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Outdoor Research
Alti II GORE-TEX Mitten

3.25 out of 5 stars
12 Reviews
Current price: $146.26 Original price: $208.95
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Why We Like the Outdoor Research Alti II GORE-TEX Mitten

Outdoor Research is back with their Alti II GORE-TEX Mitten—the warmest mitten in their collection is now revamped with an updated fit to optimize hand dexterity on our most demanding tours and mountaineering expeditions. An insulated PrimaLoft liner works with a GORE-TEX shell to provide a one-and-done layering system that helps simplify full or multi-day adventures.


  • Insulated, weather-proof mitten built for harsh winter conditions
  • GORE-TEX membrane provides robust water- and windproof protection
  • Synthetic insulation provides lightweight, moisture-resistant warmth
  • Abrasion-resistant leather palms maximize grip on poles or ice axe
  • Fully seam-sealed shell ensures moisture can't seep inside material
  • Strong Kevlar stitching for a hard- and long-wearing construction
  • Elastic wrist and cinchable gauntlet for a secure, anti-draft fit
  • Glove clip and carabiner loop for easy external storage if needed
  • Item runs small, so we recommend sizing up for best fit
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Responsible Collection
Bluesign Approved
[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX (2-layer) [face fabric] 70D nylon [lining] 100% polyester, [thread] Kevlar®
GORE-TEX membrane
170g PrimaLoft Gold
Removable Liner
elastic cuff, cinch
Palm Grip
Pittards Armor-Tan leather
Claimed Weight
skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, ice climbing
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 12 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 4 reviews

Fits True To Size

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2 out of 5 stars

January 25, 2024

Size Up!

Used the OR size chart, measured my hands, etc. Size was still off. These run small. Had to return, and didn't have time to get a replacement.


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2 out of 5 stars

January 15, 2024

They prevent frost bite but don't keep you warm

These will keep your hands from getting frost bite but I lose all feeling in my hands after a few hours outside. Not made for prolonged outdoor usage below 40 degrees. The synthetic fill liner loses all insulation after a season and needs to be replaced.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 14, 2024

One of the warmest mittens

These mittens are unbelievably warm and good. They are durable, warm, and cozy. They have enough room inside the liner to toss in a hand warmer too. I used them in -5 F in a windy day (the coldest day of WA in a decade!) for ski touring. As a person that has 10+ pairs of gloves/mittens (in forever search for perfect gloves), and has suffered frostnibs before, I cannot recommend these more. The only problem is dexterity, which I had opted out the moment I chose mittens over gloves. I have Arete gloves for mountaineering, which are similar (but less warm) with more dexterity.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 14, 2024


Quite frankly the Best cold weather mitts/gloves/hand wear I have ever used. I have been searching for the elusive holy grail of hand wear as I suffer with the cold but I spend time in the cold. These mitts are just outstanding in EVERY WAY. Thank you


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3 out of 5 stars

September 22, 2023

Sized for miniature humanoids.

Starting out in grandpa's hunting and fishing camps in southern Louisiana, I have hiked, climbed, name it, my entire life and all over the US and Canada. I bought these mittens to climb Kilimanjaro for my 65th birthday next year. Every pair of gloves I have ever bought were a size large and quite comfortable. According to OR's glove sizing chart for this mitten, I wear a size medium. I could barely get it on, and my thumb would only go about 85% into the thumb hole. I did previously purchase an OR waterproof liner glove in the near past. It too was a size large and likewise I could barely get it on. But since it is supposed to be a liner glove I didn't think too much of it. I might add that over the past half a century I have started boycotting Patagucci, The Lost Face, Rodent, etc. The last two companies I am willing to do business with is Outdoor Research and Mountain Hardwear. But the fact that I have to pay return shipping to return the Alti Mitts means that I will now restrict my outdoor clothing purchases to Mountain Hardwear.


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1 out of 5 stars

September 2, 2023

Not That Warm, Odd Liner Fit

These mittens are not nearly as warm as all the hype says. The thin liners do not have very much insulation and are held in place by annoying Velcro. Yet the mittens overall seem very bulky and poor fitting. Supposedly you can also remove the liners to use separately but then the Velcro catches and damages everything it touches. Also the fabric is very thin so will tear. These mittens just aren't good, especially considering the ridiculously high cost.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2023

These mitts are the best!

I wore these mitts for an 8 day hut to hut ski trip in Finland north of the Arctic Circle. They were too warm. That is a great problem to have. I ended up just using he liner 95% of the time. In a wind storm I used the whole system and it was perfect.


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4 out of 5 stars

January 22, 2023

The Alti II Gore-Tex Mitts shell

The outer shells are great; warm, seems durable, I like the drawstring, easy to pack and carry. However, the palm area of one of the removable insulated PrimaLoft liners ripped right away. Seriously they ripped on my first use, and I don't even know how, I didn't hold anything with just the liners, I didn't try opening anything with just the liners. Basically, the liners seem too easy to rip, cause mine did, and I used these gloves for one weekend.


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2 out of 5 stars

December 21, 2022

The XL gloves are too small

The fit is too small. Doing any work, the glove gives you no dexterity. As you try to flex your fingers you can not hold on to anything.


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2 out of 5 stars

December 10, 2022

Great shell; poor warmth when in low activity

These mitts are only good when in medium to high activity mode. They are not warm when you are stationary, around camp, on the chair lift or enjoying the views at 10K-14K+ ft elevation while winter snowshoeing or other winter sports when temps are below about 5F. The only good design is the outer shell because it's strong and waterproof. If you pair the outer shell (size up) with a super warm down mitt and liner, you should be good to go. I doubt that the design team on this mitt has spent much time in freezing temperatures or maybe they were cost constrained. I have purchased arctic/expedition mitts from another brand at the same price point and have returned the OR Alti II.


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