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Womens Gloves

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Christmas season is just around the corner and I'm shopping for a pair of high-end gauntlet style (over the jacket cuff) womens gloves. Warmth and dexterity are priorities (aren't they for everyone?) and style points don't hurt. Any recommendations?
post #2 of 11
Hestra:
My favorite gloves by far are Hestra gloves. I have multiple winter and spring styles.
Gore-Tex XCR Glove
Gore-Tex XCR Mitt

Level:

I have a couple of Level gloves as well. Nice gloves.
WOMEN'S RADIATOR XCR
WOMEN'S RADIATOR XCR MITT
WOMEN'S EDGE GORE 2 IN 1
WOMEN'S EDGE GORE 2 IN 1 MITT
APEX GORE 2 IN 1
APEX GORE 2 IN 1 MITT

Burton:
For very cold days I have AK Burton Oven Mitts, (GORE-TEX, Goose Down, and PrimaLoft Insulation)...very, very warm, lots of dexterity too...love them!
http://www.usoutdoorstore.com/outlet...ven-mitts.html
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks! The gauntlets on all the Level gloves look shorter than I want, she's got a pretty bulky coat and wants to be able to easily put the gloves on over her sleeves. While wearing the gloves. She also already has BD mitts for super cold days, but wants the dexterity of a glove for the majority of her time on snow. I really like the looks of the Hestra recommended, and have been checking out the OR gloves too. I found these on their site, but then found the OR Radia too. Maybe it is from last year? Any others to look at? BTW, I think the battery powered, heated, $200+ models are probably a bit more than I need.
post #4 of 11
I bought my wife a pair of Gordini's Ultimate gloves last winter she was very happy and warm. And they are a gauntlet glove that was able to keep her warm, a miracle.
post #5 of 11
I love my Black Diamond Guide gloves. Hestras are always great.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Thanks! The gauntlets on all the Level gloves look shorter than I want, she's got a pretty bulky coat and wants to be able to easily put the gloves on over her sleeves. While wearing the gloves. She also already has BD mitts for super cold days, but wants the dexterity of a glove for the majority of her time on snow. I really like the looks of the Hestra recommended, and have been checking out the OR gloves too. I found these on their site, but then found the OR Radia too. Maybe it is from last year? Any others to look at? BTW, I think the battery powered, heated, $200+ models are probably a bit more than I need.
I think either the Hestra Gore-Tex XCR Glove or the Black Diamond Guide glove would be a better choice. I'm a full-time pro and ski 175+ days a year...I love my Hestra gloves. They will last forever and they are the warmest gloves that I have found, other than the AK Burton Oven Mitt. For Hestra options, go to: hestrausa.com
post #7 of 11
3rd for hestra,

also check out Patagonia (primo glove?) , and Marmot (ultimate glove?)

that and some disposable hand warmers usually work..
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
OK, so the Hestra Womens Heli VS the Gore-Tex XCR. Does the XCR's +$50 price tag mean that it is inherently a better glove? In what ways? Has anyone tried both? This probably won't get worn in the rain much, so warmth is more important than being completley water "PROOF." Is the XCR significantly warmer than the Heli? Do either (both) have removable liners? (I think this is NOT a positive thing...)
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
OK, so the Hestra Womens Heli VS the Gore-Tex XCR. Does the XCR's +$50 price tag mean that it is inherently a better glove? In what ways? Has anyone tried both? This probably won't get worn in the rain much, so warmth is more important than being completley water "PROOF." Is the XCR significantly warmer than the Heli? Do either (both) have removable liners? (I think this is NOT a positive thing...)
I have only owned the XCR, but after reading reviews and reviewing specs on both gloves, I think the XCR would be worth spending the extra +$50.

Here's my .02 why I think the XCR glove is a better choice:

1. Fiberfill is warmer than Quallofil.
2. GORTEX is windproof as well as waterproof...therefore warmer.
3. The women's versions are more slender, especially in the fingers...probably have less insulation.
4. The XCR does not have a removable liner.
5. The XCR is recommended for cold weather skiing, freeskiing, and backcountry.
6. The XCR is reinforced in areas that typically wear-out faster.
7. The Army Leather GORE-TEX XCR is Hestra's "bombproof" glove.

I wear a medium in most women's gloves, an x-small (6) in Hestra Unisex gloves, and a medium (7) in women's Hestra gloves.

Backcountry.com carries them in black/gray as well as black/white.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by olylady View Post
I have only owned the XCR, but after reading reviews and reviewing specs on both gloves, I think the XCR would be worth spending the extra +$50.

Here's my .02 why I think the XCR glove is a better choice:

1. Fiberfill is warmer than Quallofil.
2. GORTEX is windproof as well as waterproof...therefore warmer.
3. The women's versions are more slender, especially in the fingers...probably have less insulation.
4. The XCR does not have a removable liner.
5. The XCR is recommended for cold weather skiing, freeskiing, and backcountry.
6. The XCR is reinforced in areas that typically wear-out faster.
7. The Army Leather GORE-TEX XCR is Hestra's "bombproof" glove.

I wear a medium in most women's gloves, an x-small (6) in Hestra Unisex gloves, and a medium (7) in women's Hestra gloves.

Backcountry.com carries them in black/gray as well as black/white.
Ok, you've convinced me. XCR it is. Thanks for all the input!
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Ok, you've convinced me. XCR it is. Thanks for all the input!

I'm glad I could help...let me know how she likes them!!
I'm sure she will not be disappointed.

Happy sliiidin'
Patty
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