Does anyone out there possess the ability to lace up while wearing gloves? If I have to adjust my laces on the mountain, or even remove my boots to pull a pebble out, I have to take my gloves off and it's bloody freezing. Am I completely uncoordinated, are my gloves too big, or is this plain impossible to do?
If I had to take a boot off on the mountain (something I've never done, and will do my best to avoid ever doing), I'd be a lot more worried about getting snow on my foot than my hands getting a little cold.
Anyway, although I always put my boots on before my gloves when I'm getting ready, I'm sure I could reverse the order if necessary. My Salomon F20s have a powerlace system that has a little handle for the laces -- easy to pull even with gloves on. And nothing needs to be threaded.