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    Meteor Mitten

    Built strong and tough with waterproof breathable Venta Dry fabric, the Outdoor Research Meteor Mitten is a versatile, three-in-one system that’s ideal serious fun in the snow. And whether that fun brings you to the slopes at your local resort or to the top of an untracked line in the backcountry, the Meteor delivers the warmth, versatility, and dexterity you need to stay comfortable and in control.

    • 3-in-1 system keeps your hands warm and dry year-round
    • Venta Dry membrane protects against rain, snow, and wind
    • Removable liner glove locks in warmth and wicks sweat
    • Fleece liner mitt folds back to expose your fingers
    • AlpenGrip provides solid grab on your poles or ice axe
    • Pre-curved digits and updated thumb articulation improves dexterity
    • Long gauntlet locks out snow, wind, and cold
    • Hand-warmer pocket keeps your heat pack close to your hand
    • Item #ODR0821

    Material
    (outside mitten) [membrane/laminate] Venta Dry, [shell] nylon, [lining] tricot, [palm] AlpenGrip, (removable liner) fleece (300-weight)
    Waterproofing
    Venta Dry membrane
    Removable Liner
    yes
    Closure
    SuperCinch, wrist cinch
    Claimed Weight
    (pair, large) 9.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, mountaineering, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    What do you think about this product?

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    >Rating: 5

    Great!

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Got these for a Mr. Baker climb this past summer. Now, for whatever reason, I've never owned mittens so maybe I am easily impressed as I've just been using softshell gloves for the past however long. But, I found these to be super warm while not being overly bulky. Anymore I just grab these if there is any snow or wind out and skip normal gloves altogether. The biggest thing I'm impressed with though is the huge bang for your buck on these, especially when Backcountry runs a sale.

    >Rating: 5

    These are the best...

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    So if you need Warm mits, order these, but understand that the liner is thick b/c of built in flaps for fingertip access - but breaks in quickly. I wore these for a week skiing at Jay Peak (VT/Canadian Border) this winter in 5 degrees (where I knew I needed the extra warmth). For the first time ever, my hands were warm, but the liners were thick in the palm, making the grip strange. I took them out of old thinner ones, but put them back after half a day when I needed the warmth back. Then they started to compress, and they became an entirely new glove. So, once broken in: A) The liners feel so good. Very Soft and amazingly effective. B) The thickness compresses after 2-3 days skiing, until it's not an issue. C), The design is brilliant with the access to the thumbs and fingers via flipping back the tips, for when you need to get to phones or gear on the lift... and your full hand is never exposed. Bottom line - if you're thinking about getting these for cold weather skiing, do it, and give them a few days to break in. You'll be VERY glad you did.

    >Rating: 5

    Toasty Mitts

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I love these mitts! its like a two in one glove. I find the shell to be warm enough to wear by its self and the liner is another fleece glove that you can also wear just by them self. Fair price as well.

    Thanks Taylor! Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 2

    Amazing mittens, but not for me

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

    I highly recommend these mittens to anyone except those who are looking to keep the liners on when taking the shell off quickly (e.g. quick goggle adjustment). I would not have purchased these if the description included "velcro" when talking about the liner and shell. 5 stars if this isn't important to you. (i didn't scroll through the first round of reviews prior to purchasing, another reviewer more or less said the same thing, liners are not functional).

    Thank you Xavier! Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 5

    Dependable

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I have abused these mitts and they have yet to let me down. I typically use them without the fleece liners and wear a 50-weight liner glove underneath. That system works well into the teens if I'm active. The Meteors are not dextrous (they're insulated mittens, what did you expect?) But they are grippy and without the fleece inserts, they're not too bulky. I use them for snowboarding and winter backpacking down into Sub zero temperatures. In those temps, my hands do get cold if I'm not moving. Fit is slightly loose. The shells are bombproof. Decent water resistance. Good cuff closures.

    Many thanks for the review, Barrett! Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 5

    Excellent glove for cold days

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Just came back from the coldest day of skiing in these so far: 10F at the base and -5F at the summit. I generally wear medium but got these in large as I feel at bit of extra space helps with keeping the hands warmer and makes it easier to put the hands into a fist to keep the digits even warmer. The folding liner design is great and so are the Velcro strips that attach the liner to the shell.

    >Rating: 4

    A little large

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:
    Runs large
    Size Bought
    Small
    Height
    5` 4"
    Weight
    135 lbs

    I am very happy with how warm these mittens are. I like the fleece liner that can be taken out on its own. The design of the liner is great because you can fold back the finger part at the top when you need more dexterity without having to take the mittens completely off. Which is good, because the only thing I didn't like is that the finger compartment is a bit large and impedes grabbing onto much of anything. However, I don't think I could have gone with a smaller size because the thumb is quite snug.

    >Rating: 5

    Excellent mittent

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size

    Went Skiing with these - 20 deg with 25 mph winds and 40 degrees and sunny - used with and without the liner as appropriate - I have Reynaud's - my hands stayed warm the whole time. easy on and off, and good gripping action.

    Excellent - so glad you like these Mittens! Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 5

    Toasty Mittens

    I have not had a glove that would keep my hands warm without hand warmers until I tried these mittens. Single digit and even a few negative temp days still didn't make my hands cold...without warmers. They run a little larger than other Mediums I tried. Dexterity is not the greatest, but I'll trade that any day for toasty hands on a cold day.

    Thank you for a great review! Enjoy! Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 5

    Best mittens ever

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    Medium
    Height
    5` 3"
    Weight
    150 lbs

    This product kept my hands warm in -5 F weather. Would recommend to a powder rider

    Hey there - these are great mitts - love the versatile liner with the fingers! Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 3

    These mittens Run VERY small

    Familiarity:
    I returned this product before using it
    Fit:
    Runs small
    Size Bought
    XL

    I have fairly big hands (just barely able to palm a basketball) and usually fit an XL. The mittens I received were marked XL, but I doubt that they were even a large by normal standards. I could barely squeeze my hand in and the finger/thumb joint was so short that I could not grasp a ski pole. Had to return them. A few years ago I bought a pair of REI XLs that were commodious and lasted several seasons.

    Hmmmmm... might be as simple as a tagging issue! I am sorry about that! I will let OR know - Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 5

    Mittens!

    Great gloves that don't break the bank. I like the mittens for layering liners underneath on cold days.

    Thanks Ryan! Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 5

    Gonna try not to lose these right away

    Very comfy with liners that fold back over the fingers AND thumbs so you can fiddle with stuff or text while keeping your tattooed knuckles warm. Oh and they even have little magnets built in to hold back the flaps instead of velcro.

    Thanks Eric! Hang on to these bad boys! Leta OR Rep

    >Rating: 5

    Perfect for my needs

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size

    I bought these to replace some 15+ year old OR mitts that were similarly designed. I use them for Telemark Skiing at areas and in the backcountry. I like a lot of room in mittens and so I got the XL size for my medium-large hands. There is plenty of room, and entrance and exit are very easy. The gauntlets have a cord that tightens and loosens very easily. The liner mittens that came with the Meteors are too warm much of the time, so I carry them for extreme situations and use thin liner gloves, or nothing for the unusually warm winter we've been having in Colorado. The things that I like most about them are: quality (well made with good materials and stitching); features (ease of tightening/loosening, wrist cords); and versatility (using them, with heavy, thin or no liners). Unless your needs extend to high mountaineering, I would recommend them without reservation.

    >Rating: 4

    Palm width runs small, thumb is tight

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    Runs small

    Mittens with liners are tricky. So much about what works and what doesn't has to do with how easy they are to take on and off (as one unit) vs. how difficult it is to just remove the shell and then get your lined-hand back inside with a minimum of fuss. On these two fronts, these gloves score extremely well. Selectively removing the whole mitt vs. just the outer glove works easy every time. I was running a rifle range last weekend with these on, and it was easy to manage my various tasks including shooting with the liner on. The mitts have a huge tether string which easily finds its way inside the outer mitten and does not disturb. Hand warmer pockets, removable fingers for the liner mitt, and magnets (yes MAGNETS!) to keep the inner liner in place. Nice design. They shed water and dirt quite well and have a nice finger loop for hanging them up to dry. Complaints? The thumb is tight, as is the width of the palm. The palm is more bothersome, but I suspect that if it was really really cold, the thumb would be the bigger factor. Size up! Price is right for these, and they are more than adequate for us mere mortals. Mountaineers might look elsewhere...

    >Rating: 2

    runs very small

    Familiarity:
    I returned this product before using it
    Fit:
    Runs small

    These seem warm, but there isn't a pocket for a handwarmer, and they run extraordinarily small. I have large hands for a woman, but the large mens was almost snug.

    The pocket for the hand warmer isn't easy to find, but it's there. It's on top of the back of your fingers, sewn into the inner fleece glove.

    >Rating: 5

    no more cold hands

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size

    From deer hunting in northern MN one month to icefishing the next, my hands never felt the cold. The outer liner kept the wind, sleet and snow away from the removable liner. I love the liner feature, its easy to remove, for jigging your minnows, or a hike back to your stand.

    >Rating: 5

    Warm and Comfy

    These are very warm mittens. The first climb I used these on it was frigid cold, but these gloves kept my hands toasty, even at 0F. The mitten liners are amazing. The covering over the main fingers and the thumb will flip back for dexterity, and are held in place by magnets. This is very handy if you need to operate a phone or do something needing dexterity.

    >Rating: 5

    Good Value

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    These are not the top of the line mitts, but they are well made and work well for everyday tasks in the winter and are a good value for the price. I use these for shoveling snow, making snowmen, snowshoeing, hiking, and as backups when I go ice fishing. The shells have a nice gauntlet that keeps the snow out, while the inner fleece linings have some nice features, including the magnets to keep the thumb and finger flaps in place. They also have a hand warmer pocket, which I have used from time to time. I find the Venta membrane to work very well at keeping water out, but it certainly doesn't breath like Gore-Tex or other high end materials. I wouldn't take these on an expedition as your primary hand protection, but as backups they would work just fine. Overall, I really like these mitts and would buy them again.

    >Rating: 3

    not so waterproof

    Shortly after I bought these, I spent a day on Rainier doing crevasse rescue training and these mittens got SOAKED. However, I was constantly taking the mitts off and on to manage rope, set anchors, mess with prussiks, etc, etc, and it was pissing rain all day long. I think these mittens would work very well during a climb where there is mostly sustained trekking with very little contact with snow/ice, constant removal etc. I found the fleece liner mittens to be a bit excessive as well; I agree with the previous posters comment that thin glove liners function better.

    >Rating:

    Can you purchase these online and have...

    Can you purchase these online and have them posted to Australia ? How do they compare to OR Latitude Mitts ? Do they have a temperature rating ?

    There is a distributor of OR product in Australia which may prohibit your wish to purchase these here and have them shipped to Aus. Aside from that, the Latitude mitt has a full fingered softshell glove with an unlined waterproof GoreTex shell. The Meteor has a high-pile fleece Miller mitt liner--the fabric at the finger folds back to expose finger tips for dexterity--and a lined, lightly-insulated waterproof Ventia shell. I would say that liner+shell for both Latitude and Meteor result in a temperature rating around 10 degrees Farenheit. However, liners by them selves: Latitude 15 deg F, Meteor 20 deg F. Hope this helps.

    >Rating:

    The specs say, "Hand-warmer pocket keeps...

    The specs say, "Hand-warmer pocket keeps your heat pack close to your hand when the temperature really drops". I looked at these in a mountain shop and neither the sales guy nor I could find a warmer pocket on the mitt or the liner glove. Where is it?

    Hi jbe, The hand warmer pocket is located on the liner glove. There is a square patch on the back of the liner that outlines the pocket. It is a small slit opening, and has about 3" x 4" dimension. You'll be able to point it out to the sales guy! Good luck.

    More specifically, on the liner, when you flip the finger cap up to expose your fingers, it is on top the fingers...

    More specifically, on the liner, when you flip the finger cap up to expose your fingers, it is on top the fingers...

    >Rating:

    How does the palm hold up after use? I...

    How does the palm hold up after use? I have a pair of mitts within the same price point with PVC/poly palms and one drag of the palm on some hard pack and it for lack of a better term "melted" off... Wondering if these mitts would hold up better...

    The OR mitts would hold up quite well

    These will hold up very well. However, if it didn't, there is a 100% lifetime warranty. Any issues what so ever, send it back to OR and they'll repair or replace it no charge to you and then mail it back. All you pay is the one-way shipping.

    >Rating:

    Wher eis the material on the palm of this...

    Wher eis the material on the palm of this mitten. Is it leather or some sort of fabric?

    AlpenGrip is "an extremely durable fabric that provides excellent grip and dexterity in cold weather". That is what lines the palms.