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If you like to brave the coldest area's possible to find the best slopes than you need to have the Burton Baker Snowboard Mitts to keep your hands warm. With the DRYRIDE Ultrashell 2 layer coated fabric protecting your hands from the outside you will never have to worry about your gloves getting wet because you put your hand in some snow. The Thermacore insulation works with the heater/vent pocket to keep your hands toasty warm within your gloves. If your hands are colder than the insulation alone can keep warm all you have to do is slide a disposable handwarmer into the heater pocket and instantly your gloves transform into a pair of heated gloves. If you want to keep your hands warm, you need the Burton Baker Snowboard Mitts.
I have owned probably 4 Burton Baker mitts over the past 4 years.Granted twice was my fault (lost,burnt) and 2 times they just were falling apart by the end of the year. I still come back and buy more so it has something done right.
I have owned probably 4 Burton Baker mitts over the past 4 years. Granted twice was my fault (lost,burnt) and 2 times they just were falling apart by the end of the year. I still come back and buy more so they have done something right.
Finally made the switch from gloves to mittens, and I'm really liking it. These mittens keep my fingers dry & warm, even when I'm boarding on below-freezing days. In fact, they work so well that I have to wear my pipe gloves instead on warmer days. My favorite part is that they're the same color & pattern as my jacket, which amuses me at least, if nobody else. I've had these for almost 2 whole seasons, and they're still in great shape. If you have big hands, might wanna buy a size larger. I have to work a bit at getting my hands in, and the wrist straps are not tightened at all.
These mittens have their pros and cons but unfortunately the cons outweigh the pros by a significant amount that makes them very frustrating to wear.
The good stuff: for mittens they offer great dexterity especially for snowboarders, they have a goggle wipe attached to a relatively long leash inside one of the zippered pockets, and the drawstring on the cuff at the very back does a great job of keeping the mitten secure around your jacket cuff so snow doesn't get in. This is the further back drawstring, not the one that secures the mitten to your hand that goes around the wrist.
The bad stuff: these are way too warm for almost any conditions except the really cold days. I'm talking 10 or 20 degrees they will be fine but for those 30 degree days in Mammoth, you should probably look into something else. They also absorb water more than I was expecting which lead to it seeping into the mitten after 8 hours on the slopes and causing my hands to get clammy.
Lastly, the zippered vents on the mittens don't work at all for releasing heat. I don't attribute this as much to their function as much as it is their location. The vents are right on top of the most insulated part of the top of the mitten which, I assume, would take forever to release any sort of heat and even then wouldn't release it fast enough.
Overall, if you're looking for mittens for a super cold boarding day where you'll be decked out in 20k/15k insulated jacket and pants then these will be fine but otherwise i'd look at some lightweight mittens or better, gloves.
I wore these mitts maybe 3-4 days on the mountain and the inner lining ripped. Then the stitches started to come out and they started to get wet on the inside. Maybe I got a lemon...they were great for the first few days though. Kept my hands warm and kept my hands dry.
Bought these mittens at the end of last season. Great Mitts totally waterproof, a little too warm for most days. Buying some cooler gloves to wear for most of the year. Great for those below zero days. Also have a compartment for hand warmers although I can't imagine needing it.
I had a better experience then the 2 previous reviews but still these gloves are nothing special. I was really drawn to the white gloves cause they went perfectly with my white snowpants but other than that, there isn't much more i can say about them. Beside being that and durable, they are cold and the cold and wind cuts right through. I've had warmer GLOVES... I'm gonna say these are decent but you'd be better off to pick a different glove.
I love mittens. I recently switched from gloves to mittens, and mittens rock. I love the option of putting hand warmers in the zipper. I have worn these in all types of weather, and my hands never got too hot or too cold. The only issues was after a long day of heavy snow, the waterproofing did not seem to work all that well.
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