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    42 Reviews


    A exclusive glove with Wasatch-grade protection.

    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard of Utah's legendary Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. The Backcountry Cottonwood Glove pays homage to the homes of Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, and always-famous spots like Chad's Gap, Mount Superior, and God's Lawnmower. A combination of softshell and goat leather make this glove durable, an external DWR coating keeps your hand dry, and Superloft insulation adds warmth. We run this glove on sunny days, storm days, and the down days around town—it's just that good.
    • Durable water resistant external coating
    • Softshell and goat leather shell
    • Superloft insulation and merino and fleece lining
    • Hook-and-loop wrist closure
    • Item #BCC0326

    Tech Specs

    [main] goat leather, [back of hand] Monolith softshell, [lining] merino, fleece
    DWR treatment
    Nose Wipe
    yes, microsuede
    Actual Weight
    Honey/ Tan, S: 230g
    Recommended Use
    alpine skiing, ski touring
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Wife loves them

      My wife has been using these gloves for 2 seasons and she is a big fan. They are fairly warm, but also allow enough dexterity for her to manipulate tools and gates and things when outdoors in the winter.

      The leather has held up well and we will probably buy another pair when these are worn out (not sure when that will be).

      Love these gloves

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      I've had these for 3 Ski Seasons and they look like they did when I got them. I ski at Snowbird where the constant carrying of your skis through the Tram line is rough on gloves. These gloves have held up beyond expectation. Prior I had a pair of Hestra's that were also very good. However, I did have to send them in twice for repair. My Backcountry gloves are the best pair I have ever had and on top of the durability, they are warm.

      Love These Gloves

        Quality leather and stitching. Feels like a much more expensive glove. I buy these every year, only because I end up losing them. They seem like they would last a few years though if you can keep track of them. They will pack out a little, so don't size up.

        Comparable to Hestra or Swany

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        I've used these gloves for two seasons and quite frankly I'm astonished at how warm these gloves are and the great price you can get them for! The quality of the leather is awesome and they keep my mitts toasty on those cold Breckenridge days. Super dope, hope the guys at Backcountry continue to make some epic products.

        great glove

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        I got these gloves because old gloves had holes worn in them. I used them on a couple cold icy days at my local resort and my hands stayed warm the whole time. I then took them on a two day trip to Jackson Hole. The first day was bluebird and the second day was storm skiing with LOTS of powder. The gloves stayed dry for the most part, at the end of the second day they were a little soggy, even after lathering them up with Nikwax before the trip. Overall great glove.

        Not a bad Glove!

        • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Took them on a bike ride in a down pour of rain, for the most part it keep me warm. because of the rain coming down it came in from the top of the gloves and got my hands a little wet. I was glad I did had them, other wise it would have been way cold. I would recommend them.

        keeps my delicate hands cozy

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        My hands get super cold. I usually have to wear mittens in any kind of chilly weather. I still do. But these are probably the best gloves I have had. I can wear them in below freezing weather (not much more though), and they have held up great. I've had them about a year. I run in them, bike in them, set up camp in the winter in them. Super pleased.

        Well made!

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        The gloves fit me better than most. I have very large hands and finding gloves that don't constrict hand circulation is important for February in Maine. Hands stayed plenty warm at 30 below zero, but I have very good circulation. I like the velcro cuffs for easy on/off. finger dexterity was fair even with the insulation density. I haven't found a better pair of gloves with the features I need, but I'm still looking, so I rate them as "pretty cool."

        Great glove with one minor setback

        • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        I gave this to my father as a gift for skiing / and working outside.
        He loves the look and feel of the glove. It's durable and comfortable.

        The only reason I don't mark this 5 stars is because of the closure system. When undoing the velcro the glove has a tightening mechanism which can make it tricky to get off.

        Though it does add stability, my father ended up cutting it out and prefers it this way.

        Favorite Glove!

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        I originally bought this glove to be my new spring glove. I was surprised to find out that this is by far the warmest glove I've ever owned. The leather on the palm is excellently constructed and the extra patch on the knuckles is perfect for picking up skis and the like. My favorite feature though is the closure. While it has your standard hook and loop velcro it also has a strap underneath that pulls tight before your close the velcro.

        As seen in the picture below. After you slide your and in you can pull on the strap to make it tighter. When ready to pull your hand out simply release lift the release with your thumb.

        By the way, my favorite place to use this is Solitude in Big Cottonwood.

        Good glove, but a tight fit

        • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

        I like the glove's design and function- but sadly the XL is very tight on my hands. I measure 8.5" on hand length (per the sizing chart) and 9" hand circumference. Length is good but the gloves are too tight for comfort. Please add hand circumference to the sizing chart.

        Great gloves!

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        These gloves are great! Very comfy and durable. I've worn these gloves for several weeks this winter in very cold weather while skiing. They are very tough, yet comfortable, and look great. The leather is soft, yet water repellant. The only downside is the thin nylon band attached to cinch strap. I cut mine off as it restricted ability to get gloves on and off easily.

        Great gloves

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        Finally found a warm glove....I wear a Medium (size 8 ish hand) and they provide ample warm on cold days. Water resistant enough for Wasatch conditions. Burly. Wrist enclosure may prove to be an issue over time as Velcro just doesn't hold up in problems yet though.

        Snug and toasty

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        I got these as a gift for my father who apparently has ever-growing hands but conveniently these fit me perfectly! My dad was going to be my guinea pig but now I have been using them first hand for snowboarding on warm days (25-40 F) and snowmobiling a couple times a week in temperatures down to 20 F. I would not suggest much colder then this for extended periods of time. The goat leather on these is an excellent wind, cold and water resistant material and the lining is plush and snug without restricting my hands. These are great for slightly warmer days on the mountain, ski touring, hiking, snowball fights and cold weather utility. So far they are very durable and I have had no waterproofing issues. Great utility Glove!

        Let me know if you have any questions about the glove on Live Help chat.


        • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I found these gloves to be extremely cold. I went skiing on a 25 degree day and my hands were frozen solid. The gloves fit very well however and I found the wrist tension system to be very cool.

        Rad glove

        • Familiarity:I've used it several times

        I think I'm normally a size 10 glove? Usually wear a medium and medium in these was great. A little tight in circumference at first; but, stretched to a perfect fit quickly.

        Other than 1 pair of Black Diamond Patrol gloves that I like, I have used Dakine gloves for years almost exclusively. I have had great luck with durability and love the dexterity of the Sabre and Cobra gloves. I have found Dakine to make descent gloves offered at fair prices. The BC Cottonwood gloves also appear to be well built and have good dexterity. I personally am a big fan of the cuff closure system.

        5 stars since they feel like a great glove so far and are offered at a reasonable price point. Only a flaw in durability would bring the score down. I will know the durability better by the end of this season.

        Rad glove

        Surprisingly Fantastic Gloves

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        I've got raynauds, which is a circulatory disease that affects blood flow to extremities, like fingers and toes. In other words, I'm always looking for good, warm, waterproof gloves. When my hands get cold or wet once, it's game over. I lose circulation in my fingers and they turn into big, cold, painful blocks.

        I checked out the Cottonwoods (actually, a gift from my wife), and had low expectations. I'd used Stoic gear before, but never Backcountry. My best performing gloves are all technical fabrics--goretex this and that. So I didn't have the highest of hopes.

        I've been incredibly pleasantly surprised by how versatile these are. Between the leather and the DWR, they're great in just about any reasonable conditions. They're not 'dunk in a bucket of ice water' waterproof, but they're functionally waterproof for outdoor activities ranging from skiing to snowball fights.

        On the range of warmth, these are mid-high warm gloves--think of them as a 7 on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being super thin and 10 being the warmest 5 finger gloves available on the market. They're surprisingly warm, keeping my hands comfortable in temps down to the mid 20s when engaged in active pursuits like skiing.

        They come cut to allow for curled fingers, such as when you're gripping ski poles, and they have surprising dexterity. Manipulating zippers, buckles and bindings is very easy.

        The tensioning system at the wrist is the BEST SYSTEM I'VE SEEN ON ANY GLOVES, EVER. I have gloves that cost $350. The Backcountry gloves have a better tensioning system at the wrist than even those super pricey ones. When you pull them on, pull the velcro away from the glove and it tightens up the nylon strap; then slap the velcro down and they stay taut. To take them off, release the velcro, and slide the tensioning cam down the nylon strap. Super easy to do (even with gloves on), super reliable, bulletproof, and it just plain works. I'll repeat--it is the best system I've ever seen in a glove.

        Great Glove, needs more durability

        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        I got this glove for xmas last year, and proceeded to use it almost every weekend after that for the rest of the winter. id use it primarily winter camping and ice climbing. they are awesome gloves, the perfect combo of dexterity and warmth, and durable leather. I say they need more durability in the title, and only give it 4 stars, because the stitching between the thumb and index finger came undone on both hands. That being said, its probably because these are more for skiing than ice climbing. I dont think the ice tools were too kind to them. And Im still ordering another pair, because they are all around great gloves

        Are these being eliminated from the line up? Or are larger sizes in the pipeline? I'm due for a replacement pair as mine have finally relented after 5 seasons. Thanks

        I've had my eye on these for a while and I THINK they might have sold out of the other sizes. I'm pretty sure I saw M & L a month or two back, but I could be wrong. Try asking an employee on a 'live chat' (top right corner next to the phone number).

        Unanswered Question

        I usually wear a size small in burton and other brands but according to the size chart I should be a medium. Is the size chart accurate or should I order what I normally wear? My hand measures 7 1/4 from wrist to tip of middle finger. Thanks.


        i have a couple of questions? Is it warm enough for Montana skiing?

        Also my husband is 6 2 and weights 230 pounds should I get large or extra large? Not so sure about the hand size

        Hey Karen,

        This glove could be used for skiing in Montana. However, how comfortable your husband will be in them will be based on how cold his hands tend to get when skiing.

        I have worn these gloves in temps slightly below 0 degrees F and my hands were toasty. I personally think I would be comfortable in these gloves in temps as low as -10 degrees F. However I tend to not get cold hands. If he gets cold hands easily, I would say these are warm to around 15 degrees F. With Montana being much colder than Utah he would likely need a glove liner with these, or a warmer glove or mitten on the extremely cold days.

        My hands measure 8 inches from the base of my wrist to the tip of my middle finger and the large fits me perfectly. You husband might need an XL, but that is hard to determine without knowing his measurements.

        Does the sleeve of the glove stretch so that the glove can be put on without undoing the velcro tab?

        How well would these perform if applied...

        How well would these perform if applied to ice climbing and moutaineering? I've looked at the OR Contact and Warrant and quite frankly, the Warrant is too expensive, and feel like leather is the way to go for durability (i'm rough on my stuff).

        Thanks for the input!

        I know you've probably moved on from this question, but ive used these primarily for ice climbing, and they worked well. They are a little bulkier than your typical ice climbing glove, but are warmer, which i enjoyed. the one downside, is the stitching between the thumb and index finger came undone on both hands, and i presume its from using ice tools

        Does anyone know if this works for...

        Does anyone know if this works for waterproofing these gloves?

        I bought them as a gift for my boyfriend and his hands were soaked after a fairly wet day today. He's a beginner so probably spends more time falling and putting his hands in the snow than normal but I read these can work for skiing.

        What is the return policy on these gloves?...

        What is the return policy on these gloves? I noticed that they don't have a fully wrapped finger tip and I have had problems in the past with the seam opening in these spots after a few seasons. I'm an instructor so I spend a lot of time with my hands in the snow which causes wear in this particular area. Warranty/return policy?

        Best Answer


        The return policy on items purchased from our site allows for returns on used items for store credit within 30 days of the original purchase, or refund/exchange/store credit for unused items with tags still attached within 90 days.

        You can call or chat in to talk with our customer service Gearheads if you have any further questions or you can read more about our policy here:


        What are the differences between the Stoic...

        What are the differences between the Stoic Paragon Glove and this Cottonwood Glove?

        What is this glove intended for?

        What is this glove intended for?

        Best Answer

        Thanks for the question. This glove is great for colder days of ski touring (or anything that would have you being really active) or for a medium-temp glove when you are less active (like riding ski lifts, or hanging out outside but not generating a ton of heat). They are super grippy, soft and ultra durable. I love both of my pairs.