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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I have been skiing with mittens for longer than I can remember but my hands actually get cold because they get too warm and sweat then later in the day freeze. I am looking to invest in some gloves to ski with on less than subzero temps and would like some suggestions. Something warm and waterproof should do. Not looking to spend $150 but don't mind spending a fair amount as long as the product is worth it. Suggestions? Thanks...
post #2 of 20
I use cabelas' deerskin goretex on non-snowy days. It's a work-glove with goretex. It's thirty bucks. I buy a new pair every year. They rock.

In storms, nylon shells are virtually required.
post #3 of 20
Cabela's Pinnacle gloves & mittens are as warm as anything out there. Get a pair of those and a pair of Head gloves at Costco ($15) for warmer days.
post #4 of 20
Marmot Randonee gloves are the best I have owned. They are very warm, and breathe extremely well (they use GoreTex XCR). I think these are the first gloves I have owned that do not have a sweat problem -- they stay very dry. Retail is $100, but I have seen them as low as $85 online.
post #5 of 20
IMHO.....best gloves I've found are generally wool. Thats the only stuff if it does get wet will still keep you warm. They breath great and dry out in no time if they get wet. Actually...I've never really gotten them wet cuz the snow just seems to shake off of them anyway. Cost around $10-$15 and I generally carry a spare with me anyway.(still remember watching as a pair fell 50 feet down from the chairlift and had to ski rest of the aftrnoon without gloves!!.....ouch!) My wife is finally wearing them now too after listening to her complain for years about her hands being cold and she admits they help a lot!! Now if I could only get her to ski down the fall line instead of side-to-side!!
post #6 of 20
Hestra Heli Gloves, short or long version. I have the long gauntlet version and the rock. They have a removable liner which can be removed for easy drying when your skiing multiple days in a row. They are ultra comfortable, very dextrous and have a handcuff feature which allows you to take them off on the lift without worrying about losing them. Fantastic product.

For ultra cold days I also have a another set of skin tight liners i wear underneath, it helps with the sweat freezing later in the day.
post #7 of 20
cabella's pinnacle no doubt about it! $50 - sometimes reduced to only $40, which i think they are right now. these gloves are the same as gloves i see for $150-$180!! in ski shops. very warm, i love em. on veeery cold days i SOMETIMES also use a pair of thin liners. this is because i ski fast and my runs are in instant succession(no lift lines at Gore, right up to the lift and instantly back on, nonstop 2 mile runs all day long). consequently my hands are exposed to much more wind chill than say a medium or even fast speed skier that has to stand in line for 20-30 minutes. through it all the pinnacle keeps me toastie. it "seems" the black & tan(which i have) are thicker than the black and grey ones(which my son has).... could be a adult / child thing. mine are in their 5th year and holding up fine. washing them once a year or so seems to keep 'em warmer.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
Cabela's Pinnacle gloves & mittens are as warm as anything out there. Get a pair of those and a pair of Head gloves at Costco ($15) for warmer days.
3rd on the Pinnacle.
post #9 of 20
One word young man, Gore-Tex.

Hey is that one or two words ?
post #10 of 20
hestra helis come in XCR version, but I like the regular ones. worked for me in 2 degrees at Aspen last week and work for me in most conditions in Tahoe.
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
thanks, i'll def. look into both the hestra and cabela's...may go with cabela's because i'm cheap
post #12 of 20
Gore-Tex and a good insulator like Primaloft...

Leather or Nylon is your choice.
post #13 of 20
Are Hestras really all that warm? I've tried on the Freeride, Guide, Seth Morrison models and they just seem so damn thin that I have a hard time believing they can keep me very warm.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by KyndKyd View Post
Are Hestras really all that warm? I've tried on the Freeride, Guide, Seth Morrison models and they just seem so damn thin that I have a hard time believing they can keep me very warm.
YMMV, but Hestra Helis worked for me in 2 degrees & snow last week in Aspen. I like 'em, but the OP was probably looking at the Cabela's, which sound good...
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by KyndKyd View Post
Are Hestras really all that warm? I've tried on the Freeride, Guide, Seth Morrison models and they just seem so damn thin that I have a hard time believing they can keep me very warm.
I have had the bornowski's down to -10F with no problems, I am a very warm person though no blankets for me year round.
post #16 of 20
I have been buying Marmot Randonee gloves for the past 8-9 years. Great gloves, warm, comfortable.
post #17 of 20
I use the EMS Summit Glove-insanely warm and gore-tex xcr for cold days and the Marmot Lifty- $20 for warmer days and it looks badass
best combo i've ever had
post #18 of 20
I also vote for a marmont glove. Must have XCR!!!! At Baker when it is a blizzard with a lot of new snow (like today) mine gloves get wet at about 3, but it is only on the outside. Inside only gets wet from sweat because the gloves freeze up on the outside with a lot of snow.
post #19 of 20
Hestras are not particularly warm . I have had several pairs ver the years. The liners pack out/fatigue too quickly IMHO. Pinnacles rock. They work well in snowy weather if you treat them with nikwax or similar.
post #20 of 20
Scott's Spring Glove is great. Probably not the best for sub-zero, but are surprisingly warm and thought worth noting. They are realatively inexpensive (around $45) and I wear them all season skiing out East, even in MT last week when it was around 5 degrees they keep you warm, but dont sweat.

After 1 1/2 seasons they lose a little of the warmth, but make for a great warm spring day/driving/evreyday walking around glove. The only downside is if the leather gets very wet they can get a little cold.
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