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Cold digits can ruin a perfectly good ski day. That’s why we gathered some of this year’s best, and best looking, gloves and mitts. Keep clicking for more details.
Don’t hate ’em because they’re beautiful. With hand-sewn leather, hand- stitched beadwork, and a glam fur trim, these mitts are artwork at the ends of your arms. And we like a product that has an aphorism on its tag that we can turn to for inspiration: “Stay Warm. Stay Positive.” [$145]
With a side zip, Windstopper protection, a short cuff and extra padding on the fingers and wrist, this glove loads up on performance. Accordion construction, pre-curved fingers, and a leather shell deliver superior dexterity. We’re not huge fans of those other gloves’ tiny glove-keeper clips. Better idea: Scott’s glove-keeper snaps. [$115]
You gotta love the workman vibe of the Ridge. It makes you feel like packing your hard hat and lunch pail for another full day on the hill. Full leather. Sno-Seal. Moderate insulation. Knit cuff. Value price. We’re guessing that—give or take a few cold spells—this minimalist beauty could become your go-to for most days. [$40]
It’s the Lamborghini of ski gloves. Pull on the sleek and buttery new Furano, and you’ll want to wear it through the drive home. Top-shelf components all the way around: impregnated fine cowhide, Swisswool insulation, merino lining, YKK zippers, and elastic leashes. The Furano sets the bar high for the rest of your kit. [$160]
Snug four-way stretch, softshell back, goatskin palm, keeper loops, neoprene cuff, all wrapped up in a sleek profile: There might not be anything we don’t like about the Hydra Pro. It’s designed for cold-weather alpine climbing, which means superb dexterity and serious durability. Like we said… [$130]
If you’re not a mitt gal, preferring the dexterity of a glove, the women’s Odyssey will still keep your digits toasty with 170-gram PrimaLoft insulation and a 360- gram wool lining, which stays warm even when damp. A full leather palm increases durability, and an adjustable cuff closure keeps the snow out. [$90]
Part of BD’s ski-specific Freeride series, the new Spark mitt embraces elegant simplicity. Full goat-leather construction takes a beating, and the neoprene cuff with hook-and-loop closure provides a comfy and tight seal from the elements. What more do you need? [$80]
If cold hands put a chill on your stoke, here’s your solution. The new women’s Ignite glove delivers consistent, serious heat all day. The premium full-grain leather, rechargeable battery, flexible push-button control panel, and one-handed cuff cinch handle business in crummy weather. [$375]
The Carving Glove is as serious about your skiing as you are. Its durable yet bantamweight softshell construction, over-the-cuff gauntlet design, reinforced leather palm and fingers, and easy one-pull cinch closure want to ride the deep stuff all day long, all season long. Sounds like a plan. [$140]
Got kids? This ultralight nylon mitt goes anywhere at a budget price. Better yet is the new Stash Touch Lite adult glove: touch-screen-workable, with a grippy palm, spandex cuff, and world-beating warmth-to-weight ratio. It’s available in a rainbow of neon and stuffs down into an internal pocket. [$30, junior; $35 adult]