If cold hands and freezing fingertips isn’t an unfamiliar thing for you, we’d advise you to invest in a good pair of snowboard mitts as these are more likely to keep your hands warm than a pair of gloves.
Even if a pair of mitts might not be as handy as a pair of gloves, they will keep you warm – mitts keep your fingers together within the fabric and expose less surface area to the cold. Both of these factors reduce the amount of heat lost through evaporation.
As you’d expect from anything snowboard related, there are of course tons of variations to choose from, some better for backcountry and others more suited for park riding.
“Even if a pair of mitts might not be as handy as a pair of gloves, they will keep you warm”
The best snowboard mitts, rated in terms of warmth and shelter, should combine a cosy lining with a good Gore-Tex shell. With a Gore-Tex shell, you can expect an exceptional combination of both waterproofing and breathability, the two most important things when it comes to any sort of snowboard outerwear. Leather and suede outers will do the job too, however, they will need the occasional wax treatment to ensure they won’t start soaking up water.
As we pointed out earlier, mitts do lack in dexterity. Fiddling with your bindings, posting the occasional Instagram story or smoking a cigarette will be immensely easier wearing gloves, as you can leave them on (if you feel like you can sacrifice on the warmth, check out our list of the best snowboard gloves for 2019/20).
What mitts might lack in functionality; they make up for in style. Snowboard mitts are often embellished with some sick graphics, as there is more surface for a nice clean print and fewer seams.
For more advice, check out our video guide on how to choose your gloves and mitts.
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686 Amp Merino Forest Bailey | Burton GoreTex Warmest | CrabGrab Punch | CrabGrab Cinch | DaKine Jamie Anderson | DaKine Team Baron Elias Elhardt | Drop Winter | Howl Houston | Howl Midweight | POW Gloves Falcon | POW Gloves Tallac x Schoph | Rome Rustler | Transform Gloves Antti Jussila Pro Model | Transform Gloves The Spitt | Transform Gloves x Eivy | WearColour Rider 3M Thinsulate