Gloves are necessary when visiting the snow, but each person has different needs. As a result, Auski offers a comprehensive selection of ski gloves, mittens, and liners from well-known manufacturers including Reusch, Swany, XTM and more. Low-profile park gloves for warm, sunny days or heavily insulated gloves for the coldest days can all be used as ideal ski gloves. Consult our expert staff for help determining the best mix! We have something for everyone, whether you're skiing, snowboarding, touring, or just having fun in the snow, regardless of the style, level of waterproofness, or degree of warmth you need.
Consider what you'll be doing before going glove and mitten shopping. Most downhill ski gloves and mittens are made with synthetic exteriors, typically nylon, a waterproof, breathable barrier, and some type of insulation in order to keep your hands warm in frigid, wet conditions. Abrasion-resistant patches on the fingers, knuckles, and palms boost durability for sports like skiing and snowboarding. On the other hand, cross-country skiing is an extremely aerobic activity that will likely cause you to perspire. Cross-country gloves are pliable, breathable, and facilitate the evaporation of sweat-derived moisture. Once you've decided how you'll use your gloves or mittens, think about features like insulation, waterproofness, dexterity, and touch-screen compatibility.
Because ski gloves have distinct fingers, which offer greater dexterity than mittens, they are preferred for activities where you frequently touch equipment, fasten boot buckles, and zip zippers. Lightweight gloves are a great alternative for cardiovascular sports like cross-country skiing when your body generates a lot of heat. Gloves and mittens are made of the same materials, but mittens are warmer since your fingers share heat, but with gloves they cannot. Furthermore, mittens' surface area makes it more difficult for body heat to escape. Even though they aren't as dextrous as gloves, wearing them can help you when using ski poles, snowboarding down a mountain, or embarking on a cold-weather hike. Some manufacturers combine your ring and pinky fingers with your index and middle fingers to form a hybrid glove and mitten. These are a great alternative if you've found that gloves aren't warm enough and mittens are too thick. Three-in-one gloves and mittens are frequently offered by manufacturers and include a separate liner glove or mitten within the main glove or mitten. Wear the shell and liner individually in cooler weather or combined for maximum warmth with these 3-in-1 gloves' adaptability. Liner gloves give you exceptional dexterity while protecting your skin from the elements when handling equipment. You can buy a 3-in-1 glove or mitten system as a whole or create your own by buying various shells and liners.
The most common insulating materials used in gloves and mittens are down and synthetic materials. In addition to being a superb insulator, down is highly prized for being lightweight, transportable, strong, and breathable. Even though down is more expensive than synthetic, it lasts longer and is therefore a better long-term investment. Due to the fact that down loses its efficiency as insulation when it gets wet, it is not as frequently utilised in gloves and mittens as synthetic insulation. A waterproof shell often keeps it dry while in use by shielding it. For skiing and snowboarding in chilly, dry conditions, down gloves and mittens are an excellent option. Synthetic insulation is less expensive than down, dries more quickly, and provides insulation even when wet. It is a wise decision to use while skiing, snowboarding, and playing in the snow, especially in humid weather. Synthetic insulation has a few disadvantages, such as the fact that it offers a bit less warmth for its weight, weighs a little more than down, and loses part of its insulating properties when compressed. Most snowboard, cross-country, and downhill ski gloves feature synthetic insulation.
Auski online has a huge selection of women’s ski gloves and mitts for sale all year round.