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Decent Gloves

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Hey all I am looking for a decent pair of gloves to use on Rainier, Adams, etc. I would also like to be able to use them in the winter for skiing. I had a pair of OR Alti Gloves, but they seemed too bulky and didn't feel that great when gripping a ski pole. Would to OR Arete's work on Rainier, or do I need something more substantial? I am trying to get something with a liner. Thanks.

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I do not know those gloves perhaps too warm for the lower 48. But in general I buy glove shells that have a removable liner. I typically have one shell and different liners, one thin one thicker. I vary them as needed.

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while maybe not the best setup for skiing (maybe it is), but for mountaineering in variable or expected variable conditions, a thin liner and a windstopper glove and a standard goretex mitten shell w liner is a good relatively lightweight for the span of weather conditions it would be good for.

 

95% of the time, the mittens stay in the pack. But if the weather turns, and it will eventually, it is nice to have that protection for the hands.

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I have the REI switchback gloves and I've used them snowboarding as well as on my climbs up Mt. Shasta and Mt. Rainier. I'm planning on bringing them along with me to Denali in June along with some Mountain Hardwear absolute zero mitts.

 

The switchback gloves are plenty warm and I have enough dexterity to do most anything that I need to. Fleece liners are removable and the outer shell is the REI elements 2 layer (waterproof breathable blah blah) material.

 

They're cheap too! Check them out.

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First Ascent guide gloves are also good, durable, warm enough, gloves for mountaineering. I've seen people wearing them on Rainier in the March without cold hands.

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