Best ski gloves for men 2018/19

best ski gloves for men

Happy hands are the key to happy skiing

best ski gloves for men

Our ever popular glove and mitten guides are now out for the 2018/19 season and if you were thinking about upgrading your kit – here’s probably the place to start.

This is the Fall-Line test team pick of this years 13 best ski gloves for men for the 2018/19 season.


Arcteryx Sabre U

ARC’TERYX Sabre Gloves

RRP £140

These insulated, shorter cuff gloves are designed for big mountain skiing.

They are waterproof, windproof and breathable thanks to Gore-Tex inserts and two types of Primaloft insulation.

Leather reinforcements ensure they will stand up to many seasons’ worth of abuse.

Buy them online at Snow+Rock


RRP £90

These have BD’s own waterproof breathable insert built in, are padded with Primaloft Gold, and have removable liner gloves.

They have goat leather palms and high-loft fleece on the inside.

They’re available in women’s and men’s versions.

Buy them online at Ellis Brigham


Black Crows MouflaBLACK CROWS  Moufla Gloves

RRP £100

These waterproof, breathable goat leather mitts are filled with Primaloft Gold insulation and have an internal glove.

Neoprene cuffs keep the snow out and a soft, brushed jersey lining keeps things cosy.

They come in various colours and are designed in lots of sizes to suit men and women.

Buy Moufla online at Black Crows

Black Diamond SparkBLACK DIAMOND Spark Gloves

RRP £100

These give good dexterity and a soft, cosy feel.

They have a super-tough goat leather shell and BD’s own waterproof, breathable insert inside.

A soft fleece lining and Primaloft Gold insulation keep your hands toasty.

Buy Spark at BD

DAKINE  Continental Mitts

RRP £115

Part of Dakine’s Highline range, combining a classic look with breathability and comfort.

These leather gloves have large gauntlets and adjustable cuff closures, plus Gore-Tex inserts and Primaloft insulation.

The removable linings are made from Primaloft performance fleece.

Also available in a glove version, and in men’s and women’s-specific versions.

Buy ay Dakine

Leki Progressive Tune S BoaLEKI  Progressive Tune S Boa MF Touch Gloves

RRP £125

These gloves utilise the same clever BOA system as used in helmets – just turn the wheel and the glove fits like a second skin.

They have a waterproof/breathable insert, goatskin leather palms and are insulated.

The soft shell outer is very stretchy, too.

Buy these online at Snowtrax

Mountain Equipment CouloirMOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT Couloir Gloves RRP £90

Unisex fully waterproof, hardwearing gloves for mountaineers and skiers, these have Gore-Tex inserts and goatskin leather palms.

Pre-curved fingers and thumb add dexterity, while a micro fleece inner lining adds warmth.

A suede nose wipe completes the package.

Buy these online at Cotswold Outdoor


Slytech FortressSLYTECH All MTN Gloves

RRP £100

Primaloft insulated gloves with a Grip Control layer on the palm for – you guessed it – added grip, plus Slytech’s 2nd Skin foam padding, which progressively adapts to different forces and speeds of impact to provide thorough protection.

Buy online at Shred Optics

north face puristTHE NORTH FACE Purist GTX Gloves

RRP £110

More Primaloft insulated gloves here, this time made from leather and with Gore-Tex inserts.

They have foam protection on the knuckles and fingers with a Neoprene cuff to keep out unwanted drafts.

Buy the Purist GTX at Cotswold Outdoor

Picture SparksPICTURE ORGANIC Sparks Gloves

RRP £80

Half glove, half mitten, the Sparks have a fun retro look with leather, chrome-free palms. Thinsulate insulation adds warmth, while the PFC-free water repellent treatment ensures they won’t get sodden in a snowstorm.

Find a Picture retailer

Resuch masteryREUSCH Mastery Gloves

RRP £100

Tight fitting gloves that feature R-Loft insulation to keep your hands protected against the cold and wind.

They have goatskin on the palm and shell for durability, and finger and knuckle padding to withstand any impacts.

Buy online at Ellis Brigham

Scott Explorair Pro GTX GloveSCOTT Explorair Pro GTX Gloves

RRP £100

These have goatskin leather palms, are insulated with Primaloft Silver insulation, have Gore-Tex inserts and velcro cuffs.

Find a Scott retailer

WEDZE Slide 900WED’ZE  Slide 900 Gloves £40

Designed to be flexible yet durable, these are Wed’ze’s most technical gloves.

They are padded, have a microfleece lining, leather palm and waterproof membrane – all for 40 quid.

Buy online at Decathlon

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