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Backcountry Gore-Tex Snow Mitten

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Gore-Tex Snow Mitten

Why We Like It

Durable, soft, and easy to care for with a little balm, these Gore-Tex mittens keep our fingers warm and dry during storm days at the resort, which means more runs and less sitting inside sipping cocoa while we try to warm up. They're easy to clip onto our pack if we head out on a tour, and their handy little wrist leashes are very much welcome on lift rides in which we need our hands free to text the gang or pick our next song.


Product Features

Construction


Benchmark for waterproof, breathable performance

Gore-Tex is a synthetic laminate that features thousands of tiny holes small enough to prevent water droplets from penetrating but large enough to allow water vapor to escape. This combination prevents snow and rain from reaching layers while still allowing hot air and water vapor to escape so that you stay dry from inside and out.

Supple durability

Unlike synthetics, we know leather can produce a uniquely durable product that is going to last more than a season or two. In addition to longevity, our goat leather waterproofs well, and delivers a soft, supple touch that—with proper care—only gets better with age.


Insulation


Lightweight, water-resistant warmth

Synthetic fill is built to mimic the insulating effects of down with the added bonus of maintaining warmth when wet. Instead of plumage, it uses polyester and other synthetic materials to trap air pockets and keep your body heat close. The water-resistant attributes of the fill fabrics prevent the fill from collapsing when wet, which is what allows it to trap heat even when fully saturated. While its ability to insulate when wet is superior to down, synthetic insulation is slightly heavier and less packable then the natural plumage that makes up down insulation.


  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • A solid choice for hand protection when you're riding in wet snow
  • Gore-Tex membrane delivers waterproof, breathable performance
  • Synthetic insulation ensures warmth even in wet conditions
  • Supple leather palms and backing provide durability and grip
  • Padding at the back of the hands defends against bruising encounters
  • Low-profile cuffs slip easily into the sleeves of your ski jacket
  • Hook-and-loop tab at cuffs help seal out the snow
  • Item #BCC00GI

Material
[face fabric] goat skin, [wrists] 92% nylon, 8% spandex, [lining] 100% polyester
Waterproofing
Gore-Tex
Insulation
Primaloft (100% polyester)
Style
mitten
Closure
hook-and-loop
Palm Grip
leather
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 4

Good fitting and good looking mitten

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 7"
Weight
150 lbs

Overall good mitten. Excited to try this out snowboarding this year out west. Simple design that looks good.

>Rating: 4

Probably great for skiing!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"

I coach rowing and it gets extremely cold out on an open body of water in a motorboat. And it is especially cold when the sun isn't out yet. I have tried many pairs of gloves and mittens to help keep my fingers warm. This pair of mittens was my latest attempt. They were pretty good! I am not convinced anything will ever keep my hands perfectly toasty in winter rowing conditions but these were soft, kept the drafts out, and fit really well. Haven’t tested in the rain yet but I’m sure they’ll be good since it’s Goretex! I’ll try to update once I get to try them.

Thanks so much for the great review, Emily!

>Rating: 5

Hands In The Desert

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
8

These are my first pair of winter leather gloves and I love the warmth of these gloves. I haven't had cold or wet hands all winter long. I have used them while snowboarding and snowmobiling. I haven't seen any wear on the leather like others have seen on theirs. Winter season was cut short but I will give an update next season on how the leather is holding up. So far, I am really impressed.

>Rating: 5

Hardcore glove wearer to mittens

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10
Height
6` 0"
Weight
185 lbs

These mittens are solid. I was an avid glove wearer but always fought cold hands, whether it was 30 or -3 outside. I was worried about dexterity and not being able to use my hands for various backcountry tasks so I stuck to gloves over mittens, no matter how miserable I was. Finally, I got sick of cold hands and made the jump to these mittens and am yet to be disappointed or have cold hands. I sized them by measuring my hands with some thin liners that I usually wear (Backcountry x Black Diamond Skintrack Glove) and they fit perfectly using the fit guide Backcountry provided. The leashes are great for transitions, rappels, booting, texting, adjusting bindings, etc. You just pull the mittens off when you need more dexterity and then they are there when you need to put them back on. However, I have found I can still do a lot with them still on; I rappelled, stomped out a platform, and transitioned my split for this line with the mittens on the whole time. Overall, would highly recommend for both resort and backcountry riding!

These
>Rating: 2

Meh

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My first impressions were that these mittens looked and felt great! Unfortunately, after a half day of unstrapping and strapping into my snowboard bindings, the leather started to peel and flake. In a couple of the areas, holes went straight to the fabric underneath. Maybe these would be better for a skier but I cannot recommend them for a snowboarder because you are consistently touching your bindings.

My
>Rating: 3

pretty good. not great...

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

i bought these mittens as a backup to the henrik hestra mittens i have been using for years. i really liked the idea of the leather mitts with goretex that were fairly low profile to improve dexterity. they are low profile, but feel kinda stiff, and have quite a bit less dexterity than the henrik mittens. the henrik mittens benefit from the finger channels inside the mitt, and i think the hestra leather is just higher quality. the other item i don't love is the inside liner is loosely attached to the mitten, so you have to be pretty careful pulling off the mitts to make sure everything inside stays in place. this is not a problem at all with the hestras because of how they are attached inside the mitten. i used these mitts for 2 afternoons of wet weather skiing. as a result, i was taking them on and off more frequently so it was a bit of a hassle trying to be very careful to make sure the liners stay in place. i think they will work out for resort days where i only put them on and take them off once or twice during the day, but i kinda wish i had spent a bit more on another pair of hestras. so, again, my view is they are good, but not great... i know it is very hard to design and develop new products, so i understand if they aren't perfect immediately. i just wanted to throw these ideas out to possibly be used for future iterations of the mittens...

>Rating: 5

warmth

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

really well made, very warm mittens. I don't use mittens all the time but when I just want to be warm I opt for these and have been great.

>Rating: 5

Super Cozy!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These mittens are warm and lightweight. As someone who gets very cold hands, they have been perfect for skiing, even when the temperatures drop and the skies start dumping. They’re durable and warm without being too bulky, and they keep my hands completely dry. I was even able to wear them biking around the city and my hands didn’t overheat due to the breathability. The wrist straps are awesome, completely eliminating the risk of dropping a mitten while on a lift. The cuffs make it easy to get them on and off, although they work best with a jacket that has wide cuffs to fit over them. I would recommend these mittens for cold to medium temperatures for all of your snow adventures and regular cold weather days.

>Rating: 2

Perfect if you have equal length fingers

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These arent great, lots of good ideas, the cuff closure is great, the leather itself is nice, the seam construction is sound and seems like it should last for a long time. Past that, the fill is too thin, the liner fit is off, its larger than the mitten itself and bunches up. The fit of the mitten is garbage. They are really square-shaped - with my middle finger at the end, my pinky has an inch and a half of dead airspace between it and the end of the mitt. I wish these were better but clearly these were designed or bought with no real R&D by atest group. Just another company selling and treating high end mittens as a novelty item.

>Rating: 5

warm and effective

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

i ordered size 7 and fits like a glove lol! i am impressed with the construction and added gortex for the warmth

Do they have individual finger slots like hestra and black diamond mittens?

No individual finger slots on these, just plenty of room within the main mitten compartment.

>Rating: 5

Perfection in Simplicity

Fit and warmth are the most important parts of a leather glove for an avid skier and backcountry built these with a those simple functional principles in mind with a simple style that matches anything. The size 6 fits my hands perfectly with enough room to wear a glove liner. The easy on and off cuff makes wearing a mitten easier to justify so i don't end up fighting to get them off after needing to play with my phone or beacon; and there is so much dexterity in these gloves i can wear them while driving. If you love the look and features of this mitten but want a glove BC makes a the same thing in a 5 finger version as well. I'm crossing my fingers that these do well enough for them to release trigger finger style glove in the future.

>Rating:

On the size chart, it mentions that Backcountry glove measurements are based on the actual glove - not the person's hand. How do I measure my hand for this glove?

Hey Griffin! So sorry for the delay in response here. The size chart indicates the user's hand measurements! So you would measure the back of your hand, your palm, and length and decide which size your measurements fit best with. I hope that helps find the correct size for you.