Burton AK Oven Mitt
Current Retail: $74.98-$149.95
Historic Range: $64.98-$149.95
Reviewers Paid: $70.00-$100.00
NOT waterproof. Very little insulation on the palm of the hand.
Great mittens for above freezing if it is dry, okay for below freezing, but not much below 25 or 30.
Price Paid: $100
I'm a skiier and have never snowboarded, but I've always loved Burton clothing - very cool and very well made. My dad has spent the past couple of winters working at my hometown's ski/bike store to fund my brothers' ski racing, so I've capitalized on it as much as possible. Therefore I picked up these mittens rather inexpensively. Not sure exactly how much since I got them for Christmas.
Anyways, now to the review. I've got bad circulation in my hands (think I inherited it from my mom) and I've never really had a great set of gloves (unless borrowed from my dad). I was looking through the rack of gloves and mittens trying to be unobjective as possible to the prices (tend to think that expensive is better). Came across these mittens and thought to myself, "wow, these are really nice." Just before I handed them to my dad, I noticed the price tag...at least over a $100.
Got on the ski hill (upper Michigan= hills) and put these on...oh baby, comfort, warmth, style. Fashion and function. I spent the next couple of days admiring these mittens on my hands, doing so the entire time swaddled in warmth. Protection from wind and rain. Not to mention they come with their own stuff sack, so I plan taking them winter backpacking.
Bottomline: if your hands get cold, buy the AK Ovenmitts. They do the trick.
Fabric: Goretex, Dryloft, leather on palm
Price Paid: $70 (?)