Words by Sierra Shafer and Matt Hansen
Try this glove on and you will ooh and ahh. That's how luxuriously smooth this deerskin mitt feels both inside and out. The interior consists of a Primaloft thermo-plush lining that's like putting your hand in a cloud, ensuring warm digits even during the coldest of days. The tradeoff for all this comfort is a lack of dexterity. This mitt is all about the down.
With cowhide/goat nappa leather on the fingers and palm, and Hestra's dobby mélange on the top of the glove for an excellent fit, the Army Leather Couloir is waterproof and breathable in a minimalist style. An excellent choice for backcountry tours or riding the lifts on a pleasant winter's day, this glove places a priority on being able to use your hands for multiple jobs.
This softshell goatskin glove has a double gauntlet cuff for extra protection from the elements. Hitting at mid-forearm, the cuff is long enough to be worn over the jacket or under an adjustable sleeve. High volume Primaloft insulation makes these a puffier glove, but without limiting the mobility skiers look for. The Trigger S loop is designed to work in conjunction with the Leki Trigger poles.
Designed and tested in Japan by Pep Fujas, this durable goatskin leather lobster glove is the perfect combination of warmth and dexterity. Your trigger finger is free to zip, pinch, pick, and point, while Gore-Tex throughout and 200 grams of Primaloft insulation will keep your paws warm and dry even in the dampest of conditions.
This story originally appeared in the November 2018 (47.3) issue of POWDER. To have great stories like this delivered right to your door, in print, subscribe here.