boy you got that right X2
yes canada is the bomb.
i use buck skin leather gloves in the winter w/ a fleece line
i use OR mittens for skiing or snow shoeing
i have Sorels for my winter boots and had a pair that lasted 12 years and 4 of those years were everyday out in the winter construction ....
and then i recently upgraded to the new models about 2 years ago?
i also use OR gaiters when needed.
love me REI but sites like the clymb and canada's own MEC
if you know your product....
sites like patagonia and amazon are key.
my wife is awesome and got me this for xmas this year:
pretty handy dandy around the campsites and elk camp.