The Gara (Race) Overglove is Ski Trab’s way of keeping all 10 of your digits cozy and dexterous. Lightweight overgloves are the preferred way of employing thin race gloves in sub-zero temperatures. Instead of Velcro that can ball up with snow and be rendered useless, the Ski Trab uses a double-layer lycra cuff with a sturdy pull tab to seal out the elements. Thanks to a generous amount of insulation in the liner, you can stay healthy, wealthy, and wise down to -18°F according to Trab (actual results may vary depending on your circulation and whether you're wearing a glove underneath). The palm features a lateral opening to allow easy and unobstructed access to your fingers when you need to rip skins, manipulate boot levers, or eat a cookie. You can even tuck the finger cover under an elastic restraining loop on the back of the hand if you need to vent for a longer stint. The Gara Overglove is a necessary piece of gear and should always be in your pack if you are prone to cold hands or enjoy skiing between November and March.
- 3-layer polyester softshell is breathable and windproof.
- 140g of polyester insulation maintains its rating even if it gets wet.
- Double-layer elastic lycra cuff seals out the cold while allowing for easy donning.
- Grippy silicone is printed on the lycra around the palm opening.
- DWR finish on the shell for added water-repellency.
Update 2019/20: Ski Trab decided to go stealth and released their popular Gara Overglove in a (mostly) black design.
Update 2021/22: Ski Trab has stepped their game up once again with more black, more stealth, more little logos. They are also referring to this glove as the, "Overglove Gara Plus."
Update 2023/24: Ski Trab is going through a "blue" phase, which we are quite excited about.
|Weight (pair)||106g [M]|
||Polyester shell, nylon palm|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Touring, cold races, warming up|
|Notes||Palm slit to allow finger access without removing|
|Bottom Line||The answer for cold temps and moving fast|
|Compare to other Overgloves|
Questions & Reviews
I wear a medium in most BD, CAMP, and OR gloves. I bought these in a medium and they fit well as an overglove. Big enough to fit over a medium BD heavyweight soft shell glove or the medium Trab Gara Aero glove, but not sloppy.
I wear these without an underglove while touring in cold weather. Fingers can squirm out unassisted. A quick shake returns the fingers to the warmth of the mitten. My hand will also squeeze out of the finger slit completely, to have my whole hand available, without the need to put my gloves elsewhere, and then getting my hand back in the glove is even easier. They are easy to wash. The port or flap on the wrist wraps and exposes a watch face perfectly. The only downside is that the wrist without a watch has too much room and the glove can slide around or a coat sleeve will slide off.
They have been very durable. I wore these 12-14 hours a day, 5-6 days a week, for 4 months. There are some signs of wear, but for a glove this light, I expect much more wear. These things are tough!
The wrist cuff material could be made of something that sheds snow better. Also, the Ski Trab logo paint on the palm will peel off and stick to your skins.
Overall, I am very happy with this glove. The attention paid to every detail of this glove is impressive and probably unsurpassed.
The gloves are lightweight, compact, and warm -- something I really appreciate since I have Raynaud's. The glove is also durable. I picked the size large for my hands (23cm palm circumference and 21cm hand length) and I have a good roomy fit.
Overall, I highly recommend the Ski Trab Gara Overglove for anyone in need of a reliable and warm option for winter sports.
I have them in a size small and they are too roomy, circumference if hand is 7.5. The extra room is really in the wrist and length, even with glove or other mitts underneath.
I would go with the small!
I'll email email@example.com to get notified when L/XL is available :) Thanks
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