Light and heavy.
The Gordini Women's DT Leather Mitten mixes heavy winter protection with light and lofty down insulation to keep your hand cozy during all-day ski sessions. Its durable sheepskin leather shell has a waterproof, breathable Aquabloc membrane to shield your skin from wet snow. The down insulation has a fill rating of 700, which means it's incredibly light for how lofty and warm the mitten feels. Gordini fixed the DT with a hook-and-loop wrist strap for a secure fit.
- Burly mitten defies winter's weather for skiers
- Waterproof, breathable Aquabloc membrane shields out sow
- Durable sheepskin leather shell extends longevity
- Light and lofty 700-fill down insulation ensures warmth
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- Q & A
Didn't win in my mitten product test
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I did a bit of a product test on my end. I ordered a slew of mittens trying to find the perfect ones. I tested the Hestra Fall Line, the Gordini DT Leather Mitten, and the Gordini Paramount Mitten. Here are my findings on all:
Black Diamond Spark: These won on so many categories. First, the soft fleece interior has individual finger spots which means warmer hands and better movement and grip inside the glove. When I make a fist, my mitten moves with me. These are insulated and warm, and the real bonus is that they are already treated with a waterproof treatment, which is hard to find in leather gloves. All around winner. Price point sealed the deal and I purchased a small in both colors.
Hestra Fall Line - these are sooo luxurious. But the leather just felt too soft for heavy mountain use. One grip on a tow line and these things would be toast. But the look, feel, and even smell is superb. They have the individual finger slots like these Black Diamond ones, but they don't feel as insulated, and they also are not pre-treated with a waterproof treatment - you have to do that work on your own.
Both Gordinis (combining into one category because they are so similar): These are both good mittens, but they just didn't match up to the BD Spark. I didn't like how my hand felt inside them. Whenever I would make a fist, my fingers would actually move inside the mitten and the mitten would stay stationary. In other words, not having the individual finger slots like the two above turns out to be bulky and rigid. They do have wrist straps which is nice when removing on the chair. They feel warm, but neither are completely waterproof, meaning you'll have to treat these on your own with a waterproofing treatment, which is a pain and can leave a mess on your other clothes.
Trust me - buy the Sparks. You won't regret it.
Gordini DT Leather Mitten BEST EVER!
- Fit: Runs small
This is the warmest, nicest mitten I have found and I look every year. Soft leather, warm down filling. The attached wrist strap is a great idea (easily concealed in the mitten if you aren't on the slope).