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Gloves & Mitts

Roxy Torah Bright Abyss 2018-2019 Women’s Snowboard Mitts

Because cold hands are abysmal

As Roxy’s highest-profile snowboarding star, Torah Bright has a whole top-to-toe collection bearing her name, including jacket, pants, beanie and neckwarmer (but no backpack, presumably to sidestep any potential ‘Torah the Explorer’ gags).

There’s also these, the Roxy Torah Bright Abyss women’s snowboard mitts. Given that she now spends more time in the backcountry than the pipe that made her name, they’re warm-as-hell numbers made from the finest materials.

“Torah spends more time in the backcountry than in the pipe these days, so there’s plenty of insulation to be found in her signature mitts”

Leather remains the most effective material for hard-wearing hand-clothes, and so it is with the shell of the Roxy Torah Bright Abyss. Made from pure sheepskin, it’ll still do the job after your thousandth hand-drag.

Torah spends more time in the backcountry than in the pipe these days, so there’s plenty of insulation to be found in her signature mitts. It’s gold-level Primaloft, no less, which will keep you with a full set of fingertips throughout the harshest of winters.

The lining is mostly brushed tricot, which is comfier than it sounds. There’s also some fleece that’s been treated with Roxy’s bespoke ‘Hydrosmart’ technology, a techy solution to the dry, cracked skin that’s so common in colder climates. Micro-capsules full of seed oils, plant extracts and other all-organic things are incorporated into the material itself, and periodically released by day-to-day friction to moisturise your hands.

“Features-wise, these have all the right moves; an ergonomic shape, velcro wrist tabs and stretchy leashes”

We’d need to use these for a whole season before we could confirm if it’s any good, but they’re saying that the system remains effective after as many as fifteen washes. We’ve never met anyone who’s washed their mitts even close to that many times, so in theory it should easily last for lifespan of the Roxy Torah Bright Abyss.

Features-wise, these have all the right moves; an ergonomic shape, velcro wrist tabs and stretchy leashes. The floral design is a matter of taste, as is this baby-pink colourway. If you’re not feeling it, don’t worry – there’s a plain black version too.

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