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The downside to riding during those deep, dark storm days is that you have to brave the season's coldest temperatures, which can chill you to the bone.Like a puffy for your hands, the Stoic Luft Synthetic Mitts shelters your hands from the cold and leads you to warmer times. Stashed inside lies a layer of Primaloft insulation to supply ultimate warmth without the out-of-control bulk that's usually associated with insulated expedition mitts. For truly foul weather, Stoic gave the tough nylon shell a DWR coating to repel wet, soggy snow before it soaks you to the bone when you're far beyond the gates.

  • DWR-coated nylon shell provides protection against wet snow and precipitation
  • Elastic drawcord gauntlet closure stretches over the cuffs of your sleeves in order to seal out the snow when the stashes turn seriously-deep
  • 350g PrimaLoft lining provides ample warmth in bitterly cold weather
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Right for some stuff, but not usual cold

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

I love these guys for throwing in my pack as spares or on a hike where I normally only need work gloves. Pack into a tiny pouch, superlight, and warm and toasty when your hands actually get cold. But for expeditions, sustained use, and as mittens they are mostly worthless- hard to dry and get hands into, cold palms, not durable. But for "emergency mittens", which should be a new category, they are awesome and give you that bite of warmth or frostbite protection right when you need it, with only a couple ounce penalty

Good but separated fingers

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size

Biggest complaint is that this mitt has separated fingers = sucks. Hard to get on with fingers in the right spots and limits liner options. Good = Lots of puffy insulation, feels almost like down. However its all on the backside of the hand and almost none on the inside of the hand, which is probably good or you wouldn't be able to hold anything. But if you hold anything cold (ice axe or trekking pole) your hand will get cold fast since its thin there. Got it on sale so not too disappointed. It will come in handy during winter, and since its so light and compressible I won't mind bringing it along

Like Down Booties for you Hands

    these gloves are TOASTY. perfect for bar hopping on frigid nights or hanging around the back country hut after a day on the skin track. they are not made for being active. of course they don't fit well with your wrist straps on your ski poles, your down booties probably don't fit well in your ski boots either.

    i agree that the nylon material feels flimsy; however, it is light and the dwr repels snow well. if it's cold enough to need these gloves and wet enough to soak them, you need to get inside before hypothermia sets in. they do have goat skin leather on the palm so tearing them shouldn't be an issue with normal use. i also think the finger holes/slots in the mit is kinda weird. seems like it defeats the purpose of a mitten, but it does help soak up any moisture.

    these gloves are super warm, pack down small, they're super light, and right now they're only 50 bucks. you have no excuse to not throw them in your bag, put them on at night, and make everyone else jealous.

    Boxing gloves...

      I can see why other reviewers called this a boxing glove. There's about 4x more padding on top/backhand than on the palm area. That gives enough dexterity and control. I wouldn't see them working w/ ski pole straps at all.

      I have long fingers and sometimes XL gloves are too small. The XL fit pretty well into the individual fingered fleece inner glove. I read the reviews and was ok that the mitten wasn't fully open. The fleece is soft and didn't find myself with sweaty hands in a 70*F room after wearing them for 15 minutes.

      Comparing this to other gloves, these seems to be missing keeper straps, but the size tag could work as an anchor point to attach them from other gloves. This glove also doesn't have a wrist tightener, but the gauntlet closure got pretty tight. I will probably cut off the hook/d-rings that the designers intended to keep the gloves together for storage/travel.

      I agree w/ the flimsy material thoughts other people have. The backhand seems really lightweight. The fingertips and palm get a beefier nylon around a small soft leather patch. I'm not going to be able to dig snow out of my bindings w/ the thin backhand material, but the thumb and finger tip area looks do-able.

      Great price on SAC so I had to pull the trigger twice and give this a lot of stars.


      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      I love these mitts, they are super duper warm for my very cold hands. My only complaint is that the face fabric seems thin though I've never actually done damage. Seems like I could rip it easy on a tree or something. Awesome mitt!

      All in all, a great mitten

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      First off, I have to say that these mittens work PERFECT for what I purchased them for: shoveling snow. They are super warm and cozy and after 3 hours outside, they stayed dry. My only problems with them were small: I really didn't like the inner glove (I bought a mitten, right??) and I wouldn't recommend using them with poles. Too frustrating.

      But like I said, those things are tiny, teeny problems compared with how freaking warm they are. I would buy them again and again.

      big gloves for big warmth

        Got this gloves last year free with the purchase of a Stoic jacket.

        First off, yes, these mittens are like boxing gloves. HUGE.

        On that note, they are INCREDIBLY warm. I have rather poor circulation to my hands(that, or my hands are just always cold for a mystery reason) And I have a pair of BD Legend gloves that are great on warmer days, but leave my digits a little frosty on colder days at the resort. Problem solved with these bad boys.

        My few negative thoughts though-

        The material is really thin, only 20D nylon. If you're hard on your gloves, look else where. Construction is also not quite top notch, but then again, for the price, it's nearly a steal.

        These are easily going to be the best and warmest glove you can find for $39.50 , and if you're lacking some warmth in your hands, these big ol' mittens will do the trick

        Works well enough

          These are warm, I have small hands and received the men's small and they fit pretty close to perfect. I can wear my Mt. Hardwear liners and the mittens on super cold days with no problem/loss of dexterity. On most days, just the mitten is good enough for me and I am ALWAYS cold.

          They are puffy... but as a friend says, it's like reaching up and catching a cloud. Soft, puffy and warm. I'm all about low profile and slim fit stuff but I like these mittens. I have no problem adjusting my bindings with these on.

          I have probably worn them 5 times this season and the man wore them once. They've held up pretty well. No problem with getting soaking wet. I didn't have a removable liner that I could tell.

          Expedition puffy suit mitt?

            From the get-go, I knew these were not for me. HUGE size (impossible to use with ski pole leashes, I feel like even trying to ratchet snowboard bindings would be difficult) and they just look so goofy. The nylon feels cheap, and I just visualize stuffing busting out with the slightest of tears. The leather doesn't cover enough of the "palm" either in my opinion. The final straw were the "finger seperators" inside... I hate that. But I certainly don't argue their warmth, but that seems to be the only thing these mitts have going for them.

            Boxing Gloves?

              These gloves seem like they would be incredibly warm, but they are ridiculously puffy and large. They look like boxing gloves. Seriously they are HUGE. Had to Return.

              Warm but I don't dig the glove inside

                These are warm puffy mitts, but they do not have a removable liner as stated in the specs on the right. And in fact, the inside of the mitt is a glove, which makes it pretty much impossible to use these as an overmitt worn over gloves. On the other hand, if you dig a fleece glove sewn into a puffy mitt, then these are for you.

                lofting luft mitt

                  I'm enjoying these gloves. Got them on the SC for reduced price of course. they are fairly big and remind me a little of small boxing gloves but they are super comfortable. Soft fleece inside. Seem warm enough but it hasn't reached super cold temps yet in Colorado. The palms seems to get a bit cold but that's how mittens role. They do not come with glove liners unfortuantely. Can't yet speak of their waterproofing, but I ran some water on them and it slid right off. Did go skiing in MT during a bluebird day and they were so warm I had to take them off on the chair lift to cool down a bit. I'm happy with them for sure.