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What are the best ski gloves to get? Preferably not too expensive.

post #1 of 25
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I want to buy some new ski gloves, any suggestions that aren't too expensive?
post #2 of 25
This is a totally subjective question.  I asked a similar question a couple of years ago, more like "what is the best value in a glove out there?" 

To me Hestra make a really fine glove.  Also, I've bought gloves from SierraTrading Post (Grandoe) which lasted well.  These had a deerskin leather palm which if you dry out at the end of the day never smelled funky. 

Current gloves are from Cabellas ... similar to above these have the deerskin leather palm, gauntlet cuffs, keep my hands warm and if you dry them out every day ... do not get the funky smell.

Depending on how quick you need a pair, you should check out Tramdock.com and/or SteepandCheap.com ... these have great deals on gloves all the time.


Ciao ...
post #3 of 25
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To me Hestra make a really fine glove.  you should check out Tramdock.com and/or SteepandCheap.com
Yup, there's my advice and I didn't even have to type it =)
post #4 of 25
 I'd agree that Hestra makes an awesome glove, particularly if you're looking for a leather race-style one. I have one pair and love them, found a killer deal on the mitt version of them (for those extra cold days) at the end of the season, can't wait to try them out.

However the "best" glove is very subjective - do you want the warmest? Best value? Best fit? Do you want a leather glove, or other fabric?
post #5 of 25
 Agree with the last posts. Its subjective and try sac/tramdock.  If you want to search, my personal fave right now is the swany cross. 
post #6 of 25
Okay, first off, this isn't a joke (unlike usual.) 

Follow this link:
www.professionalequipment.com/kinco-insulated-leather-gloves-pigskin-leather-palm-1927-xl/leather-work-gloves/

A bunch of our patrollers started wearing them this year and the trend spread from there.  The things are $12 plus a few dollars for some silicone spray.  The insulation is great, the feel is great, and they're just about the best glove I've ever worn for skiing.  So, go to your local hardware store and look for Kinco's insulated work gloves.

For spring skiing / hiking, I like North Face's Wind Stopper gloves.  
post #7 of 25
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To me Hestra make a really fine glove.  

Ciao ...




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Yup, there's my advice and I didn't even have to type it =)
I'm looking at some Hestra Gloves but I have a question about sizing.
I normally wear a size 7 driving glove, but occasionally want a size 8 in a ski glove.  I have only had one other pair of Hestras in the past and really liked them, but it seemed that they ran a bit small-ish.
Thoughts?
post #8 of 25
Hestra Heli's are the best I've found.
post #9 of 25

"I'm looking at some Hestra Gloves but I have a question about sizing.
I normally wear a size 7 driving glove, but occasionally want a size 8 in a ski glove.  I have only had one other pair of Hestras in the past and really liked them, but it seemed that they ran a bit small-ish.
Thoughts?"



I've found Hestra's to run about the same as others in terms of size.  They will loosen up and get a little larger as they break in.

post #10 of 25
 Thanks, This chart helps a ton!
http://www.hestrausa.com/sizing_guide.pdf
post #11 of 25
Whoa whoa whoa...  I think we need some base information before we can truly help.  How old are you?  Are you cute?  Single?  What are your measurements?  Finally, do you want gloves or mittens, do you prefer high loft or low weight, do yu prefer gaultlet-style or short wrist closures and also what are you looking for in terms of material or style?  Answer these questions and I'm sure I can find the perfect glove for you.  

Welcome to Epic, or as I like to call it "Gear Whores Anonymous"
post #12 of 25
vinn,

I totally agree. I'm a ski coach and these (work gloves, at least) are the only thing that stands up to the task at hand (pi). You don't loose a lot of $ if you loose one in fact they are so cheap you can have two pair ready to go. A dry pair for the afternoon, maybe? Plus no one is likely to steal them. I use them all the time. You can also get the kind with the fabric cuff instead of gauntlet, but that doesn't offer the protection to the wrist the gauntlet does. It often comes down to how it fits the jacket cuff as to choosing gauntlet or fabric cuff.

MR

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Originally Posted by vinn View Post

Okay, first off, this isn't a joke (unlike usual.) 

Follow this link:
www.professionalequipment.com/kinco-insulated-leather-gloves-pigskin-leather-palm-1927-xl/leather-work-gloves/

A bunch of our patrollers started wearing them this year and the trend spread from there.  The things are $12 plus a few dollars for some silicone spray.  The insulation is great, the feel is great, and they're just about the best glove I've ever worn for skiing.  So, go to your local hardware store and look for Kinco's insulated work gloves.

For spring skiing / hiking, I like North Face's Wind Stopper gloves.  
 
post #13 of 25
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I'm looking at some Hestra Gloves but I have a question about sizing.
I normally wear a size 7 driving glove, but occasionally want a size 8 in a ski glove.  I have only had one other pair of Hestras in the past and really liked them, but it seemed that they ran a bit small-ish.
Thoughts?

 

I have a few pairs of Hestra's....  all size 9, and they all fit a little different.  It depends on the model.  The Seth pro models I have are really tight.  The RSL vertical cut's are perfect, and the heli gloves are kind of loose-ish...

It would be best if you could try on the model you are interested in.
post #14 of 25
 I swear by Hestra RSL Vertical Cut (full leather, non-gauntlet glove) and Hestra Heli (Gauntlt, removable liner).  Vertical Cut has amazing fit, but if I only had to hve one, I would use the Heli, because of the gauntlet for powder days and removable liner that guarantees that your glove will be dry the next day.   Overall IMO Hestra makes the best gloves on the market.  Sometimes you get what you pay for. 
post #15 of 25
One not to buy is the Ultimate Ski Glove by Marmot. They are well made but bulky and not that warm.
post #16 of 25
An option, because I'm rather frugal about such things cheap).

Costco sells Head gloves made by who knows for $25.00 a pair.  Gantlets, very waterproof, powder strings, fiber filled, gor-tex I think.  You have a choice of colors to black or black, I choose black.  They are a very decent glove and no one will intentionally lift them for the label.

I get 2 pairs in the fall and don't worry about em.  They are a good enough glove I only need 1 pair this year. 

That gets more beer, or a lift ticket somewhere, or both if clever.
post #17 of 25
I bought some $30 Scott mittens after having no luck with gloves, and I've been very happy and warm with them.
post #18 of 25
 I'll throw my vote in with the two for some good, heavy duty winter work gloves.  Many of the patrollers and instructors I know swear by them, and for under $15 you can't go wrong!  Get a new pair every season and you won't have to worry about staying warm anymore, not to mention the bonus style points you'll get if you go with the day-glo orange and yellow ones!!

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post







I'm looking at some Hestra Gloves but I have a question about sizing.
I normally wear a size 7 driving glove, but occasionally want a size 8 in a ski glove.  I have only had one other pair of Hestras in the past and really liked them, but it seemed that they ran a bit small-ish.
Thoughts?


 

I've also found Hestra's to be a bit tight for their size too. I have 3 or 4 pairs of Hestra's in different models (damn you SAC), but still my "go-to" gloves (assuming you're talking a cold weather glove) is the Marmot Randonee. Ultra highly recommended.

Super warm, but fine when the weather gets warmer, wicks moisture right out. They're $100, but if you search carefully you might find them for $50 - try geartrade.com.
post #20 of 25
I tried some Hestra's but they just didn't fit my hands. 

Over the years I spent a lot of money on expensive, Gore-Tex gloves and my hands always froze.  Always.  Then I bought a cheap pair of Dakine Scouts, and i stopped getting cold.  And they fit perfectly.  I will never buy anything other than Dakine gloves, because they fit my hands, don't cost huge amounts, and they last.

just my $.02
post #21 of 25
I buy my gloves at Wal Mart. I use them for driving, working outside when it is cold, and ski about 7 times a year.  I got 2 seasons out of the current pair, just now starting to show signs of needing replacement.  I can't rationalize spending over $20.00 for a pair of gloves but  notice and appreciate the better quality of good gear.  I would mot definitely buy a better pair at a 2nd hand store (LOL, nice pun eh?).
post #22 of 25
I am satisfied with Level.....They are reasonably priced and I get a pretty sweet deal on them from a buddy. I have a warmer set that has a flap that you can either have a warm/cool setting. So either your hand is in warmer more insulated pocket or in a thinner pocket. They are nice for cold days. I am a fan of Levels spring gloves (i like thin gloves) my only complaint about the gloves I described earlier is that they are bulky. Leki, Ruesch, Hestra are all great gloves........you get what yah pay for....and if you arent warm you are not going to have a good time.
post #23 of 25
I really like my Hestra Guide Gloves. The have full gauntlets, a tough leather shell, and a velcro secured pull-out wool liner for warm weather skiing. Not cheap, but versatile so not unreasonable either. Buy Big!
post #24 of 25
I'm not frugal when it comes to such things, but I second those Head/Costco gloves. They are Goretex/waterproof, warm, and as good or better than any of my expensive name brand gloves.

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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

An option, because I'm rather frugal about such things cheap).

Costco sells Head gloves made by who knows for $25.00 a pair.  Gantlets, very waterproof, powder strings, fiber filled, gor-tex I think.  You have a choice of colors to black or black, I choose black.  They are a very decent glove and no one will intentionally lift them for the label.

I get 2 pairs in the fall and don't worry about em.  They are a good enough glove I only need 1 pair this year. 

That gets more beer, or a lift ticket somewhere, or both if clever.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Caucasian Asian View Post

I tried some Hestra's but they just didn't fit my hands. 

Over the years I spent a lot of money on expensive, Gore-Tex gloves and my hands always froze.  Always.  Then I bought a cheap pair of Dakine Scouts, and i stopped getting cold.  And they fit perfectly.  I will never buy anything other than Dakine gloves, because they fit my hands, don't cost huge amounts, and they last.

just my $.02
I don't like the Heads but the Dakines I bought for 20 some bucks on Steep and Cheap are the best deal I have found. They insulate well and fit nice . They are much warmer than some I have that cost 4 times more. I bought two more pairs after buying the first when they came up again. Kept two and gave a pair away to a buddy that needed a good pair. He loves them also.
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