You can never overstate the importance of a great pair of ski gloves for a day of adventure in the mountains. Your ski gloves will help to ensure your warmth, comfort and protection when out skiing. If you have ever experienced one of those days where you have cold wet hands due to poor quality gloves, then you know how quickly this can ruin your whole day!
A good pair of ski gloves is waterproof, windproof, warm and breathable. A variety of insulation options are available to suit your needs best as well as being able to choose between gloves or mittens.
The highest quality ski gloves are often made from leather, with a Gore-Tex membrane and soft inner liner for added comfort and performance. Leather is great because of its natural durability, wind-proofing and comfort feel. Gore-Tex is the best membrane for waterproofing and breathability and a quality liner provides soft next to skin feel.
When deciding between Ski gloves or Mittens it's important to consider how much you feel the cold. Mittens are naturally warmer, due to the smaller surface area that is exposed to the cold surroundings, although can sometimes mean you lose a bit of dexterity without your fingers separated. If you are going somewhere cold or know that you normally run cold, try a pair of mittens for some extra warmth.
Many brands make great gloves and mittens, Hestra makes some of the best gloves going around. Dakine gloves are known for being incredibly durable and staying waterproof for years and years on end. POW and XTM make very highly technical gloves that are great quality, value and are Australian owned.