Skiing can be fun provided all precautions are taken. This sport is dangerous and needs to have all protective clothing. Therefore, gloves are one of the most influential and essential parts of the skiing uniform.
Imagine you are all set for skiing but could not ski for a long time because your hands were freezing like ice, making it difficult to hold onto the poles. So, to avoid all these situations, you need to have gloves as they act as a shield for the cold and also improve the skiing performance.
When it's about keeping the hands warm in the cold temperatures, there are two main choices – the gloves or the mittens.
Gloves: These have individual pockets for fingers and provide the most dexterity for handling the gears, zips and the most for holding the poles.
Mittens: These have one pocket for all fingers that share the internal heat providing more warmth, but it lacks agility. Apparently, in professional skiing, mittens won't do the work of a professional pair of gloves. The gloves used in these competitions are specially designed to give the athlete dexterity to handle the gears comfortably.
It becomes essential to pick the right glove to avoid freezing hands and numb fingers that could completely ruin the skiing mood. So to determine the perfect size, we need to know the total length of the hand, including the width of the palm and the length of the middle finger.
According to the International Ski Federation, here are the gloves specifications:
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