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    Best Gloves

    Be good to your hands.

    Dave Cox

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    Outdoor Research Lucent Heated

    Once the battery runs down, most heated gloves keep hands about as warm as a newt. But the Lucent’s ($350) heating elements are integrated into the inner fabric (instead of just wires under the shell), and the gloves actually do fine in the off position. Batteries are neatly tucked away in the gauntlet.

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    Gordini Stash Lite Touch

    This nylon insurance policy balls up into a pocket in the glove’s spandex cuff and packs down to the size of a Hacky Sack. Gordini's little pierogies are filled with silky insulation and a smooth-to-the-touch wicking liner. We happily deployed them on a spring day that went from warm and sunny to chilly and graupeling. $35

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    Eddie Bauer Touchscreen Claim

    Leather where you need it—palms, fingertips, knuckles—but breathable and flexible nylon in the cuff and back of the hand makes for great articulation. And the PrimaLoft insulation keeps your hands warm even if they get damp. Bonus: the fingertips are touchscreen-ready. $159

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    Hestra Ergo Grip Active

    The best spring glove we’ve ever tested, thanks to sheer and supple goat leather in the palm and stitching that gives a natural bend in the fingers, so you can easily grip a ski pole. Gore Windstopper on the back and brushed poly lining prevent your hands from ever feeling clammy while offering impressive warmth for such a gossamer mitt. $100

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    POC Wrist Freeride

    If warding off frostbite is more important than dexterity, try this condo for your fingers. The nylon and goatskin Freeride ($120) mitten has enough Thinsulate stuffing for even the coldest days. Bonus points for the goggle wipe on the thumb and fat orange leash. Tip: couple these with a light glove liner for access to your stash.

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    Seirus Arctic Summit Glove

    This swaddles your hand in 300 grams of warm, fluffy packaging, making it ideal for days spent on and under chairlifts. But the patchwork of leather and soft shell—placed strategically across the knuckles and upper palm—give it surprisingly good dexterity. A one-handed cinch on the deep, thick gauntlet is a nice touch. $80