Like everything this year, ski season will be weird: heavy use of passes over one-day lift tickets, appointments for ski windows, long and spaced-apart lift lines, and take-out lunches instead of crowded après celebrations. But what doesn’t change is the fun of being outside and on the mountain, and the gear you need to do it.
If you’re in need of an excellent pair of ski gloves, check out the Hestra Philippe Raoux Ecocuir Short Gloves.
These gloves have been in Hestra’s lineup since the early 1990s, but this version is a modern edition that makes it worth your attention, even if you’ve got a classic pair. The gloves are inspired and named for Philippe Raoux, ski instructor and mountain guide from Val d‘Isere.
The palms of the alpine gloves are made with soft, supple, chrome-free Ecocuir cowhide for durability and comfort. On the back is Hestra’s Triton Polyamide fabric, a durable nylon fabric that’s breathable, but is also windproof and water-repellent.
Insulation is with G-Loft—a thin, polyester fiber with high insulating capacity, even when it’s wet. And once it gets wet, it dries quickly. The gloves have an easily removable liner that aids in quick drying, as well.
Secure the gloves with their pull-straps and Velcro closure, and there’s also a way to keep them together when you’re not wearing them with a small carabiner.
These gloves are throw-back cool in the style and colors, yet modern enough that you don’t look like you haven’t been skiing since the ‘90s. They fit well on men and women, and are an optimal addition to your snow and ski kit.
The Philippe Raoux Ecocuir Short Gloves come in red and navy options, and list for $160 on the Hestra site.