Glove Recommendations?

GB_Ski

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Showa Japanese work gloves, waterproof, breathable, get em one size large and use a thin liner.
I see more and more people climbing winter alpine routes in these in recent years. I think it all started with Colin Haley's blog on his Begguya climb. I saw people wearing down at Mt Washington for skiing and climbing.
 

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The parollers I know all get their glov es at the hardware store, or they wear Kincos. Hestra copies of Kincos if you need to spenf more.
FWIW if your hands are cold you need to dress warmer. No gloves will keep your hands warm if your head is cold.

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I see more and more people climbing winter alpine routes in these in recent years. I think it all started with Colin Haley's blog on his Begguya climb. I saw people wearing down at Mt Washington for skiing and climbing.
Interesting, Colin Haley is a longtime friend. My knowledge of the gloves comes from the Japanese alpine community, they've been using them for a couple of decades.
 

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The parollers I know all get their glov es at the hardware store, or they wear Kincos. Hestra copies of Kincos if you need to spenf more.
FWIW if your hands are cold you need to dress warmer. No gloves will keep your hands warm if your head is cold.

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Nailed it.
 

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Black Diamond Guide for me, been great - tough, warm, long-lasting. Just fading away now after 5-6 seasons. They took some time to break in but have been loyal companions - there are few things as satisfying in life as pulling on a high quality leather ski glove that's moulded to your hand and heading out into a storm.

Have been looking at Hestra Vertical Cut CZone as a replacement but hadn't come across FTP....I like their pricing so will give some a go.
 

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Have been looking at Hestra Vertical Cut CZone as a replacement but hadn't come across FTP....I like their pricing so will give some a go.
One of the things that make Hestra gloves long lasting is the models that use goat leather (Army Leather Heli) which is more durable than cow leather. Removable liners are also a very big bonus, imo.

OTOH the Free The Powder glove has a very attractive price even if they don't last as long.
 

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One of the things that make Hestra gloves long lasting is the models that use goat leather (Army Leather Heli) which is more durable than cow leather. Removable liners are also a very big bonus, imo.

OTOH the Free The Powder glove has a very attractive price even if they don't last as long.
Thanks @DanoT that is good to know. Benefit of Hestra is I can get them in NZ so no problems with sizing. Any thoughts on the FTP mitts from a warmth perspective? Have been considering a mitt for colder days (fingers getting colder as I get older) but don't know if an FTP mitt will be warmer than, for example a Hestra Vert Cut/BD guide glove?
 

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Mitt vs glove is more of a personal preference thing. I like the dexterity of a glove, while a mitten with a trigger finger does somewhat address that.

A thin extra liner works well with glove or mitt on a really cold day. Merino wool is great. Silk feels great but the less expensive synthetic liners with metallic threads out preform silk in the cold.

Electric liners are the best but very expensive and used in replace of the removable felt or heavy wool liner. For those with chronic cold hands the rechargeable battery electric liner is kinda like a Dyson portable vacuum: Overpriced but worth it.
 

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Thanks @DanoT that is good to know. Benefit of Hestra is I can get them in NZ so no problems with sizing. Any thoughts on the FTP mitts from a warmth perspective? Have been considering a mitt for colder days (fingers getting colder as I get older) but don't know if an FTP mitt will be warmer than, for example a Hestra Vert Cut/BD guide glove?
FTP are very warm. Too warm for me in fact in the spring. They are good quality.

That said, Hestra are awesome gloves as well and a bit higher quality. When you factor in you get 6 years use out of them if you're not using things like rope tows or pomma lifts, the Hestra glove isn't all that expensive though spread out over all that time. And not sure you can even get FTP in NZ without spending a fortune on shipping. So I'd stick with Hestra in NZ. Hestra makes a great mitt you'd like.
 
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