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ultimate waterproof ski glove?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
It's getting time for some new gloves, looking for a Gore-Tex XCR (or similar) fully waterproof ski glove.

Any recos?
post #2 of 22
Marmot Randonee or Ultimate Ski glove
post #3 of 22
I second the Marmot Randone,I am never wet and never cold.
post #4 of 22
third it
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4th
post #6 of 22
I also have Randonees and they're great for typical winter conditions. That said, I skied in rain Friday and Saturday... the XCR didn't hold up. Then again, waterproof is only an ideal to strive for in Oregon.

My hands were soaked and cold after 3 hours of rain. I can't say how much of the water wicked in from the wrist end, but it was cinched and the jacket cuff wrapped tight. My torso held up much better protected by my Marmot Oracle shell and light weight soft shell mid-layer.
post #7 of 22
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[I also have Randonees and they're great for typical winter conditions. That said, I skied in rain Friday and Saturday... the XCR didn't hold up. Then again, waterproof is only an ideal to strive for in Oregon.
When I lived in Oregon standard issue for my kids and me was 3 pair of Costco Head gloves so we'd have a couple dry pair to change to as each got soaked. It worked great. If its really wet you don't want to be using your $100 gloves because the continual drenching will slowly ruin their insolation.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by jimsiff View Post
That said, I skied in rain Friday and Saturday... the XCR didn't hold up. Then again, waterproof is only an ideal to strive for in Oregon.

My hands were soaked and cold after 3 hours of rain...

I can only imagine the giant Slurpee that Oregonian resorts must be...
post #9 of 22
I went with the Marmot ultimate as I found them on sale and they are Goretex XCR. Have not tried them yet, but hoping they are somewhat waterproof like the randone. I try to avoid skiing in the rain...
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by DtEW View Post
I can only imagine the giant Slurpee that Oregonian resorts must be...
You'd be jealous if you ever got to ski the wonderful spring corn all that wet snow turns into.
post #11 of 22
Hestra makes sweet gloves, and they make a gore tex xcr. But their gloves are leather, so they should be treated regularly with nikwax or leather balm. So if you plan to be in the rain alot, they may not be ideal. But they are very durable and warm, while low volume with alot of dexterity. There are a number of comments on them in the forums.
post #12 of 22
Yeah, I was checking out the Hestra's also and they look sweet. The shop I was in just didn't have any left in my size so I went with the Marmot ultimate.
post #13 of 22
Marmot Ultimates last about two months and are super expensive. IMO, they don't keep your hands any drier than regular non-membrane gloves either. I can't vouch for Hestra's XCR gloves, but thier regular cheaper gloves are great as long as you Sno Seal them about once a month. They're also much more durable and you can take the liners out to dry or even switch liners mid-day.
post #14 of 22
Ditto re: regular Hestras. Excellent gloves.
post #15 of 22
I use a two glove system. I can ski all day using this system even in the worst weather.

When the first pair soaks thru, I change to the second dry pair.



Both are "waterproof" gortex by Gordini
post #16 of 22
Two pair of the cheap $15.00 Costco gloves works great. I keep one pair in a Bag just in case I need to chang out to a dry glove.
post #17 of 22
I have a friend who uses the largest size vinyl glove he can find over regular cotton gloves. Never gets wet hands.

Based on other messages on Epic, I got some Marmots a year or so ago. I only use them when I'm wearing my rain poncho, and so far, hands have been reasonably dry after four to six hours of exposure to relatively light rains. No experience in real downpours.
post #18 of 22
I bring several pairs of gloves with me, & I swap out each day.
My Hestra Heli Ski Gloves are, by far, the best I own.
My hands sweat less, & the gloves never smell like funk. I can't say the same for the other gloves I own.
post #19 of 22
I like the marmots cuz they arent loaded with insulation . My hands don't get cold often so I value the increased dexterity . Also from Oregon , but havent had them soak through yet .
post #20 of 22
Does anyone have an opinion on the marmot piste glove?
post #21 of 22
I am thinking of getting a pair since I think I can get a pair relatively cheap
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by kem View Post
It's getting time for some new gloves, looking for a Gore-Tex XCR (or similar) fully waterproof ski glove.

Any recos?
Have you tried reconditioning your gloves with duct tape ? I can get a pair of (leather) gloves to last five or six seasons with only a couple of tape jobs.
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