Burton Gore-Tex Mitt
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35
For the price, good mitts. Warm and waterproof.
- good price, esp. on sale
- not leather
- not very durable
Having owned a pair of Burton's Gore-tex gloves and compared them very favorably to other non-Gore-tex offerings as far as waterproofing and breathability, I felt like the Gore-tex mitts were the way to go for those frigid days on the mountain.
I was somewhat correct. They deliver warmth and waterproofing in a competitively priced package. I got them for $35, and they are almost always on sale if you're willing to pick up last year's model. They are your basic gloves/mitts with nylon shell, Gore-tex membrane, microfleece liner, and a pair of glove liners included.
They are pretty dang comfy, but they tend to deteriorate quickly. The nylon on the outside doesn't last more than two seasons, and breaks down with extended use. The liner will begin to pull away from the inside of the glove, and they begin to smell quickly unless washed. I used to love these, and they're great for the super cold days, but after recently trying a pair of POW leather gloves, I will never go back to non-goatskin gloves. They are more comfortable, more waterproof if treated correctly, more durable, and just overall much better.
The Burton mitts are a good entry-level offering, but I would recommend going with something leather.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Burton GORE-TEX(R) men's mittens keep your hands warm and dry when it's ice cold out, or you can wear the shells or liner gloves separately on milder days. 2-layer DRYRIDE Ultrashell(TM) exterior fabric sheds the wind and snow and offers longlasting durability. Durable reinforcment material on palms and fingers allows you to send text messages and operate your touch-screen phone with the mittens on. Gauntlet cuffs fit over the sleeves of your jacket; shockcords and wrist cinches seal out cold air and snow. Waterproof, windproof and highly breathable GORE-TEX inserts in the shells keep your hands dependably dry and comfortable. Thermacore(TM) synthetic insulation and brushed microfiber linings offer excellent warmth. Zippered pockets on the backs of the hands are sized to fit hand warmer packets (sold separately). Removable stretchy fleece liner gloves are breathable, quick drying and warm. Burton GORE-TEX mittens have a precurved fit to enhance your comfort.
- REI refers to the men's version
Burton knows you want to get the most out of your day on the mountain, which is why it designed the Gore-Tex Mitt. Made with a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane, DryRide Durashell two-layer fabric, and Thermacore insulation, the Gore-Tex Mitt will keep your hands warm from first chair to last run. And if all this warmth isn't enough, add the hidden heater/vent pocket, and the removable four-way stretch DryRide Thermex liner, and your hands will have it made. And don't forget to use the Screen Grab Toughgrip leather palm to scroll through your playlist between runs, because who couldn't use a soundtrack to accompany an epic day of riding'
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
More than any other part of your riding kit, mitts have the most contact with the elements. With that in mind, pros like Jack Mitrani know that the bestselling Burton GORE-TEX Mitt is so overbuilt, youll wish you could put your whole body in it, not just your hand). DRYRIDE Ultrashell 2L fabric, and a Guaranteed To Keep You Dry GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable membrane protect this Thermacore insulated mitt from the burliest of blizzards. A removable four-way stretch DRYRIDE Thermex liner dries quickly and gives you options for any weather. Wear just the liner when shoveling, just the shell in sloppy spring conditions, or combine the two for total midwinter warmth and comfort.
- Ramsey Outdoor refers to the men's version
No matter what kind of conditions winter throws at you, at least ten things on your body will be warm with the Men's Burton Gore-Tex Mitts. Nothing is as warm for your fingers as mittens, unless you add Thermacore insulation and a removable four-way stretch liner featuring DryRide Thermex fleece. Throw in a Gore-Tex insert to keep moisture from chilling your digits, and you've got cold-killing comfort where you need it most. Burton added a hidden vent/heater pocket for days when you need a little extra help staying cool/warm. The Toughgrip Leather Palm will fend off the burrs on your edges when you boot uphill to give that kicker another go.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version