Retail price: $150
Specs per manufacturer: A system mitt designed for the rigors of alpine climbing and mountaineering, with OutDry® Waterproof Technology. We bond the waterproof, breathable OutDry® membrane to the glove’s high-tenacity nylon shell, to fully seal out water, wind, and cold. Lined with high-pile fleece for comfort. A removable windproof softshell liner adds warmth, and can be worn on its own.
Features: UPDATED: New “Extreme Precurve” patterning with Kevlar stitching provides unprecedented fit and dexterity, UPDATED: New removable softshell liner mitt with windblock panels and stretch fleece palms. Welded grip/wear patches on palm and thumb. UPDATED: New SimpleCinch one-handed guantlet closure with Cyberian cordlock seals out snow. OutDry® Waterproof Technology: extremely waterproof, totally windproof. The OutDry® membrane is directly bonded to the glove’s outer shell, eliminating the ability for wind and water to penetrate through the sewn seams of the shell, keeping hands warmer. Durable nylon outer shell with high-pile Velboa™ Raschel fleece lining. Stretch fabric over knuckles for mobility. Durable water-resistant goatskin palm and fingers
Findings: Findings submitted by Joey, age 13.
The Medus mitts are great for all outdoor winter uses, such as skiing or snowboarding, snowmobiling, winter camping, and many more. This mitt has an index finger hole as well as the thumb hole so it makes holding on to stuff much easier. Also, These mitts stay pretty dry overall. They have only gotten wet from the inside because of body perspiration. The mitts are within themselves their own liner, so that they stay extra warm. Plus, there is flap that goes about three inches over the wrist and can be tightened for the wrist and the end of the flap so that no snow can get through to your hand. Overall these mitts are a great winter mitt that will last.
Additions from mom: I really hesitated letting Joey use mitts this expensive. He isn’t very gentle on his gear and $150 is a lot to spend. I have been pleasantly surprised how well these have held up though. We ski every weekend all winter long and he uses them at home digging snow forts and the like and still have no holes or tears. I can’t say the same for any other mitt he has ever used. We might even get a couple more seasons out of them.