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The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain

These Kinco gloves aren’t anything fancy, but sometimes we think the simplest gear is the best gear. “The reinforced pigskin leather is tough, and the thermal lining is warm enough for most days on the slopes,” we wrote. We recommend adding a layer of Sno-Seal to the outer coating…

Our Gear Guy considers the Fall Line the best and most reliable pair of ski gloves. “No other piece of gear in my ski kit sees more use than the Fall Line,” he wrote. “After all these years, the reason I love them is simple: they’re the right tool…

“Our favorite for uphill skiing or wearing under a large mitten, this glove has fleece on the back of the hand for warmth and a combination of polyester and goatskin in the palm for durabil­ity,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. It’s one of the best deals we’ve…

Contributor Bryan Rogala tested the Grill Armor gloves in his roundup of grilling accessories. “These gloves are made with a blend of extremely strong, fire-resistant fibers, so they won’t ignite or melt when exposed to an open flame—they’re rated to withstand temperatures up to 932 degrees,” he…

Bringing order to parental chaos is an uphill battle, but these products can help

Outside columnist Jakob Schiller picked the Peak Mission as his favorite pair of winter running gloves. “Patagonia wisely included a thin nylon mitten that folds out of the cuff and covers your fingers. It withstands chilly wind and provides warmth to keep you going when temperatures dip…

A technical kit is worth the investment—but you don’t have to spend a boatload

These gloves raised nearly $225,000 when they debuted on Kickstarter in 2016. Contributor Jakob Schiller is a big fan. “With a waxed and baked leather outer, waterproof-breathable membrane, and Thinsulate insulation, they’re great for frigid resort ski days while being breathable enough for long backcountry missions,” he wrote.

These gloves live in columnist Jakob Schiller’s car at all times. “The leather palm is tough enough for putting on chains or sawing wood but supple enough for riding a bike,” he wrote. “Wool on the back lets your hands breathe, and a wool lining inside keeps…

Whether you’re slinging a chainsaw, loading hay bales, or wielding a torch, durable workwear that fits well allows you to do your job better

We included the Wakayama in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best gloves. “The cowhide outer is treated with aniline oil for water resistance, and the wool lining is woven into loops like terry cloth, forming air pockets that trap warmth,” our tester wrote. “The…

This pair of mitts is built with Gore-Tex and PrimaLoft Gold, which provide excellent waterproofing and warmth. “The exterior is a mix of stretchy soft shell and supple goatskin, making it the nimblest mitten we tested,” wrote Winter Buyer’s Guide tester Dave Cox.

“Mittens are great, until you need to fish something out of your pack,” wrote our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide tester Dave Cox. “That’s why we’re fans of the Maine Line, with its separate index finger for improved dexterity and no loss of warmth.”…

We included these gloves in our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best Nordic skiing gear. “Dexterity is key for efficient nordic technique. But off-piste, protection is, too,” wrote tester Marc Peruzzi. “With supple goat leather, offset finger seams, and windproof Gore-Tex, these Hestras deliver both.”…

How to stay fueled and warm on the slopes without looking like a total nerd

These were the warmest gloves in our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide test. “The Carbide deploys a Gore-Tex membrane beneath supple goat leather on the palm and back of the hand, and has a long cinchable cuff with an adjustable wristband to keep snow out,” wrote tester Dave Cox. Read the…

The Bitterblaze made it into our 2019 list of favorite gloves for a reason: they’re out-of-this-world warm. Outdoor Research lined them with aerogel—the überwarm, porous silica insulation used by NASA in its space suits.

This pair has been my favorite for seven years and hundreds of ski days

The items we're using to stay outdoors—and keep cozy when we come in

Cycling gloves take the sting out of rough roads and trails, help with bar handling, and keep your hands comfortable if the weather gets chilly. In our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide, we especially liked Giro’s Riv’ette CS gloves because they are thin, light, and fitted so you barely notice…

Masks, slippers, and shackets—what else do you need?

Stay warm and get outside more during these colder months with smart gear picks

Not only do we use this stuff for 130 days every summer—we're not exactly nice to it in the process

Keep your hands toasty in below-freezing temps

Sussing out the best new skis meant four straight days of shredding. Here's some of what we wore to stay warm, safe, and comfortable.

Breathability and grip are the focus of the Air, both of which are key when you’re shredding singletrack. The upper is designed from a Lycra mesh that keeps things cool, while the palm benefits from sticky synthetic leather. Just don’t buy a pair expecting extra cushion, because there’s no padding…

These items kept our steeds moving and our riders happy

From protective equipment to hand sanitizer to donations, here's how gear producers are helping to slow the spread of the virus

Ensure your winter gloves last as long as possible with a little TLC

This magic fiber has been keeping humans warm for a very long time

If your hands get obscenely cold in the winter and you’d rather not think about them, these are the mittens you want. “Putting them on feels like taking a bubble bath and eating fresh chocolate-chip cookies and getting a hug from your crush at the same time,” wrote Blair Braverman…

Musher Blair Braverman tested 20 gloves and mittens head to head to find the warmest handwear that fits in your pocket

We love these slim-fitting gloves for outdoor winter workouts. The fleece provides a thin layer for those spring ski days when big gloves feel like overkill. The CloseFit is windproof and water-resistant, and all five fingers are touchscreen compatible.

The gear and knowledge you need to stay comfortable overnight in the snow

From wind-resistant undies to traction devices, build a kit to brave the cold this season

Can one pair of gloves be both thin and warm? I tried virtually everything out there until I found my perfect match in a pair from Hestras.

Nothing (well, except powder skiing) beats staying warm on a snowy trail

Cold hands, tired feet, and wet bottoms will ruin your ski day, so investing in quality gear for those areas is worth it

Running with a stroller is all well and good in the milder months, but it takes a little extra planning to pull off in winter

What you need for next-level winter coziness

Peloton is a fun distraction, but you don't have to relegate yourself to the trainer because it's cold outside

In our roundup of budget ski gloves, our tester recommended the StormTracker for people who like ice climbing or ski touring. “The StormTracker is a do-it-all softshell glove that’s streamlined enough to offer superior dexterity for clutching ice axes and ski poles but is still warm enough to handle…

A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.

A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.

New Year's resolutions be damned. We like things just the way they are.

Outdoor Research took its best selling Gripper gloves and added a rechargeable, battery-powered heating system to keep your hands toasty. The grippy, synthetic leather palms help you hold onto an axe, shovel, or ski poles, and the thumbs and pointer fingers are both touch-screen compatible.

Fall is actually the best time to ride to work

In our roundup of the best gloves of 2017, we said the Black Diamond’s Heavyweight gloves “were made for spring couloir season.” They have an impenetrable waterproof lining, so they can handle wet snow slush and the PrimaLoft insulation keeps your hands toasty even on frigid morning starts.

Rated for arctic conditions, here’s how it holds up in frigid work environs

You want to ride your bike. You know you do. So get out there.

You can’t spend every day chasing powder stashes

Because remote, untracked snow is worth the effort

Keep hands toasty and fingers functional with these sturdy mitts

These gloves feature Hestra’s famously soft cowhide that is warm and durable. The Pro Model also includes an extra layer of synthetic insulation to keep your hands toasty on chilly days. The insulation doesn’t add too much bulk though, so you can still adjust zippers or fiddle with ski…

Already looking forward to fall? The North Face’s Commutr, a windproof, soft-shell glove, will help you battle the elements. The supple goatskin-leather palm and toasty fleece lining only add to the appeal. As a bonus, the fingertips are touchscreen compatible.

Wool mountain-bike gloves? Oh yes. This merino is soft, wicks sweat well, and has antimicrobial properties to help fight stink, which we all know is a major problem with cycling gloves. Also, they look dope. We like the suede palm for enhanced handlebar grip and feel, too.

Beat the summer heat with the super breathable and light Siv. EVA foam padding (the same stuff in running-shoe midsoles) stuffed in the microfiber palm can take the sting out of choppy gravel and pavement. But with an airy synthetic-mesh back, this glove is really about ventilation.

The fingerless Attack has minimal padding, with thin gel inserts that are meant to not get in the way of your grip. The idea is to enhance contact with the bar, while still providing enough cushioning to help reduce numbness in your hands during long stints in the saddle.

If you want a full-finger glove with plenty of padding, look to the Ranger. It has strategically placed pockets of gel in the palms to help absorb chatter. Plus, the fingertips are touchscreen compatible because: Strava.

Gear hacks for a good backpacking trip when the weather goes bad

Play in the rays without feeling the burn

Advanced bike gear for safer, radder adventures

A 25 percent tax on bikes, helmets, gloves, and backpacks could hit the industry—and your wallet—hard

Beacon, check. Shovel, check. Hawaiian shirt, check.

These gloves are made to do nearly anything, from yard work to working with ropes. They’re made from leather and polyester and have a special grip that’s contoured to your fingers.

It's best to have everything you might need, even if you never have to use any of it

We gave these gloves a nod in our 2018 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Our tester wrote: “As dexterous as your hands, just tougher and warmer. When you need precision without going numb, slip on these wool-lined gloves made from soft cow-belly leather. Curved fingers and elastic wrists keep them snug while…