Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian Bullet proof glove that won't leave you out in the cold
After about 10 years of faithful service from my previous pair of Mercury Mitts I am replacing them with a new pair. My hands tend to get cold, and I haven't found a better pair of gloves for cold Colorado snowboarding.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paul First time use
I suffer from Raynaud's disease, so I have VERY cold hands. I have tried many type of mittens for skiing. I just returned from a ski trip this weekend. Temps were in the 30's and 40's. The mittens were similar to others that I have tried like The North Face higher end mittens. I was hoping I could go without using hand warmers as well, but that was not possible, I still had to use them. I don't like the separate index finger in the liner, I always kept my fingers together for warmth. For the price, they are a good buy compared to others.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Curt Great ski mittens
I've owned my Black Diamond ski mittens for many years of excellent use. I bought my wife a pair and she likes their warmth and protection from snow getting in the gloves.
March 8, 2014
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