Gloves, Mittens, & Liners
How to Buy the Best Pair of Gloves, Mittens & Liners
No one wants to ski when their hands are cold! Gloves and mittens come in a large selection of materials like leather, Gore-Tex, polyester, and many others. So many options can make it challenging to decide which product to buy.
How do you know which gloves or mittens to buy? We offer our Adventure Resource Guide Packing List to help you find the best gloves and mittens for you.
You will want to know if you prefer more mobility with your hands. Gloves can give you more hand use while buckling your ski helmet or zipping up your ski pants pocket without taking your gloves off. Mittens provide less mobility but offer more warmth. If your hands get cold more easily, mittens may be better. The single pocket allows all your fingers to stay together, creating warmer hands. Some skiers and snowboarders use glove liners. Glove liners add an extra layer of warmth on those super cold days. You can check out touchscreen-capable liners to keep your hands warm while using your phone.
Next, it is good to determine what type of wrist cover you prefer. Some skiers and boarders prefer their jackets to overlap their gloves. Others prefer to buy gloves like the Hestra Men’s Army Leather Heli 3, which has a more extensive wrist cover over the top of the ski jacket. They have an elastic band that tightens and prevents snow from getting in. If you spend more time in powder conditions, you may want more heavy-duty gloves that stay dry and keeps snow out.
Lastly, paying attention to the conditions you will be riding in is essential. Spring skiing does not require super thick gloves compared to the winter months. You always want to be comfortable when on the mountain.
There are many different types of gloves and mittens. Sun & Ski offers top brands like Hestra, Swany, Obermeyer, Dakine, Gordini, Roxy, Spyder, and Seirus. Each of our brands is known for its high quality and will keep you warm whether you use gloves or mittens.
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