Ski Gloves Buying Guide
When heading to the slopes, ski gloves are a must and they are much more than a simple accessory. Ski gloves are vital when going outdoors in such cold climates as they keep your hands warm and help your circulation. Follow our Dare 2b guide that has everything you need to know when selecting your perfect pair of ski gloves.
Ski gloves vs Ski mitts
The biggest question asked is how do you pick gloves or mitts for skiing? What is the difference between them?
Firstly, most popular is the classic ski glove 'five digit' version, as they allow more movement and functionality. This really helps when you are trying to do up zips and handle your gear. Traditionally, ski mittens were only worn by snowboarders, however recently they have become more popular among skiers. This is due to them having one pocket for four fingers so more heat can be shared. In short ski, mitts are much warmer than ski gloves, but ski gloves sacrifice dexterity.
Ski gloves key features intro
Our Dare 2b ski gloves and ski mittens have a set of features and functions that will help enable you to perform at the best possible level; these are outlined below:
To help keep the snow out and the heat in are the easy pull straps on both ski gloves and mitts. The best ski gloves have adjustable cuffs for wrists and arms of all sizes.
Textured gripped palm and thumb
Both ski mittens and ski gloves that offer a textured grip palm and thumb help to improve grip by allowing you to easily hold ski poles, ensuring you feel safe and secure all day long on the slopes.
Helping to keep the ski glove attached to your wrist (even if not wearing them) is a wrist loop. This is great if you are wanting to eat, drink or take a photo quickly as it reduces the chance of the gloves getting lost! This feature is great for kids, as they are more likely to lose them.
A fleece lining helps to insulate and trap heat from your hands. There are many artificial insulators that can be used for this but a fleece lining tends to be used the most by top skiers.
What size ski gloves do I need?
Getting the size right is very important when choosing ski gloves in order for you to have the best possible experience. In a ski glove, you should be able to move your fingers around without it being too restricted or tough, but at the same time you don't want your gloves to be too big so that you can feel your fingers sliding around. If you're unsure of the size, you can always test by stretching your fingers out and trying to pinch about a quarter of an inch of the ski glove fabric. If you are still unsure, then you could make a fist with your hand and the fit should not be so tight that your fingers won't curve fully. You may also need to consider that your hands will need room to breathe, however you don't want them too loose as this means letting in cold air and snow into the gloves and up your sleeves.
Dare 2b's ski gloves come in sizes small, medium and large and are available for both adults and kids. Our official size charts for adults and kids will help in choosing with size is best for you and your family.
From reading our guide you are now equipped with everything you need to know about the best ski gloves and mitts including their benefits. You can shop the Dare 2b range across mens, womens and kids, helping you keep dry, warm and protected.