Looking for a decent hiking glove for your ski tours but don’t want to spend $100?
Go to Wal-Mart. Or Target. Or Cal-Ranch.
For $8 you can find a good pair of leather winter work gloves. Put a little water resistant treatment on them and voila!
They will probably wear out after a season or two. Maybe faster. But what do you expect from gloves that cost $8?
Other gloves look better. Probably perform better. But they also cost a lot more. Nevertheless, after 4 days of hiking in the Pioneer Mountains with my supermarket gloves, I can’t really see a reason to spend a lot of money on an uphill (and warmer weather downhill) glove. At $8 they are almost disposable. Almost. After all, part of being a AAA dirtbag is making sure that gear—cheap or not—lasts a long time. But if these do happen to last about as long as their price implies, I can always pick up a replacement pair the next time I need to get milk or diapers.