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Old 08-11-2015, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My old school Dakine Mittens bit the dust last year - I wish I would have bought a dozen pair of them back in 1998, but I didn't.


My first attempt at replacement was Marmot PreCip Shell Mitts -

They were warm and waterproof... but they started falling apart after 6 days of riding. The "Falcon Grip" palm material had significantly more wear after 6 days (and no rope tows) than my 16 year old Dakine Mitts with 100+ days and some rope tow action.

...and then I lost them... so, good excuse to replace them.


I'd like to get something as close to my old Dakine Mitts as possible.

Here is what I'm looking for:

Shell type Mitten
Removable MITTEN (not glove) liner
Waterproof/water resistant
Wicking (Goretex, NanoPro, whatever)
TOUGH Palms

Suggestions?
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Dakine seems to be super hit or miss. I had one pair that lasted two full seasons and another pair that literally didn't last a full day.
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Dakine seems to be super hit or miss. I had one pair that lasted two full seasons and another pair that literally didn't last a full day.
The newer stuff seems to be kind of junky.

The stuff they made in the mid 1990s was indestructible.
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Best mitts I ever had were from Snowlive. If you're in Europe you may find them. A decade in use (40d a season) and still fine. Palm still strong.
Since their gloves don't fit well I got several pairs of Dakine which seem way less breathable. Got also Burton Ascent which seem bit better.
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I was going to suggest the Burton (ak) Yeti Mitts but it seems they only make them as gloves these days... Warm, dry, goretex, slim fit, durable etc etc. Mitt liner but can't remember if it is removable.

Check out the ak gloves on the Burton site, it looks like they have similar mitts in the range: Men's Snowboard Gloves & Mitts | Burton Snowboards
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I was going to suggest the Burton (ak) Yeti Mitts but it seems they only make them as gloves these days... Warm, dry, goretex, slim fit, durable etc etc. Mitt liner but can't remember if it is removable.

Check out the ak gloves on the Burton site, it looks like they have similar mitts in the range: Men's Snowboard Gloves & Mitts | Burton Snowboards
I want an over the cuff mitten with a mitten liner - the only Burtons that seem to fit that is the [ak] 3L Hover Mitt (Men's [ak] 3L Hover Mitt | Burton Snowboards).

I definitely DON'T want a slim fit.
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I want an over the cuff mitten with a mitten liner - the only Burtons that seem to fit that is the [ak] 3L Hover Mitt (Men's [ak] 3L Hover Mitt | Burton Snowboards).

I definitely DON'T want a slim fit.
I got sick of battling with keeping gloves on top of my sleeves, slim fit or bare hands for me! Each to their own
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I got sick of battling with keeping gloves on top of my sleeves, slim fit or bare hands for me! Each to their own
I like LONG cuffs... and when combined with wrist gaiters on my jacket, that is a problem I never have.
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Level V mitts. Mine are still going strong after 3 seasons. Even has built in wrist protection.

http://http://www.levelgloves.com/
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I want an over the cuff mitten with a mitten liner - the only Burtons that seem to fit that is the [ak] 3L Hover Mitt (Men's [ak] 3L Hover Mitt | Burton Snowboards).

I definitely DON'T want a slim fit.
You could get any of the other Burton over-cuff mittens and just get a separate mitten liner.
Out of interest, why do you want the mitten liner? I much prefer a finger glove liner inside my mittens.

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