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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Who has the best value for a ski glove that's out there. Sierra Trading has this one: Grandoe New Hurricane. These look fine to me, but can anyone else please weigh in on this with an opinion?
post #2 of 25
I've had Grandoe's before. They make a good glove. Those actually look pretty nice.
Until you own a pair of Hestra's, you really don't understand how good a ski glove can be, though...
post #3 of 25
My hands tend to get cold, but I've found the warmest and most waterproof (at least from the outside) setup is some good waterproof gloves with some insulation (I use a $40 pair from REI) and some wool liners (like $10 or so). Sure you can pay $120+ for a pair of gloves if you have the money, but I can think of much better gear to get for that money, unless you already have everything.
post #4 of 25
Best value? Try Tractor Supply, Harbor Freight, etc.
post #5 of 25
Check out the Cabela's Pinnacle glove(www.cabelas.com, item # HH-92-1909). Gore-Tex, several colors and available in sizes up to 2XL. $50; $60 in all leather. There is also a similar mitten. I have used mine for two years without a rip.
post #6 of 25
+2 on the Cabela Pinnacle gloves - they are an awesome glove at a great value. Check-out all the reviews and it is hard to justify getting anything else.
post #7 of 25
I got some Cabela's on sale a couple of years age and they are the best value I've seen. For patrolling, where I manage to soak four pairs a weekend, I use the 19.95 Head gloves from Costco.
post #8 of 25
Ditto on the Cabela's, excellent glove.
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dorm57 View Post
Who has the best value for a ski glove that's out there. Sierra Trading has this one: Grandoe New Hurricane. These look fine to me, but can anyone else please weigh in on this with an opinion?
The <$15 Head ski gloves found at most Costco stores are cheap and popular enough to get their own thread around here on occasion: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=49798
post #10 of 25
I was really disappointed with the Costco gloves. Both pair I bought fell apart, wasn't worth my time in trips to Costco to return them.
post #11 of 25
Cheaper than I remember. Problem is I have enough of them in the drawer that I have to be carefull not to pull out two rights or two lefts. They have held up great, but I don't doubt that a bad batch may be out there. Seems they look a little cheaper each year.
post #12 of 25
I'm off to Cabellas this coming weekend. Not really my kind of store. But after looking at the gloves, they seem like a bargain.

Mike
post #13 of 25
Do the Cabella gloves have a removable liner?
post #14 of 25
I bought a pair of the Cabela's pinnacle gloves two years ago on sale I think for $29.99. Extremely pleased with them. Very similar to a Marmot glove that retails for $150! Some people on this forum have commented that they are too padded to be a good ski glove, but when its 2 degress out, their great warmth overcomes any short coming I can find.

The price and value are just outstanding.
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
Best value? Try Tractor Supply, Harbor Freight, etc.
Gotta disagree there. Cheapest does not equal best value.
post #16 of 25
I think snowboarding gloves give the most bang for the buck. They are usually more heavy duty and re-enforced in the palm area so they last longer. The prices are lower typically than ski gloves.

Sometimes Costco and BJs have some name brand stuff for good prices.
post #17 of 25
Have you actually skied in gloves from those places, or are you just being a pain? The last time I was at Costco the gloves they were selling were absolute junk. OTOH, I skied all last year in a pair of super comfy work gloves I bought at Harbl Freight for something like ten dollars. I think I lost them. Wow, now I'm out ten bucks.

My favorite brand name ski glove is the Marker spring glove. I've got a set with years of use that are still kicking. They aren't that expensive, and they are one of the best fitting leather gloves I've ever had.
post #18 of 25
Head ski gloves at Costo. $12.00 best deal out there.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
Have you actually skied in gloves from those places, or are you just being a pain? The last time I was at Costco the gloves they were selling were absolute junk. OTOH, I skied all last year in a pair of super comfy work gloves I bought at Harbl Freight for something like ten dollars. I think I lost them. Wow, now I'm out ten bucks.

My favorite brand name ski glove is the Marker spring glove. I've got a set with years of use that are still kicking. They aren't that expensive, and they are one of the best fitting leather gloves I've ever had.
I'm just being a pain. But here we often ski in near or sub zero temps with more freezing rain than snow. Skiing in work gloves would equal popsicle hands!

About ten years ago I bought a pair of Grandoe Stick It snowboarding gloves at Costco for $15. They have outlasted about three other brand name pairs of ski gloves I have bought since.
post #20 of 25
No: the Cabela's Pinnacle glove does not have a removable liner. But you can get them in size up to 2XL so you could get them one size larger and add a liner glove, as I do on cold days.

Someone in this thread made a comment to the effect that they have too much padding to get that delicate feel of the pole. If your hands are so cold they are numb you can't feel the pole either. Some years ago an Olympic gold medal for slalom was won by an American girl wearing down mittens. When asked why she wore the mittens she replied "my hands were cold".
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Great feedback - Thanks

I ordered a pair from Cabella's this morning Yes indeeedee dooodee!
post #22 of 25
BTW Cabela's is great place to find deals on Gore-tex outerwear too.
post #23 of 25
I believe the ski racer was Barbra Cochran that wore the mittens.
post #24 of 25
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I believe the ski racer was Barbra Cochran that wore the mittens.
Correct! It was one of the Cochran sisters; I couldn't remember which.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by crudmeister View Post
No: the Cabela's Pinnacle glove does not have a removable liner. But you can get them in size up to 2XL so you could get them one size larger and add a liner glove, as I do on cold days.

Someone in this thread made a comment to the effect that they have too much padding to get that delicate feel of the pole. If your hands are so cold they are numb you can't feel the pole either. Some years ago an Olympic gold medal for slalom was won by an American girl wearing down mittens. When asked why she wore the mittens she replied "my hands were cold".
They make race mittens, Bode only wears mittens. Personally I like the lobster claw gloves, Reusch used to make them.
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