When it’s cold outside one of the most important things you need to protect are your hands. When your body temperature drops the first places to lose warmth are your hands and feet. Keeping these extremities protected and dry is not only a comfort issue but it can be a health issue.
When buying new gloves there are a number of features you should look for. First of all, do the gloves have a cinch collar with a drawstring. If you’re going to be in the snow this feature will help keep snow from going down the collar. You will want multiple insulation layers. Multiple layers will trap warmth and provide better protection against the cold. In addition to the cinching collar, you’ll want a waterproof membrane to help keep your hand dry. An optional feature would be touchscreen functionality. If you’re planning on using electronics on the cold being able to activate the cursor without taking your gloves off is a bonus.
Our buying guide of the best men’s winter gloves for the extreme cold will provide you some of the best mens gloves on the market.
Heritage Gloves Extreme Winter Glove
The Heritage Gloves Extreme Winter Glove ($30) was designed for those who love winter sports. These extreme winter gloves were designed for those who would be out in the coldest weather conditions. Many rides say these are some of the warmest gloves they’ve worn. Heritage Gloves are made with all waterproof materials, and have four barriers of protection which include 70 grams of 3M Thinsulate insulation with a Polar Fleece liner. Additional features include zipper hand warmer pocket, touch screen friendly, and a durable palm grip.
Mountain Made Outdoor Gloves for Men
The Mountain Made Outdoor Gloves for Men ($29) are great gloves for those who like cold weather activities like running, cycling, hiking, driving, skiing, and shooting. Mountain Made gloves feature touchscreen technology, YKK zipper, and an absorbent and quick drying comfort lining with an anti-bacterial treatment to eliminate odor.
Gordini Men’s Promo Gauntlet Gore-Tex Gloves
The Gordini Men’s Promo Gauntlet Gore-Tex Gloves ($35) allow you to warm up, stay dry, and keep on enjoying the winter. The Gauntlet Gore-Tex Gloves feature a Gore-TEX waterproof, breathable liner, quick adjustable cuff strap and a drawstring bottom that keep the gloves tight.
Gordini Men’s The Polar Glove
Gordini’s Men’s Polar Glove ($66) are some of the warmest gloves on our list. They actually come with a fill power rating of 600 due to the 70-percent down filling. Additional features include an Aquabloc waterproof, windproof, breathable insert, Naturaloft insulation, a Lavawool moisture management system lining, genuine deerskin with breathe weave stretch fabric and faux suede trim. Genuine deerskin fingers with digital grip palm and thumb patch. They also come with a Gauntlet cinch closure to keep snow and moisture out.
Black Diamond Absolute Mitts Cold Weather Men’s Gloves
The Black Diamond Absolute Mitts Cold Weather Men’s Gloves ($176) are the brands warmest and lightest expedition mitt. These mitts will keep your hands warm and dry with minimal weight. They can also serve as a really lightweight packable stash mitt for emergencies. The shell is made out of 100% Nylon, the palm from 100% Goat Skin, and the lining 100% Polyester. They feature a removable liner with a 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex insert with XCR Product Technology.
Mammut Arctic Men’s Mitten
Mammut is known for making some of the best expedition gear around. These gloves are no different. the Mammut Arctic Men’s Mitten ($135) can take on arctic expeditions, 8000-meter peaks, or any other place where epic cold exists. The Mammut Arctic Mitten keeps your hands warm ensuring your fingers stay fully functional. A Pertex Quantum and leather shell with a full gauntlet keeps out the blowing snow, while the lofted 600-fill goose down provides furnace-like warmth to your sensitive paws. A goatskin leather palm ensures you’re able to maintain a grip on your trekking poles, and the Micro Bemberg lining doubles down on warmth.
Sealskinz Sub Zero Men’s Gloves
The brand new Sealskinz SUB ZERO Glove ($85) is a lightweight, totally waterproof, breathable and windproof glove designed for the coldest of conditions. It features Downtek water repellent insulation which provides high levels of warmth and will remain drier for longer. It provides durable, comfortable and enhanced control with pre-curved fingers and a soft AX suede diamond embossed palm. You get added protection with a gauntlet style cuff that has a drawstring fastener to keep snow and moisture out.
SnowForce Extreme Cold 3-Finger Winter Mitt with Premium Cowgrain Palm
Nicknamed ‘the claw,’ the SnowForce Extreme Cold 3-Finger Winter Mitt with Premium Cowgrain Palm ($45) offers two levels of temperature protection thanks to the two openings at the cuff. The first opening is perfect for dexterity and warmth and is rated for -20°C (-4°F). The second opening is designed for extreme cold conditions of -50°C (-58°F). A black cow grain palm provides excellent abrasion resistance to increase the lifespan of the glove, while the waterproof insert locks out water and wind but is still breathable to eliminate sweat build up. Features an adjustable strap on the back of the glove and elasticized wrist for tightening glove to optimal fit. The unique claw pattern keeps fingers together for warmth but improves range-of-motion compared to mitts or trigger-finger mitts Built-in goggle wiper on side of index finger.
RefrigiWear PolarForce Gloves with Performance Flex
The RefrigiWear PolarForce Gloves with Performance Flex ($40) are some of the warmer gloves on our list. They feature 200g of Thinsulate insulation which the brand says is the most in any glove on the market. When combined with their foam insulation and tricot lining, these gloves can provide protection down to -30°F. The pre-curved, ergonomic fit means you have less hand fatigue from fighting against stiff, ill-fitting gloves. The Kevlar-reinforced thumb crotch and stretch polyester outershell with synthetic leather palm make these gloves durable – ready to tackle any job. While he pinched fingertips reduce bulk for better fit and performance.
Hestra Morrison Pro Model 3-Finger Gloves
The Hestra Morrison Pro Model 3-Finger Gloves ($160) features protection on the knuckles and fingers and is made of Army Leather and cowhide which makes it both supple and durable. Additional features include a CZone insert which makes the glove waterproof and windproof while maintaining good breathability, hook-and-loop cuff closures to keep the snow out, and handcuffs to secure gloves to your wrist. The Morrison Pro Model shell is 90% leather, and 10% synthetic. The layers include a cowhide upper and army-leather palm, fleece lining and Thermolite insulation to keep fingers toasty, and a waterproof and breathable membrane.