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6 Waterproof Gloves That *Actually* Hold Up in Snow and Freezing Temps

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Like the wool-mohair blend scarves and cold weather-proof hats, the hardware you choose to put on during the winter is important if you want to keep warm and protect your body from literally freezing. If you're not wearing the right gear, aka waterproof and wind-repellent accessories, you'll likely find yourself in a wet and cold situation (it's not hard to get frostbite if you're exposed for long enough in cold enough weather). The same goes for mitts. Rather than put your hands through a grueling and volatile winter, you can invest in some waterproof gloves that repel snow and seal out frigid temperatures (brrrr, be gone).

The best waterproof gloves, at a glance: 

What to look for in waterproof gloves (like *actually* waterproof gloves)

Before we get to the good stuff, we have to caution you that all gloves that claim to be waterproof are not always in the clear. Before spending your hard-earned dollars, you have to look for waterproof materials like polyester—which is wind- and water-resistant. You'll also want to keep your eyes peeled on insulation. Between two and three layers are a good general rule to follow for maximum insulation.

Whether you need everyday gloves to keep you toasty or snow-proof ones to hit the slopes, check out these best waterproof gloves from the North Face, Carhartt, Burton, and more.

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The North Face, Women’s Montana Ski Gloves — $65.00

Sizes available: XS-L

Warm, windproof, and stylish—North Face’s Montana Ski Gloves tick all of the boxes when it comes to bracing the snow. It’s lined with two layers of extra cozy fleece and has a polyester lining to trap heat and lock out moisture. Another notable feature is the fabric-lined thumb, which functions as a nose wipe when things get runny.

Colors: 4

Pros

  • Windproof and waterproof
  • Features nose wipe
  • Comes with wrist leash

Cons

  • May run large for some

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Carhartt, Quilts Insulated Breathable Glove with Waterproof Wicking Insert — $28.00

Sizes available: S-L

Carhartt, the one-stop shop for heavy-duty clothing, is a trustworthy source when it comes to gloves. This quilted pair distributes warmth to your finger tips and has a polyester build to lock out water on a budget (it’s under $30). Not only warm, this pair is breathable thanks to the fast, dry lining to prevent frostbite and moist fingers (no more soggy digits).

Colors: 4

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Affordable
  • Warm

Cons

  • May be too puffy for some

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Burton, Women's Profile Gloves — $45.00

Sizes available: XS-L

Good-fitting gloves are hard to come by, but Burton’s Profile Gloves got the fit down pat. Each pair has an ergonomic, curved design and an adjustable cuff, so that you can customize the fit. The gauntlet fits easily over a jacket, and the slip-on design makes it a breeze to put on and off. Plus, the two waterproof layers will keep your hands and fingers nice and dry even in the most frigid conditions.

Colors: 3

Pros

  • Ergonomic fit
  • Gauntlet fits over jacket
  • D-ring keeps gloves together

Cons

  • Pricey

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Actionheat, Women's 5V Featherweight Heated Gloves — $180.00

Sizes available: XS-XL

Yes, gloves are meant to keep you warm, but this pair from Actionheat is ultra toasty. With built-in heating technology, these gloves warm your fingers up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. The heater runs up to five hours on the lowest setting and two hours on the highest setting. Made of a waterproof lining, it’ll also lock out snow, making it ideal for hitting the slopes. Also nice? This pair has a screen-compatible thumb and index finger for easy phone access.

Colors: black

Pros

  • Has a built-in heater
  • Waterproof
  • Silicone design for extra grip

Cons

  • Expensive

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Andorra, Waterproof Touchscreen Ski Gloves — $30.00

Sizes available: S-L

On bone-chilling days, there’s no worse feeling than taking off your gloves to answer a phone call or text message—am I right? But now you don’t have to with Andorra’s Touchscreen Ski Gloves. This pair has a three-finger compatible system that allows your to pick up a phone call and operate your smart device without getting the chills. The waterproof exterior forbids snow from entering, and the elasticated cuffs make for a custom fit. What’s not to love?

Colors: 4

Pros

  • Touch-screen compatible
  • Elasticated cuffs
  • Affordable

Cons

  • May be too big for some

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Hestra Gloves, Voss CZone Gloves — $125.00

Sizes available: 6-9

Snow gloves don’t have the best reputation in the fashion industry for being stylish, but all that changes with Hestra. The white glove features denim and cowhide accents that elevate any look, no matter if you’re making a snow angel or are going out to eat. Not only that, they boast a waterproof and breathable design to help your fingers fend off nature’s elements.

Colors: navy and white

Pros

  • Windproof and waterproof
  • Elasticated cuffs
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Expensive

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