Living in Montana I wear Kinko gloves about 80 percent of the days I am out skiing. And when it gets really cold like -30 cold I rock mittens with boiled wool liners for those unbearable mornings. Montana is a different ball game altogether when it comes to staying warm.
The First Ascent Guide Glove from Eddie Bauer is built for function and form with an accent on esthetic. The goat ( I think that’s what it is) leather has been soft and supple from the first time I put them on, yet they have held up to the rigors of on-mountain work, snowmobile tow rides in the backcountry and full moon powder parties.
The double Palm is cut in crucial ergonomic zones allowing for great pole feel and perfect penmanship on your bar tab receipt. As for the wet days the Guide gloves hold water unkeenly but what work/spring glove gives you complete waterproofing?
The Guide Glove also comes in the Trigger Mitt version. For anyone looking for a bit more warmth.
Overall if you are looking for a tough, durable, and warm pair of gloves to add to your kit be sure to try on a pair of Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Gloves ($115.49), your hands will thank you!