What gloves do you use for touring? We came up with a list of 6 of the best touring gloves for the season. I personally like the Dakine Impreza on the way up and then usually switch over to the Dakine Charger's on the way down. Do you keep more then one pair of gloves in your pack?
Best Touring Gloves list includes: The Impreza by Dakine The Crossfire by Dakine The Impulse by Black Diamond The Glide by Black Diamond The Work by Marmot
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:07 pm Posts: 302 Location: Green Mountains
For me, touring gloves are the hardest piece of gear to keep around. I liked wool liners, but they fell apart, same with a pair of kombi gloves I used last year. I definetly carry a pair for the up and a pair for the down. For the down, I bought the warmest black diamond gloves I could find because if my hands are the slightest bit damp once I slow down, they turn to icicles. I like light gloves for the up for the sweat issue (heavy gloves are too hot) and also putting them in my pockets on warmer days. I'm actually taking the kombi gloves to a seamstress to sew up the holes because I can't find anything else! I like the looks of the marmots, except that they look bulky.
I use just about any light fleece liners for skinning, And Black Diamond Patrols for everything else. No complaints, mine have lasted for about 150 days riding resort and in the BC. My father's pair is 5 years young and seems to be going strong.
The Hestra Fall Line series looks really cool, but at twice the price as Patrols, I won't be purchasing any soon...
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I usually skin up with any pair of lightweight liners and have a pair of mountain hardwear mittens super handy for breaks. If my hands even start to get cold they stay cold for a long time. When I transition if my liners are wet I switch to a black diamond pair of ice climbing gloves. I like them because I can do a lot in them but they are still warm. If its going to be a long day I try especially hard to keep my gloves dry as long as possible, or I stow them inside my jacket to get them warm again. No matter what I almost always have those three pairs in my pack. Liners, mittens and gloves. Warm hands are super clutch for me.