Altitude Extreme Mens Ski Gloves
£59.99 Mountain Warehouse
- Waterproof, windproof and breathable
- Taped seams
- Textured fingers for added grip
- Goggle wipe
- Nose wipe
- Extra warm insulation
- Wrist straps
When snowboarding, gloves take an absolute battering, and never more so when learning. Falling over happens a lot, mountains are cold, and taking your bindings on and off all take their toll. Just carrying a snowboard to the slopes can prove fatal for gloves thanks to their sharp edges, so a decent pair of gloves is a must.
Beginners in particular will spend an awful lot of time on the ground, and will continually have their hands in snow when pushing themselves up after a fall. Even experienced skiiers and boarders need gloves that will keep their hands both warm and dry on the slopes, making decent gloves an important investment.
We are big fans of Dakine and Drop gloves usually, as trial and error has taught us that gloves are not something to scrimp on. During our recent trip to Morzine, Alistair put his Altitude Extreme Mens Ski Gloves, from Mountain Warehouse through their paces. Alistair went for the Large size (he’s just under 6ft) and they provided a good, if slightly generous fit.
Performance wise the gloves kept him warm, dry and survived the week, looking as good as new. Previous gloves (at a lower price) had ripped after just a couple of days use, letting water in and making them almost immediately useless. The Altitude Extreme gloves however are clearly, of a much higher quality. Having an elasticated adjustment at the wrist proved useful, effectively keeping snow out, and whilst sat on a cold chair lift, the little vents that allow you to breath warm air into the glove proved useful.
The gloves don’t come with removable inner liners like some of our previous gloves have done, but they were plenty warm enough without the additional layer, and inner gloves can still be used with them, if wanted. The gloves performed well and thanks to their taped seams, Alistair didn’t experience cold or damp hands.
Would We Recommend It?
The Altitude Extreme Men’s Ski Glove is a high quality glove and well worth the price. The glove is ideal for skiing or snowboarding and will keep you warm and dry, providing you with more than a few seasons of use.
Thank you to Mountain Warehouse who provided the gloves for us to field test.