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What is a good ski glove for touring down to 10°F?

Postby JeffOYB » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:23 pm

I just looked at a Swix gloves online and noticed that it comes in three sizes small medium and large. That doesn't seem like enough sizes to be a very good glove. What's the glove scene like these days? Are there any clear stand out values for quality durability warms not getting wet if you crash. I went to the sporting good store today and their light weight winter gloves all seemed fleecy flimsy airy so I don't want that. Unfortunately I live 200 miles away from the nearest ski shop where I can try on proper gloves. I'd like to have back and that is good for wiping the nose I don't not need a lycra glove that is suitable for pairing up with the Lycra suit
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Re: What is a good ski gloves for touring down to 10°F?

Postby Magnus Johansson » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:34 am

I use Lillsport gloves, and think they are good, so maybe this model could meet your needs: http://lillsport.com/product/camp-thermo-2/
Hestra is another popular brand: https://hestragloves.com/sport/en-us/gl ... s-country/
Craft is yet another: https://shop.craftsports.us/men/nordic-ski.html?cat=110

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Re: What is a good ski gloves for touring down to 10°F?

Postby jt10000 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:18 pm

JeffOYB wrote:I just looked at a Swix gloves online and noticed that it comes in three sizes small medium and large. That doesn't seem like enough sizes to be a very good glove.

Once again you start a thread with false info: Swix makes gloves in at least eight sizes - from what they call 4 (marketed towards youth) to 11. Sigh.

For the usage you mention, Toko Windstoppers are nice.

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Re: What is a good ski gloves for touring down to 10°F?

Postby Mark M » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:24 pm

Several brands have now contraption called "overstrap" like this http://lillsport.com/product/over-strap-2/
It is quite good idea, you get to keep your strap adjustments for thin glove and then add overmitten on top of that for extra warmth. However, adding the additional flappy glove is slow and if you need to remove the glove it is twice as annoying and slow. They are warm though.

Lobster type gloves are warm, the trick is to find cheaper (still good) models which do not have windstopper type fabric. The ones with simple nylon fabric do breath lot better, with windstopper ones you'll soon end up with sweaty and cold hands.

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Re: What is a good ski gloves for touring down to 10°F?

Postby JeffOYB » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:17 pm

jt10000 wrote:
JeffOYB wrote:I just looked at a Swix gloves online and noticed that it comes in three sizes small medium and large. That doesn't seem like enough sizes to be a very good glove.

Once again you start a thread with false info: Swix makes gloves in at least eight sizes - from what they call 4 (marketed towards youth) to 11. Sigh.


You're wrong as usual. I was going by the ordering info from the online catalog selling Swix gloves that I was considering:

http://www.xcskishop.com/accessories/gl ... -mens.html
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Re: What is a good ski gloves for touring down to 10°F?

Postby jt10000 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:45 pm

JeffOYB wrote:
jt10000 wrote:
JeffOYB wrote:I just looked at a Swix gloves online and noticed that it comes in three sizes small medium and large. That doesn't seem like enough sizes to be a very good glove.

Once again you start a thread with false info: Swix makes gloves in at least eight sizes - from what they call 4 (marketed towards youth) to 11. Sigh.


You're wrong as usual. I was going by the ordering info from the online catalog selling Swix gloves that I was considering:

http://www.xcskishop.com/accessories/gl ... -mens.html

So you're saying you look at one vendor to come to a conclusion about a company or products range? That is, because that specific shop only sells three sizes "that doesn't seem like enough sizes to be a very good glove."

Haha.

That specific glove exists in more than three sizes- at least three marketed to women and four for men. Depending on how those size ranges overlap, that's at least five sizes, maybe six. Maybe not at that vendor, but they exist.

EDITED TO ADD: Oh, that specific vendor actually has gloves listed for women of the Swix Star, down to women's small (one or maybe two steps below men's small). Bro, look harder next time.

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Re: What is a good ski glove for touring down to 10°F?

Postby JeffOYB » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:02 am

I just bought a different Swix glove from a different vendor and again had only 3 sizes to choose from.

I got the Swix Universal. We'll see what it's like. I miss the days of brick'n'mortar.
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Re: What is a good ski glove for touring down to 10°F?

Postby dcpattie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:09 pm

For me, anything under 25F and I need a full mitten. My hands get cold easily. I mostly use the Leki shark system and in the past Leki made a mitten for the shark system but not anymore. What I'm looking for is perhaps an over mitten - like a shroud that would fit over the grip so you can still where gloves.
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Re: What is a good ski glove for touring down to 10°F?

Postby zzzz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:16 am

dcpattie, check this out:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wizards ... i-Poagies/

The pogies made for bikes might work too, like these:

https://akgear.com/product/toasties/

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Re: What is a good ski glove for touring down to 10°F?

Postby JeffOYB » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:24 pm

I just received a large Swix Universal. Numbers match my hand size. But darn glove is way too big. Oh well! Joy of brick'n'mortar all closing around here. Mail and mail again... REI had 3 sizes to choose -- M L XL . I see they also have Swix Star XC100 -- in 4 sizes s m l xl
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