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Absolute Zero™ Mitt

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Summary

Engineered to brave the world’s most extreme cold weather conditions, the Absolute Zero mitt is standard issue for those venturing above 8,000m. Loaded with our highest quality Q.Shield® DOWN 700-fill, shielded by a waterproof, windproof OutDry® membrane so your hands stay warm and dry in the soft, high-pile fleece liner (not removable). Two-stage cinching system locks out both wind and snow. Durable leather palm.
$180.00
Style# 1636291

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Features & Specs

  • Waterproof Technology - -
  • Weight: - 11 oz / 310 g -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Large -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -

Summary

Engineered to brave the world’s most extreme cold weather conditions, the Absolute Zero mitt is standard issue for those venturing above 8,000m. Loaded with our highest quality Q.Shield® DOWN 700-fill, shielded by a waterproof, windproof OutDry® membrane so your hands stay warm and dry in the soft, high-pile fleece liner (not removable). Two-stage cinching system locks out both wind and snow. Durable leather palm.

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Materials

  • Fabric Body: Sensor 22D Poly Ripstop
  • Insulation: Q.Shield™ DOWN 700-fill RDS Cert/Fluorine Free
  • Insulation: RDS Certified Down
  • Fabric Palm: 75D Flat Taffeta - Nylon Dot S/P
  • Bag Shell: Sensor Ripstop

Measurements

  • Apparel Fit: Accessories
  • Weight: 11 oz / 310 g

    Details

  • Athlete-tested on the world's highest mountains
  • QShield™ DOWN 700-fill resists moisture and retains critical loft even in damp conditions for consistent, dependable warmth
  • Extra long gauntlet fits over bulky jacket sleeves
  • Thick fleece liner keeps hands warm all day
  • Two-stage cinch system ensures a weather-tight fit
  • Carabiner loop for hanging gloves off harness keeps gloves dry when not in use

Reviews

Absolute Zero™ Mitt is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fat Biking review Being from Minnesota, warmth and fuction in a variety of elements is a continual challenge. I have tried a number of winter gloves for fat biking including 45NRTH (highly overrated), Arc Teryx (better, but worthless below 15 deg), even a pair of Burton mitts (better yet, though significant loss of function). My next step was to invest $$$ in a pair of electric gloves, though when I found these on sale for a fraction of what electric gloves run, I took a chance. Results: I've worn these from temperatures ranging from 30 deg F to - 10 deg F, usually for 2-3 hours. My hands tend to run on the cold side and first impression is these gloves are incredibly warm. In fact, anything above 20 deg F resulted in sweaty hands. However, anything below 20 deg (down to - 15 deg with wind chill) is where they truly are impressive to the point where I don't need hand warmers. As far as dexterity, they're surprisingly good! No issues whatsoever with breaking or shifting through single track. Bottom Line: these mitts are excellent in both warmth and function when temperatures really drop.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm These mittens are warm. I sent them to a family member in Alaska.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm Mitten! Mittens are super warm, but very bulky. Grip is not great, but if you goal is warmth, then these will do the job.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Idiot strap These are a great mitten and would have received 5 stars from me except for one thing. The idiot strap is tied with a single overhand knot with virtually no tail. Very dangerous it you rely on it. I retied with a water knot. This would probably slow the manufacturing process so at least use a figure 8 with some tail.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love These Black Mittens I am on the National Ski Patrol which means that I am out in the cold for a long day. These mittens are fantastic for those of us whose hands are always cold. I had a pair of orange mittens when that was the only color I could get. Yeah, I know it didn't go with my red ski patrol coat; however, staying warm and comfortable is more important to me than what looks good. Yahoo, Mountain Hardwear came out with black ones which fit both categories, warmth, and black goes with my ski patrol jacket. Love these mittens!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time Tested Mitt, However Room For Improvement This is a solid, warm, and overall well thought out extreme cold weather mitt that I have used down to -10 F and definitely know it can go further, but there are some points I'd like to see MHW improve on considering the cost. The wrist cinch is nice, but the threads connecting it to the mitt are not very sturdy and I've heard of them breaking off - a reinforcement there would be a good decision. Also, either a removable liner or a handwarmer pocket would be nice. The reason being is that sometimes handwarmers "leak" the contents, and I would hate for that to happen onto a fixed fleece pile liner. Overall though, these mitts are very warm and use very nice materials. The size is perfect (technically a little large) and allows a liner glove and handwarmer without issue. They have been used for many 8000M expeditions, and I have no issue recommending them to someone looking for a trusty emergency or extreme cold weather mitt.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toasty! After experiencing my fingers going completely numb after riding two miles in 20F temps, I decided my normal Columbia snow gloves weren't cutting it. Decided to give these bad boys a go. These things are WARM! In fact, if it's not close to or below freezing, I won't wear them. They're just too hot when the temp is in the 40s. I'm talking instant hand sweat. These things are HUGE! Like oven mitts. I was surprised by this, having only looked at them online. Luckily they're just small enough for me to still operate my bike controls (twist shifter, brake levers) while wearing them.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very COZY but not the most functional... These mitts are silly warm! The fleece inside the mitt is really nice and lofty, providing excellent insulation with the down. However, the down weight makes the mitts very plush and so it is difficult to grasp an object, pole, rope, dog leash, etc. Yes, they are extremely cozy for very cold weather but 'form doesn't match function' with this particular gear. I haven't tested them in wet rainy weather but I'm certain they will shed water, ice, sleet or snow without an issue. Well constructed is as typical with most MH products.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mitt Hands will be warm and toasty with these bad boys! I live and play in the Chugach Mountains outside of Anchorage, these mitts have proven to do exactly what they are designed to do.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big and warm These mittens are very warm and very big. Trying to drive the car with these on causes either the turn signal to come on or the wipers to come on. You can't maneuver the wheel without hitting the switches. Buy these if you spend extended periods of time outside. If you are just a wuss, like me, and you buy them to drive with, it is overkill.
Date published: 2016-12-13
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