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Soft Shell Gloves and Mittens

The best soft shell gloves and mittens, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 29, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Soft Shell Glove/Mitten Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Alpine Mittens

Thick wool mittens for winter weather. The key distinguishing factor is that boiled wool is thick and more resistant to wind and moisture than most other wool mitts. Because the weave is so tight, there is limited room for layering underneath them, but layering a shell over them, they’re a good option for cold weather. Durability is another plus. Introduction Old but good. Made in Austria of boiled wool. Breaking down the science behind this, washing some kinds of woven wool in hot water causes… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mountain Equipment Tour Glove

A great glove, but a bit on the small size because it's a fitted size for dexterity. Leather palms and fleece lined. A bit tough to slide on, but good once on. Good winter gloves for hiking or X-country skiing. I used them on trail about a dozen times last year and they became my all purpose glove for all except dirty work last year. Even used them for a day while cutting up a downed tree with the chainsaw and all the times I cleared snow. I took the picture with my 40-year-old downhill Aris gloves. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Lodestar Sensor Gloves

Great hand protection for most any active cold weather pursuit. Contoured design provides comfortable grip and dexterity to perform tasks without removing the glove. Ventilates well for high activity applications in cold, dry environments. Soft, articulated, goat leather palm and finger with Polartec PowerShield covering the back of the hand. Note the extended cuff length giving them a gauntlet sort of feel. Outdoor Research has put a lot of thought into the redesign of their Lodestar Sensor gloves… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Chaos CTR Glacier Air Protect Glove

A great lightweight ski glove suitable for spring skiing or winter nordic use. Touch screen compatible index finger. 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… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
EMS Rampart Soft Shell Gloves

A basic, lightweight soft shell glove for activities in milder winter temperatures. A synthetic suede palm reinforcement helps protect from wear from pole or shovel handles. Patches on the index finger tips give touchscreen compatibility. I bought these because my other softshell gloves (Seirus Windstopper Cyclone) were too warm, and the pile lining would get wet with sweat. EMS had them for 50% off, which was a nice bonus. The glove is very basic, without fancy features. There's no lining so you… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Alpine Mittens

The warmest wool mittens available! Excellent mitten liners for extreme cold. Proven on many mountaineering expeditions for decades. These mittens are legendary. Made in Austria of 100% wool they are knit from 4 ply wool yarn and boiled on a form until they are very dense and thick. I bought my Dachstein boiled wool mittens in 1978 for $45. In 1979 I was a National Nordic Ski Patroller at the '79 World Cup Nordic games at Lake Placid, N.Y. (the "Pre-Olympics") Temperatures that week were mostly… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Seirus Windstopper Cyclone Gloves

The Seirus Windstopper Cyclone gloves are warm, lightweight, and allow for amazing dexterity. They wick away moisture like crazy and are very quick-drying. I was looking for a more technical, slimmer profile glove to replace my very warm but bulky wool gloves for snowshoeing, and saw the Seirus Windstopper Cyclone at a trading post in Greenville, Maine. I wore them today while snowshoeing in temps around 10°F, with wind chills of around -10°F, and my hands weren't even thinking of getting cold. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Pearl Izumi PRO Softshell Lobster Glove

The Pearl Izumi Lobster Glove is an insulated, wind and waterproof split-fingered glove that combines the warmth of a mitt with the dexterity of a glove. After many years of use, primarily as a cyclist, I've found them to be a great piece of clothing for other uses. Fourteen years ago I was an avid road biker, riding in all four seasons, as long as roads were passable. This caused me to ride many days in sub-freezing temperatures. Enter the Pearl Izumi Lobster Gloves. I would regularly ride using… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Stormtracker Gloves

An excellent softshell glove that provides great dexterity, comfort, and protection from the elements. I would most certainly purchase these gloves again without a second thought. Glove Model: OR Storm Tracker Glove Type: Softshell (Windstopper) Target Comfort Range: 15/35 degrees Fahrenheit (-9/2 degrees Celsius) Size: XL (S, M, L, and XL available) Gender: Mens (Womens also available in S, M & L (black/charcoal only) Color: Black/Charcoal(Chili/Charcoal also available) Weight: 5.9oz. Full review

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