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Which ski gloves will work for the whole season, for skiing in both the East and the West?

I've been looking for some gloves or mittens that will suit me for the whole ski season for both the east and west coast. So far I've come down to the Scott Cocoon and a Level Mitten. What do you suggest? Brian Boston, MA

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Yeah, I’ve got it. Not that I think that one glove does it all; I like to keep a few different types in my ski bag so I can choose one based on conditions. But my favorite is the Marmot Randonnee ($100). It’s just a great glove, with outers of Marmot MemBrain combined with Primaloft insulation and a Gore-Tex liner. Very warm, waterproof—great from freezing down to zero or below (when it gets really cold, add a silk glove liner). It’ll take you from the icy East to powder in the West. But for all that, it’s remarkably soft and nimble. You can tie shoelaces while wearing a pair.

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I also like Outdoor Research’s Innuendo glove ($99). Gore-Tex outers in this case, lofty insulation and leather palms with long cut so they fit up and under a jacket (same for the Randonees). Like the Marmot gloves, warm to quite-cold conditions, waterproof, tough.

For warmer conditions, throw in a pair of Seirus All-Weather Gloves ($35). These are water-repellent, medium-warm gloves for when it’s around freezing. Or, REI Thermo Gloves ($35), made with windproof fleece that’s great when it’s chilly but not really cold. A good option for you.

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