Freezing fingers are sooo last year. Get your digits dialled for winter with our pick of the best gloves and mitts for 2020.
Arc’teryx’s warmest glove, the Fission SV (Severe Weather) is a big burly glove built for the harshest of winter conditions. New and improved for winter 2020, the waterproof breathable Fission 2.0 comes with Gore-Tex weather protection and three different kinds of insulation to ensure your hands stay cozy as a cup of hot chocolate wrapped in a fleece blanket.
A low-profile, windproof mitt designed for cold mornings in the skin track. The new Ventas come with breathable Gore-Tex Infinium tech, TPU reinforced palms for max grip and are smartphone compatible. A technical fast and light mitt that will work equally for cold winter runs.
Unleash the beast in these toasty techy mitts. With a polyester shell, suede palm and Gore Windstopper liner, the Carmel mitts will keep your hands warm and dry in rip-roaring style.
New for winter 2020, the Recons are big burly freeride mitts designed for the coldest and snowiest of days. With targeted Primaloft Gold Insulation, 100% waterproof BD.dry insert, goat leather palm and long Pertex Shield cuff you’ve got all the tech you need to stay warm and kick up a freeride storm.
Dakine Chris Benchetler X Grateful Dead Team Baron mitts
When one of the most influential skiers on the planet collaborates with one of the gnarliest bands the world has ever known, genius is the result! We love these super-cool waterproof, breathable goat leather mitts for their style, design and super-practical features. With Gore-Tex, Primaloft Gold insulation and wool lining, they’ll keep your digits toastier than a toasty thing in toasty town.
Dakine Signature Phantom Gore-Tex gloves
When one of the greatest skiers of all time puts his name to a glove you can be assured of primo performance. Part of Eric Pollard’s EP Artist Series, the full-leather Signature Phantom is a dexterous, technical low-profile glove with heaps of tech, including Gore-Tex insert, Primaloft Gold insulation, and high pile fleece liner.
These excellent, short-cuffed freeride gloves share their name with best ski magazine on the planet! Ideal for hard-charging females, they’re all about warmth with dexterity, aka exactly how we like it. With goat leather, G-loft insulation, neoprene cuff with Velcro closure, these gloves are packed with performance. We’re big fans of the elastic wrist leashes, which allow you to fine tune kit with your bare hands without worrying about dropping your gloves.
Take a step back in time with these retro Philippe Raoux gloves. Named after the legendary French ski instructor and mountain guide, these gloves were massive back in the early ‘90s and now they’re back with some key upgrades for 2020. Windproof, waterproof and breathable they’re made from 100% polyamide and come with a removable liner with G-Loft insulation. Also available in mitts.
The days of frantic fumbling with your phone on the chairlift may be over with the arrival of these super high-tech Bluetooth gloves that allow you to make and answer phone calls without having to get your smartphone out your pocket. Cue lots of people shouting at their gloves… what a time to be alive!
Soft, cozy and mega warm – the slim-fitting Stella S gloves are all about keeping your hands as toasty as possible out on the hill. Windprooft, waterproof and breathable, these comfy, sporty-looking leather/softshell gloves come with integrated Trigger loop designed to work with Leki’s super cool Trigger S poles.
Permanently waterproof, durable and ready to withstand the full onslaught of winter, these high-performance freeride gloves have been given the stamp of approval from the legendary Jeremie Heitz so they must be pretty good! As you would expect from the Swiss alpine experts, these gloves come laden with tech including Mammut’s Drytechnology, PFC free DWR and high-quality Ajungilak synthetic insulation.
If you’re looking for mega warm, waterproof, breathable, windproof gloves then it’s time to get your hands into the High Exposures. With Primaloft Gold insulation and Aerogel tech, these Gore-Tex gloves offer industry-leading warmth engineered to keep those digits cozy in gnarly high mountain conditions. Also available in men’s.
These mega-insulated freeride mittens are primed and ready for cold stormy days when you’re lapping the pow. With goat leather on the palm, a cozy Swisswool lining and windproof, weather-resistant Dermizax EV shell these mittens will keep your hands protected from the summit all the way down and back into resort.
A favourite among mountain guides, these durable yet dexterous Swisswool Leather Gloves are perfect for backcountry adventures when you need to use your hands. Having to remove your gloves to tighten crampon straps and fine tune the buckles on your touring boots can be a finger-freezing pain but now you can do it all in these fit-for-purpose windproof, weather–resistant robust goat leather gloves.
Warm, stylish, comfortable and environmentally friendly, these waterproof, breathable mitts are ready to play in the powder. Made from recycled polyester, they’re Fair Trade certified AND come with a 10k waterproof/breathable rating, proving that you don’t have to compromise on technical features if you choose eco gear.
Stylish, affordable and with legit technical cred, these waterproof polyester mitts are ideal for aspiring freeriders heading to the mountains this winter. The soft fabric on the thumb is ideal for wiping away cold morning runny noses or stack-induced tears of frustration so you can get on back to the business of becoming a freeride hero in style.
Ideal for mid-to-late season resort ripping, these soft shell/leather insulated gloves offer great all-round performance. Warm, comfortable, weather-resistant and dexterous, they also come with a cleverly-positioned loop on the fingers so you can clip them to your pack with a carabiner.
Premium gloves for primo mountain adventures, these goat leather gloves are packed with top tech including Gore-Tex membrane, Gore active technology and wool/Primaloft Gold insulation. It all adds up to a warm and dexterous glove primed for freeride adventures in the big mountains.
Warm and comfortable, the women’s-specific Ultimate Pro gloves are great all rounders engineered to keep you cozy on all but the most frigid of freezing days. Waterproof and durable, they’re built to withstand the rigours of multi-day resort ripping. Plus the touchscreen-compatible finger tips mean you can use your smartphone without having to remove your gloves. Hurrah! scott-sports.com
If moving to the Alps is beyond the realms of your bank account then the FR 900s will make you look a local for minimal outlay. These liftie-slash-workman-style goat leather gloves are waterproof, weatherproof and well insulated for warmth. All for the price of a few hot chocolates and a couple of plates of chips at a mountainside restaurant? No brainer.
If you’re looking for a women’s-specific all-rounder for stylish freeride fun, the Majesty mitt is a great shout. Waterproof, breathable, touchscreen compatible and über-trendy, these mitts have got all the cred you need for all-day charging.