Gear Review

5 5

Another Two Thumbs Up

As a backcountry skier, Nordic skier, and ski mountaineer, I've used a lot of thin 'work' gloves over the years that will keep the hands warm enough but not too warm on the uphill portion of a day. These are among the best I've found. They're fairly windproof and are cut just large enough not to constrict fingers -- a small but important detail in making thin gloves warm. These breathe well and dry fast when they get wet (common in snow sports). And both pairs I've owned have lasted extremely well. Most gloves used for skiing blow-out in the fingers, palm, and/or the crotch between the thumb and index finger. These have lasted two to three times longer than many other thin gloves I've use. Finally the grip is good when you're working with metal tools (ski poles or ice axes). Some gloves grip better, but these get a B or B+ for grip. For the downhill portion of a ski tour, I usually slip a mitten shell over this glove and I'm good to go.