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Best Snowboard Gloves 2021-2022 | Our pick of the best gloves to keep your fingers safe from the elements

There's plenty of gloves out there to choose from, which is why we've listed our favourites for this winter to help you choose

When choosing the right pair of snowboard gloves, there are a few things you ought to bear in mind: fabric, waterproofing, breathability, durability, warmth, and fit. That’s before you even start considering all the other fancy features that may not be a necessity but which can make the glove you go for a bit more fun and user-friendly.

To help you select the perfect glove we’re going to break down the key things to consider in a (hopefully) useful way. And then, we’re going to show you our top selections. Consider us your helping hand.

“Choosing a Gore-Tex glove is always a safe bet on this front. No dramas”

The fabric that’s been used to make the glove is of the utmost importance as this often defines the gloves waterproofness, breathability, and durability. You want to make sure the glove rates high at all three since there’s literally nothing on earth worse than a pair of soggy gloves. Choosing a Gore-Tex glove is always a safe bet on this front. No dramas.

As reliable as a Gore-Tex glove is though, a glove with a leather palm is also well worth considering; especially in terms of durability. Durability is well worth taking into account because the longer the gloves last, the better it is for the environment. Buying a more durable glove can also be a good move long term for your wallet, as it means you won’t have to keep buying new gloves every time winter rolls around.

“Another thing you should definitely consider before purchasing a pair of snowboard gloves are the conditions you will be using them in”

Another thing you should definitely consider before purchasing a pair of snowboard gloves are the conditions you will be using them in. If you’re all about the exploring the serious cold of the backcountry, for example, you’re going to want a very different product to someone who’s all about them slushy spring sessions.

The more insulation, the warmer the glove. However, if you’re about to tackle some extreme cold you might be better off investing in a pair of snowboard mitts – as they are often able to offer more warmth (although you do obviously sacrifice some hand dexterity if you go down this route).

“The more insulation, the warmer the glove”

For hose sunny spring laps, a mid-weight or neoprene (aka ‘pipe’) glove is probably your best bet as they are more low profile and made out of a more flexible material – making them ideal for grabs and hand drags whilst still keeping your hands safe from the cold.

Before walking away with a new pair of gloves, make sure they properly fit your hands. Squeezing your fingers into a small pair of gloves won’t be comfortable in the long run, but neither will nesting them inside something way too big. If the fit is too big or too small, it will also reduce the glove’s ability to keep your hands warm and dry – which is, ultimately speaking, the main reason you’re wearing them in the first place.

As for added features, most of the gloves here offer some sort of touchscreen-compatibility – making it easier for you to scroll through your phone without having to take the gloves off.

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

Best Snowboard Gloves 2021-2022

686 Gore-Tex Smarty 3-in-1 Gauntlet Gloves

PRICE: £85 / €85 / £80

Another new and exciting product from 686 for this season is the Gore-Tex Smarty 3-in-1 Gauntlet Gloves. Designed with a Gore-Tex shell, a Gore-Tex Insert and Gore-Tex Plus Warm Technology, it’s pretty safe to say that these gloves can take whatever is thrown its way.
No matter the weather, you can rely on Gore-Tex to keep the body temperature at the right level as the material isn’t just waterproof but breathable too. 

For the palm, 686 have used a conductive hex pattern material with an extra tacky grip that allows touchscreen activation. On top of that, there’s a removable merino wool blend liner to keep the fingers dry and cosy. Safe to safe, therefore, that they score high on functionality and durability. 
There are a few special features that come with the gloves too, like the ‘handwarmer pocket’. If in need of extra warmth, add a hand warmer to the tiny pocket. Of course, you can use the pockets for any other small items you might want to keep close to hand and out of sight, too. Nudge, nudge…
The Gore-Tex Smarty 3-in-1 Gauntlet Glove comes in black, grey and golden brown.



686 Merino Glove Liner

PRICE: £20 / €22 / $20
SIZES: M, L, XL (Men) S, M, L (Women)

Made for both men and women, the 686 Merino Glove Liners work equally well as aprimary layer under your full-on winter mitts as they do on their own during splitboarding ascents, spring time laps or even clutching a pint in the apres bar at the end of a day’s riding. 

Merino wool is nature’s answer to temperature regulation, as its ability to wick moisture, retain heat, and breath at the same time are second to none. 
They also come with touchscreen compatible technology, so there’s no need to remove them to scroll through your phone.



Burton Park Glove

PRICE: £40/€45

When the weather turns warmer, and the snow beings to melt, the Burton Park Glove runs to the rescue. Made for warmer days and park laps, this lightweight glove comes with added grip and Burton’s Dryride technology.
Burton’s Dryride stretch fabric shell is highly breathable, waterproof and quick-drying, which will all come in handy on slushier days. The Grippy silicone material on the palm also helps get a firm grip of your board and tools.
Designed with an ergonomic pre-curved fit to better match your hands and a screengrab palm that features a built-in suede that won’t wear out while providing total touchscreen control, the Park Gloves are a good addition to anyone’s closet.
These gloves are available in five different prints.



Picture MCTIGG 3IN1 Glove

PRICE: £85/ €90 / $90
SIZES: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Made to tackle the more demanding conditions, these high-end technical gloves are made from recycled polyester and equipped with Picture’s Dry Play recyclable membrane. For added waterproofing, the membrane has been treated with a PFC-free DWR coating. The gloves are also made with recovered cut waste from the brand’s outerwear production.
Part of Picture’s Expedition Glove range, the MCTIGG 3IN1 Glove is designed for snowsport enthusiasts who’re looking for the ultimate protection and warmth to take on the toughest conditions. With the 20K/20K membrane and thermal insulation of 220G, your fingers will be at ease no matter what the cold.
The 3-in-1 gloves come with touch screen compatible inner gloves, a leather palm with sand grip yoke and a waterproof pocket to stash your smallest valuables in.
You can find these in either black or camel.



POW Gloves August Trigger Long Glove

PRICE: $85

Featuring Grade A leather and insulation, the August Trigger mitt is made for the colder days when in need of proper protection diving through deep snow. Whether deciding to wear it over the cuffs or under, the glove is designed to provide ultimate protection.
With a Grade A goatskin leather palm, the gloves prove to be a durable option while the Primaloft Gold insulation adds some superior warmth to them. The synthetic insulation allows the gloves to keep on insulating, even when wet.
Equipped with buff thumb material to wipe the nose or goggles with and made wrist leash compatible, the August Trigger mitts are warm, functional and stylish.
Available in brown, black and camo.



POW Gloves XG Mid Glove

PRICE: $40

If on a hunt for a pair of gloves that won’t break the bank, the POW Gloves XG Mild Glove is jam-packed with tech and features, offered at a low price point.
Designed with a 4-way spandex stretch shell for added mobility and PU waterproof palm for increased water resistance, the XG Mild Glove will do well in protecting the hands throughout the winter. For added warmth, the Thinsulate insulation will make the gloves a nice place for the hand to nest too.
Featuring a shock cord adjuster for better fit and Velcro wrist adjustment for comfort and performance, the XG Mild Gloves are designed with unisex sizing, making them a good choice for men and women.
Available in Black, Brown, Blue and Light Pink.



Roxy Cynthia Rowley Glovese

PRICE: £100

The Pop Snow collection is a collaboration between Roxy and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. The line is an intersection of performance and eye-catching prints, that provides high-performance tech and fit to make you stand out on the slopes.
Talking about tech, the Roxy Cynthia Rowley Gloves feature a Gore-Tex insert, making them not just extremely water- and windproof but also durable. For the shell fabric, Roxy’s used their DryFlight Technology whilst the 170G insulation is made from their WarmFlight® ECO insulation.
Adding to the comfort of the glove is the Roxy Hydrosmart technology that’s placed on the top of the polar fleece lining. The fabric has been enriched with non-toxic skincare micro-capsules made with an all organic and eco-certified formula. When exposed to everyday friction, the microcapsules burst, releasing their soothing benefits directly to the skin.



Transform Gloves The Photo Incentive Mitt

PRICE:£70 / €80
SIZES:Unisex Sizing

One of Transform’s signature mitts, The Photo Incentive Mitt. This mitt has been in the collection for as long as we can remember, and for a good reason. The full leather construction is built to stand up to the gnarliest of conditions and harshest of abuse.

Adding to the mitt’s durability is the reinforced glove and the 10K waterproof inserts. The fingers won’t go cold either, thanks to the Primaloft Gold Insulation, while the neoprene stretch thumb gives a little bit of extra wiggle room. The mitt is also touchscreen compatible and has built-in finger stash liners.

We’ve also got some good news for the Glove lovers out there – the Photo Incentive Glove is back for 21/22.

Both The Photo Incentive Mitt and The Photo Incentive Glove come in four different colours: White, Black, Ink and Tan.



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