Everyone whose ever skied knows there's nothing worse than cold hands, but not everybody needs the same amount of warmth and some have other priorities alltogether. We took a look and found that options abound to suit a variety of tastes and desires for the upcoming ski season.
For the skier seeking the ultimate warmth
They may look like they belong in the kitchen, but these tightly insulated Bretton Mitts from Marmot offer a combination of synthetic coating and 650+ fill down. They're said to provide heavenly warmth and are waterproof, windproof and breathable. On top of that, they're lightweight and equipped with a nose-wipe. $80.
For the must-stay-connected
The Helly Hansen Enigma glove features On Tip Smartphone Technology for unforgettable photos from the summit while your hands stay warm under their PrimaLoft insulation. It's also equipped with an adjustable gaitor and a nose-wipe. â‚¬119.95.
For the stylish skier
Hestra's Leather Swisswool Classic glove offers a racy look in high quality, supple nappa lambskin. It's also for the naturalist for its lining is Merino wool. Intended for a soft, comfortable fit, the glove has an elastic wrist. $160.
For the moderate risk-taker
The Taylor glove from Bern has a removable wrist-guard system that eliminates the bulk common to wrist protection gloves. It's thin enough to slide under jacket sleeves and comes in black and rawhide colors and in leather or synthetic versions with a nubuck nose wipe on the thumb. $79.95-$99.95.
For the high-performance skier
The Team ski glove from Spyder features not only a carbon fiber wrist protector, but also a knuckle protector for the extreme racer or freestyler. Not only do they feature a racy look, they are also lined with Gore-Tex and very warm, lightweight and breathable. $125.