Originally Posted by n3xtgen
I am looking to get a new pair of ski gloves and a base layer. Does anyone have any recommendations?
I want something that will be able to keep my hands warm the most in -20 to -40 degrees Celsius with the wind chill (gets cold here in Canada and my current new $100 gloves cant even keep me warm at -10 Celsius).
I was considering the following gloves but cant find any reviews (http://www.levelninesports.com/Scott-Sesi-Leather-Men-S-Gloves)
HESTRA gloves and mittens are as good as they get (the warmer models, not the Cross gloves). The sizing is a little small. If you are in between, get the larger size.
I recently received a pair of Free The Powder--a new direct seller out of Utah-- gloves in the mail based upon the reviews found on another post here and at TGR. For the price, I am truly amazed at the value because the gloves seem similar in quality to HESTRA. These gloves are selling for 50% - 70% less off the retail value that a retail store would price something of this quality. They do not come with balm* or wrist cuffs (those things that attach to your wrist so the gloves don't fall to the ground when you take them off). Haven't worn them on the slopes yet..
Baselayer? Too many good options and they all fit differently. It is hard to beat the pricing at Sierra Trading Post when they have the sales.
* There are lots of leather balm for sale, and they all consist primarily of beeswax with a little lanolin and a little oil. In fact, using pure beeswax is almost as good and a whole lot cheaper.
Edited by quant2325 - 11/18/14 at 10:30am