- Price: £140
- Sizes: S-XL
When conditions change on the mountain, they can change quickly. There’s nothing worse than having cold hands on the hill, and it’s also no fun to be sweating away in a pair that’s too warm. Fortunately there are options that allow you to adapt to the most fickle of climates, such as this 3-in-1 offering from glove specialists Level.
The Level Stealth Leather snowboard mitt uses two independent gloves that, when conditions dictate, can be worn simultaneously. The outer shell is made from sturdy goat leather, which is fully waterproof and widely regarded as one of the best materials for the purpose. In the height of winter, it works perfectly with the inner liner to give you the ultimate protection from the elements – indeed, the Level Stealth mitt has been proven to keep fingers toasty even at -20C.
"The outer shell is made from sturdy goat leather, which is fully waterproof and widely regarded as one of the best materials for the purpose"
There’s a large zip across the top of the mitt, so if there’s anything fidgety that needs done then you don’t have to take the shells off completely – just free up your fingertips. The liner is touchscreen-compatible, so there’s no need to fully expose your fingers when using your smartphone.
As temperatures rise, you can stash the liners in your pocket and just wear the outer shells. They’ve got a micro-fleece lining, so you’ll be perfectly comfortable using them on their own. When things get really toasty, just the liners will do the job; they’re not fully waterproof, but offer the extra warmth and comfort that can make all the difference during a slushy spring shred. The silicon palm offers extra grip and protection when grabbing your board, and the 4-way stretch material ensures you’ll always be riding in comfort.
Finished off with a velcro cuff and wrist leash, the Level Stealth Leather mitt is truly versatile option that you’ll be happy taking out each and every day of the season. Given the name, its true-black colourway is pretty appropriate too.
Max Perroti - Level
The Level Stealth is the toastiest freeride mitt in the game, and will undoubtedly become your go-to throughout the season no matter the conditions.
The Stealth is designed to give you the ability to customise your hand climate. Too warm you say? Well, just wear the liner then. There’s also the option to wear the liner and shell together, creating the undisputed don of versatile snow gloves.
The 4-way stretch fleece liner lets you operate a touchscreen device accurately without having to take them off and totally freeze your hands. This mitt is all you need for etching through bottomless powder.