Firstly, it’s important to note that there is no such thing as the perfect pair of mountaineering gloves – you won’t find one single pair of gloves that will suit all your needs in the mountains.
What Is Mountaineering And What Equipment Do I Need?
Like mountaineering jackets, the chances are you’ll need two, if not three different types of gloves for different mountaineering pursuits.
If you are a day hiker, you are going to need a different type of waterproofing, dexterity and insulation to someone who is getting ready for a winter climbing session.
Just like there are layering systems for your upper and lower body when it comes to mountaineering, there are also glove layering systems – to keep you warm, dry and suited to the right conditions on the mountain. The Alpine Institute recommends the following gloves for these conditions: