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Warm Gloves ???

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

been skiing for over 20 yrs. Cold feet ( I think the nature of the beast) and cold hands.

Can anybody recommend a glove that has kept them warm on the coldest of days???

thanks mondo

post #2 of 18

Black diamond patrols are nice but i get cold tips on the odd day.  Otherwise mitts?

post #3 of 18
I went with the Black Diamond Mercury Mitt, and I wasn't disappointed. These things are warm and will keep you dry, go primaloft or down.
post #4 of 18

 

Mitts for sure -- a little more awkward than gloves, but warm.  I have Gordini Gore-Tex mitts, with down.  Toss a handwarmer in and you're baking.

post #5 of 18

No doubt, mittens plus a chemical warming packet are tops. I've used them in extreme cold, especially in the hunting blind.

My regular ski glove is the Marmot Randonnee (Primaloft plus Goretex). I scored mine this year at REI for $100. Last year's model gets mixed reviews. See here: http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/men-marmot-randonnee-gloves-reviews

The Marmots replaced a pair of Grandoe Drigards, which were frankly "cold." I've not experienced cold hands since using the Marmots. The wind resistance and insulating quality are 4.9 stars out of 5 for me.

post #6 of 18

I just purchased a pair of the grandoe primaloft mittens.  Hopefully, they will be warmer than my leather scott gloves (which I believe were too tight cutting off circulation)

post #7 of 18

Been using Reusch race gloves for many years and have never felt cold once, but then again, I wouldn't say I'm particularly susceptible to cold hands.  They also do a great job of keeping my hands dry.

post #8 of 18

Marmot's warmest mitts are, if I remember correctly, called Expedition.  I am very happy with mine.  Best to look out for Primaloft lining.  GoreTex is only useful if the gloves come into contact with water.

 

edit: yes I remembered correctly :-)

http://www.altrec.com/marmot/expedition-mitt?cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Froogle-_-Marmot-_-58833-I&mr:trackingCode=4F97993F-8B8D-DE11-9EF7-0019B9C2BEFD&mr:referralID=NA

post #9 of 18

Get some mittens, I have top of the line gloves from Reusch, Leki, Drop, and Grandoe my fingers get cold in no time.   If you want to spend the coin there are electronically heated gloves now that supposedly make cold hands a thing of the past.   

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post #11 of 18

Whatever you decide on, consider a pair of thin glove liners underneath for colder days.  I find they make a world of difference for me and $5 on liners might be a better investment than an extra $50 or $100 on the ultimate glove/mitten.

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by dkb140 View Post

Whatever you decide on, consider a pair of thin glove liners underneath for colder days.  I find they make a world of difference for me and $5 on liners might be a better investment than an extra $50 or $100 on the ultimate glove/mitten.


I second that.  I always keep my liners in my pocket just in case I have to use them.  I rarely ever do, but it's good to know they are there just in case.

 

post #13 of 18

I bought a pair of mettallic liners that have pockets on top for inserting a heat pack, 

post #14 of 18

I can't believe they still make those metal liners!

post #15 of 18

A buddy of mine got a pair of The North Face Denali gloves that were too small for him so he gave them down to me, brand new. I've never really used a high end glove so I wouldn't know how to compare them, but I used them last weekend when it was around 12-15 degrees with a pair of glove liners and my hands stayed warm all day. Just some cold fingers after about 2-4 hours of skiing after nightfall.

 

I'd like to try a pair of mittens, how awkward are they?

post #16 of 18

Mittens are warmer, but if you like the feel of a glove better, I just got Reusch Classic Noram 2's and they're sweet.  Used them instructing in temps down to -8 the other day, hands were fine.  Otherwise Hestra makes nice gloves, and also offers a 3 finger model, which is a very nice compromise between glove and mitten.

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by FuzzaWuzz33 View Post

A buddy of mine got a pair of The North Face Denali gloves that were too small for him so he gave them down to me, brand new. I've never really used a high end glove so I wouldn't know how to compare them, but I used them last weekend when it was around 12-15 degrees with a pair of glove liners and my hands stayed warm all day. Just some cold fingers after about 2-4 hours of skiing after nightfall.

 

I'd like to try a pair of mittens, how awkward are they?


How awkward?  You can't pick up pennies, etc., and you get used to that or not.  I wear liners, so that when I want more dexterity -- for adjusting some strap, or for scooping up a handful of trail mix -- I've got it without an instant freeze.

post #18 of 18

My Swany X-Cell II glove is very warm, throw a heat pack in the top compartment if it gets really cold.

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