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Celtek is a family brand owned by brothers Erik and Bjorn Leines, the former heads up the company whilst the latter still travels the world as a professional snowboarder, presumably helping out by testing the odd pair of mitts from time to time.

As well as an enormous range of snowboard gloves and mittens, they also produce a range f face warmers and hats that blend style with technical features with the aim of keeping you looking and feeling good.

There's a monster roster of riders signed up to the Celtek team too: Gigi Ruf, Jess Kimura, Brandon Hammid, Cale Zima, Zack Marben, Bode Merrill, Chris Grenier, Dan Brisse and Cheryl Maas (who famously stood up against homophobia in Sochi by waving her rainbow mitts at the cameras) are just a few of their international clan members.

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Cats! Kittens! If you're a fan of all things feline what else would you want to decorate the backs of your palm?

Not only do these look ace, they're also pretty damn technical too - 15k/15k waterproofing/breath-ability means that whilst they may not do the trick for your trek up the North Face, they sure will pack enough performance for most shredder's needs, especially if your get cold hands: these are rated eight out of ten for warmth.

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We're big fans of the trigger mitt design here at WL - all the warmth of a mitten with the freedom of a pair of gloves - and these grizzly design gloves from Celtek won't change our mind one bit. Fearsome graphics meets performance once again for Celtek - these use StormDry tech to ensure maximum strength 15k/15k waterproofing/breath-ability that'll more than meet your needs on any European ski hill.

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A classy Aztek design with full leather palms - the Celtek Philly Mitt looks as good as it will perform. A full HIPORA 20k/20k insert coupled with Superloft insulatiuon and 'sherpa fleece' means that it's unlikely you'll ever get cold or wet hands in the deepest depths of winter again.

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Taking Jim Phillips' classic screaming hand design to, well, a hand, was always going to be a risk, but Celtek have pulled it off effortlessly with this: the Misty pipe glove. Low on tech but with an extra grippy silicone palm puts this firmly in the spring/park glove category, perfect for slashing slush or tweaking out grabs - trying to stay as classic as the graphic.

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A rad styled trigger mitt just for the ladies, this takes the shape of the Trippin mitt but packs it out with more insulation to beef it up to a toasty nine out of ten warmth rating. Synthetic leather palms so even vegans can enjoy staying warm and dry in the powder, the 15k/15k Storm Dry liner once again promises to take all the pain of soggy gloves out of your life.

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Pugs! If for some reason you like a dog that looks like it's been hit in the face with a shovel, you'll love these Gallery Mittens from Celtek, though if you prefer owls, polar bears or even unicorns you can also grab a suitably themed version from this range. Though they look playful, these mitts actually pack one hell of a punch as they with a nine out of ten warmth rating thanks to SuperLoft insulation and a Storm Dry lining, as well as a totally waterproof rubber palm that'll let you hand drag, eurocarve and plant your hands with total security that your fingers won't freeze off thirty minutes later.

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Celtek's Bitten By A Mitten range is fast becoming a snowboarding classic, if there ever was such a thing as a classic glove that it. Bold, cartoonish graphics by Matt French make it the brand's most popular glove that'll include this Alf design as well as sharks, goblins and tartan options in 2016. As with the rest of the gloves in this year's catalogue, it meats the minimum 15k/15k standard, meaning you can look good without sacrificing practicality - what more could you want from a glove?