I can’t find the specific post but I am pretty sure I have mentioned these gloves. If I haven’t then that is my bad because the Guide Lite Gloves deserve attention. Nothing fancy but they are well designed and made to last at least a few hard seasons. What impressed me was how well they kept my hands warm on our recent Snowbowl ski trip.
I woke up early to warm up the truck and scrape the snow/ice off all the windows. The predawn temperature was -2 and it did not get above 9 degrees all day so it was cold. I had beefier, presumably warmer gloves in my big Pelican treasure chest to use for these kinds of conditions but I just didn’t need them.
My hands were warm. That’s impressive considering these are the equivalent of a lined (wool in this case) mountain (water resistant or waterproof) work glove. They are not thin but they aren’t thick either so your hands maintain a high degree of dexterity which is another reason why they are popular with Ski Patrolmen. Here is what Eddie Bauer says about them.
Let me just say this about them. This is the kind of product you need to order two (pair) of, right now, because they are that good and sure as shooting they will stop selling them or change them somehow. Don’t get caught short. Trust me on this.
UPDATE – HA! OUT OF STOCK AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE. TOLD YA.
UPDATE 2 – I HAVE A HALF DOZEN + FULL SKI DAYS WITH THESE IN TEMPS RANGING FROM 7 TO 45 DEGREES (ALL BUT ONE OF THOSE DAYS WERE BELOW FREEZING) AND THEY ARE THE BEST ALL AROUND INSULATED GLOVES THAT I HAVE USED. THEY ARE EASY TO DON AND DOFF, PROVIDE VERY GOOD DEXTERITY, ARE RELATIVELY THIN, SLOUGH SNOW AND TURN AWAY WATER, SHOW VIRTUALLY NO WEAR, AND HAVE KEPT MY HANDS WARM AND FUNCTIONAL ALTHOUGH AT THE LOWEST TEMPS TESTED THEY WERE AT THEIR INSULATING LIMIT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM, IF YOU CAN FIND THEM.