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If You Get Sweaty Hands When You Hit The Slopes, These Ski Gloves Are A Game-Changer

Despite the snow and freezing cold temperatures, hitting the slopes is in fact a cardio workout, and it's easy to break a sweat. Aside from making you feel sticky and uncomfortable, this can make you colder due to the wet fabric. To stay warm and dry, it's critical to find the best ski gloves for sweaty hands.

The first decision to make when shopping is whether to opt for traditional gloves or mittens. Some folks prefer gloves because your fingers don't touch (which can make your hands feel clammy). Plus, you're less prone to overheating in regular gloves. The flip-side is that mittens are typically warmer so you may prefer them for extra cold climates. This factor really depends on what makes you feel the most comfortable.

Once you've made this decision, look at the liners — the fabric should be extra breathable so it doesn't trap sweat. Since the fabric type isn't always disclosed, it helps to read the reviews to determine this factor (I did this part for you). It's also a good idea to opt for gloves with removable liners so you can dry them out or wash them more easily, though this feature is less common with more budget-friendly gloves. It's also helpful if the exterior of the gloves has some degree of breathability. This can be tricky because breathable material usually isn't fully waterproof (which is obviously important in ski gloves). Try to find something with a good balance.

Below, I've made a list of the best ski gloves for sweaty hands with these factors in mind. I've arranged them by style and price to help you find something for your style and budget.

THE BEST MITTENS

The Overall Best

These high-quality women's ski mittens are a great choice for sweaty hands, mostly due to the liners, which are made with an innovative fabric called Dryride Thermex. The material lifts sweat from your skin as you perspire, transporting it to the outer layer of the fabric. On top of that, it's quick-drying, too. Plus, since the liners are fully separate pieces, you can dry them out at lunch or throw them in the washing machine when you get home.

The mittens themselves have synthetic leather palms for durability and grip. Remarkably breathable and touchscreen-compatible, they also feature a zippered pocket that can be used to stash hand warmers or to provide ventilation. They keep your hands exceptionally warm, according to reviewers, and you can adjust them with straps or drawstrings.

  • Available sizes: X-Small to X-Large

The Best Budget Option

Although the liners aren't removable for these Andorra ski mittens, they're still good for sweaty hands due to their breathable, lightweight fabric. In addition to offering plenty of ventilation, the liners are fairly moisture-wicking, as well. At this price point, these mittens are not going to be quite as waterproof as some of the other options on my list, but they're a great if you tend to ski in warmer places (such as the Pacific northwest or Californian versus the Rockies).

In addition to fantastic sweat-reducing properties, the gloves feature nonslip palms that offer excellent grip and soft-coated thumbs to help wipe your goggles. They also have touchscreen capabilities, zippered pockets to store small items, plus straps and drawstrings to provide a comfortable fit.

  • Available sizes: Small/Medium or Medium/Large

The Best Splurge

If your hands need extra warmth, but you don't want them to become sweaty, these ultra-cozy ski mittens are a high-quality option with superior moisture-wicking abilities. Equipped with fully removable liners made from breathable, lightweight polyester, they're the Cadillac of ski gloves. The insides feature warm fiberfill insulation and the exterior of the gloves boasts triple-layer polyamide that's 100% waterproof (and windproof, too).

The palms showcase tough goat leather for added durability and there are straps at the wrists and drawstrings to block snow from sliding in at the cuffs. Generally speaking, these gloves rank among the warmest on the market. Though, it's worth noting that they aren't touchscreen compatible.

  • Available sizes: 5 to 11
THE BEST GLOVES

The Overall Best

These awesome Burton ski gloves boast similar qualities to the overall best mitten pick above from the same brand. Designed with fleece that boasts four-way stretch, the liners are flexible, moisture-wicking, and fully removable. On top of that, the gloves have Toughgrip palms made of synthetic leather for a no-slip grasp, and all 10 fingers have touchscreen compatibility. Similar to other pairs, there's also a discreet pocket you can use to hold hand warmers or leave open to increase breathability and further reduce sweating. And these gloves also have straps and drawstrings to adjust the fit.

  • Available sizes: X-Small to X-Large

The Best Budget Option

If you're on a budget, these waterproof ski gloves provide an excellent way to wick moisture from sweaty hands at a more wallet-friendly price. Like the budget mittens, they don't have removable liners, and they're not as breathable as some of the other glove options. But the interior material is super lightweight and soft, and fans noted that it feels "thin but surprisingly warm."

The wrists offer both drawstrings and straps to customize the fit, and the palms and thumbs have anti-slip material, though it's not touchscreen compatible, and it doesn't have zippered flaps or pockets. The cozy gloves come in 18 colors, though, giving you a lot of options.

  • Available sizes: Small to Large

The Best Splurge

For folks who really want to spoil themselves, these high-end Black Diamond gloves are the best way to keep your hands warm and dry on the slopes. Extremely warm and waterproof yet breathable, they have removable Gore-Tex liners made of cozy fleece that traps heat while wicking away moisture. The durable leather exterior is fully waterproof and windproof, and they're insulated with PrimaLoft and boiled wool. On top of that, they have powder cuffs to block snow from sliding up your sleeves.

The extra warm design makes them ideal for especially cold temperatures or people whose hands get extra chilly. The only downside is that they aren't touchscreen compatible.

  • Available sizes: X-Small to Large

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