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Waterproof Gloves and Mittens

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How we choose: The best waterproof gloves and mittens highlighted here were selected based on 36 reviews of 26 products. Our top picks are those that are readily-available in the United States and have received the highest overall ratings from reviewers.

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Give'r Classic Give'r Gloves

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

An unusually durable shoulder to winter season glove. These gloves are well-finished, have a moderate amount of insulation, and arrive pre-waxed so they resist wetting out. Sizing can be an issue, so be careful when you order. Also, there are less-expensive alternatives.

Reasons to Buy

  • Comfort
  • Durability
  • Finishing/features
  • Moderately warm

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price
  • Not ideal for colder conditions

SUMMARY I purchased these gloves after reading a review on Trailspace and because finding a good glove for cooler but not freezing weather has been challenging. In my experience, gloves that give you reasonable use of your hands and a fair amount of resistance to abrasion aren't that warm...or aren't as durable as one might want. Back of the glove Palm—note the clip by the wrist and my initials branded on them BASIC INFO Give'r Classic gloves are all leather cowhide with a light fuzzy insulating layer inside.

Read more: Give'r Classic Give'r Gloves reviews (2)

Top Waterproof Glove/Mitten / Insulated

SealSkinz Waterproof Extreme Cold Weather Gauntlet

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

The SealSkinz Waterproof Extreme Cold Weather Gauntlet is a well-constructed, warm and waterproof glove for getting out and about in the cold. Ideal for downhill skiing and backcountry ski descents when temperature fall below -10˚C / teens F, and as a camp glove in somewhat higher temperatures.

Reasons to Buy

  • Very comfortable and warm
  • Sturdy construction
  • Precurved fingers
  • Waterproof over the wrist
  • Grippy leather palm

Reasons to Avoid

  • Can get a little humid inside

Preliminary Review Sealskinz has provided me with two pairs of gloves to put to the test, these and the All Weather Glove. Sealskinz specializes in waterproof/breathable socks, gloves, mittens, and hats, with nearly 50 options just in the gloves and mitten department. In most garments, waterproofness and breathability are a tradeoff, but Sealskinz claims its products offer “100% waterproof protection whilst being incredibly breathable and dexterous”. Depending on conditions and activity, these two characteristics may be more or less desirable—to have both in abundance could be a dream come true.

Read more: SealSkinz Waterproof Extreme Cold Weather Gauntlet review (1)

Outdoor Research Meteor Mitts

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3 reviews)

This mitten "system" (outer shell + removable liner) by OR has been a hand saver in many cold conditions in which I've used them. The overall quality and build of the finished product is excellent - I found no stitching errors, loose threads, etc. The ergonomics of the design are exemplary - I have no problems operating the wrist lanyards and cinch straps (tightening or loosening) once my hands have become "crab claws". Additionally, it is very easy to maintain grip on standard trekking pole handles wearing these mittens.

Read more: Outdoor Research Meteor Mitts reviews (3)

Black Diamond Soloist Finger Gloves

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

Good glove/mitt hybrid that is a great base for a waterproof winter glove layering system.

Reasons to Buy

  • Waterproof
  • Very warm synthetic removable liner included
  • Best of glove and best of mitt

Reasons to Avoid

  • Mitt section little bit loose

Use: The Black Diamond Lobster is a cross between a glove and a mitt, and is a great base for a waterproof winter glove layering system. The lobster design is warmer than a glove, but gives you more dexterity than a mitt. It has a thumb and index finger, and a separate section for the rest of the fingers. When it is cold, I can fit my index finger into the mitt section for possible extra warmth. When you want to hold trekking poles, mitts are still doable, but with an ice axe the lobster design is way more useful.

Read more: Black Diamond Soloist Finger Gloves review (1)

Top Insulated Glove/Mitten / Waterproof

Black Diamond Super Light Mitts

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

Cold fingers no more. Waterproof shell, decent insulation, and a long wrist cover keeps the cold out.

Reasons to Buy

  • Waterproof Pertex fabric outer
  • Leather palm for extra durability
  • 280 g PrimaLoft Kodenshi insulation
  • Leashes to keep them from getting lost
  • Cinches at lower and upper wrist area
  • WARM!

Reasons to Avoid

  • Expensive
  • Still heavy at 8.7 oz
  • Loss of finger dexterity
  • Odd mitten, but pointer finger is separate configuration
  • 3 separate product tags (Goretex, Pertex, Primaloft + BD) feels like I'm wearing a billboard

My wife suffers from cold hands. Smaller gloves are great for ascending when we are working hard. But the peak and descent = cold. Enter the BD Super Light Mitts. These are a premium glove with great materials and a good amount of insulation. We've tested these on numerous high elevation >9k feet summits and they are worth their weight. The size small tops the scale at 8.7 oz. Below you can see the cinches on upper section to keep them tight to your wrist. 8.7 oz for the size small pair   Leather palm, fuzzy interior and soft nose wiping area on the thumb Inside the glove is a fuzzy material on the bottom, I assume to help grip, and a smooth insulated top.

Read more: Black Diamond Super Light Mitts review (1)

Waterproof Glove/Mitten / Insulated

Oakley Factory Winter Glove

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

Warmer than I expected, tough and waterproof.

Reasons to Buy

  • Warm down to windchill of 7 degrees F while moving
  • Waterproof liner
  • Full leather palm
  • Nose wipe on thumb
  • Decently breathable
  • Good warmth to thickness
  • Thinsulate

Reasons to Avoid

  • No squeegee for iced up goggles
  • Slightly small, order a larger size
  • Unnecessary velcro cuffs
  • Idiot strings might be helpful

I'm not in the habit of ordering things like boots or gloves online, but I already own another pair of Oakley gloves, which I like, so I decided to go ahead and try these.  The price was also right since I ordered these in August, a long way from the winter they were designed for.  The online reviews said to order a size larger. They were right. I sometimes wear a size medium and the large ones fit me perfectly.  I wanted a leather snow glove for climbing for the abrasion resistance. The booger wiper on the thumb came in handy on Mt.

Read more: Oakley Factory Winter Glove review (1)

Insulated Glove/Mitten / Waterproof

Outdoor Research Toddlers' Adrenaline Mitts

user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1 review)

A pair of winter-ready (insulated and waterproof) toddler mitts that have kept my little one's hand warm and dry this winter. Like all kids stuff, sizing may be tricky, but as long as they fit, the mitts can handle almost any little kid's winter adventure.

Reasons to Buy

  • Big openings make getting on and off pretty easy
  • Seemingly warm
  • Definitely keeps water and snow out
  • Grippy palms
  • Hang loops for drying

Reasons to Avoid

  • Kids can undo velcro fairly easily
  • Only one way to tighten (fine for adults, but two ways are better for little kiddos).
  • Kids ID area is black, meaning a special marker would be needed to use it.

Conditions and Tester Specs: My daughter wore the Outdoor Research Toddlers' Adrenaline Mitts during the winter months in central Pennsylvania. At the time of testing, she was 15-18 months old (and wearing mostly 2T clothes for size reference) and tested a size Small for these gloves (more on sizing later).  She’s mostly worn the gloves while playing in the snow, and on a few day hiking trips where she inevitably fell asleep in the hiking carrier pack.  Temperatures were most commonly in the 20s and 30s (-6 to 4 C) and got as low as 10F (-12C), although we didn't have her out too long when it got that cold.       Construction and Function: The Toddlers' Adrenaline Mitts are the smallest in a line of gloves and mittens the manufacturer...

Read more: Outdoor Research Toddlers' Adrenaline Mitts review (1)

Waterproof Glove/Mitten / Insulated

Truck M3

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

The Truck M3 glove is a well thought-out and constructed snow sports glove sold at an extremely reasonable price point. It is a good all-around ski glove that, despite the lack of flashy features or proprietary technologies, holds its own against gloves twice as expensive.

Reasons to Buy

  • Inexpensive
  • Comprehensive and versatile range of sizes
  • Very clean look
  • Breaks in quickly
  • Durable leather

Reasons to Avoid

  • Bleeds ink into other articles of clothing
  • Seams developed minor tears

Fit & Comfort The Truck M3 fits, well, like a glove. I measured my hand and sized according to the chart on Truck's website, and the gloves fit perfectly. Truck's website says that the M3 is designed to fit "a little more snug", and I've found that to be true. Without any liners, the M3 squeezes my hand the perfect amount, but with liners it becomes slightly harder to move my fingers. If you're someone who typically skis/rides with liner gloves, I would recommend either measuring your hand with liners on or purchasing a size up from what the chart says your hand size should be.  One thing the M3 has up on other inexpensive leather gloves is the speed at which the glove broke in.

Read more: Truck M3 review (1)

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