Reviewed by Cincinnati shopper from Cincnnati OH on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Can't comment on durability since I just got them. As someone with Raynaud's disease, my fingers lose circulation in cold weather and I am always looking for the warmest mittens. I wish I could say that these are warmer than synthetic mittens, but I really can't. On the other hand, they look great and I am sure they would be great for skiing as well as hiking.
Reviewed by Not-So-Little Old Lady from Chicago, IL on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I bought these mittens in the nylon-exterior version before a ski vacation and found them to be the warmest mittens (of 6 pairs) I use for skiing and very cold weather. I bought the more expensive leather version because the combination of down and leather is even warmer. If you, like me, suffer from constantly cold hands, these are for you.
Best Uses: Backcountry, Casual Wear, Skiing
Describe Yourself: Intermediate
Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
Pros: Durable, Good Grip, Warm, Waterproof, Windproof
Reviewed by Nickle from Boise Idaho on Thursday, March 15, 2012
This is the best glove your money can buy! Fingers stay warm in this great all leather mitten. Our family has used Grandos for many years. I've tried others, but they just don't keep my hands warm. At Sierra Trading Post they were more than 50% off!!
Reviewed by monkeydevil from connecticut on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I bought these mittens for skiing as my hands are ALWAYS cold, especially my fingers and I have tried both gloves and mittens and have never found a pair that was warm enough. I'm hoping these will do the trick but won't know 'til next year because we have had very mild weather so far this March. They appear to be well-made with soft, supple leather on the outside and lofty down inside. I ordered the mediums and they fit but definitely run small and the wrist openings are very tight. I think if I had it to do over again I'd order large but these are doable so I'm not sending them back.