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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

aside from proper fit, what are considered durable gloves that keep your hands very warm? I really dont want to spend more than $100-130

 

thx

post #2 of 12

There are other threads on what gloves are best.  I have always had success with HESTEA, which can be found in your price range. 

post #3 of 12

You will find as many opinions about good gloves as there are gloves.  Hestra 3-finger Army Leather are good, but I don't think much of the Gore-Tex Army Leather Heli glove.  Outdoor Research makes good gloves and my son swears by his Black Diamond Guide Glove but they are outside your price range.

post #4 of 12
One option, if you are priced out on Hestra, OR, etc., is to buy gloves off Geartrade. This is a site where Backcounty unloads their returns from people buying the wrong size, using a product for a day or two on vacation and then returning it (for whatever reason they make up), etc. Savings to their cost is easy to find, and sometimes 70% or better is possible.
post #5 of 12

For me, I just buy whatever is on sale at Costco -- usually in the $12 to $20 range.  They are good for at least half a season for me.  Then I toss them & put on a new pair.

 

Buying low-cost disposable gloves works well for me, skiing about 80 days/year.  On the coldest days (say, +10F and colder) I might need to add Hot Hands 8 hr glove warmers.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Anyone have Black Diamond Guide Gloves?  They are $169 at REI but found them online for $120.  is it worth the investment?

post #7 of 12

Marmot Randonee gloves.

 

I usually use all Arcteryx gear, but my two (Beta and Alpha) gloves can't compare to the warmth of the Randonee. Already sold the Alpha SV's on ebay

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Whats so special about the Randonne compared to the black diamond?  they dont look that warm to me 

post #9 of 12

Don't know. You wanted an opinion, you got one. Warmest gloves I've ever had, and better than the Arc gloves I bought in the off-season

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by jasonmiller74 View Post
 

Anyone have Black Diamond Guide Gloves?  They are $169 at REI but found them online for $120.  is it worth the investment?

I use Hestra gloves and I like the durability of their goat's leather. On really cold days I wear the thin metallic thread glove liners. They are the cheapest and work the best.

 

OTOH the Black Diamond Guide Gloves seems like a hard to pass up deal.

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by jasonmiller74 View Post

Anyone have Black Diamond Guide Gloves?  They are $169 at REI but found them online for $120.  is it worth the investment?

Yes. They are durable and extremely warm. I was going to post about those...but I got lazy. Get 'em. They are my go-to for patrolling on bitter days.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

cool thanks for the feedback 

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