Leather work gloves while skiing?
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Brian Barnes
(brianjbarnes) - M

Locale: Midwest
Leather work gloves while skiing? on 12/17/2008 21:32:31 MST Print View

Anyone use leather work style gloves while skiing? I read in Mike Clelland's gear list that he uses a work glove. Poking around on some "ski forums' the Kinco® Ski Gloves (901 model) treated with snowseal gets rave reviews. Just curious...

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
Yes! on 01/03/2009 00:47:22 MST Print View

Deerskin gloves with Snoseal, and light stretch fleece liners. I find it hard to find ones that are not too baggy.

Also good for shoveling the driveway.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Gloves on 01/03/2009 09:49:57 MST Print View

So what would the advantage be?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
$ on 01/04/2009 14:29:29 MST Print View

Durability and cheap replacement.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Leather work gloves on 01/04/2009 14:46:40 MST Print View

Take your liner gloves with when selecting a size. A tight fit will result in cold fingers/hands, look for a nice roomy fit while wearing your liner.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Gloves on 01/04/2009 16:22:47 MST Print View

That was easy....

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
Leather work gloves while skiing? YES! on 01/04/2009 16:46:01 MST Print View

grab
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These gloves are the standard issue in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley. Everybody skis in 'em. They are warm, and comfy and last a few seasons.

about 14 bucks at the hardware store.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Leather work gloves while skiing? on 01/05/2009 11:43:25 MST Print View

Get ones with synthetic backs as opposed to cotton though. If you must have an activity-specific glove there are copious manufactures who make ski gloves that are basically work gloves but they are in "ski proper" colors and have little bells and whistles such as vents and zippers to make them more "ski-worthy".

Edited by sharalds on 01/05/2009 11:44:36 MST.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Leather work gloves on 01/05/2009 15:46:27 MST Print View

Great for fearless fist jams. Never used athletic tape, but I bet this is quicker and less overhead, if not quite as good. Only tried it a few times but what a difference. My gloves are undersized slightly so they really tighten up when you make a fist. That may work against the hand for holding poles.

When they get wet, takes forever to dry. They have gone scrambling a few times and been happy. Nice as a wind blocker in cool dry conditions, you know how hands and ears get cold from jogging.

Brian Barnes
(brianjbarnes) - M

Locale: Midwest
RE: "Leather work gloves while skiing?" on 02/01/2009 09:48:05 MST Print View

Thanks for the great feedback! I was on vacation while you all replied and just now found the responses... doh!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Petzl Cordex belay gloves on 02/01/2009 11:20:17 MST Print View

I don't climb, but I found these Petzl belay gloves at REI a couple years ago for $28 and they make good general pupose leather gloves. They do have a synthetic back. I would use some sort ot water treatment for skiing.

Petzl Cordex belay gloves

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Check out Sierra Trading Post on 02/12/2009 09:37:53 MST Print View

Just got their catalog and they again have Grandoe leather/synth insulated gloves for winter sports $30.

I have a pair and they are more durable than my Marmot or Dakine gloves. Good for snowboarding. L and XL only.

They are not ultralight, and do not come with idiot cords.
The strap and buckle on the back may be removed.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,57634_Grandoe-Expedition-Gore-Tex-Gloves-Waterproof-Insulated-For-Men-and-Women.htmlglovepcs

Edited by Paul_Tree on 02/12/2009 09:41:21 MST.