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.
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.
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.
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
- Q & A
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
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.
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?