How to Choose Gloves
Gloves are designed with individual fingers which offer better grip and dexterity than mittens. Gloves
are ideal for active outdoor activities that require frequent use of gear, adjust boot laces and buckles, handle gear, and zip jackets and hoodies. For aerobic activities, the lightweight half finger
is the ideal choice.
Mittens are warmer than gloves because of their construction and design. The reason behind this fact is that your finger generates more heat when they are together. Although full finger
mittens restrict some degree of movement and they are not dexterous as gloves, they can be used for sports like skiing and snowboarding where you don’t frequently use fingers. Holding the ski poles or snowboarding down the mountains mittens
are excellent choices for protecting your hands from fridge temperatures.
Most gloves and mittens for snowboarding and downhill skiing are designed to be waterproof, breathable, and warm. The water repellent acts as a barrier to prevent wetness from rain and snow at bay while allowing vapour from sweat to escape. Arcteryx
, and Petzl
are the most famous manufacturers of outdoor gear such as mittens and gloves.
Some of the important factors are mentioned below which you must keep in mind while choosing gloves for winter outdoor activities;
• Leather palms
• Long gauntlet cuffs
• Wrist cinches
• Zippered pockets
• Thumb wipes
• Leashes, or wrist cords