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    22 Reviews


    Versatile innovation for the year-round alpinists.

    The Mercury Mitten is Black Diamond's most versatile and popular year-round mitt for skiers, climbers, and alpinists. Remove the liner for summer expeditions, and keep the two together for winter climbs. A BDry insert gives this mitten exceptional waterproof protection, and the removable liner's innovative PrimaLoft Gold synthetic insulation feels and compresses like down yet protects your hand with long-lasting water-resistance.

    Pertex Shield also assists with waterproofing as well as providing a four-way stretch for freedom of movement. The Mercury also features a goat leather palm for a good grip, Kevlar stitching for durable reinforcement, and a split finger design that give the removable liner more dexterity.

    • BDry waterproof insert
    • Pertex Shield shell with four-way stretch
    • Removable liner with PrimaLoft Gold insulation
    • Goat leather palm with Kevlar stitching
    • Split finger design on removable liner
    • Item #BLD006O

    Tech Specs

    Pertex® Shield
    BDry insert
    Removable Liner
    340g PrimaLoft Gold
    synch wrist strap, drawcord
    Palm Grip
    goat leather
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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

    Nice fit and warm material. Haven't had the chance to use these in the snow, but they feel like they're going to treat me right. Crazy warm from what I can tell, can't wait to push them to their limits.


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

    These gloves are great! Our climbing group had a 45 min. break at the top of Mount Rainer. I threw these gloves on during that break and had no concerns about my hands getting cold. They warmed up and stayed warm the whole time. This was great because 1 month earlier I was nearing the top of Mt. Adams with a different pair of gloves and my hands were so cold I could hardly use them. These gloves are the real deal in the warmth dept.

    Very Warm Mitten

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These have kept my hands VERY warm in freezing temperatures. Normally my hands get so cold that my fingers turn white from bad circulation. My hands sweat inside the gloves because they are so warm, but then, they get cold because of the moister inside the glove, but I also wear another liner with them inside the glove so they are even warmer.
    I didn't realize until a year after having the gloves that there is a separate hole for the index finger, and you don't have to use it if you don't want to because I didn't for a year. The liner inside is removable so you can use this glove for warmer days or some of the coldest days of the year.

    Like an oven

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I would definitely recommend this! Used several times in northeast white mountain areas and Mexican volcanoes up to ~18500 ft and never got cold hands. This is much warmer comparing to my Hestra Heli but not flexible at all. Only one thing I don't like is it has not wrist strap to secure it after taking it off (unlike Hestra and Marmot). I used to lost a glove in a storm above 16000 in Ecuador. Fortunately I had a backup mitt otherwise I'll probably loose several fingers haha.

    Worth every penny !

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Very supple , and made to last.
    The 3 finger + pointer finger lay-out works great. There is enough room to slide all your fingers together if needed.
    They are kind of bulky, but that is what makes them so warm.
    Excellent for BC skiing and snowblowing in 20 degree temps and below.
    Way below.

    Oven mitts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It's possible there are actual ovens sewn into these mittens. I'm out at 5 AM daily in the highlands of New Jersey during the Polar Vortex event of 2017/8 and my hands are almost sweating in these things.

    Add a leash feature to these mittens and they get 6 stars.

    Very warm and bulky

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have a problem with cold hands every time I'm at the resort. I got the Black Diamond Rambla last year, but my hands were still freezing. Using a liner didn't help either. Finally bought these mittens and yea they're much warmer. My hands still get a little cold, but not nearly as much as they used to. These mittens are super bulky, though. I definitely can't zip up a jacket with them on or adjust boot buckles. At most, I can take my goggles off with them. It does come with a removable liner, but it's tough to take out because of the velcro. The liner is also where all the bulk is anyways. The outer shell is really thin. Despite the loss of dexterity, it'll still be my go-to glove for the resort because of the warmth.

    Warmest ever owned - Backcountry rocks!

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

    Mercury Mitten "was" the warmest mitten/glove I ever owned. I've always had a problem keeping my hands and feet warm when it's under 20 F. The medium ran a little small. I ended up returning them because they made me feel claustrophobic and I realized it would have been hard to work the shifters on my bike.
    I have nothing but praise for Backcountry. They handled my return professionally and refunded my money, quickly. I found their helpful customer service Chat beneficial when I was considering alternatives. Will definitely buy from them again and recommend them to others. Good people and attitude.
    Well done Backcountry!!

    Soooo Warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Always had cold hands when resort skiing, but these are far better than anything else I've tried. Got turned onto them from the OutdoorGearLab review &, as always, they nailed it. I love these mitts, & they're awesome quality, Expect them to last a long time. Sure they're bulky, but that's why they work ... better value than the Hestra Heli's too, even if they're not quite as stylish - tho the leather makes them pretty cool I think. Great gear, buy some.

    Warm gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have cold hands. I have trouble finding gloves that will keep my fingers warm in very cold conditions. Putting my hands in these gloves are like putting on a hand warmer. These are the warmest gloves I've ever owned. They also have held up well so far. Seem well constructed. Have not had any issues with the waterproofing. Only downside is that they are big and clumsy and difficult to store when not wearing them. I've used them along with another set of light gloves or glove liners for tasks requiring dexterity.

    These work

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Needed a good pair for winter mountaineering and these work. I was climbing in the Adirondacks last week on one of the cold days this year, near summit it was minus 14 with wind chills at minus 44 degrees these gloves kept my fingers warm and at no time even when not moving did my fingers go cold or numb. If you need sub-zero warmth these are for you.

    Great For Cold-Sensitive Hands

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    After years of being unhappy in winter because of damaged rock climber fingers that get cold easily, I finally bought a few quality pairs of gloves this year. I got these mitts for the coldest weather as the consensus seemed to be that they're pretty warm. They certainly are and the several times I've needed them for skiing or otherwise they've really saved the day (and my hands). I think there are probably warmer options for when it's REALLY cold, but as long as I'm not just sitting around, these work pretty well even in the low single digits. My hands have stayed warm in them while skiing in wind chill that was well below 0° F, probably because of the nice Pertex shell material. I have, however, been cold in them in the low single digits whilst being relatively inactive; there are limits to their insulating ability. They resist water very effectively and the liners are really, really comfortable, making the mitts a joy to wear. The split-finger design of the liner seemed strange at first, but I really only use it when I want a tiny bit more dexterity (which is otherwise poor, obviously) and there's plenty of room to skip the separate finger and keep all four together in the other liner compartment. Gloves might be a better choice for certain activities, but with my (cold) hands these mitts will continue to have an important place in the gear lineup during wintertime.

    Has it all.

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

    I needed a really warm durable mitt for cold weather skiing, and looked at dozens of alternatives and comments online. Purchased this one and started using it last week in temperatures around 0 degrees F. Very pleased with every aspect - its warmth, moisture resistance, design, construction, and materials. A great all round product that I expect will serve me well.

    Really Good

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My hands get very cold, very easily. So, I may not be the best person to be reviewing gloves and mittens. Having said that, these are the best I've tried. My hands still get cold in these on days with wind chills below about 10 degrees. Obviously, my wish is that my hands would never get cold, but like I said, my blood doesn't flow well. This is why I'm rating them as 4 stars and not 5.

    I have no complaints about the product. Quality is simply outstanding. Whomever designed and constructed these clearly gives a damn. Highest recommendation.

    By the way, I was unclear what "split finger design" meant. The liner is a three finger design with the index finger having its own finger "compartment". Bear in mind that the index finger compartment is optional as the adjacent larger compartment was deliberately designed to house all four fingers should you choose to use the mitten that way.

    I love gold

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Primaloft gold is amazing. I was out the other day when it was 6 degrees out and my hands were completely numb in about 2 minutes just wearing my liners from other gloves. I popped the Mercury Mittens on and after dethawing my hands, they were sweating as we continued up the skin track. These aren't the greatest mittens for dexterity, but what they lack in that department, they make up for in being incredibly warm. Removing the shell and just wearing the liners does help with dexterity as well. Really happy with them so far!

    If you’re looking into ski or snowboard gear and are looking for a recommendation, give me a call or shoot me an email and I’d be happy to help you out with some recommendations.

    I’m typically in the office Monday-Friday and would love to talk, but if you call and I’m not in, make sure to leave the best number to call you back at or your email address in the voicemail.

    Phone: 801-204-4680

    Damn Global Warming

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

    I had a winter climb planned for March in North East, but the climate has decided that March should no longer be cold enough to require gloves.

    Fit and finish is fantastic. I am sure they will live up to their reputation