A tough down mitt for enduring and excelling on winter ascents.
- Waterproof, breathable, and windproof OutDry membrane blocks melting ice and snow; since the membrane is bonded directly to the outer layer it doesn't trap water and reduce breathability
- Lightweight, but effective layer of 800-fill holds in the heat during the most extreme winter conditions
- Textured palm grips ice tools and axes while you traverse windy snowfields
- Polyester taffeta lining wicks clammy vapors before they collect
- Long gauntlet fits over your bulky alpine jacket
- One-handed SimpleCinch uses a Cyberian cordlock to keep out spindrift and dripping ice while securing your glove above an icy abyss
- Very lightweight design packs down small inside pockets and packs
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warm, light-not as sweet as rabs mitts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are nice-super warm and light-but I prefer the rab endurance down mitts. The endurance down mitts are a bit loftier, a litle longer cut and have no elastic so they are a bit easier to put on when you are wearing a liner glove. I personally wouldnt wear anything thicker than a light windstopper glove in these-otherwise you would have to upsize 2 sizes which would make them near unwearable when you arent wearing liners.
Ive used them thus far to about -10-will likely use them in the next couple of weeks in the chugach or denali and will update.
Lastly-these are not meant to belay in at all-you will destroy them nearly immediately.
worth the money
these things are super warm and are meant to be layered with another glove (but can also be worn solo. Very warm by themselves and with another glove underneath (MH hydra) you are good to -40 maybe lower! I wish they had different colors and I wish they had a wrist adjustment for when you wear them by themselves. Size is perfect not over the top gigantic like the alti mitts or masherbrums but getting close super warm. 4.5 stars
Solved my cold-hands issue
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm very pleased I spent the money to get these down mittens. I have perpetually cold hands and so all the liners and hand warmers in the world couldn't do the job of these down mittens. My main winter activities are hiking, skiing and snowshoeing, and the mitten design is not much of a hinderance when putting on boots, adjusting straps, etc. Sure, it's not as easy as using gloves, but the trade-off for warmth by keeping your fingers all together is worth it. Put a pair of wool liners on under these and you are not going to get cold hands. I've had them out in -40 wind chills and my hands have been nice and toasty.