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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.


Oyuki Sencho GORE-TEX

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

Built to laugh at the cold, the Oyuki Sencho GORE-TEX Mitts feature full, top quality goatskin leather construction and 200 grams of PrimaLoft® Gold insulation. For good measure, and in case you get caught in the wet on the way up the mountain, the Sencho has a waterproof breathable GORE-TEX insert to keep the moisture out.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
GORE-TEXPrimaLoft Gold & PrimaLoft Grip$139.95

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Hestra Heli - Women's

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

As the Hestra Heli Mittens' name suggests, these puppies are down to get really, really radical. Take them out for all sorts of shred that involves copious amounts of snow. These supple, warm and dry mittens provide the technical protection often required on peaks and in wet weather. These Hestra Heli Mittens are ready to shredy!.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
Triton / Polyamide FabricQuallofill / Fiberfill$144.95

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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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Volcom Service GORE-TEX

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

Do your hands a service this winter and stick them in the Volcom Service GORE-TEX Mittens. The Volcom Service GORE-TEX Mittens are designed to withstand the harshest weather while serving your hands warmth and comfort all day long.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
GORE-TEX3-oz. Primaloft$140

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Dakine Sequoia GORE-TEX - Women's

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

Top level warmth meets extra versatility in the Dakine Sequoia GORE-TEX Mittens. The outer mitten is insulated and cozy on its own, not to mention super waterproof thanks to the GORE-TEX shell. But inside, a removable Storm Liner gives you quick mobility and touch-screen capability to fiddle with bindings, text your friends from the chairlift, or call your mom as you drop into a straightline couloir to let her know how gnar you are. All without getting your fingers cold.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
GORE-TEXHigh Loft Synthetic 170g & 340g$69.95

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Hestra Wakayama

The warmest mittens of 2022
 

The vintage styling and impregnated cowhide leather of the Hestra Wakayama Mittens add a much needed dash of old world style to your sleek and techy winter outerwear. With stretchy, comfortable neoprene cuffs and removable wool terry liners, these mittens have everything you need to keep warm on a cold day.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
Impregnated CowhidePrimaloft Gold$169.95

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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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Volcom Bistro - Women's

Warmest mittens of 2022
 

While you're out laying trenches on frozen cord, blasting through powder pillows and grinding frosty rails, your hands will be sitting at a quaint bistro, sipping a hot cup of joe with a double grip, enjoying life's simple pleasures. The Volcom Bistro Mittens and their toasty insulation will make your hands forget about the chaos outside while you give it every bit of your attention.

WaterproofingInsulation Original Price
V-Science Waterproof Insert200g / 150g$55

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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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