Finding a pair of the best ski gloves can be a chore. Especially if you ski and ride in variable conditions. Some gloves for skiing are breathable, while others offer great dexterity, some are waterproof, but what about a ski glove that can do it all?
Best Ski Gloves 2018 / 2019
First up on the list of the best ski glove of the year is the Black Diamond Patrol Glove. Black Diamond’s Leather Patrol Gloves are the sort of glove you won’t want to take off at the end of the day.
On the inside of the glove, Black Diamond used Thermolite insulation which works perfectly for keeping your fingers from seizing up on cold mornings and late afternoons. If you find yourself wearing a headlamp for touring or just like to bang out resort laps from bell to bell the Black Diamond Patrol Glove is a solid bet. [Purchase: $129.95]
One of the easiest gloves to slide on and off comes from Gordini who’s celebrating 6 decades of making gloves… The Gordini Camber Glove works bets in cold, like really cold temperatures. For ski touring the glove is a little bit bulky so I like to use it to walk my dog or for skiing and riding at the local ski hill.
On the inside, Gordini uses Megaloft® Insulation along with Aquabloc® a proprietary technology that allows moisture to escape from the gloves while still providing a ton of warmth and breathability. Toss in DWR & goatskin trim, and you have a well-rounded glove guaranteed to protect your hands. [Purchase: $79.95]
The warmest, coziest glove we tested in the snow was this year The North Face Il Solo Glove. When temperatures dropped well below 0 F these gloves kept my fingers warm thanks in part to wool Sherpa fleece lining on the inside.
The outside of the glove features a blend of leather in the fingers and palm and suede cuffs. Toss in 80 G Heatseeker insulation and you have a glove that when the worst happens you can rest assured knowing your hands are warm. One tip, these gloves run small. Size up. [Purchase: $99]
Burton Gondy Gore-Tex Glove – ($99.95)
Burton Snowboards has been making snowboard gloves for a long time. Snowboarders drag their knuckles in the snow right? All kidding aside what makes the Burton Gondy Leather Gore-Tex Glove stand out? Well, this glove works wonders in wet cold temperatures for starters thanks to Burton’s use of Thermacore insulation on the inside and Gore-Tex membrane on the outside.
As the name implies this glove is best used for a day riding at your local ski resort. For touring uphill it’s a little on the bulky side. Another great glove for dog walking shredding and more. [Purchase: $99.95]
Clearly, you have heard of The North Face and were willing to be you’re familiar with ski patrol. Well, when the two combine you get The North Face Patrol Glove. This insulated Gore-TEX glove is made with cowhide leather in the palm (if it sounds fancy, it’s because it is!) the cowhide leather is super soft and works great for when the inventive snot starts running down your nose. This glove is more on the low profile side, meant to slide under your jacket cuff with ease.
One of the best features and hopefully all gloves will have this is the Pull-On Loops, you might be thinking why are pull-on loops important? Have you ever taken your gloves off and then had a hard time putting them back on? With the loops, you can always get your hand inside the gloves where they need to be. These gloves are rated to be used in extreme cold. [Purchase: $140]
Gosh darn, these are some of the best gloves ever invented. Black Diamond hit an absolute home run with the Spark Glove. What makes the Black Diamond Spark Gloves stand out is what they don’t have, a lot of bulk. These are one of the most natural feeling gloves on the market, with incredible dexterity.
If you find yourself messing around in a snow pit, or trying to adjust your binding screws these are the gloves you can keep on for just about any use you can think of. With goat leather wrapped around the entire glove and Primaloft insulation, the Black Diamond Spark Gloves are not only super comfortable, but they will also keep your hands warm too. If you ever spent time surfing in a wetsuit, you’ll surely appreciate the neoprene cuffs that make sliding this glove on and off a breeze. These gloves come with me on all my adventures either on my hands or in my pack. [Purchase: $79.95]
This style of Dakine glove has been my go-to glove for years. One of the best gloves on the market the Dakine Excursion comes with Gore-Tex, Primaloft insulation, a leather palm and wool liner. These are the gloves you will want to have when temps start dropping below freezing.
The length of the Excursion Glove is a little bit longer than most of the others on this list, however, Dakine uses a neoprene style cuff that when sealed shut via the Velcro it really helps to keep the snow and cold. You can wear this glove under your jacket or over, whatever floats your boat. Toss in a 2-year warranty and this is a tough glove to beat. [Purchase: $99.95]
This list is not really in any particular order, however, if I had to pick a winner it would hands down be the OR Lodestar for the best glove of the year. What makes the Outdoor Research Lodestar Sensor Gloves unique is the fact that it’s a softshell glove. With leather palms and a 3DFit Technology fit, the Outdoor Research Lodestar Sensor Gloves feels more like an extension of your arm than an actual glove. The inside of the Lodestar glove is fleece lined which works nicely on early morning tours. Toss in fast-drying Polartec® PowerShield High Loft fabric and my favorite feature which you will see on the next few gloves Pull-On Loops!!
This glove is made for someone on the go, if you find yourself digging pits, alpine climbing, or ski touring in mild temperatures these gloves are a must-have! [Purchase: $140]
What would a snowboard list be without having Burton Snowboards included? 🙂 What’s cool about the Burton Gore-Tex under glove is it’s really 2 gloves in one as it comes with a removable thin liner. The removable four-way stretch fleece liner works great for those times when you need to take your gloves off but doesn’t want to expose your hands to the elements and an added bonus they are really great for driving on cold mornings
As for the actual glove, the Under Glove from Burton comes with a zippered pouch pocket at the top for putting heat packs in. Along with a leather palm, Gore-Tex reliability and Thermacore insulation, all of these features combined make the Burton Under Glove a great option for every day riding or for a backup pair to toss inside your backpack. [Purchase: $69.95]
The first pair of zippered gloves on this list comes from Oakley. The Oakley Silverado Gore-Tex glove looks as rad as it functions. This fully leather glove has Thinsulate™ lining making it really nice to wear on cold days. The Silverado gloves offer a natural fit without a lot of bulk which we like!
Great waterproofness, breathability and Oakley craftsmanship come together nicely in the Silverado Glove. Plus it comes with a fancy nose wipe! [Purchase: $130]
The POW brand was first dreamt about in 1997 on a road trip to a Washington State ski resort, Steven’s Pass. Years later, 2002, founder Dustin Goss began the branding and company development for POW that has emerged into a rapidly developing brand focused on quality hand-wear.
By the 2008 season POW had achieved distribution in over 30 countries and began to drive a global brand culture that resonates to this day worldwide with a single product line.
And in 2010 POW was extended a GORE-TEX® license that allowed them to feature the durable and waterproof material in their products; meanwhile validating the “Built to Last” and “All Day, Everyday” mantras the company is known for.
Pow gloves are the real deal! They have a glove for every condition. In cold weather, I reach for the stealth gtx mitt, and on warm sunny days, I must have my bear claws. [Purchase: $119.95]
Ski Gloves Price Comparison
Black Diamond Patrol Glove – $129.95
Gordini Camber Glove – $79.95
Burton Gondy Glove – $99.95
The North Face Patrol Glove – $139.95
Black Diamond Spark Glove – $79.95
Outdoor Research Lodestar Sensor Glove – $98.95
Dakine Excursion Glove – $89.95
Burton Gore-Tex Under Glove – $69.95
Oakley Silverado Glove – $130.00
Pow Stealth Glove – $119.95