Updated on December 28, 2021

Tucking your hand into a ball on the ski lift and then into your jacket for warmth is never a good solution. But when your gloves are bad and your hands are cold, you probably don’t have any other choice than to resort to drastic measures. So, instead of suffering through another bout of frigid temperatures and cold fingers, do yourself a favor and find the best snowboard gloves for you.

Fortunately, our experts at the Adventure Junkies have sorted through a multitude of options and chosen gloves that are made for the slopes so you never have to endure another cold ride. Take a moment to read through the list below to discover which glove best suits your interests.

For more of our top snowboarding gear recommendations, check out the Best Snowboard Mittens.


Quick Answer - The Best Snowboard Gloves

  1. Hestra Heli
  2. Burton Gore-Tex
  3. Black Diamond Mercury Mitts
  4. Black Diamond Solano
  5. Showa Best 282 Atlas
  6. Black Diamond Guide
  7. The North Face Apex+ Etip
  8. Outdoor Research Stormtracker
  9. DAKINE Wrist Guard


Comparison Table - Best Snowboard Gloves

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NamePalm FabricRemovable LinerGenderPriceRatingReview
Hestra HeliImpregnated goat leatherYesUnisex$$5.0Read Review
Burton Gore-TexPolyurethaneYesMen’s$3.7Read Review
Black Diamond Mercury MittsGoat leatherYesUnisex$$4.8Read Review
Black Diamond SolanoGoat leatherNoUnisex$$$$4.8Read Review
Showa Best 282 AtlasPolyurethaneNoUnisex$4.4Read Review
Black Diamond GuideLeatherYesMen’s$$$3.8Read Review
The North Face Apex+ EtipSoftshellNoWomen’s$$3.1Read Review
DAKINE TitanSynthetic MaterialYesMen’s$$4.3Read Review
Outdoor Research StormtrackerLeatherNoUnisex$$$3.3Read Review
DAKINE Wrist GuardSynthetic MaterialNoMen’s And Unisex$4.5Read Review
NamePalm FabricRemovable LinerGenderPriceRatingReview
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Reviews - The Best Gloves for Snowboarding

Hestra Heli

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Palm Fabric: Impregnated goat leather
  • Removable Liner: Yes
  • Backs of hands are made of windproof, waterproof, breathable fabric
  • Cuff cinches, elastic and straps with hook-and-loop closures keep heat in and snow out
  • Pre-curved finger design for a natural fit
  • Carabiners at cuffs
Hestra Heli


When you need a quality pair of performance gloves that will keep your hands warm in the coldest of conditions, look to the Helis.

Hestra designed the Helis to be a wider fitting style of snowboard glove with a removable Bemberg fleece liner that feels comfortable against your skin. The Triton fabric is windproof, waterproof, and extremely durable. The synthetic insulation integrated into the glove provides for reliable warmth — even when things get wet. Multiple adjustment points allow you to dial in the perfect fit.

What I like most about the Hestra Helis is how dexterous they are.

Burton Gore-Tex

  • Gender: Men’s
  • Palm Fabric: Polyurethane
  • Removable Liner: Yes
  • Synthetic Insulation For Warmth
  • Zippered Pockets On Backs Of Hands For Storing Valuables
  • Removable Fleece Liner In Case Temps Heat Up
Burton Gore-Tex


Best for beginner riders in milder climates, the Burton Gore-Tex gloves are a standard option for anyone just starting out with boarding. Built with a polyurethane, water wicking fabric for its palm and a synthetic, removable liner, your hands will stay warm and dry all day long. A nice addition to these gloves are the zippered pockets on each glove that provides a nice space for a hand warmer or storing small valuables like a car key or ID. 

These gloves are much cheaper than other gloves on the market and will work relatively well in most weather. Keep in mind that the synthetic material won’t stand up to the elements quite as well as other gloves, so seek out another option if you’re anticipating colder temps and higher winds.

Black Diamond Mercury Mitts

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Palm Fabric: Goat leather
  • Removable Liner: Yes
  • Soft, recycled fleece linings
  • 4-way stretch fabric shells
  • EMPEL™ water- and PFC-free durable water repellent finish
  • Fully waterproof BD.dry™ inserts
Black Diamond Mercury Mitts


When the warmest pair of gloves just aren’t enough to keep your fingers toasty, a pair of mitts is the only way to go.

Black Diamond’s Mercury mitts include a removable insulated liner filled with Primaloft Gold Cross Core which dries when wet — perfect for riding in cold, wet conditions. The Mercury is relatively water resistant and built to be pretty much bombproof, thanks to the impressive BD.dry waterproof breathable insert. Long gauntlet style cuffs round out this complete cold-weather-ready package.

What I like most about the Mercury mittens is the revolutionary water repellent finish.

Black Diamond Solano

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Palm Fabric: Goat leather
  • Removable Liner: No
  • Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex insert keeps hands dry
  • Battery-powered heater keeps hands toasty all day
  • LED button controls let you dial in the right amount of warmth
  • Fixed fleece lining and PrimaLoft insulation
Black Diamond Solano


When you’re out adventuring in the coldest of conditions, a battery powered heater often makes what could otherwise be a miserable day out on the slopes downright comfy and enjoyable.
These gloves feature an effective GORE-TEX waterproof breathable insert to keep the warmth in and the moisture out. This is complimented by a fixed fleece lining, PrimaLoft insulation, and a battery-powered heater that’s completely rechargeable.  The Solano includes its own carrying case and charger with adapters.

What I like most about these gloves is how easy the heater is to operate, thanks to the LED button controls that let you adjust the heat as needed.

Showa Best 282 Atlas

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Palm Fabric: Polyurethane
  • Removable Liner: No
  • TEMRES Technology for 100% waterproof and breathable hand protection
  • Breathability reduces perspiration and increases comfort
  • Rough textured, oil resistant coating provides excellent wet or dry grip
  • Yellow acrylic insulation provides excellent warmth


Backcountry performance demands more performance than in-resort riding — so don’t let the affordable price tag on these fool you. The Showa Best are up to any challenge you could throw at them.

The 282 Atlas gloves feature a polyurethane waterproof breathable shell an an insulating acrylic liner. The shell is moderately textured, providing for a decent grip. The seamless knit liner is touted to serve two purposes — insulate the hand and buffer it from moisture build-up on the inside.

What I like most about the Atlas gloves is how durable they are for such an inexpensive product.

Black Diamond Guide

  • Gender: Men’s
  • Palm Fabric: Leather
  • Removable Liner: Yes
  • Removable Liner Gloves In Case Temperatures Heat Up
  • Wool Liners Keep Your Hands Super Warm Even When Wet
  • Long Cuffs Prevent Snow From Entering Your Gloves


These long cuffed gloves are built for thick powder, harsh weather, and gnarly environments. The removable wool liners will keep your hands insulated and warm in the most extreme weather and the molded padding on the knuckles will protect your hands if you’re bashing through the trees. A nice little touch are the soft fabric thumbs, which give you a great place to wipe your nose if you ever get those cold riding boogies that we all know all too well. Overall, this is a great glove for an aggressive rider looking to tackle the trees in thick powder.

The North Face Apex+ Etip

  • Gender: Women’s
  • Palm Fabric: Softshell
  • Removable Liner: No
  • Women-Specific Design
  • Silicone Grip For Added Traction
  • Pull Tab For Easy On And Off


The North Face Apex Etip Glove uses a silicone palm to give riders more grip than other gloves. With a 100% windproof material and a soft shell on the back of your hands, this glove is especially built to block sharp wind out on the slope. At the same time, the inner insulation and unique articulated mould keeps your hand in a natural position. 

If comfort and protection from the wind are your priorities, then we suggest buying yourself a pair of these gloves. They may not be best for more severe weather, but in mild, windy climates, they’ll hold up just fine.


  • Gender: Men’s
  • Palm Fabric: Synthetic Material
  • Removable Liner: Yes
  • Synthetic Insulation For Extra Warmth
  • Removable Fleece Liner In Case Temps Warm Up
  • Pockets On Backs Of Hands For Storing Hand Warmers Or Small Valuables


Dakine’s Titan Leather Gloves are a popular option for most riders. The waterproof zip stash pockets on the back are a great place for hand warmers and the durable shells should stand up against all wind and weather. Much like most other gloves, the Titan’s inner liner is removable. However, unlike other options, the liner is made out of Tricot, a fine-knitted fabric, to give riders even more comfort. These gloves will stand up to any weather conditions, but note that they may not last as long as other, more durable gloves.

Outdoor Research Stormtracker

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Palm Fabric: Leather
  • Removable Liner: No
  • Self-Heated So Your Hands Stay Toasty All Day Long
  • Tough, Protective Shells For Harsh Weather Like Rain And Hail
  • Quick Dry Insulation


If your worst fear on Earth is cold hands and you’ll do anything in your power to prevent it, you may want to look into Outdoor Research’s Stormtracker Heated Sensor Gloves. They might have a mouthful for a name, but these self-heating gloves will ensure your hands stay plenty warm in even the most brutal of conditions. Using a rechargeable lithium ion battery and durable, moisture wicking material, these gloves will generate their own heat while retaining your body’s heat as well. 

With gloves like these, you might want to consider their weight and clunkiness. If heat is your priority, go for ‘em, but if functionality and comfort are, you may want a different option.

DAKINE Wrist Guard

  • Gender: Men’s And Unisex
  • Palm Fabric: Synthetic Material
  • Removable Liner: No
  • Removable Wrist Guard Support To Prevent Your Wrist From Snapping If You Take A Fall
  • Durable Water Repellent Shell
  • Hook And Loop Wrist Strap So You Won’t Lose A Glove If You Have To Remove It Mid-Descent


If you’ve ever broken your wrists before, or you’re scared of doing it for the first time, the best protection is buying a glove like the Dakine Wrist Guard gloves. These gloves come outfitted with a firm wrist guard that prevents your wrist from snapping back upon falling. Furthermore, with an adjustable hook-and-loop wrist strap, you can take these gloves off while sifting through your backpack and remain calm that they won’t fall out to the trail below. 

We highly recommend these Dakine gloves to all riders. They will  not only keep your hands warm but will make for a safer, more well-relaxed ride knowing that your wrists are more protected than they would be with another pair.




Choosing ski gloves can be a difficult task. Below, we’ve listed out the main concerns you should have when buying the best snowboard gloves out there to help make your choice a little easier.


We’ve provided you with the top ten gloves, but before you choose a glove from the list above, you might want to consider whether or not a mitten is better suited for your needs. Mittens give riders more warmth and a better feel for their hands, whereas gloves often make interaction with your environment a lot easier because you can use your fingers.



Leather or synthetic? It may take a few pairs of gloves to figure out which glove suits your preferences, but determining whether or not you want leather or not is a principal concern. Leather will give you better grip, but may feel a bit more clunkier on the hand. Synthetic fabrics on the hand will feel more comfortable but may not hold up as well in extreme weather.



The stronger the material, the longer the glove will last. You may have to spend more money for a long-lasting glove, but in the end, we think it’s worth it.



Double check the gender before you buy gloves. You definitely don’t want to buy the wrong pair for you.



Some gloves are wildly expensive, and not necessarily because of their supreme design. Often they offer one very unique feature that others don’t and if that’s for you, then by all means, buy that glove! But if not, then we recommend seeking out a more durable glove. And don’t buy the cheapest one! The last thing you want on the slope is cold fingers.





An industry standard water resistant material.


A thin strap that wraps around your wrist to keep your gloves attached to your body while you take them off.


The part of the glove that extends back from your wrist and over your forearm. This is what cinches closed to keep out snow and water.


A highly waterproof and abrasion resistant material.



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About The Author

While at the University of Virginia, Nate studied Spanish literature and contemporary philosophy and started for its Division 1 lacrosse team. At 20 years old, he began writing about his experiences attempting the world’s most insane adventures. From backcountry skiing in Patagonia to living in a Brazilian favela and high-altitude ice climbing in the Himalaya, Nate sheds light on parts and cultures of the world that remain widely unknown. He’s been featured on the top-rated travel podcast Extra Pack of Peanuts and has published work in a variety of outdoor publications. Currently Nate works as a freelance writer and explorer and competes for the Israeli National lacrosse team at tournaments around the world. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Nepali and proficient in French and Arabic. This past Spring, Nate became the first ever foreigner to porter in the Himalaya.

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