The Best Men’s Gloves for Winter 2015
When it comes to men’s gloves there are a lot of choices. There are dozens of brands that are making men’s gloves and they are designed for style, comfort, versatility and a little bit of all three. However, there are some gloves that work best for certain winter activities whether you are shoveling snow from your driveway or up on the slopes with a fresh dusting of powder. Here are the best gloves for winter 2015.
Style & Fashion
If you are looking for the best gloves for fashion and style this winter there are some brands that are going to make you look amazing. However, you should be aware that they are going to be expensive, running into the hundreds of dollars range. Here are some of the best gloves that will perfectly accent your outfit.
Mulberry: Mulberry is a renowned British leather company that began in Somerset County. They could first be found in high-fashion stores Harvey Nichols and Biba and their 1975 collection ‘Hunting, Shooting, Fishing’ made them a household name.
Coach: Coach is a brand that isn’t quite as expensive or sought-after as Mulberry but they are still a classy name when it comes to gloves and other fashion accessories. They call themselves the ‘company that defines global modern luxury.
Dents: Dents is a great brand that is a budget option. You’re still looking at about a hundred dollars a pair but they are high quality gloves that are made with men in mind and they look great with a wide variety of coats and jackets.
When you are just wanting to get a pair of gloves at a decent price that you can wear around town to keep your hands warm or outside when you have to shovel a walk or clear a driveway, there are gloves that provide just that level of protection without reaching too deep into your wallet. Here are some brands that are perfect for general use.
Carhartt: If you have shopped for winter clothing before you’ve probably heard of carhartt. They are well-known for making amazing winter jackets that would keep even the abominable snowman warm but they also make great gloves that will keep you going all winter long and will last for years. These are high quality gloves that have the Carhartt stamp of quality.
Youngstown: Youngstown is a lesser known brand than Carhartt but they make some great gloves nonetheless. They make winter gloves that protect your hands from the biting cold, but are also waterproof and have great grip so you can fling those snowballs with ease or get the walk cleared twice as fast.
Elma: Elma is a relatively new brand but they have created the seemingly impossible combination of a warm pair of gloves that actually protect you from the winter cold, while still allowing you to text or browse the internet on your smartphone with ease. Plus, their gloves are really stylish as well.
If you work outside you know that getting the right pair of gloves is difficult at best. You can get gloves that keep the cold from getting to your hands but always at the expense of your dexterity. But when you gloves that allow you to use your fingers like you need to, they are never enough protection for your hands. Well, luckily, there are a few brands out there that do both jobs equally as well.
Mechanix: Mechanix is named after the primary goal of the company – to make a pair of gloves that will not only keep mechanic’s hands warm, but also allow them to use tools and have complete dexterity while they work on a car. Since many mechanics work outside, even in the middle of winter, you know that these gloves are perfect for the job you are doing as well, especially if you are a mechanic.
Bionic: Every single inch of the men’s gloves from Bionic is designed with performance in mind. They have made surprisingly warm men’s gloves that feature perfect grip on whatever you need to hold onto at work. Plus, they are also very sporty looking and fun to wear.
Skiing, Snowboarding, Backcountry
Okay, when you hit the slopes you want the maximum protection that a pair of gloves can offer. But you can’t do without a decent grip either or else you won’t be able to use your ski poles. Here are some gloves that are designed specifically for skiers and have been highly rated by those who have actually used them on the slopes.
Black Diamond Mercury Mitt: The top brand when it comes to ski gloves, hands down (no pun intended), is Black Diamond. Named after the toughest ski slopes in the world, these gloves give you maximum protection and usability because they were designed especially for skiers.
The Black Diamond Mercury Mitt is our choice for warmest glove or mitt because of its bomber, feature rich design, that is the straight-up warmest glove or mitten in our review. The Mercury is water resistant, more so than most other mitts and is just plain burly. Its primary downfall is in the dexterity score, which is not totally unexpected for a glove with this much insulation. With the design you will be able to preform basic tasks like buckling ski boots and zipping jackets just fine, but you may struggle when other tasks that require more dexterity. The Mercury Mitt remains our top choice for the coldest and slowest of resort chair rides and fringed ice climbing belays or for folks whose hands just simply get cold easily during the frosty winter hikes.
Outdoor Research: The name says it all. If these gloves that were designed for scientists working in the arctic can keep their hands warm, they are sure to keep your hands warm on the slopes. Outdoor Research gloves are smaller and more narrow than many other gloves on the market which make them easy to use on touchscreens (which outdoor research often requires) and they are stylish and warm as well. A great choice for the perfect ski glove if you plan on hitting the slopes this winter.