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    A year-round mitten system for winter conditions.

    Built strong and tough with waterproof breathable Venta Dry fabric, the Outdoor Research Meteor Mitten is a versatile, three-in-one system that’s ideal serious fun in the snow. And whether that fun brings you to the slopes at your local resort or to the top of an untracked line in the backcountry, the Meteor delivers the warmth, versatility, and dexterity you need to stay comfortable and in control.
    • Waterproof breathable Venta Dry membrane protects against rain, snow, and wind while still allowing heat and sweat from within to escape
    • Removable liner glove built with 300-weight fleece to lock in warmth, wick sweat, and feel extra comfortable against your skin
    • The removable fleece liner mitt features a fold-back flap that exposes your fingers when dexterity is required on the mountain or around camp
    • An AlpenGrip provides solid grab on your poles or ice axe
    • Pre-curved digits and updated thumb articulation improves dexterity
    • Long gauntlet locks out snow, wind, and cold
    • Hand-warmer pocket keeps your heat pack close to your hand when the temperature really drops
    • Item #ODR0821

    Tech Specs

    (outside mitten) [membrane/laminate] Venta Dry, [shell] nylon, [lining] tricot, [palm] AlpenGrip, (removable liner) fleece (300-weight)
    Removable Liner
    Venta Dry membrane
    SuperCinch, wrist cinch
    Goggle Wipe
    Nose Wipe
    Hand-warmer Pocket
    yes, on removable liner
    (pair, large) 9.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, mountaineering, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Perfect for my needs

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought these to replace some 15+ year old OR mitts that were similarly designed. I use them for Telemark Skiing at areas and in the backcountry.

    I like a lot of room in mittens and so I got the XL size for my medium-large hands. There is plenty of room, and entrance and exit are very easy. The gauntlets have a cord that tightens and loosens very easily.

    The liner mittens that came with the Meteors are too warm much of the time, so I carry them for extreme situations and use thin liner gloves, or nothing for the unusually warm winter we've been having in Colorado.

    The things that I like most about them are: quality (well made with good materials and stitching); features (ease of tightening/loosening, wrist cords); and versatility (using them, with heavy, thin or no liners).

    Unless your needs extend to high mountaineering, I would recommend them without reservation.

    Palm width runs small, thumb is tight

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Mittens with liners are tricky. So much about what works and what doesn't has to do with how easy they are to take on and off (as one unit) vs. how difficult it is to just remove the shell and then get your lined-hand back inside with a minimum of fuss.

    On these two fronts, these gloves score extremely well. Selectively removing the whole mitt vs. just the outer glove works easy every time. I was running a rifle range last weekend with these on, and it was easy to manage my various tasks including shooting with the liner on.

    The mitts have a huge tether string which easily finds its way inside the outer mitten and does not disturb. Hand warmer pockets, removable fingers for the liner mitt, and magnets (yes MAGNETS!) to keep the inner liner in place. Nice design. They shed water and dirt quite well and have a nice finger loop for hanging them up to dry.

    Complaints? The thumb is tight, as is the width of the palm. The palm is more bothersome, but I suspect that if it was really really cold, the thumb would be the bigger factor. Size up!

    Price is right for these, and they are more than adequate for us mere mortals. Mountaineers might look elsewhere...

    runs very small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small

    These seem warm, but there isn't a pocket for a handwarmer, and they run extraordinarily small. I have large hands for a woman, but the large mens was almost snug.

    no more cold hands

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    From deer hunting in northern MN one month to icefishing the next, my hands never felt the cold. The outer liner kept the wind, sleet and snow away from the removable liner. I love the liner feature, its easy to remove, for jigging your minnows, or a hike back to your stand.

    Warm and Comfy

      These are very warm mittens. The first climb I used these on it was frigid cold, but these gloves kept my hands toasty, even at 0F.

      The mitten liners are amazing. The covering over the main fingers and the thumb will flip back for dexterity, and are held in place by magnets. This is very handy if you need to operate a phone or do something needing dexterity.

      Good Value

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are not the top of the line mitts, but they are well made and work well for everyday tasks in the winter and are a good value for the price. I use these for shoveling snow, making snowmen, snowshoeing, hiking, and as backups when I go ice fishing. The shells have a nice gauntlet that keeps the snow out, while the inner fleece linings have some nice features, including the magnets to keep the thumb and finger flaps in place. They also have a hand warmer pocket, which I have used from time to time. I find the Venta membrane to work very well at keeping water out, but it certainly doesn't breath like Gore-Tex or other high end materials. I wouldn't take these on an expedition as your primary hand protection, but as backups they would work just fine. Overall, I really like these mitts and would buy them again.

      not so waterproof

        Shortly after I bought these, I spent a day on Rainier doing crevasse rescue training and these mittens got SOAKED. However, I was constantly taking the mitts off and on to manage rope, set anchors, mess with prussiks, etc, etc, and it was pissing rain all day long.

        I think these mittens would work very well during a climb where there is mostly sustained trekking with very little contact with snow/ice, constant removal etc.

        I found the fleece liner mittens to be a bit excessive as well; I agree with the previous posters comment that thin glove liners function better.

        First Impressions Count

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        I got these gloves as a christmas gift for my brother, and on Christmas day we hit the slopes and he tried them out.

        You know how first impressions count? His first impressions of these mitts were that they were exactly what he was looking for! As he put it, they fit his hands great, (size medium on smallish average hands) not too big to use, but not too small to let his hands get cold. The liners are great, especially with the removable flaps on the finger that give him a bit more dexterity when he's trying to use something (like a phone or really anything)

        He's really looking forward to using them in the coming years, and it seems that they're going to last him a good long while


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        These gloves are super warm, keep my hands way warmer than the five-finger type. I bought them for snowboarding, which they'll do great, and some winter 14ers. I just took them to Copper Mtn, where the temps were in the teens, and my hands actually got a little sweaty after half a dozen runs. The gloves are nice and grippy but there's not a whole lot of dexterity. They would be ok for holding an ice axe but hard to do much more without taking the shell off.

        Great Shell... Hold the liner...

          I bought a pair of these three years ago and have used them extensively back country skiing and at the resort. I live in Washington State and have to deal with a lot of rain and wet snow. The shell has been great and has remained waterproof. The liners however are too bulky and I have never used them. Instead I have used light synthetic liner gloves with the shells. This makes a great system. The gloves permit great dexterity when used alone and when it gets cold or wet I just slip on the shells. After three years of hard use the shells are starting to leak so I am going to buy another pair of Meteors. Does anyone want two pairs of unused liners?

          Can you purchase these online and have...

          Can you purchase these online and have them posted to Australia ? How do they compare to OR Latitude Mitts ? Do they have a temperature rating ?

          There is a distributor of OR product in Australia which may prohibit your wish to purchase these here and have them shipped to Aus.

          Aside from that, the Latitude mitt has a full fingered softshell glove with an unlined waterproof GoreTex shell. The Meteor has a high-pile fleece Miller mitt liner--the fabric at the finger folds back to expose finger tips for dexterity--and a lined, lightly-insulated waterproof Ventia shell.

          I would say that liner+shell for both Latitude and Meteor result in a temperature rating around 10 degrees Farenheit. However, liners by them selves: Latitude 15 deg F, Meteor 20 deg F.

          Hope this helps.

          The specs say, "Hand-warmer pocket keeps...

          The specs say, "Hand-warmer pocket keeps your heat pack close to your hand when the temperature really drops". I looked at these in a mountain shop and neither the sales guy nor I could find a warmer pocket on the mitt or the liner glove. Where is it?

          How does the palm hold up after use? I...

          How does the palm hold up after use? I have a pair of mitts within the same price point with PVC/poly palms and one drag of the palm on some hard pack and it for lack of a better term "melted" off... Wondering if these mitts would hold up better...

          Wher eis the material on the palm of this...

          Wher eis the material on the palm of this mitten. Is it leather or some sort of fabric?