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Seeking old-fashioned "shell" mittens

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I'm looking for a kind of ski mitten (? maybe also snowboarding or hunting or snowmobiling) that's called a "shell".  Basically, this is a mitten that provides almost no warmth, but instead, fits over a separate inner glove or mitten to protect it from moisture, wear, etc.

 

Anyone know of a retailer or site that might have them?

post #2 of 11

hestra heli-pro or Hestra 3-finger..  Best glove available.  Buy an extra pair of liners or even a pair of primoloft liners for uber cold days. End of search.

 

http://www.backcountry.com/hestra-heli-3-finger-glove?cmp_id=&rrType=PurchaseEV&rrProd=HES0016 

 

post #3 of 11

The race glove manufacturers all make something called an over-glove.   While I dont think its exactly what you are looking for, they do offer some of the benefit.

 

http://www.race-werks.com/product.php?prod_num=32081502

 

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post #4 of 11

 

Swix Overmitt?

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Originally Posted by Howard9999 View Post

I'm looking for a kind of ski mitten (? maybe also snowboarding or hunting or snowmobiling) that's called a "shell".  Basically, this is a mitten that provides almost no warmth, but instead, fits over a separate inner glove or mitten to protect it from moisture, wear, etc.

 

Anyone know of a retailer or site that might have them?


I had something similar way back in the mid 70s.  It was a pig skin mitten over a removable wool mitten or glove liner.  The outer "shell" was super tough and even held up to rope tow abuse quite well.

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I had something similar way back in the mid 70s.  It was a pig skin mitten over a removable wool mitten or glove liner.  The outer "shell" was super tough and even held up to rope tow abuse quite well.

 

I still have both my mid-90s OutdoorResearch over-mitts (shovel snow in 'em every season, use 'em to wrap bottles in luggage) and my Pearl Izumi split-finger shell gloves from ~2001.  

 

Maybe their original durability is why they're not on offer now?
 

post #7 of 11

I think REI still sells the OR ones. I have some that are about 10 yrs old ... what size do you need?

 

Just checked ... REI doesn't have anything online except their own brand. But I am almost positive I saw some recently. Might have been old stock.

 

http://www.rei.com/product/787289

 

post #8 of 11

OR Cornice Mitts: http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/cornice_mitts.html

 

No complaints except price.

post #9 of 11

I think those^, with the insulation and all, are a bit fancier than the OP was looking for.

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post #11 of 11
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Many thanks to all who took the time and effort to reply.

 

I finally found them!  Swiss Army shells - from http://www.fatiguesarmynavy.com .

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