Chaos CTR Glacier Air Protect Glove
A great lightweight ski glove suitable for spring skiing or winter nordic use. Touch screen compatible index finger.
- Touch screen compatible
- Thin but warm
- Knit cuff
- Reinforced thumb and palm
For those of us who ski well into May, the need arises for gloves that protect your hands while not overheating them. I was lucky enough to receive a pair of the CTR Glacier Air Protect gloves for testing just as temperatures started to rise at my home ski area Squaw Valley. With daytime temperatures rising into the mid 50's at the ski area wearing my regular winter ski gloves was out of the question. A large size fit my hands perfectly, with the finger length being perfect.
These 100% polyester gloves are wind and snow resistant but are not waterproof. They are soft on the hands but are rugged enough to give you the protection you would need should you fall while skiing. They are warm enough to wear down to about 40 degrees, but my hands did not sweat as temperatures started heading towards 60 degrees.
The palm and thumb are reinforced with synthetic leather which made getting a good grip on my ski poles easy. The knit cuff works well in keeping out any snow. I also used them as an everyday glove on a recent trip to Canada where night time temperatures were in the teens. They looked rather smart worn with street clothes while still keeping my hands relatively warm while walking through the village at night.
The CTR gloves have also worked well as a mountain bike glove during what passes for cold weather in California's Bay Area. While they aren't padded like my fingerless gloves they came in very handy to keep my hands warm during cold weather rides.
Knowing that we live in a digital world, CTR provided the Glacier Air Protect glove with a synthetic leather tip on the index fingers for using with our ubiquitous cell phones. It's quite handy to not have to rip off your glove everytime you need to use your phone.
After testing for several weeks the gloves are holding up really well and still look like new.
- Size: Small-Xlarge
- Color: Black
- Cost: $34.99
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)