Once you’ve shelled out for your hardware, it can be tempting to skimp on peripheral items like gloves. Take it from us; when it’s -20C before you’ve even factored in the wind chill, you’re going to wish you’d paid a little extra for some quality hand-clothes made with snowboarders’ needs in mind.
They can vary from fleece-lined goatskin numbers that would do the job on one of Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Arctic expeditions, down to thin nylon pipe gloves that suit a slushy spring day. Just make sure you’re buying for the right conditions, and that you’re prepared should things change during your trip. A high-quality, well-looked-after pair of gloves can last you a long time, so it’s money worth spending.
Here are a few of our favourite pairs for this coming season, with something for every condition:
All photographs by Sami Tuoriniemi
Production: Ed Blomfield / Mike Brindley / Andrew Duthie / Sami Tuoriniemi