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Old 02-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current gloves are starting to get worn out and rarely ever keep me as warm. It's a pair I found on the hill a couple seasons after the hill closed and almost everyone was gone. It's a pair of Börne mittens. I can't say much about them since I can't find the company website but the mitts say ski team and 40g of thinsulation. I'm looking for something a lot warmer. I live in Montreal so temperatures generally vary from 0 to -20 but It can get a lot colder( after a storm last month the top of Tremblant was -50 ) I have thin blood and my circulation isn't too great so I get cold very easily. I prefer mittens for the extra warmth. I'm looking to spend around 100$ but if Its worth it to spend the extra 20-40$ I wouldn't mind. If I could spend less and get a pair of good gloves I wouldn't mind though as I can put the money towards a new board next season. What do you guys recommend? Hopefully I've given enough information but I can give more if necessary

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best advice I can give would be to go to the local shops and start trying stuff on. Something with a liner would be best for those temps.
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The warmest pair I've ever had was a pair of Burton gloves that came with a removable liner. They were warm enough for Canadian riding 95% of the time, but every once in a while if my fingers got a little cold I'd throw the liners on inside the gloves.

Pretty sure these are the newer version of the ones I bought about 5 years ago. Gore-Tex® Glove | Burton Snowboards

The performance of these gloves actually got me looking to Burton the next time I bought hard goods!
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Backcountry currently have some stuff on sale. I recently bought a pair of Dakine Titan Glove that comes with a removable liner. Keeps my hand very warm, to the point that it will start sweating.

If gloves aren't warm enough, you can always go for the mitten. And if that's not warm enough, you can always throw hand warmers in there. Maybe something like this (Burton Gore-Tex Mitten - Men's | Backcountry.com)
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you can these part of your jacket you won't believe how hot your gloves become. The heat from your body gets pumped down your sleeves into your hands.
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From what I've read, Black Diamond Mercury Mitts are supposedly some of the warmest around. A little above your price range retail, but who pays retail? Google will find them on sale for you.
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If you can these part of your jacket you won't believe how hot your gloves become. The heat from your body gets pumped down your sleeves into your hands.
My jacket has them but I've never used them. I always thought hey were pointless but I'll take your advice and try em out this weekend and see if it makes a difference.

I've heard a lot of good things about Black Diamond Mitts. If they really are that warm and durable enough to last me a couple seasons I wouldn't mind spending a little more. I'll try them next time I can
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My jacket has them but I've never used them. I always thought hey were pointless but I'll take your advice and try em out this weekend and see if it makes a difference.

I've heard a lot of good things about Black Diamond Mitts. If they really are that warm and durable enough to last me a couple seasons I wouldn't mind spending a little more. I'll try them next time I can
There is another thread gloves versus mitten started a few days ago
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My current gloves are starting to get worn out and rarely ever keep me as warm. It's a pair I found on the hill a couple seasons after the hill closed and almost everyone was gone. It's a pair of Börne mittens. I can't say much about them since I can't find the company website but the mitts say ski team and 40g of thinsulation. I'm looking for something a lot warmer. I live in Montreal so temperatures generally vary from 0 to -20 but It can get a lot colder( after a storm last month the top of Tremblant was -50 ) I have thin blood and my circulation isn't too great so I get cold very easily. I prefer mittens for the extra warmth. I'm looking to spend around 100$ but if Its worth it to spend the extra 20-40$ I wouldn't mind. If I could spend less and get a pair of good gloves I wouldn't mind though as I can put the money towards a new board next season. What do you guys recommend? Hopefully I've given enough information but I can give more if necessary
I know what you're talking about when it comes to thin blood. A few months ago I got very sick and it turned out blood clots had entered my lungs and nearly killed me. To date I've been on prescription blood thinners and I will be on them for life due to complications post injury. So when it gets cold my hands are the first to feel it. I've been so cold a few times I've lost feeling in my fingers. That said, I use the Burton AK Oven Mitts. They are super warm, pile fleece liners, 20g of Primaloft insulation, tough leather palms, and Gore-Tex Wind-Stopper material through out the mitts. These are my go to gear for those very cold days that I know I'm at greater risk of frost bite and hypothermia. Check em out, they are not cheap but well worth the cash if your hands tend to get cold.

Also since I had to take these meds I've found that gloves and mitts made primarily of leather tend to get colder faster. Leather palms are ok but when it's all leather the cold just lays on them. Look for Gore-Tex in anything you decide on though, it can make the difference between frozen fingers and a good day on the hill. Good luck, PM me with questions if you like I've learned a lot about being cold this season.
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So I went to my local shop and found that most of the gloves they had were cheap(sub 30$) garbage. The only higher end gloves they had were Kombi. I ended up settling on these which were on sale for 80$(from 130). GTX DOWN DIMENSION II MITT | Kombi Canada
I've only ever used the really cheap(10$) Kombi gloves so I don't really know what to expect from their more expensive line. Hopefully they will be warm and last me couple years. If they don't then I'm just going to order a pair of AK Burton's online. Thnaks for the help
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