Not your dad's work glove.
The style may be reminiscent of an old-school work glove from a hardware store, but there's a reason the Marmot Lifty Glove is a long-time favorite of lift operators and powderhounds alike. A burly nylon twill shell supplemented with reinforced knuckles protects the back of your hand from abrasions, whether you're fixing the lift or floating through cold smoke in tight trees.
The leather-reinforced palm gives you extra grip and fends off the elements. Marmot added its proprietary polyurethane film that is windproof, waterproof, and breathable. The DriClime lining works in conjunction with the MemBrain insert to wick moisture, minimizing the risk of frigid digits. Add in Thermal R insulation, and your hands will stay warm even when the snow is blowing sideways and you're stuck helping another whiny ankle-biter on the lift.
- Old-school work glove style with weatherproof performance
- Rugged nylon outers with leather reinforced palms
- Undercuff design tucks neatly under jacket sleeves
- MemBrain and DriClime tech is waterproof and breathable
- Item #MAR00YX
- Q & A
Great glove, sizing chart way off.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have not put these glove through the ringer. Just bought them and have initial impressions. I'll be using them for regular winter wear, so no snowboarding in these.
They appear warm and fit comfortably. I like the elastic cuff. However, the size chart is very inaccurate. The circumference of my hand is 8.5", which size chart says would be Medium. That sounded suspect (I have big hands) so I ordered Larges. Those were also too small, to the point that I couldn't open my hand all the way. Ended up getting XL, which fit. I think a more critical measurement is tip of middle finger to bottom of palm, which measures 8" on me. So, if you're an 8" guy, go with the XLs.
good for resort skiing
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have permanently freezing hands. They are literally always cold. But sitting on the lift really does them in to the point of pain. I've tried various glove and hand warmer combinations and have finally found the perfect glove! These gloves keet my hands warm the entire day on the mountain, and I don't even need to use hand warmers (for the first time ever). I use them for everything from skiing to scraping ice and snow off my car to walking the dogs/snowshoeing. They are also super soft on the inside! I typically wear my trusty liners but haven't needed to with these.
One thing I would have liked is for the length of the glove (palm length?) to be slightly longer. I don't have particularly long hands and it feels like the leather ends before my wrist begins, then changes to fabric to cover the rest of my wrist. It fits perfectly everywhere else, and I have tried on the medium which was too big so I know sizing is not the problem. I got these gloves for my boyfriend in an XL and he noticed the same thing. It's not a big issue at all, just something to be aware of.
Update: I got a pair of these for my boyfriend who does ski patrol. He likes them, but his one major complaint is that they are not waterproof and soak through pretty easily if you're working in the snow. If you're resort skiing for the day and go home at night you'll be just fine. However, if you work ski patrol or are going on a multi night trip in the backcountry where your hands will be physically handling the snow, the gloves will get very wet and take a very long time to dry off (as in, multiple days). Additionally, they are not super breathable. If your hands tend to sweat a lot while skiing the gloves will become clammy and cold. Also, they are not great for temps below 15 degrees. They are good gloves for warmer spring resort days and for hiking or working outdoors, but I would stick with mittens for cold winter days skiing on the mountain.
Killer winter work gloves
I wish I had these back in the day when I was a lifty! I use these for working out in my shop and outside during the colder days and they hold up great. Cop these.