- Price: £110 / €130
Snowboard glove specialists POW have hand-clothes for all occasions, with a truly staggering collection that covers every possible base. The best gloves for backcountry snowboarding can be found in the ‘Cascade Series’, which apply the best possible materials to a low-profile design. Chief amongst those are the POW Royal GTX snowboard gloves.
“No matter how ugly things get when you venture out of bounds, these will keep you shielded from the elements”
The POW Royal GTX gloves have an outer shell that’s mostly goatskin leather, with a section of nylon that’ s been treated with water repellant Teflon. No matter how ugly things get when you venture out of bounds, they’ll keep you shielded from the elements and as comfortable as you could ever expect to be.
A layer of lightweight 100g Thinsulate insulation keeps you cosy, lined with micro-fleece that is soft against your skin. Then there’s a layer of Gore-Tex, which remains the pinnacle for both waterproofing and breathability.