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The 9 Warmest Mittens of 2022

For folks that have cold hands, and overall warmth, there’s no substitute for some good winter mittens. Sure, the word “mittens” might conjure memories of too-big, soggy, knit mittens your parents made you wear to play in the snow, but good ski or snowboard mittens are a far cry from those mitts of old. Instead, modern winter mittens are much warmer than gloves, while still having enough dexterity that you don’t need to take them off too often throughout the day. In addition to the warmth upgrade, the warmest mittens are usually more waterproof than gloves - since they have fewer seams, they are more weatherproof.

Mittens are also the best way to keep your hands warm in the winter, whether you’re playing in the snow in your backyard, or skiing deep in the backcountry. If you find your hands getting cold during a long day of skiing or riding in regular gloves, the added warmth will pay off immediately. For those super chilly days, we’ve picked out this list of the warmest mittens we offer. These mitts can help keep even the most chilly of hands nice and toasty. If you need even more warmth than these, you can add liner gloves and handwarmer to make your digits feel like they’re on a tropical vacation. While we did want to choose the warmest ski & snowboard mittens, we also wanted to strike a balance, with mitts that provide not only the heat, but the dexterity and waterproofing for long days in the elements.


Burton AK Oven Mitt

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

The Burton AK Oven Mitt is designed to keep your hands as warm as possible, full stop. With that in mind, they’re packed with insulation, with PrimaLoft used in strategic areas to reduce bulk, and classic goose down insulating other parts of the hand. If you have a tendency to get cold hands in other gloves or mittens, the Oven Mitt is your solution. You’re not going to find a warmer mitten outside of expedition-specific gear.

The Oven Mitt is much more versatile than bulkier expedition mittens, too. The cuff closes both with zipper, and a velcro strap. This makes the Oven Mitt easy to slip on and off, while still keeping it securely closed and free from drafts. It’s also got touch screen compatible panels, so you can still use your phone without having to take the mitten off. If you ski or snowboard somewhere that doesn’t get too cold the Oven Mitt may be a bit of an overkill, but if you often are dealing with sub-zero temps, and don’t want to worry about your hands ever getting cold again, the Oven Mitt is your magic bullet.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
Gore WindstopperPrimaLoft+Goose Down$149

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Hestra Fall Line 3-Finger

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

If you’re shopping for nice ski mittens it’s impossible to ignore Hestra. They've basically been synonymous with great handwear for decades. They use only premium materials, all their designs have been thoroughly tested, and their sizing is some of the best in the game. Of course, with that high quality comes a more expensive price tag, but it’s worth it given how warm and comfortable their gloves are, and how long they last. The Fall Line is their do-it-all leather mitt. Its split-finger design gives you the dexterity to adjust your helmet or bindings, with much of the warmth of a mitten. The premium cowhide exterior is coated for waterproofing, and the synthetic insulation will keep you warm no matter what nature throws at you.

This is a workhorse glove, designed for dedicated skiers. If that sounds like you, the Hestra Fall Line has your back, from bell to bell.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
Goat LeatherSynthetic Foam$159.95

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Dakine Excursion GORE-TEX

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

Dakine’s Excursion might be selling itself short with the name, this mitten is ready for a full-on expedition. This is another over-the-cuff mitten, designed to integrate well with any jacket cuff style. The combination of a stretchy softshell and goat leather palm makes it incredibly comfortable without sacrificing durability, and the wool blend liner keeps your fingers warm even when you need to slip out of the mitts for a moment. Dakine uses a GORE-TEX liner to keep water out, and these mittens breathe very well, so they’ll keep you warm without getting your hands sweaty.

If you’re looking for an affordable, modular mitten that fits over the cuff, the Dakine Excursion is one of the warmest ski mittens and ready to head to the mountains.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
GORE-TEXPrimaLoft® Gold [230g]$104.95

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Crab Grab Snuggler

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

Crab Grab focuses on two things, traction and mittens, and does them both very well. Their Snuggler Mitt is the warmest offering from their line, and unsurprisingly a team favorite. The combination of PrimaLoft Gold Insulation throughout the mitt with PrimaLoft Grip-Control Insulation on the palm has kept riders toasty everywhere from Hokkaido to Alaska. The 2L Crab-Shell Fabric with DWR finish is paired with a 15K Hipora membrane insert, a design dialed in Crab Grab’s wet Pacific Northwest conditions. And of course, as the brand specializes in keeping things grippy the mitts have extra tacky palms and thumbs for easy control when out on the mountain.

Your hands help you nonstop and never get a rest. Give them a treat and let them snuggle up for a bit in these micro sleeping bags.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
15K Hipora membranePrimaLoft® Gold & PriamLoft® Grip-Control$69

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Flylow Oven Mitts

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

Chances are you’ve been on the chairlift or taken a few laps on the mountain with numerous people wearing the Oven Mitts from Flylow, and there is a reason why. With leather for durability and high-quality insulation for warmth, these mittens have become a favorite of many snow enthusiasts. Their simple, durable leather construction provides the mitt with a bomber-proof build that can stand up to the gnarliest of conditions. Triple baked with Sno Seal Bees Wax, the leather will also keep you dry, even on those not so optimal soggy days. The Spaceloft Micropuff insulation is so warm you could possibly use these mittens in actual outer space.

You don’t have to spend a ton to stay warm out on the mountain. The Oven Mitts are proof of that, as they are one of the warmest and most durable mittens on the market for an amazing price point.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
Sno Seal™ Bees Wax Baked LeatherSpaceloft™ Micropuff$50

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evo Pagosa Leather

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

evo’s Pagosa Mitt is an understated over-performer. It combines the best aspects of a whole slew of longtime favorite mittens into one affordable package. The waterproof goatskin leather shell is very durable, it will last through season after season of rope tow abuse, but it’s also very pliable, making the glove comfortable and dexterous. A waterproof membrane inside the leather ensures that no moisture can make it to the PrimaLoft insulation, and an integrated wrist leash means you won’t lose your gloves if you need to take them off mid-run.

The Pagosa Mitt punches well above its price tag when it comes to performance, and will last you for years to come.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
Goatskin Leather & Hipora MembranePrimaLoft Gold 200g & PrimaLoft Gold Grip Control 133g$79.95

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Oyuki Haika 3in1 Mitt

The warmest ski & snowboard mittens

Oyuki takes a slightly different approach with their 3in1 mitt. While other brands try to create mittens that strike a balance between warmth and dexterity, Oyuki has created a modular system to help allow your mittens to adapt to whatever situation you’re faced with. This makes the Haika 3in1 Mitt one of the most versatile options on the list.

The shell of the system is a goat leather mitten, complete with waterproof treatment, extra reinforcements, and wrist leashes. This shell is warm, and very durable. It can be worn on its own, for folks that want extra hand protection, and some insulation. Inside the shell is a glove liner that uses Gore’s Windstopper fabric, and has leather palm patches, and rubber grippers. This glove is designed to be used on its own for warmer days, or tasks that require more dexterity, like eating a snack or taking photos. You can then also wear the glove inside the mitten, for maximum insulation on the coldest days. This system makes a ton of sense for folks who plan on backcountry touring. The inner glove protects your hands while you work hard on the way up. Slip on the outer shell for the way down, and transition your skins and bindings without having to take off your gloves. So while the Haika may be a little more expensive than other options on this list, it more than makes up for that by being very versatile and one of the warmest men's mittens.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
Gore WindstopperSynthetic$159

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Black Diamond Guide

Warmest mittens of 2022
 

Black Diamond’s Guide finger mitten is a full-featured option for folks who spend a bunch of time in extreme environments. Like the Haika, the Guide is a 3in1 system, they come with an insulated liner glove, and a burly outer shell. However, the Guide takes it a step further, with a very insulated, over-the-cuff shell that’s closer to an expedition system glove than a traditional ski mitten. The Guide is designed to keep all the weather all the way out, and let you focus on the task at hand.

To that end, they’re not as dexterous as some other options on this list, instead, they’re a little bulkier, in order to keep your hands warmer and more protected. So you’ll probably be removing the shell and using just the liner gloves for some tasks. The liner is no slouch though, it’s insulated with boiled wool. If you need mittens that can handle the worst weather, day after day, without flinching, the Black Diamond Guides are some of the warmest ski and snowboard mittens around.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
GORE-TEXPrimaLoft Gold$169

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Oyuki Chika GORE-TEX - Women’s

The warmest mittens for women
 

The Chika is the warmest glove or mitten Oyuki makes, and it’s perfectly suited to long days on the hill. They’ve packed it full of high-quality insulation, with PrimaLoft’s special “grip” insulation in the palm and fingers to keep things from getting too bulky, while still offering plenty of warmth. Beyond its insulation, the Chika is a pretty streamlined mitten. It’s got a traditional under-the-cuff strap, and nice elastic wrist straps that keep the mittens close, even when you take them off for a moment.

The premium leather shell is very durable, and a GORE-TEX liner keeps water out. If you’re tired of dealing with cold hands, but don’t want to jump up all the way to a bulky expedition mitt, the Chika is one of the warmest mittens for women and the way to go.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
GORE-TEXPrimaLoft Gold$139

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