There’s a tonne of choice, from a range of top brands.
But, which are the best gloves for snowboarding and skiing, and where do you start?
Are Mittens Or Gloves Best For Snowboarding & Skiing?
First, you need to decide if you want to wear mittens or gloves for snowboarding or skiing.
Personally, I always wear gloves. Mittens are too restrictive.
So, why do people bother wearing them?
For warmth; it’s as simple as that.
Ski and snowboard mittens tend to be a lot warmer than gloves.
If you’re someone that really feels the cold, go for mittens. For everyone else, buy gloves instead.
What’s The Pocket On Snowboarding & Skiing Gloves For?
As I mentioned in the snowboarding kit guide, the pocket on your gloves is a must-have feature.
This is designed to store your ski pass.
Many ski resorts will need you to swipe your ski pass every time you get onto a lift. That could be dozens of times in a day.
If you don’t have your pass handy (i.e. tucked away in your glove pocket), you’re going to spend half your day digging around for your pass in your pack; extremely annoying.
The Best Snowboarding & Skiing Gloves Of 2020
Snowboarding gear isn’t cheap.
And, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, and spend $100s on kit when there’s a cheaper, more suitable option available.
You’ll find cheap snowboard and skiing gloves starting as low as $15. On the flip-side, you’ll find gloves that are heading towards the $70-80 mark.
Personally, I don’t think you need to be spending that kind of cash, especially if you are a beginner.
So, which are the best ski and snowboard gloves for the money, for warmth and beginners?
I currently own a pair of HEAD snowboarding gloves. They cost around $40.
But, if I was to buy a new set, I’d be leaning towards the Demon Touchscreen.
Demon are a brand well-known for making high-quality gear. But, at prices that are sometimes half as much as their competitors, such as Dakine and Burton.
As the name suggests, you’ll have no trouble flicking through FaceBook whilst wearing these gloves.
The material around the fingers has been specifically designed to allow smartphone use, so you won’t need to take them off.
Demon have constructed the gloves from waterproof material, and that’s important.
The heat generated from your hands will melt any snow you come into contact with. Without waterproof gloves, you’ll end up with incredibly wet and cold hands.
And, as a bonus, that means that your ski pass is going to be kept dry too, in the integrated pocket.
You’ll get a snug fit thanks to the lined cuff, and wrist strap. And, that means one thing; warmth.
With a lot of budget snowboarding gloves, you’ll find the fit is slightly too loose.
This allows air (and snow when you bail) into the glove, and doesn’t provide the level of warmth you really-need for a day out on the slopes.
Finally, when you’re not wearing the Demon Touchscreen gloves, there’s a snap fit clip that keeps them both together.
In my opinion, these are the best snowboard and skiing gloves for the money, for warmth, and perfect for beginners.
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