If you fancy a bit more dexterity in your hands, gloves might be the better option. Where your fingers are separated, you can enjoy more movement and grip in your hands. This makes it easier to adjust your helmet, goggles, and straps without making your hands cold. When snowboarding, you’re less likely to need dexterity as much, but some people prefer it.
Buy Some of the Best Snowboard Mittens in Australia at Alpine Beach
We’ve got all the snowboarding gear you need. Because we work with a range of different specialist snow sports brands, you’re sure to find the mittens you’re after, and more both in-store and online. Whether you’re a first-timer or a long-time boarder, we’ve got something for everyone.
Should You Wear Gloves or Mittens When Snowboarding?
Obviously, you’re out in the snow, so you’re going to need something to keep your hands warm. But are snowboard mittens or gloves the way to go?
In terms of warmth, mittens are the best choice. Having your fingers all in close contact with each other keeps them warm by being able to share warmth and encourage circulation. So, if your hands get cold easily, or you’re out on a colder day, mittens are probably more suitable than gloves. However, if you’re out in the spring, this warmth can be a disadvantage as it can make your hands sweaty. This can make your hands cold and uncomfortable if it can’t evaporate.
Can’t decide? It’s often down to personal preference. However, you can buy ‘trigger mitts’ which are a mix between gloves and mittens where you have your index finger is separated from your middle, ring and little fingers. Or even a 3-in-1 where the gloves have a cover which comes down over your fingers to turn them into mittens.
Extra Things to Look Out for in Snowboard Mittens in Australia
While warmth is generally the main goal, there are more things to consider. If you’re new to snowboarding and are looking for your first pair of mittens, basic gloves should do. You’re looking out for insulation, material, and fit. But there are so many extras you can look out for. For example:
Zippered pockets – If you get cold hands, these are great. They’re there for you to insert hand warmers on cold days, or to use as a vent when the weather gets warmer.
Wrist loops – You often see these on children’s coats to stop them losing their gloves and mittens. This can be useful with your snowboard mittens because you do not want to lose those in the snow.
Nose wipes – That’s right, you can get them with nose wipes. No more fumbling around for a tissue, this soft and absorbent material on your thumb is right there.
Mini squeegee – Sometimes you’ll find these on the end of your thumb too to de-mist or wipe clean your goggles.
Material – We have a range of gloves available in different fabrics including leather, polyester, rip-stop fabric, and re-inforced heavy duty fabric depending on your requirements.
So, visit us in-store or have a look at our snowboard mittens online and find your perfect fit.