"While the exteriors of the Ridge didn’t look as high-tech or as sharply built as the Hestra (below), the Spaceloft micropuff insulation hidden by the plain leather kept my hands remarkably comfortable even amid temperature swings. I waited in the lift line for 45 minutes, in 18 degrees with light snow, and my digits were only a tad cold. But later that afternoon, as the sky turned bluebird and temperatures doubled, the gloves still shined. My hands didn’t feel overheated as I sweated my way on a boot-pack to backcountry terrain. The Ridge fits perfectly in between the blocky Kinco and the downright surgical Fall Line. They were plenty dexterous for lengthening or shortening my backcountry ski poles and were great while actually skiing, but I did have to take them off when I was messing with my bindings."