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Need New Ski Gloves -- what to buy?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

I tore a hole in one of my ski gloves last week, and so am looking to buy a new pair.  Anyone have a brand/model that you particularly like?  Ideally, I'd like a glove that was waterproof, breathable, warm, dexterous, and useable on hardpack, bumps, powder, East, West, etc. -- you know, my usual criteria.    

Thanks.

post #2 of 22
 I am a ig fan of Hestra gloves, the particular models that I like a re the Heli and the Vertical Cut.  Good luck.

If you want a cheap pair, I have a pair of Marmot Randonee GoreTex gloves for sale (in the "for sale" forum). Hestras are better gloves in my opinion.  You cannot go wrong with a Heli and interchangeable liner will let you tune the warmth.  
post #3 of 22
I am interested to have one pair of your Marmot Randonee Gore Tex gloves....i am sure it is not much expensive...
post #4 of 22
Buy his gloves but if not....

Search on this. Lots of threads. Go hestra, outstanding quality and performance and a genuine, life time warrenty that they stand behind. heli pro has gauntet or XCR short without. Vertical cut is good as well but if you don't care about padded fingers, you can save some $ and just go XCR short. My favorite is the 3 finger "lobster claw glove" very warm but breathes well. removeable liners. I have a n extra pair of liners and swap out at lunch. I picked up the Heli pro XCR off of Tramdock for like 45 thi summer, its also a very warm and comfortable glove. It just depends on if you like a long gauntlet or not.
post #5 of 22
I have a pair of Cabella gloves with the gaunlet , looks like the Marmot model. Some people say they are too thick.Three years old now,paid $25 on sale. They are my cold weather gloves. Just unbelievable how warm and water proof these gloves are.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by millie View Post

I am interested to have one pair of your Marmot Randonee Gore Tex gloves....i am sure it is not much expensive...

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/88883/marmot-randonee-gloves-mens-size-large-35

Inexpensive.   Either PM me or let's contunue the discussion in the Gear Swap forum.
post #7 of 22
Hestra Heli ski gloves.

At the end of the day, pull the liners out and lay the gloves & liners some where to dry and your ready to go in the morning.

I've had mine for 4 yrs now, and not once did I get the foul odor that I've had with other brands.

On extra cold days I add extra liners.
post #8 of 22
Concur with Hestra, quality product thats built to last..  Also consider Swany, they are I beleive warmer than the Hestras, as I own both..  I seem to always lean to the Swanys over the Hestras FWIW..  Happy hunting...
post #9 of 22
I go through gloves too.  I buy the cheap ones that keep my hands warm, but they get cut in the palm from carrying and scraping wax off of my skis.  I can usually get a full 5-8 day season out of them though.   If you have the money to get the really thick leather ones recommended above (Hestras and Marmonts) you should go for it.  Really good gloves are a great investment for those lucky enough to ski every week or so.
post #10 of 22
I second the Randonee.  I picked up a pair last season on sale and couldn't be happier! I'm sure there are better gloves out there but for my need and the price they can't be beat.
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for the recommendations.
post #12 of 22
I like Dakine  / Mountain Hardware
post #13 of 22
I bought my first high priced - not on sale or discount retailer - glove/mittens last week. I bought the Hestra claw mitten and am very happy with the fit, warmth and overall quality. I usually do not like mittens because they are so clumsy but these claw mittens are closer to gloves than mittens in functionality.
post #14 of 22
My new glove of choice is the Grandoe 2in1 glove. Sierra Trading post has them for like $70.00 or so.
post #15 of 22
Swany Triplex SX43
http://www.swanyamerica.com/prod.php?p=SWASX-43&k=247283

The best gloves I have ever had.
post #16 of 22
Black Diamond makes excellent gloves.  Own the Legend (under cuff), Guide (gauntlet) and Mercury Mitts.  Very warm and well made.
post #17 of 22
I have the Hestra Heli's coming,
 but I also ordered these to see how they are..They look good on paper. If I don't like them I'll send em back.. I like down, and they have gore tex to keep them from getting wet..
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Reusch-Goose-Powder-Gore-Tex-Glove/RSC0029M.html
post #18 of 22
the helis will be all you need. Call Hestra direct and order a pair of liners. They are inexpensive. I skied in the heli xtr's b4 Christmas and the hig for the day was 5, my hands were warm.
post #19 of 22
Avoid the Marmot Ultimate Ski Glove. I suffer from cold hands and despite it's huge bulk (and price) really isn't that warm at all.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by LeeX View Post

I have the Hestra Heli's coming,
 but I also ordered these to see how they are..They look good on paper. If I don't like them I'll send em back.. I like down, and they have gore tex to keep them from getting wet..
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Reusch-Goose-Powder-Gore-Tex-Glove/RSC0029M.html
My down sleeping bags are awesome, however there is a trade-off. Once Down gets wet, its useless.
I hope that those gloves never allow moisture in.

You'll really like the hestras though!
post #21 of 22
I thought the same thing about down, but if you notice it is surrounded by Gore-tex..
We will see how they do.. The Hestras I have faith in because of the reviews.
Finn,
I believe the liners are coming with the gloves, but we will see..
The down ones, I am experimenting to see how they do..I can always give them to one of my workers if they don't work, or send em back to BC
post #22 of 22
Check out the Cabela's Pinnacle gloves (and mittens).  They are a good value: $60, about 1/2 the Hestra gloves.  .  www.cabelas.com.  If you have large hands, as I do, you can get them in size 2XL which allows for liners on cold days.  There is also a all-leather version for $70, better for skiing Vail and Beaver Creek. 
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