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Stupid gloves?!

post #1 of 8
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So I started out this season wearing my new dakine Mitts. They had an interior liner and were nice and toasty warm.
After a few runs, I found that I couldn't hang on to my poles properly ( almost like I couldn't get a proper grip).
The next day I switched to dakine 5 finger gloves. After half a run my hands were freezing! To the point I had to stop...pull off my glove...and blow on my fingers to try and warm them.
So mitts piss me off, gloves make my hands cold....wtf?!
Any recommendations on some warm/ functional hand ware?
post #2 of 8

I have several pair that I wear depending on the weather.  I have some fairly light Scott gloves for warm spring days, Hestra Heli gloves for slightly colder days, Hestra Heli 3-finger gloves(?) and heavier Outdoor Research gloves for colder days and Outdoor Research Alti-mitts for really cold days.  These work for me, YMMV.

post #3 of 8

I have to second the Hestra Heli Ski gloves.

When it gets real cold, I wear glove liners under the Hestras.

 

Best gloves I've owned

post #4 of 8

I have a pair of Polaris mitts that seem to be better at gripping poles, but I'm not too fussy about it.  I have been fine with big fleece lined leather gauntlets.  The best pair of mitts I recall were horse-hide work mitts lined with fleece (the gauntlets kind of didn't fit that well over my sleeves, too tight.  The trouble with the fleece-lined leather is that as the fleece wears out, they loose their insulating ability.

 

Gloves are for warm weather skiing.

 

Can you tell I'm not a fashion aficionado?

post #5 of 8
My swany x-cell II glove is really warm. Even has a pouch on the top for a heat pack on the really cold days. Full leather so grip is not an issue
Edited by huhh - 12/10/11 at 7:02am
post #6 of 8

I frequently carry an extra pair of gloves in an interior pockets of one of the layers beneath my shell.  If the gloves you are wearing get cold or damp, you swap out the pre (body) heated gloves and you are good to go for a while.  I use Mitts with liners on really cold days, 5 finger gloves for the rest.

post #7 of 8

learn to use the pole strap correctly, then you don't need to 'grip' the pole at all. Reach through the strap from bellow, bring hand down over the top of the strap so that it runs between your palm and the pole grip.

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

I have several pair that I wear depending on the weather.  I have some fairly light Scott gloves for warm spring days, Hestra Heli gloves for slightly colder days, Hestra Heli 3-finger gloves(?) and heavier Outdoor Research gloves for colder days and Outdoor Research Alti-mitts for really cold days.  These work for me, YMMV.


Any chance you can get Hestra to start selling directly to us sweet lil' Canucks?  I am happy to order things off the web, pay tax/duty, and support the US economy, but buying a pair of gloves (or anything) without trying them on...bad idea for sizing :(

 

I want Hestra mitts.  Well, I want Spyder mitts too, I love their stuff, but they decided that Men shouldn't wear mitts.  Thanks for the note, Spyder...I'd much rather have cold fingers than look like I'm not the most fashionable on the hill.  *sigh*

 

...and as for the pole straps, that's why I bought my Leki poles!

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