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Need new gloves and mittens

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

My last pair of Giordini mittens didn't last one ski trip.  Were nice and toasty especially since they had room for hand warmers, but didn't make it five days before they were coming apart.  Were not expensive pair, probably cost about $50-$65, but would hope they would have lasted a season at least.

 

This year, I plan to get a pair of gloves and a pair of mittens and willing to spend $100-$160 a pair for some that I hope to use for a couple seasons, minimum.

 

For mittens for colder days, I'm considering the Hestra three-finger or Hestra mittens at the moment.  

 

As for gloves, I realize leather gloves will last longer, but may sacrifice in warmth and water-proofing.  What are the best models of glove for under $160 that are warm as well as durable without giving away in dexterity?  I'm assuming those with reinforced palms and thumb area will last better for skiing.  What do most of the pros/Olympic skiers use, granted they are using sponsored/provided gear and the models they use are probably way out of my target price range? 


Edited by breilly - 12/26/14 at 11:40am
post #2 of 15
Leather, try the Swany X-cell II glove. $135 MsRP.
post #3 of 15

I have a pair of Hestra Heli 5 finger gloves that have held up well for 4 or 5 seasons. However I just noticed that the thumb and 1st finger on my right hand are getting to be paper thin. Looks like my left glove would go another 5+ years, my right one, not so much.

 

Check out Freethepowder.com.  Their gloves have been getting great reviews for the price. I might try out a pair of Black Diamond Guide gloves as they tend to get great reviews too. 

post #4 of 15
I picked up a pair of Helis on Steep and Cheap and wore them the past week. Been happy with them so far. Pretty dexterous and warm. The removable liners are a nice touch when drying things out at the end of the day.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork View Post
 

I have a pair of Hestra Heli 5 finger gloves that have held up well for 4 or 5 seasons. However I just noticed that the thumb and 1st finger on my right hand are getting to be paper thin. Looks like my left glove would go another 5+ years, my right one, not so much.

 

Check out Freethepowder.com.  Their gloves have been getting great reviews for the price. I might try out a pair of Black Diamond Guide gloves as they tend to get great reviews too. 

I looked at BD guide gloves online. Read user reviews that they are durable, but you lose dexterity due to bulkiness and not as warm as some others considering how bulky they are.

post #6 of 15
I have the 3 finger hestra leather gloves. Seth Morrison model. I like them a lot.
Good dexterity, great for keeping me warm. If you are in the wet snow or rain, they hold up fine for. Couple of hour but do get wet if you ski all day.
It never made me leave the mountain or switch out gloves, but dry time Is long and I make sure to condition them after.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by StoicDude View Post

I have the 3 finger hestra leather gloves. Seth Morrison model. I like them a lot.
Good dexterity, great for keeping me warm. If you are in the wet snow or rain, they hold up fine for. Couple of hour but do get wet if you ski all day.
It never made me leave the mountain or switch out gloves, but dry time Is long and I make sure to condition them after.


love these!  super warm, I wear these down to zero.  very durable.  I also wear the army 3 fingers version and pair with the primoloft liners for really cold days.  

post #8 of 15

I have had good success with the Cabela's Pinnacle gloves.  They are available in 2XL size so if you have large hands, as I do, you can get them in that size and wear liners with them.  They also have mittens.  

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

Ended up buying a pair of Hestra Fall Line Gloves at local Sun&Ski and a pair of Hestra Army Leather Extreme mitts from backcountry.  More money than I had desired paying, but hopefully I'll have all conditions covered and won't need to buy anymore gloves for a few years.  Was considering FreethePowder since they look good and are inexpensive considering the materials and build.  Would have liked to have been able to try on a pair to gauge fit of the FtP instead of risking ordering wrong size and having to ship back and forth.  Maybe now that I have quality pairs of both gloves & mittens I can order some FtP gloves without worrying about having to return and get exchanged before upcoming ski trips.

 

Thanks for all the input on here.    

post #10 of 15
I love my Hesta Extreme mitts. Very warm. Only down side is you can't do much more than hold a ski pole with them on. I refer to them as my boxing gloves.
post #11 of 15
I really like Hestras, but even the three finger heli's aren't all that warm.
I picked up a pair of Stoic Mitts on SAC for $20, that are warm as shit.
post #12 of 15

I'm really happy with my Free the Powder mittens.  On Saturday I was skiing in below zero weather and they kept my hands acceptable warm.  Probably would have used warmers if it was any colder than that though.

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

I love my Hesta Extreme mitts. Very warm. Only down side is you can't do much more than hold a ski pole with them on. I refer to them as my boxing gloves.

Same thing with my Grandoe down filled leather mitts. They are very warm though.

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

I really like Hestras, but even the three finger heli's aren't all that warm.
I picked up a pair of Stoic Mitts on SAC for $20, that are warm as shit.
I had read in reviews about the three fingers not being as warm as expected. That and some other comments led me to the Army Extremes. Word is they are significantly warmer.
Granted, they may be so thick I can only hold the poles, but that's the tradeoff I'll have to live with when temps drop down below 20f and I switch from gloves.
post #15 of 15

Swany SX 71's Triplex Mittens......... I have super cold hands and these keep me warm and have so for 100's of days son the snow. I never even think about them. Cheap @ less than $100 given the warmth they provide. My $150 Marmot gloves have sat in the closet barely used bec they don't even compare to the Swany's warmth.

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