Never stop exploring.
The Astis Caillie Mitten is made for the snow lover who adores color, style, and warmth. Named after Rene Caillie, a French explorer who was the first European to return alive from Timbuktu, these mittens are ready for adventures downtown or at the resort. The suede leather features hand-stitched beadwork and fur trim, and it’s protected with waterproof silicon-injected leather. With the mittens' Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft insulation, your hands stay warm during your crazy expeditions. And since they’re hand-sewn in USA, they have slight variations in their unique construction.
- Suede leather with fur trim
- Hand-stitched beadwork
- Silicon-injected leather waterproofing
- Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft insulation
- Slight variations in construction
- Hand-sewn in USA
- Item #ASI000W
- Q & A
So cool looking, needs better materials
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love how these look and I always get lots of comments on them. I am actually reviewing my original pair, but these have the exact same lining, so they will have the exact same issue. The polar fleece lining is really low quality. After maybe a dozen days wearing them, it packs down so there is almost no insulating value left and my first pair even had to be sent back because the liner developed a big hole in it. My first pair are not very wearable any more except on a warm-ish day. These are so expensive, you would expect the liner to last more than a season. My recommendation to Astis is to use a REMOVABLE liner that can be replaced since the leather outer mitt and bead work lasts just fine. This would give the gloves a way longer lifespan than a season, and also would help some with the drying after a ski day. If they don't change the design I doubt I'll buy another pair in the future, which is a shame because the concept is so cool.