- 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.
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.
"No matter how ugly things get when you venture out of bounds, these will keep you shielded from the elements"
The Gore-Tex membrane in the POW Royal GTX gloves is geared even more towards the latter, so when you’re working up a sweat the moisture can escape the glove easily. Dry hands have the best chance of staying warm and comfortable, so this is a highly valuable feature.
"This colourway is the pro model design of backcountry beast John Jackson, who puts his faith in the Royal GTX in the worst conditions"
The fingers have been pre-curved for the perfect fit, and each thumb has a convenient and effective goggle wipe. The under-cuff design is finished with a velcro fastener that’s been designed not to get caught on your jacket, or any other layers for that matter, and looks pretty great too.
This particular colourway is the pro model design of backcountry beast John Jackson, who puts his faith in the Royal GTX in the worst conditions. For even better protection in the extreme cold, pair this up with his signature Merino wool liner for unbeatable warmth.