Welcome to a special Buyer’s Guide feature from FREESKIER. Here’s a close-up look at the best ski gloves and mittens of 2020. Can’t get enough gear? Click here to explore the entire 2020 Buyer’s Guide.
Hestra Leather Fall Line
Freeride-focused and built by one of the longest-standing glove-makers out there, Hestra’s unisex Leather Fall Line offers dexterity and comfort in a package worthy of the biggest, baddest landscapes. These gloves are seamless on the palm which allows for better grip and padded on the back of the hand for added protection from hazards.
Gordini Men’s Camber Glove
Designed with patrollers and bell-to-bell skiers in mind, Gordini’s Camber Glove has an ergonomic fit and pre-curved fingers for heightened dexterity. These bad boys epitomize lightweight warmth and season-long toughness thanks to a seamless backing and waterproofed goatskin construction, ideal for anywhere, anytime use.
Auclair Alpha-Beta Glove
Backcountry enthusiasts, you should be tingling with excitement. The Alpha-Beta is a two-in-one glove designed to be your go-to skin track companion. Here, the durable, long-cuffed, goatskin and nylon exterior is complemented by an insulated fleece liner, which is great as a standalone piece for when you’re working up a sweat.
Hestra Freeride CZone Mitt
Hestra’s Freeride CZone Mitt is for the rider that wants high-quality mitts with 83 years of glove-making experience behind ‘em. The mitt has zero exterior seams susceptible to wear and tear, and its full leather construction is capable of protecting your hands for the long haul. Treat ‘em well and they’ll last you a lifetime.
Oyuki The Shaka
Simply said, you’ll be throwin’ shakas and purveying good vibes all over the mountain while sporting these offerings from Niseko, Japan-based Oyuki. These leather mitts have a free pinky finger—for post-stomp shakas, duh—and were designed and tested in some of the deepest conditions on Earth.
Level Off-Piste Trigger Leather
These short-cuffed mitts with a ‘trigger’ style index finger are designed in Italy and a favorite of Level’s riders for their sleek styling and unbelievable heat retention. The Off-Piste Trigger boasts waterproofed goat leather in combination with Swiss wool insulation that’ll keep you warm and ready to rock just like Alex Ferreira, Andri Ragettli and the rest of Level’s pro roster.