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Mountain Laurel Designs Rain Mitts are the go-to lightweight…
Source: bought it used
Mountain Laurel Designs Rain Mitts are the go-to lightweight year-round mitten shells. Made from breathable eVent fabric these mitts will keep the elements out and allow sweat to escape while your working hard up a climb. They are so lightweight that I always keep them in my rain jacket's chest pocket ready for action.
- Well made
After a cold and rainy spring weekend in the White Mountains in New Hampshire without any rain protection for my hands I knew I needed something to keep my hands dry and warm. My hands get cold easily and this was the first time I was stuck out in the rain with the temps dipping into the 30s — my dexterity was getting worse and worse and my fleece gloves wouldn't cut it. After that weekend I was on the hunt for something lightweight and breathable. I picked up a used pair of the MLD rain mitts and have been happy ever since.
My rain jacket is made from eVent and I knew that I loved this breathable fabric. The weight was exactly what I wanted. My shelter, pack and quilt came from MLD and they never let me down. These rain mitts are no different -- very well made. I have been liking these so much they are now my go-to year round mitten shell for day hikes and longer trips.
These mitts can only be adjusted at the opening. On occasion I wish there was a strap at the wrist. BUT majority of the time I am hiking with poles and so the mitts never slip or move around.
(I did not list durability as a con because these mitts are not meant for heavy duty work and you shouldn't expect them to handle high abrasion (rocks, etc). They are minimalist to keep the weight so low. This is the nature of lightweight gear.)
Ultralight hand protection from cold rain/snow. It…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40
Ultralight hand protection from cold rain/snow.
- Extremely good construction
- eVENT material rocks
- While light, they are still hardy
- Have to seam seal them yourself
It doesn't take too many trips where you encounter cold rain/wet snow to realize that your hands need protection from precip too. These eVENT mitts are the perfect choice for those looking for lightweight protection.
Fit/finish is typical MLD — excellent! At 1.3 oz (mine are size Large) there is no reason these shouldn't be thrown in with your rain jacket.
If it's really cold, layer these over fleece gloves or mittens.
Mine have a lot of miles on them w/ trekking pole use and I see no wear whatsoever. I know some have used these mitts on multiple through hikes.
You do have to seam seal these yourself, but you're looking at a 10 minute, painless job (seam sealer is included).
No more cold, wet hands when hiking with these mitts!