Terry Dickinson

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Terry Dickinson

Terry Dickinson wrote a review of on March 2, 2009

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I ordered these mittens for skiing when it is REALLY cold out. The specifications for these mittens said all of the right things for a very warm and waterproof mitten. When they arrived, I tried them on and to my dismay they were no where near the correct size. I wear a mens' large size and I could barely squeeze my hands into the mens' large size mitten that I had ordered. When I did manage to get my hand into the mitten, my hand was so bound up that I could not get my other hand into the remaining mitten. I immediately called Backcountry to try to reserve another pair of mittens in mens' extra large. Of course there were none to be had. Oh well, the $69.00 sale price was wonderful, if only the mittens had fit. Moral of the story, order at least one size larger than you think you wear. Better yet, order the size you normally wear and order the next size larger, just to be certain that you have the correct size. Backcountry is very accommodating about returns.

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Terry Dickinson wrote a question about on February 12, 2009

I'm looking for a a really warm mitten for skiing. I was in -8 F weather in Big Sky, Montana last month and my very expensive pair of Grandoe MC2 gloves did not cut it. I have been told that what I need is a good pair of mittens with a removable insulated glove liner, waterproof construction (i.e., Gortex or similiar) taped or welded seams, PolarLoft or equivalent insulation in the mitten, gauntlet, leather or equivalent in the palm, tethers for the mittens and not so bulky that you can't operate a ski pole. I looked at the Outdoor Research Alti mittens and I am not sure that they would work for skiing. And, I choked on the retail price. I'm looking for guidance, thanks.

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