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Old 11-08-2012, 06:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I was wondering what everyone thought the best mittens are? Do you guys prefer to go the traditional style or the 3-finger/trigger finger mitten style? Any particular stand-out brands/models of mittens? Do we prefer Gore-tex or eVent or {insert fabric here}...

The Loki Access Mitt looks interesting, although I've never seen one in person and as such haven't had a chance to see how good they actually are.

The Hestra 3-finger gloves look interesting also, but same kind of story as above. Have not had an opportunity to try them out as yet.

Anyways, lets have some discussion

Try to keep it mitten related, but I suppose it can't hurt to have some glove comparisons too.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally like mittens, however I see you are from Australia (I grew up there) 90% of the time I found my hands getting reeeaaalllyyyyy hot and I ended up riding bear hands and slipping them on when I got to the bottom or something. Though I now live in Whistler and can say that I love my mittens over here, the amount of times we have been sitting there and my buddies are all bitching about cold hands while mine are so nice and warm Tho I will stick swap over to come park gloves when its a sunny day and the temps rise a bit. I generally go for gore-tex gloves because theres nothing worse then having wet hands all day
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I have a good set of mittens and a good set of gloves. Mittens for normal winter days. Gloves for the late season.

I have cold hands so mittens are my standard below -2C
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use regular mittens and have both over and unders depending on my jacket. I have found dakine and burton are usually the best value. Typically I can find a pair of the previous season's goretex mit for around 40. In my mind mittens/gloves are a disposable item given the chance of edge cuts and rope abrasions, so I have a hard time dropping big cash on them.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I go for bigger/longer over the cuff/sleeve gortex mitts shells because if in deep poo...swimming or digging yourself out, they are better for keeping the snow out...also easier to take on/off...pull up over the cuff and cinch the string and done. I also use fleece/wool liners for cold days or lighter wicking liners for warmer. And/when the liners get damp/wet, say after lunch, an extra pair to use to be dry and toasty. Extra liners are lighter and easier to carry than another set of gloves or mitts.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have rocked a pair of Pow mittens the last two seasons and have really enjoyed them. Maybe not the best for the warmest of days, or if your the kinda person who is always messing with a phone or ipod while riding.

As someone else mentioned its good to have some liner gloves to put on under alot of the time too.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I actually have a pair of the Loki mitts. Won them at a movie premier several years ago. Probably used them less than a dozen times. My hands just don't get that cold. They work well enough in the cold. It's pretty easy to flip them up to expose your fingers and put back in place. In wetter conditions they might get soaked. Though you are probably not wearing mitts when it's that warm anyway.
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I way prefer gloves to mits. I own a set of both because ill wear the gloves until it get to cold. You have more mobility with gloves, but more warmth with mits. Of course mobility ranges within gloves and of all the ones I tried on nothing beats hestra.
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I way prefer gloves to mits. I own a set of both because ill wear the gloves until it get to cold. You have more mobility with gloves, but more warmth with mits. Of course mobility ranges within gloves and of all the ones I tried on nothing beats hestra.
I agree Hestra is one of the best at making gloves.
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