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Recommended selection criteria for gloves:
  • Select Alpine mountaineering and ice climbing gloves with reinforced fingers, palms and other contact points for durability
  • Ensure the gloves are not too tight which will lead to cold fingers
  • Consider gloves with a liner that can separate from the main glove for colder climates, backcountry skiing, ice climbing and mountaineering. This provides for quicker drying and using just the liners adds more finger dexterity
  • For trail running select gloves that are wind proof for winter and above tree line running and a second form fitting pair for late spring /early summer

Bottom Line recommendation for gloves: You will probably require a couple gloves to match your requirements: a light weight model for trail running and larger two part model for mountaineering, backcountry skiing and ice climbing.

Bottom Line recommendation for hats: A significant amount of the body's heat escapes through the head. Select a hat with wind proofing qualities and fleece lining for colder conditions. Select hats>>


Arc'teryx Gamma SV Glove

The Gamma SV Glove from Arcteryx is made for severe conditions. Arcteryx uses the designation SV to indicate gear intended for the roughest use.

Armada Inverse Glove - Men's

The Armada Inverse Gloves keep your hands warm when everything around them is cold.

Armada Sonora Glove

With its stellar warmth and low-profile design, the Armada Sonora Glove proves that the coolest things come in small packages.

Black Diamond Guide Glove - Men's

The Guide Glove, Black Diamonds warmest glove, is the ultimate choice for climbing and skiing in cold regions like Alaska.

Black Diamond Kingpin Glove

The Black Diamond Kingpin Gloves are thin, dexterous, ultra-durable work gloves for skiers and patrollers who need equipment that lasts.

Black Diamond Mad Max Glove

When life revolves around the epic quest for deep, fluffy powder, pull on the Black Diamond Mad Max Glove and head out to do battle.

Black Diamond Patrol Glove

Black Diamond builds their Patrol Gloves with durable, yet-supple, Pittards goatskin material to hold up to the tremendous abuse of patrollers and backcountry addicts.

Black Diamond Prodigy Glove - Men's

Black Diamond Prodigy is a cold weather glove for climbers and skiers who demand superb dexterity and durability.

Black Diamond Rebel Glove

For all-day sessions at the resort, pull on the straightforward Black Diamond Rebel Glove.

Black Diamond Soloist Glove

Protect your hands when you head into harsh winter weather with the Black Diamond Soloist.

Black Diamond StormWeight Glove

Instead of making the StormWeight Glove just like every other WindStopper glove out there, Black Diamond gave it a durable, grippy Pittards leather palm for increased versatility.

Black Diamond Tour Glove

An ultra-breathable, durable, and highly water-resistant Schoeller shell makes the Black Diamond Tour Glove a versatile tool for all-day backcountry trips.

Canada Goose Down Glove

Prepare your hands for the harsh, unforgiving conditions of winter with the Canada Goose Down Gloves.

Cloudveil Serendipity Glove

The Cloudveil Serendipity Glove gives you three-in-one versatility along with the protection of Gore-Tex for comfortable and durable protection in any conditions.

Cloudveil Tram Line Glove - Men's

The close fit of the Cloudveil Tram Line Glove mirrors the proximity of the trees to you as you tear through the snowy woods. SuperSteer leather resists wear like politicians resist truth

Cloudveil Troller Glove - Men's

For extended on-mountain use and the demands of all-day skiing, the Jackson Hole ski patrollers reach for the fleece-lined Cloudveil Mens Troller Glove, and you should too.

Columbia Airchamber Glove

The Columbia Airchamber Glove uses Microtemp XF II insulation on the back of the hand and light fleece through the palm for excellent warmth with top-notch dexterity.

Columbia Caddy Shack Glove

The Columbia Caddy Shack Glove uses an Omni-Tech Ballistic shell to keep your hands from getting soaked when you rip up the hill this winter.

Columbia Challenge Glove - Men's

The Columbia Challenge Mens Gloves will be with you from first chair to nighttime rails in the resorts parking lot.

Columbia Leaping Lion Glove - Women's

Shun wetness like you avoid rush-hour traffic with the Columbia Womens Leaping Lion Glove.

Columbia Mountain Access Interchange Glove - Men's

Spend the entire season poaching backcountry lines or riding the resort with the Columbia Mens Mountain Access Interchange Glove.

Columbia Storm Trooper Leather Glove - Men's

Max out your season pass with help from the Columbia Mens Storm Trooper Leather Gloves. These workmanlike gloves are built to handle the rigors of ski patrolthings like dragging storm fencing around ... more info.

Columbia Wintertrainer II Glove - Men's

The Columbia Mens Wintertrainer Gloves fleece shells give you just the right amount of insulation for spring skiing while the PU leather palm increases grip and durability.

Grandoe Crestone Glove - Men's

If you love forest creatures you might want to look away, but if youre into comfort, warmth and the great outdoors the Grandoe Mens Skiing Glove delivers the unmatchable suppleness of deerskin, ... more info.

Grandoe GCS Primo Elite Glove - Men's

With a waterproof, breathable DriGard insert and zip-out microfleece liner, the Grandoe Mens Primo Elite Ski Gloves offer plenty of versatility.

Grandoe Logan Mountaineering Glove - Men's

Your next technical alpine expedition demands the warmth, dexterity, and ample coverage of the Grandoe Logan Gore-Tex Mountaineering Gloves.

Grandoe Switch Glove - Men's

A Gore-Tex insert in the Grandoe Switch glove keeps all water out while you pursue your powdery dreams.

Hestra Army Leather Gore-Tex XCR Glove

The Hestra Army Leather Gore-Tex XCR Glove is a big-gauntlet bomb shelter, shielding your hands when its dumping snow, blowing hard, and biting cold out.

Hestra Army Leather Patrol Glove

The Hestra Heli Ski Short Gloves have wind and waterproof fabric, delicious insulation, and short cuffs that fit easily under your jacket sleeves.

Hestra Cloud Nine Glove

Hestra designed the Cloud Nine Gloves with backcountry freeriding in mind.

Hestra Fall Line Glove

The Hestra Fall Line Glove delivers top performance, warmth, and weather resistance without the bulk.

Hestra Guide Glove

If you spend your work days on your skis or ski like its your job, you cant do without the Hestra Guide Leather Glove. This all-leather glove is a little stiff out of the box, but once its broken in ... more info.

Hestra Heli 3-Finger Glove

The Army Leather 3-Finger glove gives you the warmth of mittens combined with the dexterity of gloves.

Hestra Heli Glove

The Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski glove is a full-featured gauntlet glove for those who appreciate deep pow and crisp, cold early morning drops.

Hestra Hestra Heater Glove

The Hestra Heater Glove combines advanced electronic heating technology with 70 years of glovemaking experience for the ultimate in hand protection.

Hestra Leather Shape Glove

Pull on the Hestra Leather Shape Gloves, click into your skis, and line up the rail.

Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Glove

A freeride glove designed by the man himself, the Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Glove is warm, waterproof, and breathable.

Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Model 3-Finger Glove

A 3-Finger freeride glove designed by the man himself, the Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Glove is warm, waterproof, and breathable.

Hestra Ski Cross Glove

Rally down the mountain with the Hestra Leather Ski Cross Glove, and try to stay ahead of the pack. If you fall back and have to duke it out with the competition, youll appreciate the extra ... more info.

Hestra Soft Shell Short Glove

Hard days in the backcountry require heavy-duty gear that you can absolutely rely on. The Hestra Soft Shell Short Glove uses very breathable fabric on the backhand to keep your hands from overheating ... more info.

Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride Glove

The Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride glove is precision-tailored leather hand armor, hand-assembled by Swedish glove wizards.

Hestra XCR Short Glove

Hestra built the XCR Short Glove with Durable Army leather and Gore-Tex XCR to keep your paws safe and dry so you can concentrate on what youre doing.

Hestra Xtra Fit Glove

Before you suit up for a long skin, throw on the Hestra Xtra Fit Glove. With a thin profile and a Gore-Tex waterproof liner, this glove improves your tactile senses and dexterity.

Joystick Edgar Glove

Better looking than your dads mistress and more supple than a pregnant pigs teet, the Joystick Edgar Glove keeps your fingers warm like a basket of fries and dry like an un-appreciated you-know-what.

Joystick Oscar Glove

A minimalists ski glove, the Joystick Oscar Glove delivers the kind of mobility fighter pilots need to slay bogeys, and is still warm enough for cool days on the hill.

Mammut Expert Tour Glove - Men's

With a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable shell and a removable insulated liner glove, the Mammut Mens Expert Tour Glove gives you total versatility for ski tours, ice climbs, and any other cold mountain ... more info.

Mammut Expert Tour Glove - Women's

The Mammut Womens Expert Tour Gloves removable insulated liner and Gore-Tex waterproof breathable shell make it the ideal all-around winter glove for mountain-loving ladies.

Mammut Guide Work Glove - Men's

Lifties, patrollers, and anyone else working outdoors will appreciate the tough dexterity and all-day comfort of the Mammut Mens Guide Work Glove.

Marmot Alpinist Glove

Like mountain goats, the Marmot Alpinist Glove thrives above city-level in the rocky places of the earth. This 3-in-1 Marmot glove uses a waterproof MemBrain 2L shell reinforced with Goatskin to ... more info.

Marmot Exum Work Glove

Pull the Marmot Exum Work Glove over your paws, zip your jacket up and tackle the mountain. These tough gloves know how to play hard.

Marmot Genesis Glove

When the outside world is plunged in the icy, hellish grip of winter, your hand will be plugged into the Marmot Genesis Glove feeling like its down in Florida somewhere.

Marmot Patrol Glove

The Marmot Patrol Glove takes on winters worst. Its tough, water-resistant shell resists abrasion and keeps hands dry, while Spirafil synthetic insulation shields your fingers from the frosty air.

Marmot Randonnee Glove

The Marmot Randonee Glove can handle some of natures nastiest conditions. The Gore-tex insert is guaranteed to keep your paws dry, while Primaloft locks in the heat.


Tip: If your fingers get cold in your gloves, pull the fingers out of the individual locations and ball them up inside the glove.

Tip: Start out with layered clothing that still leaves you feeling cool when you start out hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, etc...Your activity level will produce a great deal of heat that will cause you to sweat if you begin layered and comfortably warm.



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Ambler Teton Beanie

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Arc'teryx Covert Beanie

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Arc'teryx Croshe Beanie

Arc'teryx Emissary Beanie

Arc'teryx Inga Beanie

Arc'teryx Jetti Beanie

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Arc'teryx Rho LTW Beanie

Arc'teryx Vestigio Beanie

Arc'teryx Waldo Beanie

Armada Trike Beanie

Billabong Circuit Beanie

Billabong Hawk-Eye Beanie

Black Diamond Ernie Beanie

Black Diamond Icon Beanie

Black Diamond Waldo Beanie

Black Diamond Zigzag Beanie

Burton 25k Beanie

Burton Billboard Beanie

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Burton Clever Beanie

Burton Dependable Beanie

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