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The 10 Warmest Gloves & Mittens of 2023

By: Jen Streby: Senior Buyer | November 11, 2022

 

For too many people, cold hands are simply a reality of skiing or snowboarding. They put up with numb fingers, chilly palms, and uncomfortable wrists, just to enjoy time on the hill. But it doesn’t have to be like that. You don’t need to resign yourself to cold hands every time you head up to the mountains. With a pair of the warmest gloves or mittens on the market, you can ski or ride all day in comfort. That’s why we’ve put together this list. When choosing gloves and mittens these are the ones with the best insulation, with the most thought and care put into warmth, and are the most dialed options for cold hands in cold climates.

New This Year:

And, while in the past, adding warmth meant adding bulky insulation, this year’s crop is more dexterous than ever before. That’s because they use advanced insulation and materials that allow them to create more warmth without the bulk. That makes a huge difference when it comes to actually using your hands on the mountain. A pair of gloves is no use if you need to take them off to do anything, your hands will get cold anyway. But, by packing more warmth into a slimmer package, glove and mitten designers have managed to give you the best of both worlds.

Hestra Army Leather Extreme Mittens

Hestra Army Leather Extreme Mittens

On big mountain expeditions, you need to be prepared to face a storm and with the Hestra Army Leather Extreme Mittens, you can rest assured that your hands can handle the coldest of climes. Built to endure in the harshest mountain weather, the Army Leather Extreme Mittens feature Hestra's Flextron softshell 4-way stretch backhand for water resistance and breathability while the goat leather palms provide dexterous durability. Stuffed full of G-Loft insulation and with removable Bemberg linings, the Hestra Army Leather Extreme Mittens are a recipe for relief from the cold.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
Goatskin, NylonSyntheticGauntlet$174.95

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Hestra Voss Czone Mitten’s - Women’s

Hestra Voss Czone Mitten’s - Women’s

Down can be incredibly soft and very warm, but it isn't adequate for every situation. Synthetic insulations, like that in the Hestra Voss Czone Mittens, provide more efficient warmth during extreme conditions, even when wet. The Hestra Voss Czone Mittens come with 100% polyester G-Loft insulation and a brushed polyester lining for outstanding warmth and comfort.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
Goatskin, PolyesterSyntheticUnder the Cuff$124.95

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Burton GORE-TEX Warmest Gloves

Burton GORE-TEX Warmest Gloves

Storm snow, beware, the Burton GORE-TEX Warmest Gloves are so toasty warm you'll feel like you're surfing in the tropics instead of on the snow. Made with GORE-WARM technology that provides waterproof, windproof, and breathable protection, these over-the-cuff slayers are stuffed with responsibly sourced Thermacore Eco Insulation. Add on a tough leather palm that's touch screen compatible and you'll be deep in the snow taking photos and getting face shots as long as your brain can handle the stoke.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
GORE-TEX, LeatherRecycled DownUnder the Cuff$139.95

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Dakine Phoenix Gore-Tex Mittens

Dakine Phoenix Gore-Tex Mittens

It's a clash of the titans — the gnarliest conditions winter can enlist vs. you and the Dakine Phoenix Gore-Tex Mittens, and the latter wins, every time. With a GORE-TEX membrane + Gore Active Technology, you're promised superior breathability and waterproofing that reliably stands up to just about anything. Coming with a removable performance liner, you can add personal input to your heat management by removing or adding to your system as needed. And with insulation in the main shell and the removable shell, bitter cold is nothing to fear. The Phoenix Gore-Tex Mittens have Dakine's highest rating for warmth.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
Goatskin, GORE-TEX, Nylon, WoolPrimaLoft, WoolGauntlet$189.95

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Gordini Foundation Gloves

Gordini Foundation Gloves

Start with warm hands, feet, and head and you'll be ahead of the game. The Gordini Foundation Gloves lay the groundwork for winter survival with a sturdy Polyester Ripstop shell, CLUTCH™ synthetic leather at the contact areas, an Aquabloc® waterproof breathable insert, and 150 grams of Thindown® insulation for the best heat retention around. A mid-length gauntlet and classic colorways add up to a package your hands will love.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
Polyester, Synthetic LeatherSyntheticGauntlet$94.95

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Gordini Radiator Mittens

Gordini Radiator Mittens

With a name like Radiator, it had better perform in the harshest conditions, and it does. The Gordini Radiator Mittens combine a tough woven Polyester shell with CLUTCH™ Synthetic Leather in palm and finger areas, add a genuine GORE-TEX® insert to keep out the wet and insulate the whole package with 150 g/m² of Thindown® insulation. For a final "touch" Gordini adds Lavawool® fleece inside the liner so your hands feel like they're touching a sheep as well as being toasty.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
GORE-TEX, Polyester, Synthetic LeatherDown, FleeceGauntlet$159.95

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Burton AK Oven GORE-TEX Infinium Mittens

Burton AK Oven GORE-TEX Infinium Mittens

For those who are constantly battling frigid fingers, slide your hands into the Burton AK Oven GORE-TEX Infinium Mittens and you'll never go back... Like cozying up next to a cabin fireplace, the Oven GORE-TEX Infinium Mittens are Burton's warmest offering, fit for riding from the resort to the backcountry. Housed in a soft, flexible GORE-TEX Infinium™ shell, these mitts feature a combination of Primaloft® Gold insulation and 550-fill down to keep your hands dry, sweat-free, and warm from first chair to last call.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
GORE-TEX INFINIUMPrimaLoftUnder the Cuff$174.95

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Auclair Snow Angel Mittens - Women’s

Auclair Snow Angel Mittens - Women’s

Release your inner child and feel empowered to make snow angels without the worry of getting cold wet hands thanks to the Auclair Snow Angel Mittens. The ultimate low-profile, under-the-cuff goatskin leather mittens, the Snow Angel Mittens utilize Auclair's proprietary waterproof/breathable membrane along with Thinsulate™ insulation, AND they're touchscreen compatible to boot!

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
Goatskin, LeatherThinsulateUnder the Cuff$105

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Auclair Outseam Gloves

Auclair Outseam Gloves

There's a reason why you see devoted racers and hardcore riders on virtually every mountain sporting the Auclair Outseam Gloves. Engineered with articulated EVA padding along the back of the hand and fingers for protection, plus premium PrimaLoft® Gold insulation throughout for warmth, the full leather Outseam Gloves are the cream of the crop gloves you've been searching for.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
GoatskinPrimaLoftUnder the Cuff$136

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Dakine Titan GORE-TEX Mittens

Dakine Titan GORE-TEX Mittens

When waterproofing is at the top of your priority list, nothing beats a GORE-TEX membrane. Toss in a healthy dose of high loft synthetic insulation, and the Dakine Titan GORE-TEX Mittens will keep you warm and dry, even if you're a slush lappin' hand draggin' maniac with nothing to lose but the feeling in your fingertips.

MaterialInsulationCuff StyleOriginal Price
GORE-TEX, PolyesterSyntheticGauntlet$76.95 - $79.95

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The Selection Process:

Our snow accessories buyers have an endless amount of knowledge on all things snow accessory related stemming from years of experience in the outdoor industry in tandem with their countless hours spent outside in all conditions around the world. From hot to cold, snow, rain, wind, and even sunshine, they know what accessories will keep you comfortable and really up your experience outside. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Jen Streby

Hi! My name is Jen and while growing up in the very cold Midwest, I didn’t have much experience in the snow apart from sledding and building your classic snowman. Eventually, after college, I migrated my way out to Utah. There I stepped on the snow on skis for the first time at the young age of 27. The first experience being at Alta, doing a complete yard sale under the Collins lift on my first run. Stubborn me didn’t give up. I soon after got a job at Snowbird where I grew to love the sport and learned to love the mountains in the wintertime as much as I do in the summer.

My winter passion didn’t change upon moving to the PNW where I call Seattle my home. I started with evo 6 years ago and have been a buyer for several categories, one of which currently includes the snow accessories category. Come to me if you want to talk about helmets, goggles, gloves, and more.