to consider using that backup plan, these are very warm. After a few days of wearing them I’ve gained pretty good dexterity but its not the best. I wear size L in Swany and Mountain Hardwear but ordered XL based on the Norrona sizing chart and they fit great.

Find them on sale for $90 or less at Backcountry.

 

Swany X-Cell II Mittens ($$)

durable leather – very warm – waterproof – warmer pocket – wrist leash

super warm male ski mittens

Swany X-Cell II Mitten

SkiGenie Recommendation: Swany’s X-Cell II mitten is an excellent all-around performance mitt that keeps you warm, dry and comfortable on those chilly mid-winter days. It features extremely durable outer layer material with a snug cuff to slide underneath your jacket and an attached wrist cuff so you can take them on and off easily. The zippered hand warmer pocket boosts your warmth and the wrist cinch allows for a snug fit when sending it down the pitch.

Description: The Swany X-Cell II Mittens keep your hands warm and highly dexterous in cold, wet conditions. The leather construction reminiscent of a bomber-jacket-style could be at home in an aerial dog fight.  A Dryfinger Reflection membrane keeps out moisture and helps water vapor escape while  theThermolite insulation holds in warmth. Your hands stay toasty even in freezing temps.

What Skiers Say:

  • I’ve never had cold hands with these and they are now well into their fifth season. The durability is excellent. These may be too warm above 40 degrees, but at that point most any glove or mitt will be. The wrist leash works great. The warmer pocket is key on cold days and they dry out every evening without much fuss.
  • Great for skiing! Soft and pliable. A great fit and very warm.
  • This mitten is hands down better than The North Face Summit series mitten for use when skiing. I was warm the whole time with not much need for hand warmers. My skin was always dry, and there was not any wind penetration from the cuff up my jacket or into the mitten.

Find them on sale for $135 or less at Backcountry & REI.

 

Marmot Ultimate Ski Gloves ($$$)

high quality, durable – Gore-Tex insulation – temp regulating – long cuffs – ergonomic design

ultimate ski glove choice for warmth with high wrist to protect from powder and cold

Marmot Ultimate Ski Glove

SkiGenie Recommendation: “Ultimate” is in the name, and rightfully so. Marmot’s Ultimate Glove is one of the best for warmth and durability. It helps regulate your temperature when it’s warmer and keeps you cozy on cold days. The long cuff  cinches over your jacket for both easy handling and keeping snow out. Unlike similar caliber ski gloves, the supple leather design, unique to the Marmot Ultimate, prevents bulkiness and allows you to move around easily.

Description: GORE-TEX® technology provides durable water and windproof performance; patented synthetic down offers warmth without the weight. Brushed tricot DriClime® manages moisture for a cozy interior microclimate. Accordion finger design lends improved dexterity and extends the life of the glove.

 

 

What Skiers Say:

  • These are my favorite, go to glove. Have skied all over the Rockies, from cold Jackson Hole powder mornings, to Utah and through the snow machines, and wet Colorado snow. I love the leather as it allows a more natural use of my hand. I never had a wet hand, and mine stays warm, or at least not frozen without using heat packs or liners.
  • Warmest glove in my arsenal. Warm enough I could justify shelling out the $175 for a new pair whenever these wear out, which doesn’t look to be anytime soon.

 

Find them on sale for $175 or less at Backcountry, REI, Tahoe Mtn Sports, US Outdoor Store.

 

Hestra Henrik Windstedt Pro Mittens ($$$)

 high quality, durable leather – super warm – wrist leash – fashionable colors

the best all around men's ski mittens

Henrik Windstedt Pro Mitt

SkiGenie Recommendation: A high quality, fully tech-featured mitten that will keep you warm and dry season after season. The leather exterior and supreme insulation of these mittens offers durable protection from the elements . Cuffs that stretch up and over a sleeve  keep the snow out, and the classic Hestra wrist leash keeps them by your side. These gloves work best on cold mid-winter days but may become a bit bulky as temperatures rise.

Description: This mitt is part of Hestra’s Alpine Pro collection and thus, one of the best models they offer. The cowhide exterior is available in four, two-tone colors with a quilted pattern on the back of the hand.  Thermolite insulation keeps your fingers toasty while internal finger dividers help with the structural integrity of the mitt.

What Skiers Say:

  • Best mitts I’ve owned. They are super warm, the leather is quick to break in, and the quality is super high. Although I thought they were a bit childish at first, I have come to love the wrist loops. Never have to worry about dropping a mitt when on the lift or when snapping a picture if a friend.
  • I am on the third 100+ day season with these mitts. I use them almost every day unless it is spring-like warm. They seem to have a temperature control built in them so they are not too hot when it is warm and warm when it is cold. I admit that when it is really cold, I use the little ‘Hottie” heater packs to keep comfortable. My gloves show no wear even after hard use for all those ski days.
  • Powder Magazine review

 

Find them on sale for $180 or less at Backcountry & Tahoe Mtn Sports.

 

Black Diamond Kajia Glove ($$)

 light – streamlined – leather – padded knuckles – mild weather/spring glove

ski gloves good for movement and protection

Black Diamond Kajia Glove

SkiGenie Recommendation: This streamlined yet fully tech’ed out spring weather glove with a woven nylon and goat leather shell and Gore-Tex liner will keep you warm enough on mild days and dry on stormy days. The low bulk design and Velcro cuff allow for movement if you’re on the skin track or pole planting like a pro down the slopes. The high quality Black Diamond leather design will keep you skiing into the late season year after year.

Description: The Kajia is our premium midweight freeride glove for milder temps, sunny resort days and the occasional blower spring storm. Outfitted with a durable goat leather and woven nylon shell, waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® insert and 80g of synthetic insulation, the Kajia has you prepped for the spectrum of skiing conditions. EVA padding protects against unexpected impacts.

What Skiers Say:

–  I wanted ski gloves warm enough for Vermont weather. They initially felt warm, and I love the blue color and overall look. The fit is snug but not too tight which makes them feel like they should be warmer. In temps in the low 20’s with wind however, my fingers got cold. I’ll probably have to find a thin glove liner for the really cold days.

 

Find it on sale for $100 or less at Backcountry.

 

 

Flylow Gear Ridge Glove ($)

durable – light – waterproof sealed – work glove

old school style ski gloves for men

Flylow Gear Ridge Glove

SkiGenie Recommendation:

These are a great “work glove” for those of you who earn your living out there on the hill day in and day out. They are tough, durable and warm enough when you’re moving around, and using your hands a lot. They may not be the best option in negative degrees, but are a trusty companion on most other moderate days.

Description: All leather gives added protection from the wind on those super cold days. They are still hand-baked in Colorado with Sno-Seal to keep you dry and warm with HeatRac insulation.

What Skiers Say:

  • I’ve been a patroller for 15 years. Kinco has been my go to and it always requires a can of sno-seal. Its nice that the Flylow comes pre-waxed, but I still put more on as they get abused. A tough, multi-season investment that works on all but the coldest (or warmest) ski days.
  • This is a great glove, but not for everyone. The insulation is moderate and the glove cuff is short (i.e. snow will creep in if you fall in the pow). This is my go-to glove when I am out touring. I hike in a lighter glove and pull these on for the descent. If you plan to resort ski with these on cold days you may have cold fingers.

 

Find it on sale for $40 or less at Backcountry, Evo, Tahoe Mtn Sports.

 

Under Armour Coldgear Infrared Storm Stealth Glove ($)

warm – waterproof – grippy – touch screen compatible

mobile phone touch screen friendly ski gloves

UA Coldgear Infrared Storm Stealth Glove

SkiGenie Recommendation: An excellent warm, waterproof glove option that features a touch screen compatible finger. The grippy palm will keep your phone secure as you browse or keep your poles in place while skiing. We often need to use our phones while on the chairlift, and this glove allows you to do just that while also keeping you comfortable.

Description: If you can’t keep your hands off your high-tech gadgets because you need to know what the latest forecast is or get that Instagram shot, the Under Armour Coldgear Infrared Storm Stealth Glove if the one for you. This softshell glove is armed with UA Storm for water and wind resistant protection, and its ColdGear fleece lining features Infrared ceramic heat-reflective power for warmth. Extra-long cuffs won’t leave your wrists out in the cold, and a printed palm gives you good grip.

What Skiers Say:

  • What I like most about these gloves is that they never let any moisture in, they keep me perfectly dry as well as letting me use my mobile devices’ touch screens without taking them off.
  • These gloves have been excellent so far. I need something warm for when I ride my bike to work in the morning but I also need to be able to use my phone to track my ride. These gloves do just that, and I like that they are waterproof.

 

Find it on sale for $50 or less at Backcountry.

 

**Check out another comprehensive review of 2014-2015 ski gloves here

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Best Womens Ski Gloves and Mitten Reviews 2013-2014

January 7th, 2014

“The life of a glove is not easy,” as Burton says and we certainly agree. Good gloves and mittens aren’t easy to find but like they say in the movies, once you find the one, you’ll love them forever. SkiGenie has put together a selection of the best women’s ski gloves and mittens available this season. In general, people still prefer the leather glove as the softer fabric provides more dexterity and is softer when wiping the powder shots off your face. Quality is important as a good glove can last more than a few seasons if they don’t fall apart.  See the results below (organized by category — Gloves and Mittens) and contact us if you have any questions.


Always keep a box of hand warmers with you for those exceptionally cold days. If you buy them ahead of time they will run you about $1 each as compared to $5 at the resorts.

 

Section I: Best Womens Ski Gloves

#1. POC – WO

best womens ski gloves white warm

POC WO; all white and reinforced

Description: A glove with great freedom of movement and specific women’s fit. Constructed using the best materials, it’s comfortable and warm with reinforcement in palm area for durability and resistance. The Thinsulate™ insulation is thick and warm with excellent moisture management. Made of high quality goatskin with a soft knitted cuff.

 

What Skier’s Say: “Kept my hands warm without getting them sweaty and stinky.”

 

Recommendation: POC is a high-tech gear company, which assures the highest standards in all its products. The WO glove model offers warmth and moisture management, with an ergonomic, female-specific fit.

Find them on sale here for $120 or less

 

#2. Dakine – Camino

best womens glove

Dakine Camino; Water blocking and flexible

Description: The DaKine Camino Gloves provide excellent protection from the elements, heat retention, and water repulsion along with the versatility of a removable fleece liner and Hipora® Inserts. The DaKine Camino Gloves will adjust to the elements just when you need, and thanks to the concealed cuff closure you can adjust the glove itself just as easily.

 

What Skier’s Say: This glove received many five-star reviews for its warmth, comfort and innovative design.

 

Recommendation: Why buy a pair of gloves, and separate pair of glove liners? The Dakine Camino has a removable liner. If the weather warms up, take out the liners and use the leash to attach them to your pants. Other cool features include a built in goggle wipe and nose wipe.

Find them on sale here for $45 or less

 

#3. Burton – Gore Tex Womens

burton top warm mobile womens ski glove

Burton Gore Tex; Trap heat and keep mobile

Description: More than any other part of your riding kit, gloves have the most contact with the elements. With that in mind, pros like Jack Mitrani choose the bestselling Burton GORE-TEX® Under Glove. Systematic storm-proofing with 2-in-1 versatility for when you don’t know what the weather will bring. NEW Screen Grab™ synthetic leather gives you stealth touchscreen control with any finger. A removable four-way stretch fleece liner dries quickly and gives you options for any weather. Wear just the liner when shoveling, just the shell in sloppy spring conditions, or combine the two for total midwinter warmth and comfort.

 

What Skier’s Say: Many compliments about the special finger reinforcements, which facilitated easy touch screen use, without having to take off the gloves.

 

Recommendation: Another great product with a removable liner. The gloves also have a hand-warmer pocket. Although Burton usually specializes in products for snowboarders, these gloves allow adequate manual dexterity, for a firm grip on your ski poles.

Find them on sale here for $70 or less

 

Section II: Best Womens Ski Mittens

#1. Grandoe – Two Pounder

warmest womens mitten ski

Grandoe Two Pounder; Warmest mitten you will come across

Description: The Grandoe Two Pounder mittens offer warm, waterproof, breathable protection in a fashionable design. Polyester fabric features awaterproof, breathable insert for superior weather protection.

What Skier’s Say: “These mittens are sure to keep the coldest hands warm, like mine. With extra padding in the fingertips, there’s no fear of cutting the winter day short. The thumb is snug, but not too much. This will give you the ability to create a better grip, a feature usually lost in mittens. You can make them tight around the wrist to keep snow out. They’re sure to be your favorite when warmth is your most important goal.”

Recommendation: The MacroCap Technology provides extra insulation around the fingertips. Even women with Renaud´s Disease reported that these mittens kept them warm.

Find them on sale here for $80 or less

 

#2. Gordini – GTX Storm Trooper

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Gordini GTX Storm Trooper; Best in breed mitten

Description: Breathe weave stretch woven fabric with goatskin trim. Goatskin fingers and reinforcement with digital grip palm and thumb. Megaloft® insulation , Hydrowick microdenier lining with thermo-plush in the cuff , and Gore-Tex® Guaranteed to Keep You Dry®, waterproof, windproof, breathable insert.

What Skier’s Say: “The only mitten that I can use while skiing.”

Recommendation: These are a great value.  Women tend to have cold hands, and mittens provide better warmth than gloves. On the other hand, the risk of dropping a ski pole increases when you wear them. Gordini solved this problem by developing an ergonomic palm and thumb grip.

Find them on sale here for $70 or less

 

#3. Level – Dixy

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Level Dixy; Pure bliss in the cold

Description: What girl doesn’t want a cute glove and warm hands? The Bliss Dixie has a classy design and features some of the warmest glove technology. The high quality leather and Primaloft insulation will keep you warm even when wet! Now stop worrying about your hands and go have fun!

 

What Skier’s Say: Keeps hands warm, even in the coldest weather.

 

Recommendation: This glove has some really nice features, which include: Preformed Fingers, fingers shaped the way you ski and snowboard so you aren’t wearing out the spots on your palms and joints while riding, a storm leash, which keeps you from losing your gloves, and velcro closures, which keep the gloves in place.  At the price its a great value.

Find them on sale here for $70 or less



Best Men’s Ski Gloves and Mittens Top Reviews 2013-14

January 7th, 2014

A selection of the best men’s ski gloves available this season.  We’ve gathered feedback on this years stock and found that there are some good options.  In general, people still prefer the leather glove as the softer fabric provides more dexterity and is softer when wiping the powder shots off your face.  Quality is important as a good glove can last more than a few seasons if they don’t fall apart.  Expect to pay over $100 for the perfect pair and slightly less if you can find some on sale.  See the results below (organized by category — Gloves and Mittens) and contact us if you have any questions.

Always keep a box of hand warmers with you for those exceptionally cold days.  If you buy them ahead of time they will run you about $1 each as compared to $5 at the resorts.

 

Section I: Ski Gloves

#1. Hestra – Seth Morrison Ski Gloves

best mens ski glove

Hestra Seth Morrison; this pro knows what he wants

Recommendation: Warmth, waterproof and dexterity is a rare combo, but the Hestra manages to have it all. The wrist straps, which attach the gloves to your sleeve, are an added perk, especially for habitual glove losers.

What Skier’s Say: “I’ve had these gloves for 2 and a half years now and besides a slight color change, they’re as good as new. The c-zone lining is very comfortable and warm enough for most days. The only times that these gloves haven’t been warm enough it’s been below 10 ºF. The leather is very nice, windproof, and I’ve NEVER had any reason to believe they aren’t waterproof. I’ve worn these gloves while digging in the snow for over half an hour looking for lost gear and they were a dry as could be.”

Find them on sale here for $185 or less

 

 

#2: Swix – Sovereign Men’s Ski Gloves

 

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Swix Sovereign; big, warm, durable, beastly

Recommendation: Swix is a high-end, respectable company, but these mittens are probably not their best product. Purchase for off-slope use.

What Skier’s Say: General consensus is that despite the zipper system, hand-warmer pocket and GoreTex insulation, this mitten is not warm enough without glove liners. A few complaints about the wrist fit being too tight.

Find them on sale here for $155 or less

 

 

 

 

#3: Kjus – Revolution Leather Ski Gloves

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Kjus Revolution – precise grip not bulky

Recommendation: The ultimate free-ride glove for passionate skiers. 4-way stretch fabric and the pre-curved 4D construction ensure comfort and perfect grip. Perfect fit and protection. Uncompromising performance.  Often sold out, so get yourself a pair quick if you see them.

What Skier’s Say: A great choice for a high tech but low maintenance glove. Kjus is known throughout the ski world for their quality and that’s what you want in a glove. I have not had any seam malfunctions and the slim fit makes for a bulkless fit.

Find them on sale here for $199 or less

 

 

 

#4: (BOYS) Spyder – Overweb Men’s Ski Gloves

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Spyder Overweb; high on the wrist for extra warmth

Recommendation: This glove seems to have all the right stuff, but there are better, more durable products out there. It´s like the fantasy girlfriend who looks good on paper, but turns into a high-maintenance mess under the slightest duress.

What Skier’s Say: “They also have a unique single-hand closure system on the gauntlet cuff to really keep the snow out. Just pull on the cord on the inside of your wrist to snug the gauntlet. There’s a tab on the opposite side that you pull to loosen it. I’ve never seen a better closure system. They also have a wrist leash so you never have to worry about dropping them off the lift. I don’t have a problem with cold hands very often and the breathable Gore-Tex liner kept my hands very warm and dry, but they also have a zippered pocket on the back of the glove to use a handwarmer pack if you need more warmth. Other little features include a soft chamois-like nose wipe on each thumb and an integrated goggle wiper on the right index finger.”

Find them on sale here for $45 or less

 

 

#5: Hestra – Fall Line Men’s Ski Gloves

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Hestra Fall Line; Best in breed, comfortable cowhide

Recommendation: Another nice mix of warmth and dexterity. The cuff closure feature keeps the warmth trapped within the glove.

What Skier’s Say: “this glove has plenty warm without all the bulk of other gloves. I’ve taken this glove touring a couple of times and for me, this glove gets it done. I rarely wear gloves on the accent and if I do, it’s usually a thin fleece glove, but once I’m on top and the wind is cookin’ and my digits need a little more love without sacrificing any dexterity I throw on a glove I can trust. I’ve been using a pair of the Black Diamond Rambla gloves, and they have been good, but when the Fall Line glove dropped this year after previously being the Anja Parson Pro Glove – I was intrigued. The dexterity felt good, really good, but I was a little skeptical of the warmth. After spending a morning in the Fall Line at 0 degrees Fahrenheit without cold hands, I’m sold. If you like a warm glove that you can wear and still feel like your grip and feel is optimal – look here.

Find them on sale here for $145 or less

 

 

Section II: Ski Mittens

#1: Hestra – Fall Line Men’s Ski Mitten

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Hestra Fall Line Mitt; top quality mitten with tons of insulation

Recommendation: Excellent product, especially because of its supple material, which allows more manual dexerity than other mittens.

What Skier’s Say: Rave Review from Active Junky “These freeride mitts from Hestra are covered in leather so supple that you may spend your time on the lift rubbing them all over your face. There’s more to these mitts than cow skin, though: foam insulation keeps the hands warm, while the soft polyester lining feels great against your skin. A neoprene cuff with Velcro closure keeps the weather out, and a mini carabiner keeps the gloves together when you’re not using them. Our tester frequently used words like “comfy,” “perfect,” and “best” when describing these gloves. While riding in both groomers and the backcountry, he reported warm and dry hands the entire time, noting that they never felt clammy, even on warm and sunny days. He even noticed a surprising amount of mobility in the mitt, noting that he could tweak his bindings without taking them off. “Hestra’s have always been my favorite gloves,” he said. “And these are their best mittens.”

Find them on sale here for $145 or less

 

 

#2: Oakley – The 72 Mitt

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Oakley The 72 Mitt; warm and puffy as it gets

Recommendation: Warm, waterproof breathable and durable make this a find, but probably best suited for those used to wearing mittens. The thickness might interfere with ski pole dexterity.

What Skier’s Say: The editors of Freeskier write: “Oakley’s 72 mitt has all bases covered. It’s exceptionally warm thanks to Thinsulate insulation and has a Gore-Tex membrane to keep it waterproof and breathable. Leather on the palm adds durability to its good looks and once you slip your hand inside, you might just never want to take it out because it feels so plush.”

Find them on sale here for $120 or less

 

 

#3 Dakine – Tracer Mitt

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DaKine Tracer Mitt; all purpose at a good price

Recommendation: A relatively inexpensive glove with a wacky Hawaiian design. Good for occasional skiers and riders, or for fun, retro days on the slopes.

What Skier’s Say: “Thanks to high-loft synthetic insulation and a fleece lining, your hands stay warm and cozy inside the Tracer mitt. On the palm, you’ll find synthetic suede and silicone grip, ensuring you won’t miss your grab ever again. Craving ultratech? Look elsewhere.” This mitten does not come with features that help you secure the cuff tightly around the wrist.

Find them on sale here for $30 or less

 

 

 

#4: Armada – Eight Men’s Mittens

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Armada Eight; mittens are still cool

Recommendation: A great deal if you are looking for an XL glove, they are on-sale for $50. The combination of soft leather on the palm and microfleece liner keeps your hands warm on cold days. As an added bonus they are waterproof and who can resist a little bit of day glo on the slopes?

What Skier’s Say: Lives up to its standards, but the XL fits a bit small. “Awesome fun gloves, great for skiing inbounds and keeping your fingers warm. So far the waterproofing has stood up really well and they work as a good all round glove”.

Find them on sale here for $50 or less



 

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