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Best Ski Gloves – Tips To Choose The Right Pair As Per Your Need

Nov 17th 2014 at 4:38 AM

You need a good pair of ski gloves to get pleasure from your time on the snow. Shopping online or walking into a ski shop can leave you quite confused, though, as there seems to be a mind-boggling array of styles and brands. How do you choose the pair that’s right for you? Here are some tips.

1. Construction - Ski gloves should keep your hands dry and warm and must provide some degree of protection against contact with snow. They are typically designed with three-layers—a hardwearing outer shell, an insulation layer, and an inner lining. This type of construction should make them water resistant and windproof, so that your fingers don’t freeze while you’re on the slopes.

The material should likewise be breathable, allowing the moisture your body produces (your sweat) to escape. The inner lining should ideally wick water.

You should also check if the seams are double-stitched and sealed. This is because unsealed seams allow water and wind to enter. Keep in mind that single-stitch construction is okay if you intend to wear the gloves for just a season or two. If you want something that lasts many years, look for double or triple stitching.

2. Extra Features – Some ski gloves come with additional features that may be useful under certain conditions. For example, you can use ski gloves with goggle wiper blades (small rubber blades attached to the outside part of the glove’s forefinger) to clear snow from your goggle lenses. Some ski gloves even have nose wipes, which are patches of absorbent materials typically on the thumb. You might also want to look for reinforced fingertips and palms for superior protection against sharp board edges.

3. Fit – You need ski gloves that fit properly—which means they should be snug but comfortable. They should allow your hands to perform a range of movement that is necessary for skiing. You want gloves that let you grip the poles comfortably and fish for things out of your jacket’s or pant’s pockets.

Don’t make the mistake of buying gloves that are way too big, as they are difficult to get through the loops of the ski pole. Gloves that are too big for you also increase heat loss, making your hands feel cold. Meanwhile, gloves that are way too tight may restrict circulation and even keep the insulating layer from lofting properly.

The cuffs should be long enough so that they overlap with your jacket sleeves to keep the wind and cold out. Some gloves have elastic bands or straps that you can adjust for a snug fit around your wrist.

About the author:

This article is written by Universal Textiles Content Team. Universal Textiles supplies a diverse range of clothing and home textiles products since 1986. They sell a variety of hosiery products ranging from socks, thermal underwear, hats, gloves, bedding and many other lines.

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