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post #1 of 22
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I am looking for some ski gloves that won't stay wet on the inside. My hands sweat while I ski and would like to know what brand or specific material on/in gloves will keep my hands dry and warm on the inside. Also what do you believe are the best brands for gloves?
post #2 of 22
Head, gauntlet style gloves. Costco has them for $14.00! Get a few pair. I put mine in the dryer at LOW setting with a dryer sheet to dry tehm up and keep them fresh.

-Scott
post #3 of 22
I use spring gloves all the time. They aren't heavy enough to make my hands sweat but just enough to keep warm. I like Scott or Marker spring gloves.

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post #4 of 22
Hestra are hands down the best glove on the market !

Get a pair of the hestra army leather heli ski gloves. Sweet glove. Absolutely sweet glove!

Or get a pair of the marmot randonee gloves. Sweet glove to.
Both pairs breath excellent and are completely waterproof. The hestra are pricey but will last you for many years .
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Hestra are hands down the best glove on the market !
NO NO NO NO NO THEY'RE NOT!

Hey, I love Hestra gloves. As a matter of fact, I have the Army leather glove, It's a great glove. You will never get a flake of snow inside and they're very warm. But the leather did wear through on one of my thumbs faster than it should have - dissapointing, but otherwise an excellent glove. It comes in 2nd place

However, I defy anybody who owns Hestra gloves AND SMARTWOOL gloves to tell me that the Smartwool gloves are not the best. It seems that few skiers have ever tried a pair, but they are by far the nicest gloves I've ever worn. The leather is better than on almost any glove, they're warm as hell, and they will be drier than almost any glove on the market due to the magnificent, warm, wool pile lining.

I never have had any real dampness inside the Smartwools. But then, I don't wear them when its 50 degrees either. BTW-best damn socks too.
Smartwool - its da' schnizzy.

Urgent: as I was writing this, I dedcided to check and it seems that Smartwool is only making a spring glove right now. Fortunatley, I found some of the top of the line Competition gloves for 1/2 price HERE. These are the ones I have. Get them now, you won't be disappointed. I was going to pick up another pair as insurance, but I just went and had another look at my 3 year old pair, and they're still like new after about 75-100 days.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
NO NO NO NO NO THEY'RE NOT!
You are crazy saying smartwool gloves are better than Hestra! LOL, whatever carvemeister. HAHAHAHA , what a joke, let me guess you are trying to get a rise out of people. That or you just really have no idea what you are talking about. Marmot randonee and Hestra are by far the top of the line gloves. I use both and have used smartwool among others. NONE, compare to the marmot randonee or hestra gloves. Especially in certain nasty eastern conditions !
But I am going to buy a pair of them just to prove myself right like I did a few years ago. I am sure I will be giving them away again
post #7 of 22
Definitely get some Head gloves at Costco to go along with whatever expensive gloves you decide on. I use my Costco gloves until temperatures drop below 10 degrees. When it gets colder I switch to my expansive gloves. You don't want to use your expensive gloves except for when you really need them. Even though a good glove from Hesta, Smartwool, Marmot, etc. might wick away the moisture salts will be left behind. Over time the salts will lessen the glove's ability to dry and reduce its insolating value.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
You are crazy saying smartwool gloves are better than Hestra! LOL, whatever carvemeister. HAHAHAHA , what a joke, let me guess you are trying to get a rise out of people. That or you just really have no idea what you are talking about.
You're drunk, aren't you? Sorry. Like I said, I've got them both. The Hestra might be a bit warmer, because of the huge gauntlet, and it is a great glove. The Smartwool Competition however is a nicer glove IMO.
I take both with me on every trip. I wear the Smartwool, and the Hestra is always in my bag as my backup pair - I've never had to go to them yet.
post #9 of 22
Make sure the material is gortex.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by lilskeer
Make sure the material is gortex.
I've never seen Goretex work well in a glove. Too much stitching. Too many places for water to leak in. When they get wet inside, they'll stay wet a long time.

See original question about sweaty hands. I'd recommend No Goretex. A quality treated Cordura nylon type or good leather is better.
post #11 of 22
I have been using snowboarding gloves for the last 5 years or so. They last much longer, have good idiot straps, keep the snow out and seem to be more waterproof in the lower price range vs. ski gloves.

To solve the sweaty hands issue you might want to buy a glove that has a removable liner and take it out unless it's super cold.
post #12 of 22
Goretex gloves don't take the abuse of some other materials. You can always tell who has Goretex gloves by all the duct tape they're using to keep them together.
post #13 of 22
The best glove is the one that fits and performs for you. A brand that fits your friend may not give you the best fit.

As far as cold wet hands go....Get glove liners and change them when you take a break. The liners will get wet, the gloves will stay dry and hands will stay warm. You can also get by with one pair of liners if you lay them out to dry when you take a break.

I have a pair that cost somewhere between $20-$30. Darn expensive, but worth every penny. They fit me perfectly, dry quickly and provide some protection when I'm tryng to lock up my skis and have to remove the gloves.

The same idea works for socks, but for socks, I use cheap liners since I'm not looking for the same degree of fit.
post #14 of 22
I don't know what these guys are smokin' talking down on Gore-Tex gloves. I have many pairs of Dakine's GT series (Honcho, Rover, Bronco) and they are without a doubt the best gloves I've ever used. They are tough, warm, water resistant, and above all BREATHE really well. I'd never consider using anything but a Gore-Tex glove.

I use the Honcho when conditions are really tough and it's dumping. I use the Rover for good weather days when it's still fairly cold, and I use the Bronco for Spring skiing.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
You're drunk, aren't you? Sorry. Like I said, I've got them both. The Hestra might be a bit warmer, because of the huge gauntlet, and it is a great glove. The Smartwool Competition however is a nicer glove IMO.
I take both with me on every trip. I wear the Smartwool, and the Hestra is always in my bag as my backup pair - I've never had to go to them yet.
No, I am not drunk. Don't drink much during the week. On a weekend though you will most likely find me in a resort bar after 4. Getting drunk and putting those smartwool gloves under my bar stool to level the thing out. Good for something, LOL. Just bustin on ya
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by askier
I am looking for some ski gloves that won't stay wet on the inside. My hands sweat while I ski and would like to know what brand or specific material on/in gloves will keep my hands dry and warm on the inside. Also what do you believe are the best brands for gloves?
Go with a waterproof shell with removable liners. If the liners get wet, you can change them out or take the shells off and let them dry. You can also easily adjust to varying temps by going with a thicker or thinner inner glove.

My experience is that a waterproof glove with a non-removable liner never really dries out. It's like buying shoes with non-removable socks.

For shells, I like OR GoreTex models, but they're kinda pricey. Drop makes some decent snowboarder gloves with removable liners that are cheaper than the OR shells alone. For inner gloves, I prefer Wool/Thinsulate to fleece. But the real key is being able to remove the inner insulating part from the outer waterproofing part; the brand and material isn't as important.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
Urgent: as I was writing this, I dedcided to check and it seems that Smartwool is only making a spring glove right now. Fortunatley, I found some of the top of the line Competition gloves for 1/2 price HERE. These are the ones I have. G
Perfect timing, my Reusch NorAms just let go at the last thumb stitch.
post #18 of 22
I second MattL's snowboarding glove opinion! I've been skiing in DaKine Ranger Mitts (they also make a Ranger Glove) for years and they're the best! They come with a removable fleece liner that I only need when it's below 15-20 degrees, and they're indestructable.

Just make sure, like your ski pants & jacket, you wash them with powder detergent and let them air dry.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Scott K
Head, gauntlet style gloves. Costco has them for $14.00! Get a few pair. I put mine in the dryer at LOW setting with a dryer sheet to dry tehm up and keep them fresh.

-Scott
I just bought my kid a pair yesterday...$2.50 off so it was $10.50 here in NJ. I also have a pair. Best deal for quality ski gloves!
post #20 of 22
If sweat is what's causing dampness then do a search for hand anti perspirant. If you are prone to sweaty palms even the most breathable waterproof glove will be soaked inside after a few hours. I would use that and either have an extra pair of liners to change into, or an extra pair of gloves. The heads at costco are certainly cheep enough to buy two. Not the greates glove made, but for the price you can't normally do better.
post #21 of 22
I used to have a similar problem, and found myself taking off my gloves at the bottom of most runs. Like Lars, I switched to spring gloves that breathe much better, and that solved the problem. I ski with them most days unless it is a big storm, then I pull out the thicker gloves.
post #22 of 22
I've actually gone back to leather mittens I bought about 28 years ago before all these "wonder fabrics". The lining is some natural fabric (label long worn out). I've waterproofed the leather and my hands never get sweaty. Unfortunately, the cuff around the wrist is all stretched out, so I need to get Wristies. And I've had to put some duck tape on some worn out seam areas. But after loads of other gloves of all kinds, these are the only ones I don't have the sweaty hands issue with. Does SmartWool make leather mittens?
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