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post #121 of 130

Why can't you have duct tape on your gloves?  You'd never make it in WY :D.  I burnt a hole in my first pair of BD guide gloves when they were new.  I had to use them all season with tape on two fingers.  Now I know how to use a piece of boo "borrowed" from the Ski Patrol to hold my torches while I'm drunk skiing.

post #122 of 130

Thanks everyone for the great info in this thread!  Based on the reviews here, I narrowed my choice down to the Marmot Ultimate Ski Glove and the Black Diamond Patrol Glove.  Then, thanks to a 2-for-1 sale I ended up buying both because I couldn't decide hahahahah.

 

Here is a side by side comparison for anyone else trying to decide between the two.  From first impressions, it seems to me that the Black Diamond Patrol glove will be much warmer than the Marmot Ultimate Ski Glove, but I guess time will tell!

 

post #123 of 130

Just ordered Hestra Fall Line three finger glove on sale at Backcountry. I like Hestra cuz they offer their gloves in a size 11. Hopefully the three finger style will offer the warmth of the mitten and the deterity of the fingered glove.

post #124 of 130

Kinko!

 

At less than $25 a pair for knit cuff insulated pig skin, buy a few pair and wear one pair while keeping the second pair in an inside coat pocket.

 

All the folks I ski with daily wear them.  They even offer mittens!  A favorite with the gals.

 

Check Gempler's for purchase options.

post #125 of 130

My current Hestras have already lasted about 3 times as long as any previous glove I've owned, and are still going strong. So, I'm a convert. 

post #126 of 130

I'll throw in a vote for the free the powder gloves and mitts.  Affordably priced and they work great.

 

Just bought a pair of the RX and they are very well made.  I just noticed they went on sale too.

 

http://www.freethepowder.com/collections/gloves

post #127 of 130
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Originally Posted by moguljunkie View Post

I have terrible circulation in my hands, and my fingers are always cold. I just picked up a pair of Black Diamond Guide gloves on sale at backcountry.com. They feel incredibly warm and are rated down to -20 degrees; hopefully, they'll do the trick.
For those with normally cold hands there is another issue. The body will shut down heat to the extremities if the head, neck or core get cold. Insulation only works if it has heat to trap. So keep the core warmer or heat the gloves by chem packs or battery heated gloves.
post #128 of 130

I've had a pair of OR gloves that were made for mountaineering for 13 yrs and they're tough as nails.

post #129 of 130

Totally agree on Lucky's post. It is amazing how keeping the core warm will keep the extremities from getting cold. I have found that especially true for keeping the neck toasty. There are tradeoffs in that too warm a core can lead to sweating and chills if exposed afterwards.

post #130 of 130
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Originally Posted by BigNick View Post
 

Totally agree on Lucky's post. It is amazing how keeping the core warm will keep the extremities from getting cold. I have found that especially true for keeping the neck toasty. There are tradeoffs in that too warm a core can lead to sweating and chills if exposed afterwards.

i have been kicking this around for years  i have found that my hands get cold very easily even when i am running outside. i have also found that my hands have never been cold while xc skiing.  both activities jack up my core temp but only the latter engages my hands.  i think its this engagement combined with the swinging motion that really do the trick

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