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February 16, 2017 Boise Mountains, Idaho.

Review: The Best Gloves For Winter

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By Michael Lanza

I love getting outdoors in winter, especially skiing in all of its varieties—climbing up and sliding down mountains in the backcountry, skate skiing, resort skiing with my family, and touring on gentler terrain in the forest. Problem is, I have the worst fingers for being outside in sub-freezing temperatures: My Raynaud’s disease is so bad that my fingers turn white and numb even when I’m chopping vegetables that are still cold from the fridge. That’s made me picky about gloves. I’ve tested many over the years, and I use different models depending on the activity and temperature. Here are the best gloves I’ve found for winter. Continue reading →

Gear Review: Rab Alliance Gloves

February 4, 2014  |  In Gear Reviews   |   Tagged , , , , , , , , ,   |   2 Comments
Rab Alliance Gloves

Rab Alliance Gloves

Winter Gloves
Rab Alliance Gloves
$165, 8 oz. (medium)
Sizes: men’s S-XL
rab.uk.com

In winter activities like backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, and snow or ice climbing, you’re out for many hours and can face a huge range of temperatures and weather conditions—and often have your hands right in the snow. To me, gloves that fend off all precipitation and wind—and are super warm when my fingers turn white but versatile enough for moderate cold—are worth every penny. Several days of backcountry and resort skiing in Idaho’s Boise Mountains convinced me that the Rab Alliance are some of the best gloves I’ve ever used. Continue reading →

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Luminary Gloves

February 12, 2013  |  In Gear Reviews   |   Tagged , , , , , , , , ,   |   Leave a comment
Outdoor Research Luminary Gloves

Outdoor Research Luminary Gloves

Winter Gloves
Outdoor Research Luminary Gloves
$99, 8 oz. (men’s medium)
Sizes: men’s S-XL, women’s S-L
outdoorresearch.com

As someone who gets cold fingers very easily, I look for winter gloves that are not only warm, but also versatile for outdoor activities where my hands (like my body) will be warmer at times and colder at other times. While backcountry skiing several days in Idaho’s Boise Mountains and around Galena Summit, in all kinds of fast-changing weather—temperatures ranging from the teens to around freezing, wind, falling snow, sunshine—the Luminary Gloves handled not only cold, but mild temps and wet, windy conditions with equal aplomb. Continue reading →