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Absolute Mitts

$199.95 USD


  • Absolute Mitts


From the top of Everest to wind-swept Antarctic ice fields, the waterproof and ridiculously warm Absolute Mitt is designed for the world’s harshest environments.
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From the top of Everest to wind-swept Antarctic ice fields, the waterproof and ridiculously warm Absolute Mitt is designed for the world’s harshest environments. Learn More


Our warmest and lightest expedition mitt that will keep your hands warm and dry with minimal weight (and can also serve as a really lightweight packable stash mitt for emergencies). Imported.

  • Removable liner with a 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex insert with XCR Product Technology
  • Reinforced thumb for working with fixed lines
  • Woven nylon, abrasion-resistant shell with 4-way stretch
  • Combination PrimaLoft Kodenshi and high loft fleece
  • Goat leather palm with Kevlar® stitching
  • Imported

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   [Size M] 424 g (15 oz)
Temperature Range :   -40/-28 °C (-40/-20 °F)

Recommended Use


How-to Video: Fitting Black Diamond Gloves and Mitts


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm but lacking dexterity I bought these for my wife who has small hands and they are always cold. She had the Mercury Mitt prior to this. She just could not grip her ski poles properly. They were warm as advertised in 4 degree weather in VT. We are returning these and are hoping black diamond will accept them and exchange them for a new pair of Mercury mitts. I'm still giving a 5 star because the product seemed very well made and functioned properly for warmth. If you do not require the dexterity and just need the warmth this is the perfect option for you. If you need the dexterity and a little less warmth then the Mercury mitt would be a better option. January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Warm And Comfortable My wife gets cold VERY easily and she's constantly looking for a way to stay warm enough to enjoy the outdoors during wintertime. I purchased these gloves for her and ended up getting a pair for myself as well. They are very well made and comfortable. Although a little on the large size, they aren't overwhelming when you consider what they do. These are warm gloves that take the bite off of really cold days (0 degree range.) We use them mostly for snowshoeing and hiking in the winter where you generate a lot of heat going uphill but then cool off coming back down. I would not wear them for a climb because how warm they are but they really make the 10 degree and colder days more enjoyable. Easy to pack as well! January 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Too Warm I found these to be too warm for anything I'd use them for. I started calling them little microwaves, whenever my hands got cold, I would stick them in the microwaves, but eventually I had to take them out and let them cool down. Unless your at high altitude, have raynaud's, or expect to have a very low heart rate in very cold weather, consider buying a less warm mitt. November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really a mitten system! Unlike with the Mercury mitten, where the outer shell is just leather and nylon, without insulation, in the Absolute mitten the outer mitt is extensively insulated. Indeed, the Absolute outer mitt by itself is, in my opinion, a warmer mitten than the Mercury complete. You needn't buy both. Further, since the Absolute outer mitt is so commodious, you can wear one or two glove liners, or most any not-too-thick glove, inside it, letting you whip off the outer mitt and obtain dexterity but still some warmth. And, of course, when it gets really cold, use the Absolute inner mitt. The only functional problem with the 2013 version of the mitt is that the gauntlet cinch takes two hands to operate, unlike the Mercury one which uses the one-handed pull system. Wonder why they didn't put that in the Absolute?? Can this be retrofitted? Style-wise, I prefer the deep weaving in the Mercury nylon, and the much larger BD logo to the flat nylon and small logo in the Absolute. The larger reflective logo is safer if you use it on streets. But those are just nits. January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by very warm, huge These mitts are enormous, and enormously warm. Having said that, they are surprisingly tactile and hold ski poles and skidoo handles well. I am not a big fan of the BD need to separate the trigger finger in the liner. Lobster mitts are available and guess which finger takes the longest to warm up. My arctic pals use liner gloves inside their mitts for brief on/off fine motor skills work and this system does not work very well in fingered liners. I have had my liner resewn. December 26, 2013
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