Best Waterproof Mittens for the Whole Family

When temperatures dip into the teens and below, mittens are a must. While full-fingered gloves tend to be a more popular style since they provide better dexterity, mittens will typically keep your hands warmer. That’s because they retain more body heat when your fingers are bundled together instead of separated. Of course, for extreme cold, you’ll need a performance-ready style, not just any old soft-knit pair. Look for styles that are insulated and waterproof to keep hands particularly dry and toasty.

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1. Carhartt Men's W.P. Mitt

The pair has a durable polytex shell, warm insulation, grippy reinforced PU palms and a FastDry technology lining that wicks sweat away from the skin.

Pros: A stretchy fleece cuff provides warmth and keeps cold air out and a waterproof insert keeps you dry from the inside out.

Cons: These may run slightly small.

Carhartt Men's W.P. Waterproof Insulated Mitt
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2. Columbia Big Core Mitten

They feature a dobby rainwear nylon shell, 150 grams of insulation for warmth. and are completely waterproof.

Pros: The palms are made with an abrasion-resistant blend of polyester and polyurethane. Elastic at the wrists, featuring hook and loop closures, allow for easy adjustments.

Cons: They may run a bit big.

Columbia Kids' Big Core Mitten
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3. Tough Outdoors Mittens

This style is equipped with a nylon shell, a reinforced synthetic leather palm and a breathable TPU membrane that prevents moisture buildup.

Pros: These come in three sizes. They’re lined with soft, warm polyester fleece and thermal insulation.

Cons: They may feel a tad bulky to some.

Tough Outdoors Mittens
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4. WildHorn Outfitters Ski Mitten

These mittens feature a full leather glove lining, waterproof exterior and triple-layer insulation for superior warmth.

Pros: A goat leather palm offers great grip and durability, while the buckle strap at the cuff ensures the mittens stay on your hands.

Cons: They run on the smaller side.




5. FRDM Waterproof Ski Mittens

The mittens feature a 3-layer Hipora membrane and leather panels on the palms. They also have waterproof zippers and cinched-wrist detailing.

Pros: The Hipora membrane and cinched wrist are designed to insulate your hands to prevent moisture or cold air from getting inside.

Cons: Hands might feel extra warm.


6. N'Ice Caps Waterproof Camo Print Gloves

The gloves are crafted with 3M Thinsulate insulation, a waterproof lining and PU grippers on the palms, fingers, and thumbs.

Pros: The insulated lining and elastic wristbands ensure that hands stay warm and dry by preventing snow or cold air from entering.

Cons: They run on the larger side.


7. Andake Waterproof Down Ski Mittens

These mittens are crafted from 90% down with a waterproof outer shell and a breathable TPU layer.

Pros: They also feature an adjustable Velcro strap, soft cuffs and drawstrings at the wrist to keep out the elements.

Cons: They run on the smaller side.

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