Snowshepherd Antarctic Expedition Mittens designed to be super warm right down to -50c they are extremely durable, water resistant, breathable and the perfect choice if your peaking Everest or standing for hours in the mountains coaching Skiers.
DELIVERY DUE Dec/Jan
Leather palms with reinforced area, we are using our new Snowshepherd water resistant leather, this is achieved in the tanning process, so the leather is fully treated all the way through.
On the cuff and back of the glove we use Cordura® which is 100% waterproof, windproof, non-porous, water beads up and rolls off, Cordura is extremely hard wearing with an exceedingly high tear and scuff resistance.
We only use materials that can handle extreme low temperatures, the nylon and plastic used is rated down to -50c. We extended the cuff, so it fits well up the forearm and over the jacket for a good weather seal. These mittens are a full 2 inch longer than our standard mittens.
The inside of the mitten is fully open, no individual fingers like on our Guide Pro Mittens.
The mittens also come with our new wrist straps to keep your gloves safely attached.
Insulation is 2 fold a huge 600g of 3M™ Thinsulate™, our factory make gloves for the military where they need a warm glove but not too thick, they have developed a process to reduce the bulk of the insulation but maintain all its warmth. Added to this there is a soft micro fleece liner and another baffle of 200g of cotton, which brings the grams to more like 800g of Thinsulate.
We also use a 2mm layer of Neoprene behind the Cordura® on the back of the gloves, this area of your hand is exposed more to the elements therefore the neoprene adds extra warmth and protection.
So, who are these gloves for?
If you’re on a High-Altitude Expedition, peaking Everest or a low activity holiday to the Arctic or suffer from very cold hands then these mittens are perfect.
We were asked by Ski Instructors and Race Trainers and Coaches, who spend a good proportion of their time in a low activity mode, in very cold temperatures. For a mitten that guarantees to keep your hands toasty warm and dry but would still have the dexterity to handle the necessary tasks on the mountain.
They are also perfect for Winter Sports News Presenters and Race Marshalls or anyone spending time in the mountains when a super warm glove is needed.
Our regular customers know that our prices are good as we are direct with the factory who make our gloves so no middlemen or distributors to inflate the price,
So why are these mittens this price?
Well its simple really if you look at the specs, and look at what you pay for a similar glove we are actually very reasonable. Many of the Antarctic level gloves on the market are not as good as ours and they sell for £200 plus or more! Its the Classic thing that you are paying a premium for the name not for the quality of the product.
We have used the very best materials and really spent some time on this glove, we hope you will agree that they are very good value for money, they are fully guaranteed for 12 months.
SMALL to Medium is a Euro 7 to 8
Large to Xlarge Euro 9 to 11
There are only 2 sizes of this glove they are designed to be worn large so extra gloves can be worn inside for when dexterity is need in extreme cold weather
To Measure your hand please see pic below, the inches around your palm is roughly the Euro Size
New style Leather Pre treated and CORDURA®
800g Thinsulate™ equivalent
2mm Neoprene between the Thinsulate and Cordura
Wrist area pull strap with Velcro Closure
Easy to pull elasticated cuff closure, with quick release. Rated to -50c
Extra Length cuff and size to fit over highly padded jackets.
Weight 360g inc wrist straps