Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Alpine Mittens
Reviewers Paid: $45.00
The warmest wool mittens available! Excellent mitten liners for extreme cold. Proven on many mountaineering expeditions for decades.
- Warmest wool mittens
- Excellent severe weather insulation
- Very windproof if worn without shells
- Dense and thick
- They cover the wrists
- $60 a pair
These mittens are legendary. Made in Austria of 100% wool they are knit from 4 ply wool yarn and boiled on a form until they are very dense and thick.
I bought my Dachstein boiled wool mittens in 1978 for $45. In 1979 I was a National Nordic Ski Patroller at the '79 World Cup Nordic games at Lake Placid, N.Y. (the "Pre-Olympics")
Temperatures that week were mostly in the -20° F to -10° F range with the last day being -40° F. I wore my Dachsteins inside a nylon gauntlet mitten shell with leather palms. My hands were always warm, even at -40° F.
I still use these Dachsteins today for bitter cold weather. Durability? YEP!
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45