I am looking for a super warm but thin waterproof glove. Any suggestions?
Posted: October 10th, 2009
Edited: October 10th, 2009
In outdoor gear "waterproof" is reserved for stuff that you could stick your hand in a lake for an hour. "Water resistant" means that it could easily handle snow, light rain etc.
The disadvantage with waterproof materials is that are not nearly as breathable as water resistant materials and therefore are rarely a good choice for your base liner (due to sweat).
One example that is close is:
This glove is designed for ice climbing and therefore is thin (maintaining dexterity) but water resistant.
Check out the full line of Ice Climbing Gloves
If you don't expect to be dealing with lots of moisture typically I recommend a liner like:
this will provide warmth and allow you to keep most of your dexterity. Then wear a shell on the outside when you need high levels of water resistance.
Good question. I use an EMS Power Stretch gloves, Black Diamond Punisher Gloves as my midweight and BD Absolute Mittens as my warm mittens. My midweight glove could be warmer but w/o sacrificing dexterity what suggestions do you have?
I don't know if it's fair to call this a mid-weight but it's a great glove:
It will be substainially warmer the punisher. It is thicker but you'll still have good dexterity.
What do you think of a medium weight glove? I use the Black Diamond Absolute Mitten for my super warm mitten and EMS Power Stretch Liners for a liner. However for a mid weight glove i'm using Black Diamond Punisher Gloves and it's lacking for warmth. I'm considering the Hestra Ski Cross Glove, Hestra Army Leather Glove, and the Black Diamond Soloist glove. Any suggestions or comment on those mentioned or other mid weight gloves? Thank you.
I'm a huge fan of the Hestra gloves and own a couple pairs. The guide glove
is my go-to glove every day when I'm out on the mountain. It is incredibly dexterous and the removable wool liners are a great feature for drying them out quickly. That said, these gloves are not waterproof and if you've got them in snow all day eventually they will soak through.
The other pair I own is probably more what you are looking for. The XCR gloves
have a gore tex liner which keeps them completely dry and they provide plenty of insulation as a mid weight glove.
Are those Hestra's going to be warmer and still have good dexterity for a glove between the lighter weight Black Diamond Punisher and heavier weight Black Diamond Absolute Mitten? It's difficult to find a good mid weight glove that can do it all. And if I should consider buying a few different pairs of gloves for different temps. I think the $100 gloves I've narrowed it down to, it's still a long list, are:
1. Hestra Fall Line
2. Hestra Army Leather Gore Tex XCR
3. Black Diamond Pursuit
4. Black Diamond Soloist