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…
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Powered equipment to stave off the cold
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.
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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.
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You want to ride your bike. You know you do. So get out there.
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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…
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.
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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…
Hestra has been making gloves since 1936 and they know what they’re doing— every single pair of their gloves are made in their own factories and they personally source all materials. The Army Leather Couloir is a classic sport glove that combines leather and a high tech polyester lining to…
Because nothing kills the joy of playing in the snow and cold faster than cold hands