2015-16 Snowmobile Gloves Buyers Guide: Good, Better, Best
It gets pretty cold out there on the trails. Warm base layers, headgear, and gloves are essential.
When it comes to keeping hands warm, there are really only 2 rules: keep hands dry, and body heat in. Waterproof, windproof, insulated cold weather gloves are a must.
Yet, when it comes to snowmobile gear, there’s a range of prices, features, and choices.
That’s why we arranged our updated 2015-16 Buyer’s Guide (Scroll down, below) according to “GOOD”, “VERY GOOD”, AND “BEST”.
All 16 featured gloves will keep you warm, but different gloves will suit different needs.
“GOOD” gloves are warm, but tailored to specific uses. For instance, “All Season” windproof gloves are versatile; they aren’t built for extreme cold or wet — but might be just right for sunny day on the trails in the 40’s/50’s, or heated grips. They’re less insulated, but depending on conditions, can be warm … and dry … enough. A DriLock waterproof glove is windproof warm and dry, but not breathable — good, but maybe not as comfortable if you work up a sweat sledding for longer periods.
How Much Should Snowmobile Gloves Cost?
There’s a wide price range, depending on features. The 16 glove styles in the Buyer’s Guide below are moderately priced, from $30 to $100 — but a quick internet search will turn up brands that cost $200 or more.
Bottom line: Usually, you get what you pay for. WInter gloves with higher quality materials and extra “nice to have” features generally cost more. But advertising, “middlemen”, etc. add unnecessary expense. You can get what you need for under $50 … and certainly for under $100.
To ensure the best value and performance, check product descriptions and online reviews.
We make both, but due to dexterity and other factors, 95% of snowmobile riders choose gloves. Mittens have more warmth. Gloves have more dexterity.
Learn more, here: What’s Warmest: Snowmobile Gloves, or Snowmobile Mittens?
BUYER’S GUIDE: 16 Snowmobile Gloves For Warm Hands
Note: ALL 16 GLOVES DESCRIBED BELOW ARE WARM. THE RATING OF “GOOD”,” VERY GOOD”, AND “BEST” RELATES TO THE TYPE OF WEATHERPROOF INSERT USED, whether it has sealed seams to make it waterproof vs. merely windproof, whether it has more or less insulation, and its relative breathable quality.
P.S. For a more enjoyable day on the trails, look for features like … goggle wiper/shield squeegee, touch-enabled fingertips for smart phones, extra long gauntlets, a thermal layer at the fingertips for extra warmth, and more. To shop for Snowmobile Gloves:
|Men’s / Women’s||Description|
NEW IN 2014
Gore-tex® insert, PrimaLoft® insulation, smart phone fingertips, premium leather, moisture-managed lining, advanced grip, reflective knuckle trim, 3 blade shield wiper, more. BEST
|4270 Gore-Tex Wolf||$99.95||Men’s only||
Gore-tex® insert, premium leather, 3 blade shield wiper, comfort pile lining, Thinsulate® insulation, night vision reflectivity, palm padding, 2 way cuff adjustment, absorbent soft chamois thumb strip, more. BEST
|4298 Gore-Tex 2 in 1 Commander||$79.95||Men’s only||
Gore-Tex® 2-way insert (great for heated grips) allows you to choose between maximum grip and maximum warmth. PrimaLoft® insulation, reflective piping, palm grip, more. BEST
|$74.95||Men’s (4294) & Women’s (4295)||
Gore-tex® insert, PrimaLoft® insulation, unique thermal fleece layer at the fingertips for extra warmth, Goggle wiper, more. BEST
|$94.95||Men’s only||Gore-tex® insert, lightweight Thermolite insulation (better for heated grips), flex knuckles, reflective piping, goggle wiper and more. BEST|
|4390 Aquatex Husky||$74.95||Men’s only||
Aquatex Waterproof and Windproof insert, Thinsulate insulation, reflective piping, shield wiper, 2 way cuff adjustment and a Softinside™ pile lining VERY GOOD
|7300 Cold Weather Touch Screen||$39.95||Men’s only||
Aquatex Waterproof and Windproof insert, Thinsulate® insulation, Cordura nylon, Rubbertech palm plus touch screen fingertips, more. VERY GOOD
|1320 Voyager||$44.95||Men’s only||
Aquatex Waterproof and Windproof insert, Thinsulate® insulation, goggle wiper, knuckle protectors, Rubbertech palm. VERY GOOD
Men’s (4370) and Women’s (4375)
Aquatex insert, light Thinsulate® on the palm/heavier Thinsulate® back of the hand, for heated grips. Superior grip, goggle wiper, protective knuckles, reflective piping . VERY GOOD
|6500 Cold Zip||$29.95||Men’s only||
Thinsulate® insulation, DriLock Waterproof and Windproof insert, Rubbertech palm grip, waterproof zipper pocket for valuables, Bemberg lining, leather-free/vegan outer shell. GOOD
|6000 Mustang I||$24.95||Men’s only||
Thinsulate® insulation with DriLock Waterproof and Windproof insert, brushed Thermofleece lining, leather-free/vegan outer shell. GOOD
|6003 Mustang III||$24.95||Men’s only||
3 finger glove with Thinsulate® insulation, DriLock Waterproof and Windproof insert, Thermofleece lining, leather-free/vegan alternative. GOOD
NEW IN 2014
This is one of our best all season motorcycle gloves — a leather, water resistant, windproof glove — with lightweight Thermolite insulation, padded knuckles, touch-enabled on the thumb and index finger, advanced grip, reflective, goggle wiper. Lighter warmth without bulk is right some of the time for snowmobiling, but without sealed seams … NOT waterproof. GOOD
|4350 All Season I||$74.95||Men’s only||
This is one of our best all season motorcycle gloves — a leather, water resistant, windproof glove — with lightweight Thermolite insulation, padded knuckles, goggle wiper. Lighter warmth without bulk is right some of the time for snowmobiling, but without sealed seams … NOT waterproof. GOOD
Need More Help? Contact Us.
If you still have questions or if we can help you to choose the best gloves for sledding — let us know. The one thing we don’t want is for you to end up out on the trails, suffering though a cold or wet ride, and disappointed with the glove you choose.
Contact us — we are happy to help. Happy sledding!