Given all these great performance features, this glove was in the running for the Editor's Choice Award. However, it fell short to the Arc'teryx Fission Glove - Women's that offers better breathability, dexterity, and durability. As a result, it was given the Best Buy Award, beating out the Burton Gore-Tex Glove - Women's for superior warmth, dexterity, and durability. Even though the Gore-Tex Down II is about $10 more than the Burton Gore-Tex Glove - Women's, we think the superior performance of the Gordini provides a better value for the price. Whether you're a beginner or expert skier, this affordable award winner will keep you warm and dry throughout the day.
The Down II has been upgraded to the Down III. The only difference, other than colors and minor cosmetic changes, is the Down III now has zipper pockets for heat warmer pads. For this addition, Gordini boosted the price from $85 to $90. We consider this a minor price change, and due to the high performance of this glove, we allowed it to keep its title as Best Buy winner. We link to the Down III, but if you can find a Down II model on sale, we would recommend grabbing them as the changes are so minor.