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Warmest ski mittens?

Discussion in 'Ski Gear' started by runner1, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. runner1

    runner1 Diva in Training

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    Hi -

    Any recommendations for SUPER warm mittens? Black Diamond? Hestra?

    Thanks!
    Yvonne
     
  2. bounceswoosh

    bounceswoosh Moderator & Angel Diva Staff Member

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    Astis. End of story.

    (Okay, they do make battery powered heated gloves, and I haven't tried those.)
     
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  3. ski diva

    ski diva Administrator Staff Member

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    Black Diamond Mercury Mitts.
     
  4. Chaelynh

    Chaelynh Diva in Training

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    BD Mercury Mitts have extremely good ratings. I was looking into this myself recently and #1 was BD #2 was Hestra Heli. I've also heard good things about Swany toaster mitts.
     
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  5. Jilly

    Jilly Moderator Staff Member

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    Inexpensive - Swany Toaster's. Expensive - Thermic electric mitts.

    Personally I hate mitts. I'm looking at electric gloves that Costco has for hockey mom's. Add an over glove and I think it might work.
     
  6. Luuva

    Luuva Certified Ski Diva

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    Hestra pullover mitt with wool inner liner. Waterproof, windproof and long.

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  7. bounceswoosh

    bounceswoosh Moderator & Angel Diva Staff Member

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    Yes, but these are my Astis mittens (there are multiple designs, not just this one):

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    Always good for some compliments and as an ice breaker!
     
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  8. Tvan

    Tvan Angel Diva

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    I got a pair at LL Bean that have a down liner with a Gortex Shell. Very warm, especially when I wear glove liners inside the down mitten. I wish I had had them in my bag today - I left them on the dryer and my hands were freezing in my other gloves.
     
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  9. newboots

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    I just got these. With a hand warmer inside, they are incredible! I have cold hands anyway. I did a lot of research and came up with these.

    Without the hand warmer, they are fine on a cold day. I find the hand warmer necessary on quite cold (under 15*F) days. The interior glove is a useful and warm glove all on its own.

    https://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/mens/gloves/mt-baker-modular-mitts.html

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  10. lisamamot

    lisamamot Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I have Raynaud's and am on medication to survive the colder months. I primarily ski in the Hestra Heli Mitt with hand warmers - love the dexterity and how they fit. The Black Diamond Mercury Mitt are probably a bit warmer, but for some reason I do not like them as well - note the men's has more insulation, or at least has in the past (go figure), so if you can fit in a men's that is likely warmer.

    The Astis are on my radar, but I do not have a pair yet - really want to a pair of the mids (style without fur). The longer ones are lovely, but I would always look at them and think "these used to be a bunny"...I know, I know, the fur is a by-product of the food industry...I contacted the company and asked...but I just wouldn't be able to get past it.
     
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  11. RuthB

    RuthB Angel Diva

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    Very happy with the hestra army leather heli-skis. Haven't needed hand warmers since buying these
     
  12. nopoleskier

    nopoleskier Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Swany Down filled, leather exterior make my hands sweat..
     
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  13. Albertan ski girl

    Albertan ski girl Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I got a pair of Roots mitts at Costco for $35 this fall. And they are oddly enough, the warmest mitts I've ever had. They have a thin liner glove that goes inside on really cold days, and there is the insulated mitt, with a secondary fleece glove inside. So basically three layers. And they have an exterior pocket for a hand warmer, if you need it. I have yet to be cold in these gloves, and that's after last week of ridiculously cold -35c temperatures.
     
  14. Elangirl

    Elangirl Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I am a huge fan of the Hestra Heli mitts. I have worn them for years---the warmest mitts I own. I even have a pair of the Heli gloves for spring skiing.
     
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  15. SkiBam

    SkiBam Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I have down mitts - Canada Goose. I wear a thin dollar-store glove as a liner. So far - and I think I'm on the third year with these - they're good.
     
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  16. pinto

    pinto Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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  17. bounceswoosh

    bounceswoosh Moderator & Angel Diva Staff Member

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    Too ... wide?
     
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  18. pinto

    pinto Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Uh ... yes.

    I need a large for length, but they are way too broad across the back of my hand. Mine are several years old, like 6 or 7, so perhaps they have changed this.
     
  19. bounceswoosh

    bounceswoosh Moderator & Angel Diva Staff Member

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    Too wide for what?

    I just figure extra space in a mitten allows more warmth.
     
  20. pinto

    pinto Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Well then why not ski in boxing gloves? :tongue: I could probably fit both hands inside one mitten. It hurts dexterity. It's hard to hold my poles, and almost impossible to fit inside a pole strap.
     
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