In the next 2-minutes, we’ll cover 3 of the best ski and snowboard mittens from a reputable brand; Burton.
First, a few things you’ll want to consider before buying mittens for your skiing or snowboarding trip.
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Burton need no introduction in the snow sports scene. Not only do they produce top quality kit, it’s also reasonably priced.
Do You Need Snowboard Mittens, Or Gloves?
Snowboarding and skiing mittens are designed for those that feel the cold a little more than most.
Personally, I wear gloves. If you’d prefer gloves, we’ve created a quick-fire guide on the best snowboarding and skiing gloves here.
Under The Cuff, Or Over The Cuff?
This is one of those things that comes down to personal preference. I like over-the-cuff mittens. I’ve found that under-the-cuff mittens shift around too much.
And, when you bail, there’s a much bigger chance that snow is going to get all-up-in your jacket; you don’t want that!
The 3 Best Ski And Snowboard Mittens From Burton
These are Burton’s flagship product; the Gore-Tex mittens.
At around $70, they are certainly not cheap. But, they are going to be the best when it comes to warmth, comfort and fit.
Burton guarantee that these mittens will keep you dry throughout your day’s skiing or snowboarding, thanks to their DryRide fabric, and Gore-Tex membrane.
They’ve incorporated specialist fabric into the fingertips, that makes using a smartphone a breeze. And, they’ve made sure that this material is durable, unlike many cheaper brands.
It’s a 2-in-1 snowboarding mitten. So, you’ll be able to use the fleece liner in warmer conditions, and just wear the shell when temperature drops.
Although, being Gore-Tex, they are extremely breathable anyway.
Got around $70 to invest in snowboarding mittens? You won’t go wrong with these.
The Burton Baker skiing and snowboarding mitts are the next level down from Burton’s Gore-Tex offering.
Like the Gore-Tex mittens, you’ll get Burton’s DryRide fabric. So, you’ll get the fit, the comfort and the warmth.
What you won’t get, is the extra protection and breathability that Gore-Tex is known for offering.
The RRP is a little cheaper, but there are deals on the Baker 2-in-1 during off-peak times of the year.
If you’ve planned in advance and buy them off-peak, you could be looking at savings of around $20.
There’s a removable liner. So, if you feel they don’t offer the breathability of the more expensive Gore-Tex mittens, you’ll still be able to keep cool.
Just stash the liner in your pack, and re-fit it when conditions take a turn for the worse.
If you’d prefer under mitts, then the Burton Approach are a good shout.
At around, they’re the cheapest of the bunch.
But, you’ll still get important features included such as the DryRide fabric to keep you dry, and the a removable inner liner; just wear the shell on hotter days.
There’s an over-the-cuff version also available, costing around a few $ more.
Burton Gore-Tex, Burton Baker 2-In-1 Or The Burton Approach Snowboard Under Mitts?
If you’re looking for under mitts for skiing or snowboarding, or, you’re on a budget and you just want something cheap; the Burton Approach mittens are perfect.
They offer excellent protection against the elements. And, to combat the fact that they’re not as breathable as the Gore-Tex mittens, there’s a removable liner.
If budget allows, we’d aim for the Burton Baker. The mid-range product offers more than enough breathability, but plenty of protection from the elements.
So, we’d peg those as the best ski and snowboard mittens for the money, and for warmth.
Thanks for reading our guide to the best mittens for skiing and snowboarding.
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