Which is best, gloves or mitts? Trends may come and go, but only you know what works best for you. There are certain advantages to going for the full paw, so have a read of this before making up your mind.
First off, a mitt is usually the best choice if you’re going to be riding in extremely cold temperatures, and aren’t too fussed about having the use of your fingers. Bunching all of your fingers up together gives you more warmth, which is especially good for those with poor circulation.
Obviously there’s a trade-off in dexterity, so you might prefer to go with gloves if you’re going to be wrangling with a splitboard, for example. However, for most people on the mountain, a sturdy mitt will be fine.
“There are some truly weird and wonderful designs out there from those who have taken advantage of having a mini-canvas on each hand”
Not all mitts are alike, of course. Some would see Ranulph Fiennes through his next Arctic adventure, whilst others are lightweight and best suited for spring conditions. There are also ‘trigger’ models which free up your index finger, retaining most of the warmth benefit but also allowing you to tap at a phone screen.
Mitts also offer more opportunity for interesting graphics; sure enough, there are some truly weird and wonderful designs out there from those who have taken advantage of having a mini-canvas on each hand. It may not be the most crucial aspect, but it’s one worth mentioning.
Here are a few of the best snowboard mitts for 2017/18. With so much variety, you’re bound to find a pair you like.
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