Mitts are okay. You can strap in with them on. If you have to do any fiddling around you'll probably end up removing them. If you're going to be snowboarding in very frigid temps (say Alaska, Everest) they are the way to go. A couple of things though. The Cobra Mitt is not a super cold weather mitt. You can get gloves that are warmer. If you have problems with your hands getting cold then mitts are the best answer too. If you don't ride in extremely cold locals, or have freezing hand issues, then I would stick with gloves.