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Our Top Choices for Traditional Ski Gloves

Nick SapiaComment
Our Top Choices for Traditional Ski Gloves

Gloves are obviously a skiing essential (nothing is worse than cold hands midway through the day), but as the market for gloves continues to get saturated, it can be harder and harder to find a great glove.

Sure, there are plenty of loud colors and designs to choose from, but we prefer these traditional gloves that are built to last. Here are our picks for the best gloves for skiing this season:

 

HESTRA WAKAYAMA

Hestra gloves have been the gold standard for serious freeskiers, guides and alpine enthusiasts for a while, building beautiful leather gloves that are simple, durable and stylish. The Wakayama is certainly no exception - it's a rugged cowhide glove with a wool lining to keep you warm. 

We love the little details that really bring this glove to life: The two-tone back of the hand/palm, the contrast stitching around the fingers and the paracord string around the wrist.

Wear it with: the Alpine Anorak in Forest Green

Find it at: Hestragloves.com


 

ASTIS RASMUSSEN

We've written about Astis Mittens before, but they're more than worth featuring again. These one-of-a-kind mittens are inspired by the mittens sewn and worn by the Cree Indians in Canada, and this version is named after Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen, an Artic explorer who was the first person to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled.

Our favorite part of the Rasmussen? The burnt orange and white hide ensures that each mitten is truly unique.

Wear it with: the Shawl Collar Jacket

Find it at: Astis.com


 

GIVE'R 4-Season 

Give'r gloves have been tested and proven in Jackson Hole (they've been called the unofficial souvenir of Jackson Hole), and the no-frills, no-nonsense style capture the Wyoming spirit.

For use from everything from chopping wood to skiing powder, these gloves feature a 40 gm Thinsulate lining and a wax coating on the exterior to create a fully waterproof glove, and is finished with Give'r's signature feature: your initials branded into the bottom cuff.

Wear it with: the Alpine Hooded Vest

Find it at: Give-r.com


 

North Face Denali Special Edition

The Denali Special Edition gloves capture our attention from the simple use of two of our favorite materials: leather and British Millerain Waxed Cotton (the same combination of materials found on our Alpine Anorak and Classic Shell Jacket). 

Lined with warm wool-pile fleece and wrapped in water-repellent French leather from Tanneries Pechdo, this glove will patina and wear along with your ski outfit in a beautiful way.

Wear it with: the Alpine Anorak in Fatigue

Find it at: St. Bernard Sports


 

Parajumpers Churchill

A classic deerskin glove is a menswear staple for use off the slopes during winter, but the Churchill glove from Italian brand Parajumpers is one of the more versatile gloves we've come across. The timeless silhouette is perfect for street use, but this glove can make the transition to the slopes, thanks to the fleece lining and the adjustable cuff. It's ideal for slightly warmer, dryer days when you want to bring a slightly more refined style to the slopes.

Wear it with: the Classic Shell Jacket

Find it at: Backcountry.com