Some might call the Mountain Hardwear Spearhead Mitten a backcountry skier's dream mitten. The shell is tough, the laminate inside blocks both wind and water, and the removable fleece liner gives you the option to go light-and-fast when you need to. And because there's nothing worse than fumbling over buckles due to poorly-designed mitten shapes, the Spearhead features a pre-curved fit designed to maximize dexterity.
- Pigskin palm and fingers provide durability where wear-and-tear is most prevalent
- Outdry technology uses a waterproof-breathable membrane bonded directly to the shell fabric to keep your hand dry in extremely wet weather
- OutDry also makes this mitten completely windproof
- Removable fleece liner serves as an insulator inside the shell or as lightweight protection from the cold when worn alone
- Kevlar stitches are set in a curved pattern that gives this mitten a fit that matches the curve of your hand naturally
- Gauntlet closure uses a quick-cinching drawcord to seal out the weather
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this mit based on Mr. McLean's review below. I am glad I did. Warm mit. The goat leather does wet out in Cascade pow, but my hands stay dry with and without the liner. I wondered if the wetted out leather would affect the breathability but it does not. The only times my hands get wet are when I take this mit off. I love the teathers. They are really functional and will attach to your shell or around your wrist and you will be glad you did when you are fooling with a binding or a zipper. When using the liner I've found the mit itsel is much easier to put back on by pulling out the liner, putting the liner on, and then sticking your lined hand back in the in the shell. I also like the uniquely shaped liner that allows you to do many things requiring the dexterity of naked hands without removing the liner. Good mit.
Seeing this mitten get discontinued is akin to euthanizing your family pet after 10 years. It causes me great pain. Get'em while you can.
The perfect mitt for Wasatch BC Skiing
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've worn the Spearhead mitt for more Wasatch BC skiing than any other glove/mitt in the last twenty years. It has a nice leather palm which breaks in well for ski poles. The gauntlet keeps snow out and is easy to open/close. Perhaps one of the best features is that it has a "trigger finger" fleece liner, which is very dexterous, which makes things like operating Fastex buckles or a camera possible while wearing a mitt.
For skinning up, I'll often just remove the outer shell and tour in the liner.
The OutDry membrane keeps the glove nice and dry, even if you are plunging your hands deep into the snow while climbing a couloir.
Truly one of my favorite pieces of clothing for BC skiing.