Fear not the wet.
- Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex inserts keep your hands from becoming a wet or sweaty mess
- Low-bulk PrimaLoft One insulation ensures warmth on frigid days
- DriClime linings wick away moisture and prevent clammy hands
- Falcon grip provides dexterity without losing performance, and ladderlock wrist cinch helps you obtain a close fit
- Full-length gauntlets keep the snow out while handy nose wipes keep the snot off your face
- Safety leashes make sure you don’t donate the Marmot Ultimate Ski Gloves to skiers below as you ride the lift
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Great glove - excellent protexion!!
Great glove - excellent protexion!!
Performs as advertised
I tested this glove at Terry Peak ski area in South Dakota on Feb. 6, 2012. The temperature at the top (el. 7,100 ft) was zero degrees F. I skied for 5 hours at this temperature with only a couple of breaks. After 5 h at zero degrees, the gloves were right on the border of being able to keep my hands from being uncomfortably cold. They were noticeably cold after 5 h, but not uncomfortably so. My hands started out warm and comfortable and gradually cooled off as my core body temperature cooled down. This was a gradual process. (In this connection, I might add that it's extremely important to insulate your head, neck and upper body well to prevent cooling of your core--otherwise the blood vessels that supply blood to your extremities will constrict, thereby resulting in cold fingers and toes, no matter how thick the insulation around them.)
This glove was advertised to keep hands warm at a range of 20 to zero degrees F, and my experience showed that they performed as advertised. In addition, the cuff sealed out the wind well, and the gloves appeared to be well made.
In subsequent testing at the same ski area on March 2 at a temp of ten degrees F with a 35 mph wind, without rigorous protection of my head & neck, my fingers did get painfully cold, but again this was due to body core temperature issues probably, although I agree with a previous reviewer than the insulation can pack down over time.
Comfortable but not super warm.
I'm a ski instructor. I bought these gloves because I thought they'd be warm and rugged. They are built rugged and I can grip someones ski without cutting the leather. They are sewn so that your hand is naturally curved so you don't have to fight to grip the poles. They are well constructed and will probably last a lifetime. But they are not that warm. Anything below 0 and I feel the cold in my fingers. If your hands are cold and you slip these on, they won't warm them up. There is nothing magical about them. They are not the Ultimate glove. I don't think they are worth the money. They have no zipper for "hot pockets". If you're looking for the perfect sub zero glove...as someone mentioned buy some mitts!
liked them, good but not ultimate.
I bought these gloves 8 years ago. At first loved them. exuded quality. ski ~ 20 times a year. After 2-3 seasons I noticed:
1. hands still got cold.... not sure whether I'm different (more sensitive) or packing packed out. added glove liners, helped. not sure if packing lost when I washed the gloves (twice). usually do not ski colder single digits and more commonly 'teens. never ski below zero.
2. during wet snow conditions the leather got wet; even after treatment with Nikwax twice. eventually gloves got soaked.
happy that they lasted 6-7 years but am trying different gloves now.
Great Gloves...how warm?
Decided to spend some good coin on the pair of gloves which looked the best to me. So far, very happy. Great construction and styling (no bunching at the palm....:} ). The important question which remains is how warm they are as it has been tepid here in Park City so I haven't put them to the test in colder weather.
If they are warm enough, they will move from 4 to 5 stars.
I love these gloves
I've read various negative things about these gloves in the reviews here. None of them match my experience. I've used the same pair of gloves for many years, in very cold conditions in Antarctica and in very wet and cold conditions in the mountains. My only problem with them has been that they are too warm sometimes. The only reason I need a new pair is that a colleague cut them on the sharp end of an ice-core drill! Love em!
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The glove construction is questionable. There is excessive material in the palm of the glove that bunches-up when the hand is closed. This could make it difficult to hold on to a ski pole. It is possible that after skiing with glove the materal will conform to the shape of the palm. If I was shoping for a glove in a store, I would pass this by because of fit. I am going to keep the glove and try it.