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The 6 Best Ski & Snowboard Gloves of 2021-2022

What’s worse than dropping one of your ski gloves off the lift into a closed area? Honestly, it’s hard to think of more tragic alternatives. But, while we can’t really help you be less clumsy on the lift, we can help point you in the right direction for a pair of new gloves if you happen to lose one forever. Ski gloves are one of those pieces of gear that are a really bad idea to skimp out on. Nothing ruins a day faster than cold hands, and cheap gloves are lacking in warmth, waterproofing, and dexterity. Luckily, we’ve put together this list of the best ski gloves we’ve used, with recommendations for what sort of skiers and climates each it best suited for.

So, don’t drop your gloves off the lift, and don’t make do with mediocre gloves. Warm hands go a long way in making your ski day great, and these are the best gloves to make sure that happens.

Oyuki Sencho GORE-TEX

Best 2021-2022 ski & snowboard gloves 

Oyuki might be a relative newcomer to the glove and mitten market but they’ve come out swinging. Their Sencho gloves pack just about every feature dedicated skiers need into a stylish package. The goatskin leather shell is durable and water resistant, and the Gore-tex liner ensures that no moisture can make it through to your hands. PrimaLoft insulation keeps everything nice and warm, and a built-in wrist leash means you can take your gloves off without worrying about dropping them.

Oyuki’s Sencho Gore Tex gloves are premium ski gloves that will last you for years to come. They’re warm, waterproof, and look great. If you’re looking for a high-performance glove, look no further.

Shell MaterialWaterproofingPrice 
Premium Water Resistant Goatskin LeatherGORE-TEX Waterproof Breathable Insert$139.95

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Hestra Army Leather Heli

Best 2021-2022 ski & snowboard gloves 

Hestra has been the leading brand in high-end gloves for so long that they’re almost synonymous with great performance and fit. Hestra uses a more nuanced sizing structure than most brands, so it’s easier to find a perfect fit that’s not too small and tight, or big and floppy. The Triton shell and goat leather palm provide a durable barrier against the elements, and the removable liner keeps your hands warm in any condition. The Army Leather Heli Ski glove is designed to fit over your jacket cuff, and cinch down to create an impermeable barrier.

Hestra’s Army Leather Heli Ski gloves are a classic for a reason. They set the bar high for how a premium glove should fit and perform.

Shell MaterialWaterproofingPrice 
Triton 3-Layer PolyamideTriton 3-Layer Polyamide$159.95

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evo Pagosa Leather

Best 2021-2022 ski & snowboard gloves 

evo’s Pagosa Leather gloves prove that high end leather ski gloves don’t have to cost a fortune. Instead they bring the features and performance you’d expect from a premium glove down to a more affordable price that just about anyone can justify. The Pagosa leather gloves use a high end goatskin leather for the shell, with a waterproof coating. Pair that with their Hipora membrane and your hands will stay dry no matter how hard its snowing. Finally the PrimaLoft Gold and Grip insulation keeps your hands warm, and wicks sweat away from your skin.

The Pagosa gloves come with a built in wrist leash and reinforced seams so they’ll stay fresh and looking good for years to come. Nice gloves don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and the Pagosa will blow away your expectations.

Water Resistant Goatskin LeatherHipora Membrane$79.95

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Black Diamond Spark Finger

Best 2021-2022 ski & snowboard gloves 
Black Diamond’s Spark Finger gloves are more of a hybrid of gloves and mittens. By keeping your three lower fingers in a mitten they keep your hands warmer, but the independent pointer finger allows you to adjust your gear without taking your gloves off. The Spark Finger gloves were designed to meet the needs of BD’s top athletes, so they’re durable and warm, and have extra foam padding over the knuckles to help protect your hands during any accidental interactions with trees. There’s also a suede nose wipe on the thumb so you can keep your face fresh between runs.

The Black Diamond Spark Finger is one of the warmest options on this list, and is well-suited to anyone skiing inbounds, or in the backcountry.
Shell MaterialWaterproofingPrice 
Full Goat LeatherBD.dry™ Insert$69.95

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Dakine Avenger GORE-TEX - Kids'

Best 2021-2022 ski & snowboard gloves

Cold hands are a great way to make your kids hate skiing, but so many kids gloves are made with cheap materials and don’t stay warm and dry through a full day of skiing. That’s why Dakine made the Avenger Gore Tex kids glove. The Avenger uses the same premium materials and technologies as adult gloves, in a smaller package. The Gore Tex liner will keep your kid’s fingers dry even in wet snow, and the synthetic insulation wicks moisture away and keeps the blood flowing to their digits. They’ve also got an integrated heat pack pocket for an extra boost to help them make last chair.

Your kids deserve to have as comfortable of hands as you do, and the Dakine Avenger makes that easy to accomplish.

Shell MaterialWaterproofingOriginal Price 
55% Recycled Polyester / 45% Polyester MelangeGORE-TEX Waterproof Breathable Membrane$47.95

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Dakine Excursion GORE-TEX

Best 2021-2022 ski & snowboard gloves

Dakine’s Excursion gloves are designed for the coldest days of skiing and snowboarding, those days where it just feels like every blast of wind is trying to chill you to the bone. Their softshell material cuts the wind well, and the goatskin palm holds up to wear remarkably. Inside they’ve got a waterproof Gore Tex liner that also allows any moisture from your hands to evaporate out of the glove. 230g PrimaLoft Gold insulation locks in the heat, and a wool liner keeps your fingers toasty lap after lap.

If you’ve had to deal with cold hands in the past, and don’t want to worry about numb fingers ever again, Dakine has you covered with the Excursion Gore Tex gloves.

Shell MaterialWaterproofingPrice
4-Way Stretch Soft Shell / Goat Leather with DWR FinishGORE Active$104.95

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