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Old 12-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Mittens vs. Gloves ...Your opinions wanted...

As the title says.. give me your stance on mittens as opposed to gloves.

I picked up some Burton Gore Tex mittens recently because a lot of people have told me that the warmth is simply worth it. (My previous glove was a $4 pair from Walmart).

Ive heard people stating that they may be hard to manipulate your hands while in a mit.. I haven't used them outdoors yet but so far I have been able to strap and unstrap my bindings, zip/unzip my jacket and adjust my goggles. I don't smoke so I don't care about that..


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I prefer mittens for warmth. I don't have any trouble with the straps on my bindings. If the mittens fit correctly (you don't get them to big) then I don't see the issue at all with the straps or zippers.

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wear glove liners inside of some O.R. waterproof mitten shells. I love the warmth that you get with them. Definately mittens all the way!
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Gotta go with Mittens on the mountain... If I was doing something that required more use of my fingers then obviously id use gloves, but for just doing and undoing bindings...Mittens for warmth.
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mittens for sure. so much warmer. Just get some glove liners for when you need to pull them off.
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You guys rock. Thanks for all the replies!

I do have a question about fitting though. My finger tips go right to the edge of the mitten, but my thumb has about 1cm of slack to the edge (wont happen in an L). The size is an XL and there is lots of width in the finger area for room (good thing?)

The mittens come with an removable inner glove as well, but the inner glove on the L didn't quite go down my wrist and felt uncomfortable. So I went with the XL.

Should I go down to an L for a slimmer fit on the mit, or is it okay to have it a little bulky?
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Sounds like you are right between sizes. I would go with the more comfortable mit. You can always add some material (bungee chord) to the zippers if you are having trouble. I don't like removing my gloves even with the liner to deal with my gear.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You guys rock. Thanks for all the replies!

I do have a question about fitting though. My finger tips go right to the edge of the mitten, but my thumb has about 1cm of slack to the edge (wont happen in an L). The size is an XL and there is lots of width in the finger area for room (good thing?)

The mittens come with an removable inner glove as well, but the inner glove on the L didn't quite go down my wrist and felt uncomfortable. So I went with the XL.

Should I go down to an L for a slimmer fit on the mit, or is it okay to have it a little bulky?
Size them like you would a new pair of shoes, not to much room and not to tight.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Mittens and glove liners keep your hands warmer but it is harder to grip certain things but gloves give you better grip on other things.
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