Rated 4 out of 5 by Gary nice and warm
the single finger is a pain, but bypassing it helps with the hand warmth and the ability to remove the liner so it can dry in a short period of time is great.
needs more friction materal on the palm to hang onto a shovel better.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan Excellent mitten! Runs large
I bought this to handle bicycle commuting in an exceptionally cold winter in the upper Midwest; I have not been disappointed. The mittens are very high quality, and keep my hands warm when it's as low as zero degrees.
The exact temperature rating is subjective, I'm sure, as different people's hands work differently, but I've been satisfied.
I've read other reviews that note they tend to run large - they do. I have about a 9.5"/9.75" hand; a pair of another brand's XXL lobster claw cycling gloves is too small, while the Black Diamond Mercury Mitts in a Large size are still roomy.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peter Definitely worth the money
After 15 + years trying to keep hands warm snowblowing in Chicaoland, these did the trick. Have tried all sorts of mitts before only to be disappointed, these kept fingers and palms warm while snowblowing long driveway when temps were at record -15 outside.
I researched this mitt so much down to every detail and was very pleased when I saw it in my hands and looked carefully at every stich and cord.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Suzanne We shall see...
The mittens are very well made...excellent quality. The insides have a separate slot for the fore finger, which I didn't see in the description, so that was a surprise. As for warmth, I wore them while snow shoeing in 20* temperature and my hands were instantly cold...and took a long while to warm up. There is a lot of "fill" in the gloves which makes them cozy, but I wonder if there is enough room for air...the fill makes them snug. I replaced some old mittens which were the WARMEST mittens, so we shall see if these measure up for warmth.
February 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lee Really well made mitten
I bought these for my wife who has chronically cold hands, often ruining her ski day. After doing some research and reading glowing reviews I decided to buy the mercury mitts with high hopes.
First I must say the customer support at Black Diamond is top notch.
Second, the mittens are very very well made.
For my wife, they're the best solution we've yet found but still not perfection. Even with heat packs, her thumbs continue to get cold. I believe my wife has raynots syndrome though, so it's not really the fault of the mitten. Her hands even go cold just walking through the produce section at the market. For us, I guess we'll eventually try electric mittens as the only thing that's really worked for her feet are the thermic boot heaters.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alan Best Skiing Mitten Ever
I have always had poor circulation to my hands and feet, a situation exacerbated by being on beta blockers. As a result, I've always skied with mittens. This year with all of the near zero temps in New England, it's been hard to keep my hands warm in my old mittens even with inner wool mitten liners. But the Mercury mittens keep my hands warm in subzero temps without having to resort to inner liners. In addition, they are quite flexible and do not feel bulky holding my ski poles. I also like the shells which come partway up my forearm.
February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marianne Extremely warm and comfortable
My hands are always cold when I'm skiing, so I decided to give the Mercury Mitts a try. It was 5 degrees this past weekend, and my hands were perfectly comfortable inside these mittens! They definitely maintain a good level of warmth even in very cold conditions.
February 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Alexander Not enough insulation
The mitts get cold when working with anything at -5 F or below. I Use them for driving in Fairbanks AK and they dont even keep my hands from getting chilly on the steering wheel sometimes.
If you dont like to touch things at -10 get these mitts.
Otherwise get warmer ones.
February 6, 2014