Planning a fun and active trip to the mountain this winter? The great outdoor vastness is calling, but you want to make sure you have all the necessary protection when facing the cold and snow. At the same time, you want to ensure that your skiing accessories are great, if not perfect. Sure, you are packing all the standard equipment. For outdoor sports that includes going to and up a mountain, which means that you will need goggles, a warm fleece, jackets, helmets, and waterproof shoes, but what about your hands? You need mittens too.
Fret not, the finest ski glove designs are at your fingertip. With Columbia ski gloves, you can keep your fingers warm and indulge in a variety of cold weather activities. With our gloves, you can play outdoors with your kids for hours at a time. The technologies behind the making of every single pair are carefully thought out. The entire manufacturing process revolves around the best way to use science to enhance the quality of your sports activities. Find out why you should invest in Columbia ski gloves.
What are the technologies that we use in making Columbia ski gloves?
For the majority of people, gloves, in this case ski gloves, serve just one purpose: the protection of your hand when facing cold, wind, and snow powder. But what about the grip, the accessibility, and the ability to quickly reach for your touchscreen? When we designed our Columbia ski gloves, we tried to keep in mind the people that were going to use them and the different situations they might find themselves in. This is the primary idea behind each and every one of our designs.
How do Columbia ski gloves keep you warm?
When your hands are cold, you can’t enjoy yourself properly or be sure about your safety in the mountains. When your hands get too cold, you could lose your grip and a dangerous situation could be at hand. We’re very proud that we can offer you various types of ski gloves with warmth retention technologies. It has been said that humans are the perfect machines, we believe that the true art lies in figuring out how our bodies can work for us in the best possible way. We have in mind the fact that the human body can usually be self-sufficient, with some help here and there. Find out how we used this exact principle to keep your hands warm from the inside.
Some mittens also pack Thermarator™ insulation, our synthetic isolation technology. The special design of the cuff and the glove liner makes them warm and functional.
Finally, we offer certain glove models that can bring extra warmth and protection to every finger of the hand with Omni‑Wind™ Block. This wind stopper membrane will remove the sensation of cold and keep your hands warmer at all times.
Both warm and dry? It’s possible!
Perhaps you’re not scared of the cold, but the thought of your hands being wet might feel like a cold shower? Don’t worry, we also have waterproof gloves. They are designed for snow activities such as skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.
However, not all of our gloves are waterproof. Some of our gloves are designed to keep you warm in the city, while hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and various outdoor activities. They have no waterproof protection but they pack some other good things. Like we said, these gloves focus on keeping your paws warm as they have warmth retention technologies such as our Omni‑Heat™ thermal reflective layer, Thermarator™ insulation, or Omni‑Wind™ Block.
Some other ski gloves are waterproof. They are designed for ski and snow activities such as skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. They generally have a longer profile, covering your wrist and they are more protective. They feature a waterproof membrane such as Omni‑Tech™ and they may also have an Omni‑Heat™ thermal reflective technology. Finally men’s and women’s ski gloves often have insulation, made of polyester. This combination creates an extra warm glove that will protect your fingertips from cold, water and wind.
Winter sports will inevitably have you in a situation where you can potentially get wet. However, our waterproof gloves, among other design elements, have a longer profile. They cover your wrist and work extra hard to be even more protective. There are several types of dry protection ski gloves, as well. We know how important it is to have varied choices, so you can compare and contrast all of our ski gloves. That way, you can find the right pair that, well, fits like a glove.
One type of our ski gloves feature an Omni‑Tech™ waterproof membrane combined with the Omni‑Heat™ thermal reflective technology. Because why shouldn’t you stay warm and dry at the same time? Finally, our unisex ski gloves are often insulated and made of polyester. This combination creates an extra warm shield that will protect your fingertips from cold, water and wind. Together with your fleece jackets and the rest of your gear, you’ll have a perfectly protective winter outfit.
How to choose the perfect ski gloves for you or your kids
Choosing any kind of equipment or even accessories can be a dreadfully hard task. Especially if you’re indecisive, or you’re not entirely sure what it is that you need. First of all, cast aside your potential worries about personal style and looks—our ski gloves exist in a range of different colours and styles. Fashionableness and functionality go hand in hand with our ski gloves. We also use combinations of fabrics to bring out the most out of every material. For example, there are polyester gloves with a leather palm. We want them to be functional and popular, both to suit your taste, but also so they can be used for different settings.
Here’s a hot tip: The main thing you have to keep in mind to choose your ideal pair of ski gloves is the use. Think about whether you want a soft, stylish, and warm glove, made for urban commutes, hiking or potentially snowshoeing? Or if you would prefer a technical, warm and waterproof ski glove?
What about the kids? Are they proficient enough for some more serious inter sports activities, or is it enough to keep them warm for now? Take a look, compare, pick, and shop. But, in case you are still not sure, let us help.
You know by now that our urban, hiking and snowshoeing gloves feature thermal reflective technologies and insulation, making them perfect for urban adventures, hiking, and various outdoor activities. Their style makes them versatile and compatible with an urban fit. They do the job without the bulk and the sporty looks of ski gloves. We use different technologies to retain and reflect your body warmth, insulate, and keep the water out. You can choose a pair to go perfectly with skiing, snowboarding, hiking or whatever sports you’re indulging in this season. The long gauntlet and their PU palm protection lets us say just one thing: don't fear the cold and the water, let us handle it. Finally, in the era we live in, our phones are basically an extension of our hands. We think you’ll be happy to know that most of our gloves feature a thumb and finger tip that is compatible with any touch screen. Stay connected, even with your gloves on!