For three months, we took 11 pairs of women's gloves and mitts into the field to test which worked best in a host of situations. This includes ice climbing in the San Juans, riding ski lifts from Washington State to Ontario, Canada, and even dog sledding in Leadville, CO. Through these experiences, the Outdoor Research Southback glove shined most on days when we were riding lifts at our local resorts. Thanks to its awesome warmth, comfortable fit, and useful features, it almost overthrew the Outdoor Research Arete - Women's for the Best Buy Award.
With its warm and cozy EnduraLoft liners and GORE-TEX inserts, this glove will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable no matter how many runs you take throughout the day. The Southback, Marmot Randonnee Glove - Women's, The North Face Montana Glove - Women's and the Swany X-Cell II Mitt - Women's, were the only four tested with the liner sewn into the shell. Of these single gloves, the Southback has the highest value, and a low price of just $85.