Montana's burly mountains require burly mittens.
It's hard to enjoy a ski trip in Montana's big mountains when your fingers are numb the entire time, so be sure to pack The North Face Women's Montana Mitten. Your paws stay warm with 150g Heatseeker insulation in the palm and 250g at the back of your hand toasting it right up in frigid conditions, and a HyVent insert wraps it up with waterproof protection that's sure to keep your hand dry while you slice through those powder-capped peaks.
The North Face constructed the Montana from the inside-out to ensure a consistent, women-specific fit. Radiametric Articulation sets the glove at your hand's natural position for all-day comfort. A fourchette-box finger construction prevents your digits from numbing up after the sun sets, and a removable Wrist Oven Leash leaves room for a hand-warmer pack when the temps really start to drop.
- HyVent waterproof insert
- Heatseeker insulation
- Women-specific 5 Dimensional fit
- Radiametric Articulation
- Full-coverage gauntlet
- Ladderlock wrist cinch
- Item #TNF01QL
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
I was in the market for my upcoming trip to Whistler this spring for new mittens since my fingers last time got too cold in gloves. I have normal sized hands for my size (small, 5'1") and these fit perfectly, including with my OR liners on. They have an internal liner that is articulated for each finger so it was like wearing a glove within the mitten. Dexterity is surprisingly great and the fact that I can put them on (while wearing liners) and cinch down the wrist strap and gauntlet and take them off without using my teeth is superb. The leash will come in handy when I'm on the lift and want to access anything and need to slip them off. Note- these do not have a hand warmer pocket on the mittens themselves but do have a small pocket on the leash which is meant to hold a hand warmer. I assume that if it gets cold enough to need warmers you're supposed to have the cuff of the leash up inside the gauntlet? My trip is in a month so I'll update when I put these through the wringer. If these are as waterproof and warm as they're advertised then they'll get a perfect score.
Perfect Mittens for Cold Hands!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I am notoriously cold-natured and I hoped these mittens would keep me warm on my honeymoon in Banff, Canada (where the temperature rarely got above the single digits Fahrenheit) - they did not disappoint! These were my first gloves/mittens with leashes and I loved being able to slip my mittens off on the lift without worrying I'd lose one. I could have worn a size small but I chose to get a medium to accommodate tech compatible liners (I went with an outdoor research pair) and the fit was great. These mittens actually have little spaces inside for each finger (that might be what radiametric articulation means) and I found that gave better dexterity than traditional mittens. They stayed dry even in fresh snow and they even survived being stepped on by snowshoes so I'm looking forward to using these for years to come!