Updated February 20, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Ski Gloves

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in April of 2018. Whether you're bombing down the mountain on your skis or snowboard or blasting through drifts on your snowmobile, a quality pair of gloves is an absolute must if you want to keep your hands warm and dry in all that powder. Our selection includes the top offerings from some of the most reputable names out there, as well as mitten styles and a few budget-oriented pairs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Arc'teryx Fission SV

2. Kinco 901 Pigskin

3. Outdoor Research Lucent

Editor's Notes

February 18, 2021:

We wanted to make sure our recommendations included variety in both style and price. At the same time we also kept an eye on features, so everyone could find a pair that has all the functionality they need. It was with these priorities in mind that we chose to eliminate the Dakine Scout and replace them with the Dakine Titan. While both offer a goggle squeegee, a wrist leash, and the same closure method, this latter pair has a zippered pocket and utilizes Gore-Tex, whereas the former are treated with DWR. Gore-Tex offers two benefits over DWR. It is breathable and its effectiveness doesn't fade over time with use or washing.

We also removed the Outdoor Research Men's Revolution, and this was to make room for the Outdoor Research Lucent, which feature an electronic heater powered by a rechargeable battery. This makes them ideal for those with poor circulation or anyone else whose fingers still get cold with traditional ski gloves.

The final two changes were to eliminate the Mountain Warehouse Fleece-Lined and add the Arc'teryx Fission SV. While these are in no way comparable, as the Fission are a premium pair and the Mountain Warehouse a budget option, we felt this latter category was well enough represented in the Alpine Swiss Gauntlet and Kinco 901 Pigskin. Plus, the Mountain Warehouse simply didn't offer enough warmth for many. This is definitely not the case with the Arc'teryx Fission SV, which are the warmest offering from the company and suitable for the most frigid of temperatures. At the same time, they allow for a good amount of finger mobility, so you won't struggle to keep ahold of your ski poles.

June 16, 2019:

Newly updated for 2019, our list of best ski gloves includes a range of models suitable not only for skiing, but also snowboarding, snowmobiling, or really any other winter sport. At #2, the Black Diamond Mercury feature a mitten design that is sure to keep your hands toasty even in the chilliest climes. At #1, the Outdoor Research Men's Revolution boast an all-around versatility that makes them suitable for all kinds of cold weather action (they're also supremely affordable).

And for a more high-tech -- albeit pricey -- option, check out the Arcteryx Fission, which earned a special honor.

Special Honors

Auclair Sports Alpha Beta A 2-in-1 option, the Auclair Sports Alpha Beta are great for very cold days on the slopes, but you can also remove the linings and use them as standalone gloves for every day wear. The shell is a combination of leather and nylon, while the lining is made from a cozy fleece. This pair also boasts EVA foam on the back to provide some impact protection. auclairgloves.com

Oyuki E-Jack ETX Designed for all-around use, the Oyuki E-Jack ETX are a mid-weight option crafted with high-quality leather. Their palms are reinforced for durability, and they have a handy suede patch on the backs of thumbs to wipe sweat from your brow or clear off your goggles. oyuki.com

4. Black Diamond Mercury

5. Dakine Titan

6. Burton Gore-Tex Under Glove

7. Hestra Army Heli

8. Black Diamond Guide

9. Alpine Swiss Gauntlet

10. Carhartt W.P. A511


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 20, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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