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    Bring it on, winter.

    For bagging peaks, Arctic adventures, and seriously cold endeavors, use the Outdoor Research Women's Alti Mitten. Featuring a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex shell and and PrimaLoft One insulation, this mitten shields your digits from extreme winter conditions and ensures that your ice-axe wielders stay comfortable throughout those frigid ventures.
    • Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex shell, fully taped seams, and long gauntlet shield you from sub-zero winds, snow, ice, sleet, and rain
    • PrimaLoft One insulation in both the liner and shell keep your hand warm and from becoming a frozen popsicle
    • Pittards leather palm provides a secure reliable grip on ice tools, ski poles, tent poles, or anything else you work with on the mountain.
    • KEVLAR® stitching on shell palm provides added durability
    • Precurved boxed construction gives you a more natural fit
    • ToughTek LT tab prevents slipping
    • Liner back hand pocket stashes your heat pack on extra-frigid days
    • Item #ODR0814

    Tech Specs

    [shell] Gore-Tex, [lining] Moonlite Pile fleece, [palm] Pittards Armortan goatskin
    PrimaLoft One (170g)
    Removable Liner
    Hand-warmer Pocket
    Claimed Weight
    12 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, touring, snowboarding
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    Warm, but no dexterity

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    I usually get cold fingers while skiing and got these mitts primarily to combat this. The mitts kept me warm on a windless 4 degree ski day and on a windy 23 (without wind chill) degree day.

    Major downside: Zero dexterity. I ordered a small and they are way too big. A women's small fits me great for the OR Adrenaline mitts, but a small in the Alti is a joke. I was ready to exchange for an XS, but they don't come in XS.

    It takes time to get the bulky extra fabric at the top of the mitt into and out of my ski pole loops. I never get a truly good grip on the poles. The extra fabric also gets caught between my skis when I carry them. Forget about buckles, zippers, etc. Fortunately, they are super warm, so I can slip out my hands, buckle, etc. and then shove them back into the warm mitts.

    If you are a size small in other OR mitts, I would skip these completely and go with a brand that actually makes a small true to size.

    Hi there, thanks for writing. I am wondering if you did end up getting the women's and not men's small by accident. I have used these and find these mittens to be true to size. I wear somewhere between a medium and large usually, and I took a medium in these mitts.

    Also, these mitts are not designed as ski mittens. If you would like a ski mitten, try the OR Stormbound Mitt. Unbeatable. I think one of your issues with dexterity has to do with the fact that this is a system mitten, designed for high altitude mountaineering. It doesnt mean you CAN'T use these for skiing, but we have other mittens that will do a better job at skiing than these mittens.

    The dexterity issue is in part that it is a) a system mitten, b) not the ideal mitten for your use and c) too big for you.

    They are the warmest mitten (without battery power) that we make. The down side is that with loft = warmth, so to get them so warm, they are big (too big to easily get in and out of your straps easily).

    Sorry that this wasn't the right mitten for your use. It's a great one. Try the Stormbound for an awesome ski mitt.

    OR Rep

    Hi Leta-

    Thanks for the reply. I did double check the size since there was such a difference between the Alti Women's Small and the Adrenaline, but the tag indicates the mitts are a women's small.

    I'll check out the Stormbound, although the higher cuff on the Alti is a nice feature.

    Super cold fingers no more

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large

    I have Raynaud's syndrome and in cold environments my fingers will become completely white and numb, taking a long time to warm back up again. As a dedicated winter camper and climber/hiker, I have been through lots of gloves and mittens. These are the only ones that keep my hands warm all the time. This is my second pair, I bought a size too big initially and wore them for a couple years before passing them on to my fiance as his "emergency winter camping mittens". Yes, they are bulky. I usually wear a small in womens gloves and the small is roomy without enough space to layer a glove liner or thin mitten inside. Don't order a size up if you're on the fence, order down. It took some practice to be able to buckle my pack, put on snowshoes, etc without taking them off and for some tasks I really need to remove them. They work great for gripping poles or an ice axe but not good for tying a rope. I usually wear the mitten without the insulated inserts in temps between 15 & 30f while moving and add the insert and/or a glove liner if it's colder than that. When sitting still I use the insert and an additional glove liner or cashmere mittens inside. At any rate when it's cold these go in my pack, whether I expect to use them or not.