Old 29-09-08, 01:36 AM   #1
 
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Need help with gloves

I was wondering if anyone does any 30 min or more fast down hill skiing?
Im looking for a pair of warm gloves that will keep the wind out too. Seems no matter what someone around here (upstate NY) sells me, its never enough. Maybe there isnt a glove that can take 30 straight minutes of harsh cold wind and still keep yout hands warm?
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Old 29-09-08, 07:36 PM   #2
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i always use a knitted glove under my waterproof ones, and usally i put these hand warmers stuff in will all
and i bought it in new york
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Old 29-09-08, 10:52 PM   #3
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I have a pair of Rome leather gloves with a really thick liner. Cost me 80 bucks after my buddy hooked me up but they are awesome. I have yet to need a liner for them, they hold up well with my epic superman double ejects, and they are relatively light for the size. Even on days where Whiteface is below zero I have yet to need hand warmers.
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Old 03-10-08, 06:26 PM   #5
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I was wondering if anyone does any 30 min or more fast down hill skiing?
Im looking for a pair of warm gloves that will keep the wind out too. Seems no matter what someone around here (upstate NY) sells me, its never enough. Maybe there isnt a glove that can take 30 straight minutes of harsh cold wind and still keep yout hands warm?
Find out what iron or steel workers use.

Get leather if you can.
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Old 04-10-08, 02:39 AM   #6
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I'm tellin ya, thick leather gloves with a solid liner. Rome makes some great ones that can last all day at whiteface, which I'm pretty sure is one of the colder mtns around
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Old 05-10-08, 10:01 AM   #7
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Warm Gloves

Hestra Gloves are the warmest I have ever found~ There Heli Ski Guide glove with removable / replaceable liners ! They also come in a Reg. Mitten version and a one-finger Mitten ! I'm on the mountain about 150 days + a season and can't afford to get my fingers frost-bitten again !

There Made in Sweden and are rated the # 1 company in warmth!

Another feture they have is what they call the " handcuff " which is a band that goes around the wrist before putting on the glove so if you take them off during skiing...you cant drop them off the chair!

And some of you that have done this going up the mountain might want to LQQK into the Hestra Line! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE !

I don't work for them....I just treat to many cases of frost-bite
Let me know if anyone wants more info ! Jerry

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Old 05-10-08, 04:01 PM   #8
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From my experience of working and skiing in the outdoors of the great white north is you have to go with leather, no question about that.

A good quality leather outer along with a wrist cuff,are great for extremely cold conditions.

Add a liner or heat packs and you are good to go.
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Old 30-10-08, 07:51 AM   #9
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firstly, 30 mins of continuous fast downhill skiing, you must found a HUGE mountain because even I can get top to bottom of Whistler - 1 mile vert - in around 8-10 mins. And I am no expert (although pretty good )
on to the gloves, I have worked as a snowmaker for quite a few years, and at 2am working with water I found leather gloves, even thin tiny ones were awesome.
However, when I ski, I use insulated gore-tex ones, I find i must sweat a bit from my hands, and the leather doesnt breathe enough for me.
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I would have to say Columbia Omnitech gloves. You can buy this season's at Kohls for $35 or last season's at TJMaxx for $15. They are 100% waterproof and windproof. You can actually hold them under a running faucet and they stay dry.

I only buy Columbia gear. They are the one company that has never let me down in over 10 years of skiing.
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