Wildhorn Unisex Waterproof Leather Ski Mittens

Last updated date: March 18, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1


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Overall Take

Never drop your mittens off a lift chair again with the Wildhorn Unisex Waterproof Leather Ski Mittens as they have a secure wrist strap that lets you take off your mitten without it ever disconnecting from your arm. The leather construction is durable and the insulation is warm and reliable as well. In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Wildhorn Wildhorn Unisex Waterproof Leather Ski Mittens placed 5th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Ski Mittens for a detailed review of all the top ski mittens.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
143 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The 4-layer protection, including the Hydro-Tex liner, is waterproof, yet breathable. Thinsulate insulation isn't bulky, but still provides ample warmth. The leather palm provides excellent grip and durability.
- Heavy
For beginning skiers who are looking for a budget friendly option, suit up with the Wildhorn Tolcat (appx. $40) during your next mountain trip. Minimal yet effective, these mitts are both waterproof and breathable and come with a velcro closure and adjustable strap.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Whether you are skiing or snowboarding, you will love this WILDHORN mitten with its lightweight and unisex design. The glove is breathable and waterproof with the Hydro-Tex liner and Tolcat leather. Furthermore, it comes with a removable wrist cuff to prevent losing the gloves when not in use.
- Tripily
What experts didn't like
Some users felt they didn't run true to size. Some users felt they weren't suitable for extreme temperatures and conditions. Some users might not like the glove-like, separate finger interior liner.
- Heavy
Can dampen in very snowy conditions.
- Wiki EZ Vid

From The Manufacturer

Wildhorn Outfitters is a U.S. company based in Utah. We work to design quality, innovative, easy-to-use products that inspire our customers to have more shared experiences in nature. We believe life is better when we connect with each other often - and outside. It’s not a thing, or a place. It’s a feeling. It’s something bigger than all of us, but inside each of us. It comes from disconnecting-while reconnecting. It’s much closer than we think. It comes from nights outside and days away from artificial light. We hope to never lose our desire to wander, and we never want to go it alone. We hope you’ll come too.” OFFICIAL COMPETITION SUPPLIER TO THE U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD TEAM Wildhorn Outfitters is a proud supplier to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is America's National and Olympic governing body for some of the most high-profile action sports in the world. U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes include some of the most famous Olympians globally, are among the most dominant, successful sports stars of all time. PREMIUM PERFORMANCE Premium protection for those who ski it all, all season long. Designed to withstand whatever the mountain brings the Tolcat ski mitten provides warmth with the Thinsulate Insulation, breath-ability with a Hydro-Tex liner, and performance movement with a goat leather palm. THE EARTH NEEDS YOU. Wildhorn is making a conscious effort to minimize waste and reduce environmental impact by using recyclable fiber packaging. This is part our organized 'Reef 2 Leaf' program that helps fund efforts to preserve our natural habitats so future generations can experience the wild in the same manner we do today. Our grants focus on efforts to protect and improve our oceans, beaches, forests, and mountains. 4 LAYER FULLY WATER RESISTANT BREATHABLE MATERIAL SMART TOUCH COMPATIBLE The Tolcat mittens make everything from shredding to texting a whole lot more enjoyable. Text your buddies from the slopes and keep your fingers warm while wearing the Tolcat snow mittens. 4 LAYER PROTECTION & INSULATION Designed with a Hydro-Tex liner, the Tolcat boasts increased waterproofing while still providing breath-ability. Thinsulate insulation adds extra low-bulk warmth to the mitten, keeping things warm and toasty on days when the snow won't quit. FULLY WATER RESISTANT The water-resistant genuine goat leather palm provides a soft yet extremely durable glove. This workhorse glove will keep you going for seasons to come. BREATHABLE MATERIAL An insulation with an excellent balance of comfort, warmth and value. The non-bulky nature of the Thinsulate Insulation allows breath-ability when conditions are warmer.

Overall Product Rankings

1. OZERO Winter Waterproof Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 1
2. N’Ice Caps Thinsulate Waterproof Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Burton Men’s Warm Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
4. Carhartt Men’s Waterproof Insulated Mitt
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
5. Wildhorn Unisex Waterproof Leather Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
6. ThunderCloud Women’s Waterproof Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
7. Tough Outdoors Waterproof Winter Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
8. The North Face Women’s Montana Mitt
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Andorra Women’s Touchscreen Ski Mittens
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Gordini Men’s Gauntlet Mitts
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 1
11. The North Face Men’s Montana Mitt
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Ski Mittens

Keeping your hands warm and dry is an essential factor in making sure your time out on the slopes is enjoyable. When you are planning a ski trip, you are likely going to find yourself going somewhere cold where there is snow on the ground. Your fingers are thin and lack any useful insulation so you will need to help them out by putting on a nice warm pair of mittens so they can stay toasty and let you focus your thoughts on other things like the snow and actual act of skiing.

Unlike gloves, where each finger is separated from each other, a sure way to lower the efficiency of keeping them warm, a mitten lets all your fingers share one common space and help keep each other warm. This creates the most ideal circumstance for warm hands when you are faced with being outside in cold weather and at generally high speeds.

Ski mittens are meant to do two main things: keep your fingers and hands warm and keep your fingers and hands dry. These two factors work together, as wet hands or wet insulation won’t be as warm to you. To keep your hands warm and dry, many mittens offer cinching wrists that allow you to physically tighten the end of your mitten to defend against intruding snow. The cuff of the mitten can go under or over your sleeve, depending on the design style, and it adds to the defense of not allowing snow into your warm and dry wrist or hand. This feature is critical when you’re skiing or snowboarding as you may very well find yourself in fresh powdery snow that will work its way into every crack and crevice possible.

The materials of a glove are a big part of how durable they are. A highly-crafted mitten can have thin insulation that is still highly effective and it will often have a rugged outer material that will last through a lot of wear and tear. Cheaper mittens are equally as warm, but they often have thicker insulation layers to achieve this warmth while giving you a little bit less dexterity.

DYWM Fun Fact

MIttens are an old technology that dates back over a thousand years in the past, though it’s thought that earlier mittens may well have existed but were made from products like wool that biodegrade quickly.

The Ski Mitten Buying Guide

  • Make sure the mittens fit your hand well. If the mittens are too large, you’ll have a really hard time using your hands for much beyond holding your ski poles.
  • There are more colors than just black and adding some flair to your ski outfit with fun mittens is definitely possible if you just look through the color options on most of the offerings.
  • Mittens need to be taken off if you want to use your fingers for things like using your phone. Find a pair with straps that attach the mittens directly to your wrists or coat so you can take them off without having them fall to the ground while you’re on a chair lift.