Gloves or Mitts - what is the answer?

Gloves or Mitts - what is the answer?

Ski gloves or mittens – what’s better?

Which of the two keep your hands warmer? And which are the smarter choice for skiing?

The main difference between ski gloves and ski mittens is quite obvious: While gloves have individual pockets for every finger, mittens only have one chamber for your thumb and one for the rest of them. This makes them differ in two key aspects: dexterity and warmth.

Which are warmer: gloves or mittens?

This point clearly goes to mittens. As all fingers (except for your thumb) are in the same chamber, more warmth can be stored inside the mitten. In comparison, the separate finger pockets of gloves can only store the warmth of each individual finger.

If your main priority is warmth, you should go for high-quality mittens. Women and children, especially, often tend to get cold fingers, so for them mittens might be the better choice.

If you do activities that require excellent grip and dexterity or want to take pictures more easily, you might want to go for gloves.

How do you find the perfect mittens?

One of the key factors in finding the perfect mittens for you is the right size. Mittens that are too big will make it harder for you to grab things. In addition, they require more body warmth to heat up the air space inside the mitten. On the other hand, mittens that are too small will feel uncomfortable and inhibit your movement. 


Back to blog

Leave a comment