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Best Snowboard Gloves 2019-2020

Chosen by the Whitelines Test Team

UPDATE: Check out our reviews of the Best Snowboard Gloves for 2020/2021 by clicking here.

While some think it might look more stylish to ride in your bare hands, we (and our mother’s) highly recommend keeping them covered if we don’t want to end up with pneumonia.

When choosing your next snowboard gloves, you’ll want to consider what terrain you’ll be riding, in what conditions, and how much money you’re willing to spend.

Much like snowboard jackets and pants, the more you spend the more tech has gone into the fabric. Gore-Tex is pretty high up there, as it is highly breathable as well as waterproof, so those who prefer riding backcountry or simply demand maximum protection from the elements, might want to spend that little bit extra on a pair of Gore-Tex gloves.

“When choosing your next snowboard gloves, you’ll want to consider what terrain you’ll be riding, in what conditions, and how much money you’re willing to spend”

The main purpose of a pair of gloves is to keep your fingers warm, hence keeping them dry. Gloves with long gauntlets designed to be tightened on the outside of your jacket will keep the snow out of your sleeves, which is something we’ve all come to appreciate.

When it comes to insulation, the levels can vary. If you’re planning to hit up Lapland in January you’ll be better off with a pair of thicker gloves (or maybe even a pair of snowboard mitts as they often offer more warmth). Bear in mind though, that you might want to invest in a pair with sufficient venting too, to better deal with changes in temperature.

If sunny spring laps are more your thing, you might want to go for a mid-weight or even neoprene (aka ‘pipe’) glove. These gloves are more low profile and very flexy, making them ideal for grabs and hand drags whilst still keeping your hands safe from the cold.

Nowadays you’ll often find that most gloves offer touchscreen-compatible fingertips, so you’ll be able to scroll through the gram without having to take your gloves off. If your filming and photographing go beyond the gram, you might want to get a pair of gloves with separate liners, ‘cos nothing sucks like getting frostbite whilst trying to work a camera.

As with everything, you should always make sure that the gloves fit. Make sure you won’t have to squeeze your hands into a pair of gloves that are too short for your fingers, nor should they be too big either. Both of the two will reduce the glove’s ability to keep you warm and dry, which is ultimately, the reason you wear these things.

For more advice, check out our video article on how to choose your snowboard gloves.

Scroll down to view all the best snowboard gloves, or skip to a particular brand using the links below

Burton Daily Leather Glove | Burton Women’s Prospect Glove | DaKine Team Excursion Kazu Kokubo | Drop Park Glove | Howl Houston | POW Gloves Stealth GoreTex Plus | POW Gloves Women’s Cascadia GTX Long | Roxy Jetty

The Best Snowboard Gloves For Winter 2019-20

Burton Daily Leather Snowboard Gloves 2019-2020

PRICE: £45/€50

Mitts seems to rule the roost among the snowboard community, but there’s plenty of reasons for gloves to make a comeback. Here’s a handful that come to mind: flipping the bird to your mates from the chairlift, signalling to the barman for another couple of pints when “Deux bieros, s’il vous please” doesn’t cut it in whatever European apres establishment you find yourself in and visually instructing your mate to spin a 3 off whatever lip you’re patiently sat by pointing your GoPro towards. The Burton Daily Leather gloves take care of all these necessities, and a whole bunch more too.

  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Burton Daily Leather Gloves here

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    Burton Women’s Prospect Snowboard Gloves 2019-2020

    PRICE: £55/€60

    These little beauties from Burton are the epitome of fashion meets function. It sucks when you’re out riding and trying to enjoy your day but all you can think about are the icicles that now reside where your fingers used to. To combat this Burton use their ThermaCore insulation to keep you nice and toasty all day long. They’ll keep you dry as well, as they utilise two layer DryRide fabric.

    As well as all the standard bits, they’re touch screen compatible, have wrist leashes and are pre-curved so they’re comfy from day one.

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    DaKine Team Excursion Kazu Kokubo Snowboard Gloves 2019-2020

    PRICE: £85/€100

    Kazu ventures out in to the deepest and darkest conditions in the world, and when he’s doing so he’s rocking these Dakine Excursion gloves. They’re built to keep you warm and dry as you’re out shredding whether it’s the rail gardens or an Alaskan pillow line. They’re insulated with Primaloft Gold, which has 55% recycled polyester, so you’re stacking your eco cred too. Inside the glove you’ve got a 360g fill of wool to add some extra warmth.

    The outer is a mix of stretchy softshell, and rugged leather, so you’ll still have the dexterity you often lack in a warm glove. The palm is 100% goat leather, one of the most durable materials for taking the brunt of abuse through the winter. The Gortex membrane needs next to no introduction these days – quite simply the most waterproof, durable and breathable membrane available.

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    Drop Web II GTX Glove 2019-2020

    PRICE: £75/€85

    Drop have come out swinging with the Web II, bringing to the table a pipe glove that won’t be confined to just the sunniest days. The outer is robust goat skin leather combined with a tough 3-layer softshell for ultimate durability.

    They’ve thought of it all and have added touch sensitivity on the thumb and index finger, a pull tab on the palm for adjustment, and removable wrist leashes.

    Primaloft Eco Gold insulation and GoreTex inserts will have your back and keep you warm and dry despite the elements.

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    Howl Houston Snowboard Gloves 2019-2020

    PRICE: £95

    When you find a glove you really like, you want it to last you a while. With that in mind, it’s cool to see that the bods at Howl have lived up to that by creating this ultra durable performance glove. The outer is made of robust goat leather, with perforated accents (so you know it’s good). It’s such a first world problem but when your goggles are dripping onto your face it’s really annoying right? You’ll be glad to know then that Howl have added a micro suede thumb so it can double up as a goggle wipe. Very thoughtful. Thanks guys.

    To keep these slappers strapped firmly to your hands and to keep the snow out of your sleeves they’ve got velcro closures, and removable wrist cords to keep them safe (go nuts and swing them round like helicopter blades – you won’t lose them). A Hypora insert sits inside the glove and gives them a 10/5K waterproofing and breathability rating. They’re toasty warm, dry, and bonus – they look dope. They also come in a mitt if you prefer, check them out here.

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    POW Gloves Stealth GoreTex Plus Snowboard Gloves 2019-2020

    PRICE: £120/€140

    POW Gloves have earned quite the reputation for creating long-lasting gloves, and their legacy glove has proved to be no different.

    With the shell and the palm made out of Grade A goatskin leather, you know these won’t break after just one season in use.

    Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 POW Stealth GoreTex Gloves here

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    POW Gloves Cascadia GTX Snowboard Gloves 2019-2020

    PRICE: £75/€80

    A new addition to POW Gloves women’s line – The Cascadia GTX Glove. POW’s got a reputation for making quality stuff, and the Cascadias are a fine example of the brand’s high quality products.

    As with the men’s Stealth gloves, these too feature the Gore-Tex and Gore Warm technologies – making them a solid choice for the colder days. They’ve also got a premium anti-pill polyester micro-fleece lining, making them an even more comfortable place for you to nest your hands in when winter kicks in.

    The POW Cascadia gloves have also got a 3M Thinsulate Insulation added to them, which basically means they’ve got a thin, light and warm synthetic insulation.This makes the gloves an ideal choice no matter what conditions you’ll be facing.

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    Roxy Jetty Women’s Snowboard Gloves 2019-2020

    PRICE: £45/€49
    Roxy knows how to keep the ladies happy when it comes to outerwear and apparel, and their Jetty gloves are a fine example of how female friendly this brand can be. If you’ve had it with black and white, these multicolour gloves are definitely ones to catch your eye, which might be of benefit if you’ve gone and lost them in the snow – way easier to spot a colourful glove than it is white one.

    The Roxy DryFlight Technology and waterproof faux leather palms will keep your hands from getting wet even on the slushiest of days. You won’t need to worry about freezing your fingers off either, as Roxy’s WarmFlight x3 tehcnology is developed to keep the female fingers happy even on the coldest of days.

    On top of it all, Roxy’s also used recycled polyester twill made out of plastic bottles in the making of these, so if being sustainable is on the top of your “new year – new me” list then these will tick that box too.

    For the ladies looking for a matching outfit to wear up the slopes – these gloves can be paired up with a matching Roxy jacket, pants and goggles.

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