Get the warmth you need—and ditch the bulk you don’t.
Warm hands are a necessity in the backcountry—but picking out the perfect glove to get you there isn’t always simple. First, consider your activity level: If you’re moving fast, you’ll want lighter gloves to compensate for your output, while if you’re lounging around, you’ll want the thickest gloves you can get. Then, consider the conditions: Will you need waterproof gloves to keep out snow and slop, or is breathability your primary concern? These four pairs will keep your digits warm and flexible no matter what.