2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Gloves

It can be hard to keep up with the latest outerwear trends. From fit to functionality, puffies, baselayers and hardshells undergo small design tweaks every year and we are here to help you parse out the gear that best fits your backcountry needs.

For our 2017 Apparel Guide, we focus on the timeless and the trending. These are classics that we know and love, alongside the best in new materials, styles and tech. For our next installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce gloves to keep your digits wiggling and warm on cold days when mobility is crucial.



Truck Gloves M1


These gloves may look familiar, but they are not the average hardware-store find. Truck is the new kid on the glove block, founded by photographer Jay Beyer and two former Black Diamond R&D and production guys. The Truck team aims to reinvent an old favorite with high-quality materials—all to better protect your digits against the elements at low prices.

“Cotton Kills” is the classic saying, and even the most stubborn Kinco wearer may be swayed by Truck’s cozy 200 grams of Polartec insulation. No cotton here—the M1 integrates four-way-stretch nylon and leather on the back of the hand with full leather palms, adding dexterity throughout. Another benefit of nylon? Synthetics remain limber even in wintry-mix conditions and also allow for breathability when hands get sweaty on a bootpack or in a skintrack. And Truck makes sure to include creature comforts, too, like a suede nose wipe on the thumb.

Bottom Line: They might look like the work gloves of yore, but with a deliciously soft Polartec interior, nylon stretch panels and water-resistant goat leather, these digit defenders blend a timeless look with trendy traits.


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