As I prepare for the upcoming season (just days away now!!!), I've found that I pretty much have everything I NEED, and even some that I don't. But theone thing I don't have, and do NEED is a pair of super warm, lightweight, 5-fingered gloves. I ski in the east and typically see temps in the 0-25 degrees range, but do get that crazy -10 degree day occasionally. On top of this, I am almost cold-blooded, in that I never get cold, everywhere besides my hands. I can wear a soft shell on a 10 degree day and be fine, but always find my hands numb and freezing cold. Lastly, I have recently taken an instuctor job, so I'll be out on the slopes somewhere between 6 and 10 hours a day. I have spent moderate amounts of money on gloves in the past, but always end up hating them. So.....I have decided to go all out and invest in something that will keep me warm, yet still be lightweight and flexible. Among my options right now are Reusch Classic Noram 2's, Hestra Seths, Fall Lines, Vertical Cuts, Ski Crosses, and other high end Hestras. It also would help if the gloves were easy to get on and off because I would imagine I'm going to be taking them off and on quite a bit as an instructor. Any testimonials or experiences are more than welcome, especially as the season is so close.
P.S......I KNOW THAT MITTENS ARE WARMER, BUT I WANT 5 FINGERS