Old 18-01-09, 03:20 PM   #1
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Ski gloves/mittens

Has anyone got any recommendations for ski gloves or mittens that will keep your hands warm in sub-zero temperatures? They all seem fine in the shops but that doesn’t indicate whether they are any good when you’re actually skiing. Is it worth getting an expensive pair or just cheap ones?
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Old 18-01-09, 04:48 PM   #2
 
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Below zero means a much different thing in the US than in the rest of world; in the US that means -18 C. If you mean the US, then you need the best mittens and hand warmers. If you mean below freezing then a cheap pair of mittens should suffice and keep handwarmers available if it get colder than you anticipated.

Before global warming set in big time, in the 70's we skiied a lot of days in Northern New York and Northern New England when it was -30 C (-20 F). Good or bad, them days are over...
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Old 21-01-09, 09:05 PM   #3
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Thanks Teddyo. I was forgetting that our US cousins still use good old Fahrenheit. I think I'll go for some mittens, maybe with some inners. Thanks again.
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My wife's people are from Derby; Belper and Crich and places like that. Not a lot of skiing around there as I recall.
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Old 22-01-09, 07:26 PM   #5
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I think its a good idea to invest in a decent pair! I've been through a good few pairs and the best ive used were gore-tex gloves from snow and rock - they held up well in -10 C (killington, USA). I've also heard that mittens can be good but the lack of dexterity is a bit annoying especially when im always trying to find my lip balm buried deep in my jacket lol !
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Old 30-01-09, 06:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice, folks. In the end, I’ve bought some mittens and some gloves (cheap). I already have some inner gloves and I can get the mittens and the gloves on with the inners. I’ve already tried them out on my bike in the cold English winter and they seem a lot better than my old ski gloves. Now for La Plagne on 8 Feb to try them out for real…… Thanks again.
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Old 17-02-09, 08:24 PM   #7
 
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The warmest gloves I've ever used for skiing were the heated gloves from Blazewear USA. The best part about them is that they can be turned on or off depending on how cold or warm your fingers are. I would highly recommend them to everyone who has to spend time outside in subzero temperatures.
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Old 20-02-09, 06:45 PM   #8
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The mittens have worked out fine. The temperatures in La Plagne were really low (-27 deg C) and they generally kept my hands warm (certainly warmer than any gloves) so I’m quite pleased. Some people I was skiing with were using hand and foot warmers to varying degrees of success. Any way the skiing was brilliant – we got fresh powder and the off-piste was amazing. Thanks for your help.
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Old 23-02-09, 12:26 AM   #9
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Both are fine, whatever works for you.
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Old 25-02-09, 04:12 PM   #10
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With gloves it seems you get what you pay for, & you can get good gloves for a reasonable price. I always opt for zip out liner for easier drying at the end of the day. There is also the layer effect with the zip out liner.

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Old 01-03-09, 01:08 PM   #11
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2in1 glove is a good choice

if you want a warmer one below zero. a two in one glove may fit. a fleece glove inside a waterproof outside gloves. Or a artificail cotton ski glove also good for use. It not so cold when you skiing.
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Old 17-04-09, 08:59 PM   #12
 
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The warmest gloves I've ever used for skiing were the heated gloves from Blazewear USA. The best part about them is that they can be turned on or off depending on how cold or warm your fingers are. I would highly recommend them to everyone who has to spend time outside in subzero temperatures.
Very promising. But what about its price? I hardly doubt that they come cheap.
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Old 10-11-09, 01:24 AM   #13
 
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Get leather gloves. Ive got a pair of heavy duty leather gloves and they keep me warm no matter what.
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