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    30 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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    Nice mitt

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Well made, fits as per sizing chart. Warm (have worn to 20*F so far). Smells like a cow however, and I seriously doubt this mitt will be warm enough at 0 to 10*F.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Warm and toasty with heavy duty grip which will hold up to some abuse over time. I was surprised how well the waterproofing held up on the non leather sections.

    Works well for me

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have poor circulation in my hands and had not been able to find something to keep my hands reasonably warm. Other gloves didn't cut it but these mittens worked well for me. I don't ski but did spend a week in Utah with friends at a number of different mountain top ski lodges. While out and about, these kept my hands comfortable. Because I have poor circulation, I still felt some cold but nothing like all the other gloves I've had. I'm very happy with this purchase. I also use these while walking the dogs and can still grip the dog leashes well enough.

    Warm, Dry, and Floats!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This has been my go to mitten for 3 years now and I love it! It's extra toasty and never fails to keep my hands dry. A wonderful feature about the Mercury Mitt that BD fails to advertise is that they float extremely well. After accidentally hucking my beloved mitt into the oblivion of Lake Tahoe when trying to skip a stone, it gracefully floated into the horizon after about a half hour. These other brands like Hestra and TNF make great gloves, but they dam well don't float as well as the BD mitts!

    Warm, Dry, and Floats!

    Warmth when you need it

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are my go-to mitts when it's COLD out there. I've worn them snowshoeing when it's just too cold for gloves. I've clipped them to the back of my harness when climbing ice; at the belay, with frigid fingers, I strip off the gloves and shove my hands in these pups for warmth recovery. A few minutes in these, and my hands are ready for another pitch. I wear a Med in all BD gloves, and the Mercury mitts are no exception. Close fit, just enough room for a light liner glove if I want. The mitts are bulky, presumably the key to their warmth. Dexterity is moderate at best, but how dextrous are mittens anyway? I can grab the head of an ice tool or the grips of my ski poles, I can work the buckles on my pack, most times anyway. I've rappelled in these without damaging the palms, though the leather doesn't feel like it really likes that kind of abuse. We shall see. Otherwise they seem fairly sturdy. One complaint I read was the lack of leashes on these. OK, fair point, but how hard is it to just tie a pair of leashes. Each mitten shell has a handy loop, as if they thought you might want to add a leash.. Use some parachute cord or a long boot lace. Tie a sliding loop at one end for your wrist, tie the other end into the loop on the shell. Voila! Leashes. Seriously, these are nice mitts. If it's cold, you'll be glad you have them.

    Bring on Sub Zero Weather

      These are the best cold weather mittens I've ever owned. In upstate NY, we had 3 days of below zero weather and 18 inches of snow; these mittens were up to the task - not too heavy and flexible enough to swing around my snow blower. Highly recommend for very cold weather.

      Warmth is back again

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I cycle year round in New England and am part way to Raynaud's disease ( cold hands & cold feet )………….Lately I've experimented with "Multiple" high altitude gloves. Mercury Mitt is so far excellent. I wear with a wafer-thin silk liner to keep the sweat off inside of mitt. Wind chills down to 16 degrees, biking 15 to 18 MPH are no problems what-so-ever. FINALLY a glove that's large enough !!!! - sooooo many gloves are just cut way too small for what they indicate. These are true to size. I "always" size up one and wear the largest. You won't be disappointed. A whole new level of winter cycling without "heaters"...………..


      • 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.