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Touring Gloves

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Hi Team,

I'd like to take advice on what gloves people use for touring? Got big alpine gloves but definitely the wrong thing. For day touring in snowy BC.

Thanks for any tips
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Im a big fan of Mountain Equipment gloves, the randonee gauntlet or guide
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@motdoc, I'm merely a novice at this touring lark but for the up I use lightweight windproof fleece nordic gloves and just normal ski ones coming down.
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I've got a pair of Ortovox touring gloves – stretchy and a snug fit with leather (or fake leather, can't remember) palms. Could fit an insulated pair over the top if I was cold.
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about 10 euros the pair
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Spring / autumn cycling gloves for the ascent; skiing mittens over the top of the cycling gloves for the descent.
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Scarlet wrote:
I've got a pair of Ortovox touring gloves – stretchy and a snug fit with leather (or fake leather, can't remember) palms. Could fit an insulated pair over the top if I was cold.


Snap. And they work on an iPhone screen so handy for snaps. Also use them for cycling when it’s cold.
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@BobinCH, yep, that’s the badger. Wouldn’t use mine for cycling though, they’d be knackered in a week! The cycling ones would do for a ski tour, but they are slightly more battered.

If it’s not Baltic, quite often the gloves end up in my pockets – ski touring generates a lot of heat. The other thing that’s worth having is some kind of headband to soak up the sweat but keep your ears warm. Hats are too hot.
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@motdoc, I have used Chamonix bin men's gloves for everything for 6 seasons. After about 70 days the pile/fluff starts to pack down and they are not so warm.... then they become uphill gloves. I have carried fancy Dan Black Diamond gloves for when it all gets too much, but have never needed them.
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I use these for high work rate exercise use, very light, soft, good protection where needed, airflow back side.

https://www.coopersafety.com/work-gloves/performance-gloves/landscaping-gloves/ironclad-cowboy-gloves.html

They are a particularly good balance of features, but obviously dont extend into significant insulation quality. They never overheat no matter how hot you get or whatever ambient temperature is.

Good cost too, very good value.
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@ski3, belting gloves.
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Decathlon do a thin £10 pair which seem to work for me.
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$30 black diamond fleece gloves with a leather palm. Added some wrist leashes which can save hassle bending over to pick them up.
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Doesn't it depend on the time of year?

Siberia few years ago in November tad chilly (-20) Japan this year anywhere between -15 & +5

I often don't even wear gloves, though as a result have suffered frost bite not realising just how freezing it actually was though climbing up my core was warm whilst extremities were obviously not!

As has been mentioned Decathlon do some great gloves.

https://www.stylealtitude.com/best-ski-and-snowboard-gear-2019.html
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Doesn't it depend on the time of year?


and altitude and the weather

Summer 2019 I was alpine mountaineering in July but it was breezy and cool and we needed big gloves on summit ridges. On other occasions you can be sweating in liner gloves when skinning in the sun in March.

I just splashed out one these
https://eu.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_GB/helio-three-in-one-gloves-BD801423_cfg.html#cgid=snow-gloves&start=43
although I got them a bit cheaper on sportpursuit

Haven't used them in anger but they look like a good system for ski touring and mountaineering - a lightweight softshell glove and a roomy light weight insulated glove than can be worn in combination or seperately. The big glove pulls on easily over the thinner one
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Scarlet wrote:


If it’s not Baltic, quite often the gloves end up in my pockets – ski touring generates a lot of heat.


Careful with that - you will only make the mistake of slipping on a steep slope and stuffing gloveless hands into the snow/ice to stop once wink

I've been using these that past 2-3 seasons: https://eu.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_AT/summer-sale-2020/crag-glove-past-season-BD801858_cfg.html#start=100

Really happy with them, but due to be replaced now I've worn a few holes in the fingers.

I always have my actual ski gloves with for descents though.
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clarky999 wrote:
Careful with that - you will only make the mistake of slipping on a steep slope and stuffing gloveless hands into the snow/ice to stop once wink

Good point, and I shall refer you back to last year's Ski touring for Wallies thread for other experiences I have learnt from wink
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Surely any Mechanix style gloves do the job for the high heat output work/spring weather (and can be deployed as inner gloves at other times)?
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I have warm hands. I like sealskin gloves mainly because they are waterproof and won’t end up wet when you’re messing about carrying skis etc.

I do find having spare warm gloves is worth it.

https://www.sealskinz.com/gloves/field-shooting/dragon-eye-gloves-black.htm?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&productid=1922&gclid=CjwKCAjw_Y_8BRBiEiwA5MCBJn52oEv2e4HF39VW42H9M_YET1D65OGYdTTQbC9ll0uDMf5fyunFtRoCMa4QAvD_BwE
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Surely any Mechanix style gloves do the job for the high heat output work/spring weather (and can be deployed as inner gloves at other times)?

They're a bit meh for the price and the leather soaks up moisture like a b'stard.
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Just get down to your local garden centre and find something that is thin and stretchy and is most comfortable. Then add some windproof overmitts for when it's particularly cold and windy.



https://www.townandco.com/products/gloves

Town & Country Comfort Fit gardening gloves available from most good garden centres. In fact our local garden centre had a vast array of suitable gloves - many more than you'd see in an outdoor shop - and very reasonable prices too. The back on these is stretchy and is gentle on the nose!

This model is now end-of-line but is still available in many places, including ebay, where we got ours. There is a replacement comming through but I haven't tried that one. They also have an insulated version which I might try next time.
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