Are you planning for a fun afternoon out on your snowmobile – or are you buying up supplies for a trek to the North Pole? Either way, it doesn’t matter because these snowmobile mittens from Outdoor Research have you covered. Literally.
These mittens are built for arctic exploration and wandering over 8,000 meter elevation mountain peaks. We weren’t joking around with out intro above, huh? What that means is a set of mittens with phenomenal protective powers against just about anything the weather can throw at you. The outer construction is incredibly tough GORE-TEX, which is both wind and waterproof. There are two types of liner inside – Moonlite Pile Fleece on and around the palm, with PrimaLoft Gold Insulation elsewhere. All the lining is, by the way, easy to remove for cleaning purposes.
The construction is crazy tough too. Kevlar – yes that’s right, bullet proof Kevlar – is used for stitching in the palm sections for increased strength whilst all seams are taped to increase the waterproofing. They are very easy to pull on with the built in handles, whilst the toggle equipped closures are designed to create a close seal.
This is not a cheap mitten, though given the list of features that shouldn’t be too surprising! But if you’re looking for long lasting, serious high quality snowmobile gear that can stand up to the worst the winter can throw at them you should certainly check these bad boys out.
They are undoubtedly one of the best winter gloves for extreme cold.