Whether you prefer gloves or mittens, leather or nylon fabrics, one thing is for sure: regardless of whether you’re riding mid-January pow or late April slush, you want something cozy and dry to keep those digits comfortable. From full Gore-Tex® offerings, to lightweight and minimalist designs, here are eight 2019 gloves from the annual snowsports tradeshow in Denver that we couldn’t wait to get our grubby hands in.
A staple in the Dakine lineup year in and year out, the Fillmore returns for 2019 in another classic, team-inspired colorway. This everyday mitt features a durable, leather palm integrated into a nylon and polyester shell that includes Dakine’s own DK Dry™ waterproof insert, keeping moisture out and heat in.
DC has a whole slew of new glove and mitten offerings for 2019, and the Shelter is sure to be a favorite for those warmer spring days. With minimal insulation and 10K waterproofing, the Shelter proves to be the go-to mitt for slushy park laps, but when paired with a liner, will still hold up on any day of the year.
Oakley sticks to the tried and true for 2019, offering their classic leather designs in a wide range of styles sure to appease any type of rider. From traditional gloves and trigger mitts to retro-styled pipe designs, Oakley has a little bit of everything, and it’s all backed up by their timeless durability.
Volcom has two Gore-Tex® glove offerings for 2019: the CP2 and the Service Gore. Coming in at a lower price point, the CP2 is a nylon-structured Gore-Tex® glove featuring 80gm Thinsulate™ insulation, while the burlier Service Gore glove features Primaloft® insulation in a full leather package. Regardless of which glove you choose, you can rest assured that the Gore-Tex® dependability will keep those digits dry in any conditions.
Drawing inspiration from team rider Austen Sweetin, the all-new Powder Mitt from Quiksilver features an oversized gauntlet to provide optimal protection from the elements in addition to adding a few extra style points. Tie it all in with Primaloft® insulation, a Gore-Tex® waterproof insert and a predominantly leather exterior, and you’ve got one killer set of mitts.
Brand new to the Rome lineup for 2019 is the Strain mitt, which aims to be a true do-it-all mitt geared toward mid-season conditions. But aside from the 12K waterproof insert and eye-popping colorways such as this RK1 Lens Jorgenson collab, the real selling point here is the Strain’s innovative magnetic finger access. With a magnetic opening found just along the index finger, these mitts provide all-weather protection with the added luxury of not having to take them off when you need that Instagram fix.
Part of Roxy’s 2019 Bright Edition, the Abyss mitt features a slew of high-tech features in Torah Bright’s signature, head-turning colorway (or black, if you’d like to keep it simple). With Primaloft® insulation, a 100% full sheepskin leather construction and Roxy’s Hydrosmart fleece lining, these Abyss mitts may not make you ride as well as Torah, but hey, at least you’ll be warm, dry and looking good.
Forest Bailey has always been well-respected for his style both on and off his snowboard, so you’d expect nothing short of sleek from his signature Gauntlet Mitt with 686. Featuring an over-the-mitt design for added protection on the deepest of days and the deepest of carves, these mittens further harness the spirit of Forest with the addition of his subtle, signature artwork.