Sweet, sweet Nectar.
If you're looking for solid warmth at a palatable price, look no further than the 686 Nectar Insulated Mitten. Polyfill insulation and a brushed-tricot lining deliver season-long warmth, while a water-resistant and breathable nylon shell offer protection from the elements.
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Good riding mitten..
These aren't the most insulated warmest mittens around, but I think they are adequate for snowboarding. Because they aren't super insulated they are not bulky, which I like, good for getting bindings on and off or grabbing things in pockets. They are waterproof. The wrist cuff is a stretchy neoprene-like material. I like that they don't have those giant wrist cuffs like a lot of snow gloves do. The inside lining has a thin chamois/fleecy feel. I like how the palm material is grippy and also comes over the fingers because I noticed that the finger tips in snowboard gloves/mittens are always first to go, probably from dragging across the snow.
I normally take a medium in women's Burton gloves, so ordered a medium in these and they seem a little bit big. They are cute, but don't seem very insulated. I am undecided on whether or not these will be going back. They would be a bit too warm for spring conditions, and probably not warm enough for cold winter conditions. The jury is still out on these. They look pretty cute, but I'm just not sure that they'll hold up to the job.