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post #1 of 21
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What are the best mittens for skiing?  I have a pair and never where them.  When we were out in Colorado at the 1st of this month I saw a bunch but didn't see a brand.

post #2 of 21

I have two pair of mittens that I really like, 

Hestra C-Zone mittens

AuClair Heli Pro

 

I picked up the AuClair Mittens at Skier Shop in Vermont when I did the ESA there a few years ago.  Haven't seen them any where since.  But they are though and warm.  I still wear them.

 

I really prefer mittens to gloves unless its a super warm day. 

post #3 of 21

My wife has raynauds syndrome and has tried about every type of mitten available.  Her favorite is an all leather Gordini.  I think the model name is "Paradigm".  I'd check it out if u want something very warm. 

post #4 of 21

I run pretty cold.

 

I have used Burton Oven Mitts, really great and pretty expensive.

 

I have tried on many different Hestras, also very very warm.

 

What I have settled on are these-

 

http://kinco.com/products.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=188&category_id=7

 

$20 at the hardware store, add Smartwool liners, and maybe some handwarmers if it is below

zero.  My current pair has seen about a hundred days of skiing and have at least that much left.

post #5 of 21

I was very disappointed in a Hestra Cozy Mitt I got last year. It is nice and warm but not at all waterproof (despite the claims). I have been happy in the past with Grandoe Mittens with zip out removable interior glove liners.

post #6 of 21

Me and most of my family use the Black Diamond Mercury Mitten, our expierence has been that our hands have been kept very warm and that there is a greater chance that that your hands will be too warm rather then to cold. This is not a spring ski mitten.

Great overall mitten, this is our 3rd year using them and the have held up great in terms of quality.

post #7 of 21

Black Diamond and Hestra make the best mits, IMO.

post #8 of 21

+1 for the Black Diamond Mercury Mitten.  BTW you can get them (2nds, "barely perceptible blemishes) at Sierra
Trading Post for $49.  They have them for men & women.

 

 

 

 

post #9 of 21

I can't even wear the Mercury Mitt unless it's below 15 degrees........my hands will sweat!

post #10 of 21

I use the Outdoor Research Cornice Mitt, which I like for warmth, dryness, and versatility.  It looks discontinued now.  The replacement is probably the Alti Mitt.  Pricey, but there's a lifetime warranty.

post #11 of 21

I bought a pair of OR Alti mitts this season, choked on the price but I’m glad I have them. I’ve always suffered from cold hands, and this is the first time I’ve been out in the low 20’s for 6 hours and been toasty warm without using heat packs.

post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

I can't even wear the Mercury Mitt unless it's below 15 degrees........my hands will sweat!



Lucky you.  

My hands and feet get cold easily.  I prefer mittens unless its super warm outside.

I wish my hands were warm enough to wear gloves.

 

post #13 of 21

Hestra XCR Heli or Swany Toaster

post #14 of 21

Second the Hestra Heli and add the POC padded race mitts - super warm, possibly the best mitts I've ever owned!

post #15 of 21

The Black Diamonds are much warmer than the Swany Toasters.  Used both for several years.  Haven't tried any Hestras, but recommend the Black Diamonds.

post #16 of 21

Hestra 3 Finger Mitt. Dextrous as F@$K! And warm too!

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Vasudeva View Post

Me and most of my family use the Black Diamond Mercury Mitten, our expierence has been that our hands have been kept very warm and that there is a greater chance that that your hands will be too warm rather then to cold. This is not a spring ski mitten.

Great overall mitten, this is our 3rd year using them and the have held up great in terms of quality.



 

 

I'm with you on this one, I've used there mittens and love them

post #18 of 21


My fiance just got these this weekend and he really likes them, super warm for not having any heaters inside. 

 

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Originally Posted by supergaper View Post

 

I have used Burton Oven Mitts, really great and pretty expensive.

 

 



 

post #19 of 21

I got Black Diamond Mercury for myself this winter, had to return them because they were HUGE. Womens S is bigger than my husband's Mens M (another brand). The store I bought them from (online) said XS isn't much smaller. I really liked the quality through & they did seem very warm. But if you go for them, buy at least two sizes down.

 

 

post #20 of 21

Another +1 on the Black Diamond Mercury Mitt.  I think this is my fourth season with them.  I wear them with thin liners that wick moisture away.  My hands are never sweaty, never cold, never wet.  I keep thinking I ought to buy new mittens and then realize I don't need to.

 

I tried the BD Absolute Mitt on the other day, wow!  Seems even too warm for me, and that's saying something!

post #21 of 21

Do any mittens come close to having the dexterity of Hestra's Heli 3 finger Mitt/glove?

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