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Jeff Jeff
(TwoFortyJeff) - F
Heavy insulation mitten liners on 04/03/2011 17:16:55 MDT Print View

I'm using OR cornice mittens with a removable primaloft liner. I'd like to have another liner that I can swap in when the primaloft ones get soaked. MEC used to sell one, but I don't see it anymore. I have the OR PL400 mittens, but they aren't enough.

OR uses something they call moonlite pile fleece in their northwall mittens. Something like that would be good. Primaloft would also work.

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Hestra Primaloft Extreme liners on 04/03/2011 17:32:19 MDT Print View

Well the Hestra Primaloft Extreme Liners are extremely warm, but are quite bulky, so they would need a very big shell if you are going to use them in a shell.

If I remember correctly, they weigh 160 g (for the pair).

I believe the palm is 400g Primaloft, and the back of the hand is 600g Primaloft, so that is 10x the insulation normally found in apparel. There's a lot of loft.

Brian Lewis
(brianle) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
Dachstein mitts on 04/03/2011 19:07:11 MDT Print View

I think it was on this site that I read a recommendation for Dachstein mitts, and got a pair --- I haven't had them out in super cold weather yet, but my brief experience has been that they're too warm if anything, when other mittens are "okay". A bit on the heavy site, but worth a look.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
... on 04/03/2011 19:27:45 MDT Print View

Call MEC they had them this winter...
I think Goosefeet does a down mitten too or OR 400?

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Heavy insulation mitten liners on 04/03/2011 19:47:21 MDT Print View

Ragged Mountain Tuckermitts

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Dachstein or... on 04/03/2011 21:57:02 MDT Print View

I have had Dachstein mittens since 1977 and they are great.

But my warmest liners are double layer fleece by EMS. (No longer made) But you can buy fleece at a fabric store and make them yourself. Just be shure your shells are large enough to accomodate them.

Or you could buy pile at the fabric store and use that for a single layer liner.

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
blackrock on 04/03/2011 23:12:56 MDT Print View has 900 fill UL down mitts. if you didn't need insulation on your palm (for climbing or w/e) these would be an elite option.