The 10 Best Ski Mittens

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in October of 2019. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned athlete, skiing without proper mittens will leave you cold, wet and unhappy. Wearing the right hand wear on the hill provides skiers with the ability to hold ski poles, operate zippers and perform other tasks. These snow mittens are sure to keep your digits warm and are specifically engineered for durability, dexterity and breathability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Black Diamond Mercury

2. Gordini Da Goose V GTX

3. Outdoor Research Lucent

Editor's Notes

July 07, 2021:

Our recommendations remain the same as last time around, and we're highly confident that there's something here for everybody. The Wildhorn Tolcat are great beginner mitts and the Burton Gore-Tex perform surprisingly well for the price. For just a bit more, though, the Black Diamond Mercury offer impressive performance, protection, and durability.

January 16, 2020:

Even though battery powered mittens can add bulk and the extra step of charging, we like The Outdoor Research Lucent for their overall use. They are one of the highest ranking heated mitts at this price point. If you were to up the budget you'd be able to find rechargeable options that don't have added bulk or require cable charging as seen in our honorable mentions. Wildhorn Tolcat won't turn any heads with their style features, however they are the best option for beginning skiers who are looking for gear on a low budget. For a simple yet effective mitt, we like the Burton Gore-Tex. They are durable, breathable and will best suite the needs of an intermediate skier who skis a few times per year. Adversely, the expert skier who needs long-lasting heat-retaining mitts should consider the Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski Mittens. We like the quality materials used that place high demand on functionality and fit. Our warmest pick are the Black Diamond Mercury which include a three-part system for its heating insulation. They allow plenty of flexibility so you can grip poles and handle zippers. Unfortunately they may be too warm for some users.

Special Honors

Oyuki Gore-Tex Mitts The Oyuki brand is based out of Niseko, Japan most notably known as one of the snowiest places on earth. The Sencho (for men) and the Chika (for women) lines are designed and tested in local conditions to deliver high peformance and a practical design. They are constructed with goatskin and provide the highest grade insulation for ski mittens. evo.com

Chaval SuperNova Heated Mitt These mitts include exclusive features made by a company that only focuses on producing high-end heated ski products. Chaval uses nanotechnology to combat short battery life and deliver well-distributed warmth all day long. The ActiveDry charging system dries the inner portion of the glove during charging time. chavalusa.com

4. Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski Mittens

5. Burton Gore-Tex

6. Columbia Whirlibird

7. Outdoor Research Meteor

8. Wildhorn Tolcat

9. Exski Waterproof

10. Handlandy Winter


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