Whether you prefer gloves or mittens, a proper pair of hand coverings are essential to just about any day on the mountain. Below, you will find a collection of this season’s most reputable gloves and mitts, ensuring that no matter your preference, gender, or style leanings, you’ll find something worth sinking your hands into all winter long.

Dakine Excursion

Dakine’s Excursion mitt offers season-long versatility. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

As its name implies, this mitt from Dakine is equipped for any adventure. Unlike some high-performance mitts, which can feel bulky on the hands and overkill in the warmth department, the Excursion is a slim, well-rounded option that provides plenty of insulation for those dead-of-winter days without being excessive when warmer weather hits.

Check out our full Tested + Approved review here.

686 Linear Mitt

Say goodbye to cold hands thanks to the 686 Linear mitt. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The Linear from 686 might just be the warmest mitt we’ve ever sunk our hands into. Featuring Gore Warm technology, frigid temperatures will be a complete non-issue even when battling subzero temperatures. The softshell construction and Hexi-Grip palms also promise to withstand all of your knuckle dragging antics.

Check out our full Tested + Approved review here.

Quiksilver Powder Mitt

If Quiksilver’s Powder Mitts are good enough for Austen Sweetin, they should be plenty good for you. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

When it’s waist deep, or perhaps elbow deep, there is absolutely no competition in terms of powder protection. These are as lengthy as they comes. What Quiksilver calls their Freeride Long Fit, the Powder Mitts feature an oversized gauntlet held secure by both a wrist strap and a forearm cuff closure.

Check out our full Tested + Approved review here.

Volcom Service Gore Glove

Built to withstand plenty of abuse, Volcom’s Service Gore Glove is ready for duty. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Constructed around a premium, full-leather, military-inspired design, the Service Gore gloves from Volcom are ready for duty. Unlike the majority of leather offerings on the market, which can take time to fully break in, the ergonomically shaped fingers of the Service provide ample dexterity as soon as you rip the tags off.

Check out our full Tested + Approved review here.

Crab Grab Snuggler

Sink your claws into Crab Grab’s versatile Snuggler mitt. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Great for both male and female hands, the Snuggler is a standard mitt in the best way possible. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t. As the warmest offering in Crab Grab’s line, it holds its own on the deepest days in January, but proves more than versatile enough to be worn into the spring.

Check out our full Tested + Approved review here.

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