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  • #577882
    keffler
    319 Posts

    Anyone have a suggestion for some good gloves while skinning and transitioning?

    I picked a pair of BD pilots but those blew up after about 10 days. Just bought some Grenade “Pipe” gloves. They were on sale for cheap. Been out one day on those. I think they might last one more before the first hole shows up. Even tried various cycling gloves. Looked at some Ice Climbing gloves, but they don’t seem like they are going to breath very well.

    Is it too much to ask for? A glove that can handle some work, and breaths on the skin track? Please don’t tell me I need to develop my own gloves too…

    #663292
    websherpa
    34 Posts

    I have some leather work gloves that do the trick. They are reasonably water resistant, dry out quickly breath alright and don’t have any built in insulation. So they work well as a shell and are just big enough to accept glove liners for extra warmth. I find I wear them more than my hat but still take them off occassionally when it’s really warm out. In addition to their moderate warmth they provide much better protection than many other winter style gloves for things like camp chores and rope work. I bought a pack of 3 at costco for under $30 and would easily buy 3 more packs as they are have lots of use outside the snowboard piece of my life.

    #663293
    keffler
    319 Posts

    @websherpa wrote:

    I have some leather work gloves that do the trick. They are reasonably water resistant, dry out quickly breath alright and don’t have any built in insulation. So they work well as a shell and are just big enough to accept glove liners for extra warmth. I find I wear them more than my hat but still take them off occassionally when it’s really warm out. In addition to their their moderate warm they provide much better protection than many other winter style gloves for things like camp chores and rope work. I bought a pack of 3 at costco for under $30 and would easily buy 3 more packs as they are have lots of use outside the snowboard piece of my life.

    I was eying some all leather gloves in Home Depot yesterday. Decided against them as I thought they might not breath very well and hold water. I guess I need to reconsider. The price is right though. :thumpsup:

    #663294
    rky mtn srfr
    152 Posts

    Besides the spare pair of light warm gloves in my pack, I use Burton AK gloves for going down and in real cold ascents. Typically I use an old set of light duty/liners by 4Square for the ascent, but now one of the fingers is starting to blow out. If it’s really warm enough I’ll even get down to bare hands (I run on the warm side for sure.)
    Getting back to the thread, I just picked up a pair of camel leather work gloves that are made in the USA for $5.99 from the local hardware store and was pretty stoked to get something that fit decently for such a deal. Unfortunately the dog ate them last night 🙁

    #663295
    H.R. Flufnstuf
    97 Posts
    #663296

    I’ve tried leather work gloves, but just seemed like you could never wax them enough to keep from getting saturated.

    I’ve been using Komperdell Alpine Merino gloves for the last couple years and have found them to be the best as far as water proof and dexterity for cameras and transitions. REI usually has some on display to try on.

    http://www.komperdell.com/en/gloves/alpine_freeride/401_02.php

    Komperdell has a few different gloves that look like they’ll do the trick.

    #663297
    rightsider
    150 Posts

    I’m a big fan of the AK Tech Glove.
    http://www.burton.com/mens-tech-glove/275582,default,pd.html?start=8&cgid=mens-gloves-mitts

    If its too warm for that, I’m usually bare handed.

    #663298
    acopafeel
    134 Posts

    my local shop sells these BD liners for $10 every yr, during the month of Dec.

    http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/gloves/midweight

    I usually pick up 2 each year and burn through them, in time for the next year’s sale.

    I love them – for everything!

    #663299
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    Marmot basic work gloves:

    http://www.rei.com/product/784973/marmot-basic-work-gloves,-black,-large?preferredSku=7849730044&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-pla-_-product-_-7849730044&mr:referralID=e093dbee-4a17-11e2-97b3-001b2166becc

    I’ve tried several different kinds of pipe gloves, and nothing works as well as these Marmot ‘work’ gloves. Also they are super cheap so I keep a couple pairs handy. Keeps your fingers nice and dextrous for fiddling with bindings, etc.

    www.splitlife.net

    #663300
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    @acopafeel wrote:

    my local shop sells these BD liners for $10 every yr, during the month of Dec.

    http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/gloves/midweight

    I usually pick up 2 each year and burn through them, in time for the next year’s sale.

    I love them – for everything!

    I’ve got the heavier fleece liners, so far I’m loving them, about 3 days skinning with them and I’ve started wearing them in the resort too:
    http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/gloves/heavyweight

    I did pay 35 bucks and now I’m thinking for the same price the Marmot work gloves might have been a better deal. We’ll see how long these last.

    167 furberg
    163/26 Venture Helix

    #663301
    Taft
    287 Posts

    I use something like this

    http://www.watsongloves.com/catalogdetails-work-300I–Tough_Guy.htm.

    you can get a three pack for under 20$. not the best in high winds, but good for most skinning needs.

    #663302
    classicauto
    152 Posts

    Tried a few different cheapies, then settled into these……LOVE them.

    Nice durable leather where you need it, cut the wind really well and they’re quite thin/offer good dexterity

    http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/or-gear/gloves/vert-gloves.html

    #663303
    keffler
    319 Posts

    Thanks everyone. That’s a good assortment to choose from. I’m leaning towards the OR Verts or the Komperdell.

    I also saw theses from Mountain Gear:

    http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men%27s-Torsion%E2%84%A2-Glove/OM4339,default,pd.html

    and when I talked to them, they recommended one of these Ice Climbing gloves:

    http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men%27s-Hydra-Pro%E2%84%A2-Glove/OM5422,default,pd.html
    http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men%27s-Minus-One%E2%84%A2-Glove/OM4983,default,pd.html

    Now to go find these locally to fondle.

    #663304
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    OR Gripper gloves are straight-up fitted windstopper fleece with a grippy palm material. The face is smoother than most types of fleece so snow is less likely to stick. Still warm if they get damp. Pretty durable, and under $50. My fave all-around cool-temp gloves.

    #663305
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Found I really like wool liners as somebody else posted, but they don’t last long. I got two pairs for 10 bucks in a bargain bin, wish i wouldve grabbed some more.

    #663306
    jiveassmother
    7 Posts

    I use a few different types of gloves depending on how warm it is out. I tend to alternate with and without gloves on the way up. Every time my hands start to heat up I take them off and clip them to my chest strap for a bit.

    The types of gloves I really like are the REI One Gloves which are soft shell type gloves and the OR PL 150 gloves which are less water proof but breath really well, they are liner type gloves. I carry some waterproof Patagonia Gortex gloves in the pack for colder temps and wetter conditions.

    #663307
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    None. Except if it’s really cold. Then I don Pistolero’n’hockeytape remnants. I think they’re more snowseal than glove now….

    That was Pontus

    #663308
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    @keffler wrote:

    @websherpa wrote:

    I have some leather work gloves that do the trick. They are reasonably water resistant, dry out quickly breath alright and don’t have any built in insulation. So they work well as a shell and are just big enough to accept glove liners for extra warmth. I find I wear them more than my hat but still take them off occassionally when it’s really warm out. In addition to their their moderate warm they provide much better protection than many other winter style gloves for things like camp chores and rope work. I bought a pack of 3 at costco for under $30 and would easily buy 3 more packs as they are have lots of use outside the snowboard piece of my life.

    I was eying some all leather gloves in Home Depot yesterday. Decided against them as I thought they might not breath very well and hold water. I guess I need to reconsider. The price is right though. :thumpsup:

    When its dry and really cold pigskin leather gloves are awesome. I used $20 kinko yellow all winter in Canada. When they get wet they suck ass. I also have blackdiamond guide expesive but pretty bomber.

    #663309
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    I’ve really been liking my BD Punisher ice gloves. They are like a spring glove, but with super sticky grips for ice climbing. The nice thing about the sticky stuff is when gripping your ski pole you don’t have to adjust the pole or add grips to the shaft. Really nice when traversing.

    My second favorites are my trusty old Kinko 901s. These are my cold day gloves. I don’t even bother waterproofing them but that’s just me. My hands never get wet or cold in these unless it’s below 0.

    Lastly, for the really cold days, where temps are low, winds are high, I will grab my 6 year old BD Guide gloves. These things are like brand new because I rarely use them. They are always in the pack for emergencies but I might use them twice a year.

    #663310
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    I’ve really been liking my BD Punisher ice gloves. They are like a spring glove, but with super sticky grips for ice climbing. The nice thing about the sticky stuff is when gripping your ski pole you don’t have to adjust the pole or add grips to the shaft. Really nice when traversing.

    My second favorites are my trusty old Kinko 901s. These are my cold day gloves. I don’t even bother waterproofing them but that’s just me. My hands never get wet or cold in these unless it’s below 0.

    Lastly, for the really cold days, where temps are low, winds are high, I will grab my 6 year old BD Guide gloves. These things are like brand new because I rarely use them. They are always in the pack for emergencies but I might use them twice a year.

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