Mark Koppes wrote a review of Astis Messner Mitten on January 7, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I actually have the Tenzing version of the mitten. Other than the aesthetics the construction and quality are the same. These mittens are super warm. The gauntlet hits my arm about 5" below the elbow so they keep my hand/wrist/forearm really warm. The leather really does shed water. In addition to being really functional they're a novelty/conversation starter on the lift. Excellent quality, great style, killer product. Nice work, Astis!