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FRDM Glove Review – Clutch Convertible Snow Gloves For Skiing, Hiking, & More


Article Categories: Gear | Hiking Tips
Article Tags: Gloves | Hiking Gear

Here, we are going to give you an in depth review of the FRDM Clutch Convertible Snow Gloves. After we tried out the FRDM Free Fit Gloves, we had to try out some of the other new offerings out there. Here’s what we thought.


Star Ratings

Comfort: 5 / 5 stars
Warmth: 4 / 5 stars
Dexterity: 4 / 5 stars
Look: 5 / 5 stars
Versatility: 5 / 5 Stars

Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars


FRDM Clutch Convertible Snow Gloves for Skiing | 5/5 Stars

This was probably the best application for the FRDM Clutch Convertible Gloves. The gloves were the perfect for regulating hand temperatures on the mountain. They did great at keeping the hands warm in temperatures below 20 degrees F, and even colder when we combined them with FRDM liners.

The ability to unzip and free the hand is huge when skiing. It makes transitioning from inside to outside easy, grabbing items from your bag easy, working with your phone easy, or just unzipping to cool off and regulate temperatures.

While many skiing gloves only have the ability to be fully taken off and dangled from your sleeves, wrist, or jacket, the zipper adds additional comfort, ease of use, and versatility while on the slopes. It is actually quicker and easier to simply unzip, and slip the hand out, rather than take off the gloves completely. On the warmer skiing days, it also enabled us to unzip the top, which added airflow into the gloves, to keep these warm gloves comfortable in warmer conditions.

FRDM on Amazon | FRDM Website


FRDM Clutch Convertible Snow Gloves for Winter Hiking | 5/5 Stars

For cold winter hiking or snowshoeing, these gloves are fantastic. They offer a ton of warmth (even more if you add liners), easy on off capabilities, and a lot of comfort. We were able to take these on a few winter Colorado 14ers, which enabled us to put them to real test in rough conditions. Again, the zipper functionality is great for opening your backpack, using the phone, or just regulating temperatures when it gets a bit warmer.

We will continue to utilize these gloves in the mountains to get more testing in.

FRDM on Amazon | FRDM Website


Top Features

  • The Zipper – We stated this several times, but the zipper is high quality, doesn’t get stuck, waterproof, and works well. It is the best feature of this glove.
  • Extended Cuff – The extended cuff on these gloves is super nice for snowy or windy conditions. The added coverage helps keep both snow and wind out of that wrist area which is really nice to have on colder days.


Room For Improvement

  • While these are great in the 15 degree F and up category, we’d like to have a slightly warmer pair for those insanely rough days. With that being said, if you don’t need that type of insulation, this is an awesome glove. This is not a problem with this product, we would just like an even warmer option with the same function.


Where can you buy these gloves?

If you are interested in purchasing, you can find these gloves on Amazon, or on the FRDM website.

FRDM on Amazon | FRDM Website

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of hikingandfishing.com. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor adventure, travel, and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, backcountry skier, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. Max grew up hiking all around New Hampshire and New England. He became obsessed with the New Hampshire mountains, and the NH 48, where he guided hikes and trail runs in the White Mountains. Since moving out west, Max has continued climbed all of the Colorado 14ers, is always testing gear, learning skills, gaining experience, and building his endurance for outdoor sports. You can read more about his experience here: hikingandfishing/about