Keep your hands well-done.
If you're a rider who demands uncompromising warmth in the absolute harshest, coldest conditions, the Burton Men's AK Oven Mitten was made with you in mind. It features a combination of Gore-Tex, leather, down insulation and Primaloft Gold insulation for ultimate protection from winter's worst.
Gore Windstopper fabric on the back of the hand is highly breathable to keep your hands from getting soaked with sweat, but it's also waterproof, so moisture doesn't work its way in from the outside. Gnar Guard leather on the palm is super-durable to withstand damage from carrying your board and scrambling up rocky faces, and the thumb and sidewall have Screen Grab technology so you can use your smartphone without exposing your bare skin to the cold. Goose down on the back of the hand is incredibly warm, yet extremely lightweight to keep your hand toasty without weighing it down, and low-profile Primaloft Gold insulation on the palm side insulates without messing with dexterity.
- Gore Windstopper fabric
- Gnar Guard leather
- Goose down insulation
- Primaloft Gold insulation
- Screen Grab technology
- Hydrofil fixed fleece lining
- Super Ergonomic construction
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nice, but needs more touch tec leather
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Overall a nice under mitt. My palm/back of hand usually stay warm in any kind of glove/mitt down into single digit F temps, but fingers are usually very cold in gloves by low 20s even if active. So I like mittens for anything under 20 deg F. I've tested the Oven mitts in 17-18 deg F overcast, mildly windy 15 mph weather the past few mornings on easy walks and they're plenty warm, and expect them to be good down into the single digit F temps without any liner. The Oven mitt is much warmer than Burton Gondy mitts & goretex under mitten with synthetic leather palm. I'll prolly put thin liner for anything below zero F temps. Sizing. I have shorter fingers, Burtons have longer fingers compared to other brands. I currently have small Gondy glove/Gondy mittens, but wound up going with the medium Oven mitt. The small Oven mitts were slightly shorter in the fingers and much more narrow across the hand than other small Burton products. To me there is a balancing act between too snug and too big. Too snug and the warm layer of air in mitt conducts too easily out of the mitt, too large and fingers never build up enough heat to warm dead air in the mitt. These mittens also have dividers in the fingers giving a glove like feel, and that's probably why they seem much more narrow and tight across the hand. With the medium size Oven mitt I can get a thin liner on without feeling cramped, couldn't get thin liner into small Oven mitt. My only gripe about the mitt is the touch tec leather is very sparse on an expensive mitten (even on sale). The majority of the palm on the mitt does NOT have touch tec, it's only a thin strip covering finger tips between the fabric on back of hand and the main leather palm. The less expensive Gondy mitt has a large section of touch tec covering 1/3 of fingers. Pull up pics of the 2 mitts, you'll see. The Oven thumb has decent amount of touch tec to tap characters/scroll pages, but can't swype in Oven, however I swype easily in Gondy.
So warm... So very warm.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
When first reciving the gloves I saw how high quality the material was. The leather on the palms is very thick. MY first use of these mitts really was great. The liner is comfortable and my hand felt like it was in an oven.. Well not oven but seriously these are great. I only hit the slopes a couple times but I also wear these while driving my stick shift car. I have used them for over 1 year and have no rips or tares which can happen easy with this material.
In summation: I never spend this much on mitts but these are well worth the money and will last.