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