Mittens are the warmest types of gloves you can buy for snow sports like snowboarding, since they don’t separate your fingers like traditional styles do. The best kinds should be insulated, waterproof and breathable so your hands stay warm without getting getting too sweaty. They should also include reinforced palms so they’ll last you awhile. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best men’s snowboarding mittens we could find. Our list even includes a style with touchscreen capabilities so you can use your phone on the slopes without having to expose your fingers to the cold.
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1. Carhartt W.P. Mitt
Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds in chilly temps? These waterproof gloves from Carhartt are insulated and feature the brand’s FastDry technology to prevent your hands from getting too sweaty.
Pros: Complete with a polytex shell and reinforced PU palm, these are made for durability. A stretch cuff sleeve adds to the pair’s overall comfort, while an adjustable wrist strap helps block out the elements. Each glove features a handy clip for attaching the gloves to your pants so they don’t get lost when you’re not wearing them.
Cons: These may not be warm enough for sub zero temperatures.
2. Tough Outdoors Mittens
A waterproof nylon shell should keep your hands warm and dry in this pair, while reinforced synthetic leather palms offer sturdiness.
Pros: These feature wrist straps to prevent you from losing the gloves. They also come with an adjustable wrist strap and elastic bungee closure at the hem to keep snow out and heat in.
Cons: These tend to run small.
3. Burton Profile Mittens
Burtons’ waterproof mittens are designed to give you superior warmth without weighing your hands down. They’re made with a lightweight blend of nylon and polyester and feature Thermacore insulation and a fleece lining for optimal toastiness. The mittens also feature built in tech at the top that’s touchscreen compatible.
Pros: On top of all that, these feature a proprietary microfiber that’s breathable so your hands don’t overheat.The PU leather palms offer added grip. These also come in a range of neutral to bright colors if you like to stand out on the slopes.
Cons: Some users may find these run large.