Gore-Tex Snow Glove
Why We Like It
For dawn patrol descents and storms days at the resort, we appreciate the warm assistance of our Snow Gloves. Designed with the waterproof protection of Gore-Tex, wet and dry snow alike doesn't stand a chance, and we used supple goatskin leather because we know how to endure cold winter weather without wearing out our gear. We made sure that they can clip to our pack when we're between runs, and we equipped them with wrist leashes so we don't find ourselves missing a glove at the end of an unlucky lift ride.
Benchmark for waterproof, breathable performance
Gore-Tex is a synthetic laminate that features thousands of tiny holes small enough to prevent water droplets from penetrating but large enough to allow water vapor to escape. This combination prevents snow and rain from reaching layers while still allowing hot air and water vapor to escape so that you stay dry from inside and out.
Unlike synthetics, we know leather can produce a uniquely durable product that is going to last more than a season or two. In addition to longevity, our goat leather waterproofs well, and delivers a soft, supple touch that—with proper care—only gets better with age.
Lightweight, water-resistant warmth
Synthetic fill is built to mimic the insulating effects of down with the added bonus of maintaining warmth when wet. Instead of plumage, it uses polyester and other synthetic materials to trap air pockets and keep your body heat close. The water-resistant attributes of the fill fabrics prevent the fill from collapsing when wet, which is what allows it to trap heat even when fully saturated. While its ability to insulate when wet is superior to down, synthetic insulation is slightly heavier and less packable then the natural plumage that makes up down insulation.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Toasty utility gloves for skiing or riding in chilly wet conditions
- Gore-Tex insert provides breathable, waterproof protection
- Goatskin leather delivers supple durability and reliable grip
- Padded knuckles and back of hand defend against branches or poles
- Carabiner clip lets you attach gloves to harness or pack
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- Q & A
Good-Could be better
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Bought these to replace 10+ year old REI ski gloves. On the first day, they were quite warm and did a great job at Alta where temps were about 15F on the mountain. Hands were toasty. However, by the fourth day, the insulation in the gloves had packed down and they were losing their warmth. Hopefully, the performance will stabilize. If not, these gloves will need to be replaced.
The gloves need a snow cuff. They are too short forcing the wearer to close the jacket around the glove rather than the other way around as is typical with a ski glove where the glove's cuff goes over the jacket sleeve. Others like this arrangement. Perhaps it depends on what you are used to.
I like the Gortex. Hands stayed relatively dry:--- my hands tend to sweat, even on cold days.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought these to replace my old splitboard mittens and I'm liking the change a lot! The biggest thing that drew me to these mittens is the low profile looking wrist area and they did not disappoint in that area at all. Not too bulky and just the right amount of wrist coverage. They've got just the right amount of insulation and they kept my hands completely dry the couple times I've used them. These gloves feel durable and I'm excited to see how long they will last me.
Look No Further
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I absolutely love gloves that fit comfortably and slide right under my jacket. These gloves are really the best gloves I've put on. They are super warm, never get wet, and look really classy.
I normally have some extra length in my fingers when I order a medium glove (always in between sizes) but with these gloves the medium fit like a glove (pun very much intended) but really I don't have any excess fabric in the fingertips and that leads to a warmer glove, and happy fingers.
The last thing I want to mention is the next to skin feel. sometimes neoprene cuffs rub my wrists the wrong way, and it gives me a nails on the chalkboard kind of reaction. I did not have this problem at all, and am stoked to have such a comfortable and practical glove.