Men's Alti Mitts

Style# 243284OR

REQUIRED HANDWEAR FOR THE ROOF OF THE WORLD Built for 8,000-meter peaks and Arctic expeditions – stay warm, protected and focused on the terrain in the Alti Mitts. Constructed with breathable and waterproof GORE-TEX®, highloft Moonlite Pile™ fleece, PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation, removable liners layer on protection while durable water-repellant Pittards® leather palms and Kevlar stitching withstand brutal alpine punishment.






  • Fabric Performance: Waterproof, Breathable, Windproof, Wicking, Fully Seam-Taped, Water-Resistant Leather Palm, Moonlight Pile Fleece Liner Palm
  • Design Features: Kevlar Stitching, Removable Liner, Heat Pack Pocket, Removable Leash, Pull-On Loop, Glove Clip, Carabiner Loop, AlpenGrip Tabs Prevent Slipping
  • Functional Details: Elasticized Wrist, SuperCinch Gauntlet™, Pre-Curved Box Construction, Three Panel Thumb


Fabric: GORE-TEX®, 2.5L 100% nylon, 40D ripstop shell - Pittards® Armortan® leather shell palm - 100% nylon ripstop liner - PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation 170g in shell, 340g in liner

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 12.8oz / 364g (L)

Customer Reviews

Excellent (Review by California)

I was tired of freezing hands and layering running gloves with snowboarding gloves to find that even that would leave my hands vulnerable and painfully cold. This was me in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, I swear I could layer up my down jackets, shells and pants but my poor poor hands would hurt!
I am a woman, my hands are the type to always freeze no matter what and on top of that I have a cross between big hands for a girl and moderately average sized if I were a guy type of hands. I decided to give these giant mittens a try and my gosh I'll be darned my hands are so very pleased. I am so glad I went through with this purchase as I was reluctant with the price but sometimes you gotta think about yourself and your backcountry comfort. Who would have thought!? #handsarehappy

(Posted on 1/19/17)

Kept My Finger Warm! (Review by Tom)

This mitten, which is actually two mittens per hand, kept the fourth finger of my right hand warm - despite this finger suddenly developing poor circulation. This finger gets "white" from only a little coldness, when all other nine fingers are OK. (Most likely due to ulnar neuropathy.) I waited to post this review until I subjected the mittens to a good test: Bicycling 22 miles on the American River bike trail, 28 degrees F, from 5:00 am to 7:00 am (my normal commute in the morning). When the finger first developed its poor circulation approximately four months ago, I tried three other mittens and gloves, but none worked very well. When the temperature is not so cold, such as 40 or 50 degrees, I remove the inner or outer mitten as required. With this mitten I can bike all year around. I have used these mittens since October 2016 (2 - 1/2 months).

(Posted on 1/14/17)

Must Have (Review by Nuffespresso)

These gloves have exceeded expectations! From the top of Mt. Rainier to many Colorado 14'ers and dozens of ski trips in between these gloves are an excellent value and quality. I have never been cold in them and have only used the provided liners on Rainier and one other Winter 14'er. The main glove is so warm I just use those when skiing or snowshoeing. I love mine so much I got a pair for my wife!

(Posted on 12/28/16)

Best gloves ever (Review by Cody)

I have been wearing these daily in Wisconsin winter. In sub zero temps my hands have never once been cold. My co workers have even borrowed them to warm their hands up several times.

(Posted on 12/28/16)

As warm as they come (Review by Miguel)

Excellent - already legendary - gloves for when the weather gets really rough. Inner mitts can be removed if too much warmth becomes an unexpected visitor. Hard to picture any downside to these mitts. So far so beyond good; highly recommended!

(Posted on 4/26/16)

-30 degrees? No problem (Review by Cam)

Couldn't be happier. When my gloves fail to keep me warm, these come out without worry. I've used them now on several winter climbs and they've proven themselves. I can even somehow grip zipper tabs through the insulation without a lot of fumbling around. I have a lot of confidence in these mitts.

(Posted on 1/21/16)

The only solution to cold fingers in Chicago while biking (Review by Baba_booey)

Although I'm not on expeditions in the Antarctic, these Alti Mitts have served me well in my bike commutes (30 minutes) here in Chicago with temps well below 0 F at times (plus windchill).

I can attest to the effectiveness of these Alti Mitts in keeping your hands/fingers warm and comfortable. I had tried prior methods (extra layers, etc.) but to no avail.

After almost two seasons of use, these are staying warm, dry and effective in all climates. I'm hoping they will last for many more seasons.

(Posted on 12/16/15)

Simplement incroyable ces mitaines! (Review by Sylvain, QC, Canada)

Bonjour, j'ai acheté ces mitaines il y a deux ans, principalement pour assurer en escalade de glace par temps très froid et résister aux conditions des sommets. À toute les fois que j'enfile ces mitaines à mon arrivé au relais je suis tellement heureux de me les être procurer. Elle sont incroyablement chaude et résistante, 100% windproof et waterproof. Et malgré leur dimension elle sont assez légère et permettent de manipuler une corde pour assurer assez facilement et sécuritairement car on sens bien la corde.

(Posted on 11/16/15)

Awesome (Review by nfldkayaker)

If you play outside in the bitter cold these are the mitts for you. I usually only use the outer mitt with lighter gloves because these are so warm:) When used with the liner these are so warm that all your worries about frostbite should be extinguished. Great job OR!!

Johnny Walsh

(Posted on 9/14/15)

Best mitts I every owned (Review by Cliff)

The last few days the temperature in Chicago was in the single digits without taking into account the wind chill factor. These gloves are amazing. I was walking for over 90 minutes and my hands stayed warm the whole time. I now have 4 pairs of "cold weather" gloves in the drawer that I will never use.

(Posted on 1/9/15)

Waste no more time, buy this now (Review by Elizabeth)

I pull these out when I'm hiking and it gets seriously cold. I have hiked and camped in -20F conditions for 15+ years with these mittens. This is the mitten you want. I have never regretted buying them. A hand warmer fits in them nicely, if you need them. I have used the outer glove by itself with a lighter glove liner inside them when it is about 20-25F. The out layer blocks the wind and is completely water proof. The inner foam liner has a little bit of velcro to keep them in place and it works well. The liner is long enough that it covers my lower arm and the pull string keeps out the snow if you fall and find yourself buried in powder. The inner mitten is flexible enough that you still have some dexterity. I guess my only complaint is that they work too well! Your hands can get hot in them and then your hand is sweaty. But then I just wear the over mitt by itself, which shows how flexible the system works. I am their #1 biggest fan! Buy them! Buy them! :-)

(Posted on 12/29/14)

Wow! (Review by trail man)

The warmest pair of mittens I have ever owned. 10 degrees or there today and my hands were almost hot. I usually take a large so I can put a smaller pair of gloves in to keep my hands warmer. No need with these babies. Yes, they're a bit pricier but well worth it.
If your hands get cold in the dead of winter, get these.
Very happy :)

(Posted on 1/16/14)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By Griz)

Firstly I will say that I have searched for a long while for a glove that will perform in all conditions. On a snowboarding trip to Japan in 2008 I met a guy who raved about OR mitts and two years later I finally purchased a pair. I have used these mitts in a variety of conditions on skifields in Japan over two seasons. I cannot tell you how great it feels to have your hand sweating in sub zero celcius near blizzard skiing conditions. They are fantastic gloves. The newer model on the website has added an additional seam to the inner palm which is durable three millimeter cowhide. The liners come out easily for drying. The cuff is big an fits well over bulky arm jackets. The draw string is single hand tighten and release! The build quality is brilliant! Highly recommend these gloves don't worry about the money, your smile on a mountain will pay it back ten fold. OK that's all, good luck.

(Posted on 3/23/12)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By whoiswill)

Great mitt's. Perfect for non-technical slogs. It has to be super super cold to need both the shells and the liners. Usually I take the shells and use a lightweight liner glove. In the event that I need to work a 'biner or rope I shed the shells do what I need then toss em back on.

(Posted on 8/29/11)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By Snoops)

Use these mitts regularly in minus temps in the backcountry/mountains with hiking poles.Warmest factory activity mitt available.The mitt inners bunch up regularly when used with poles, this could be improved by keeping the outside of the liner as a mitt but incorporating a glove type inner to the liner with fingers separated on the inside similar to a boxing practice glove.This would maintain the warmth of a mitt liner with the advantage and dexterity of a thin glove next to the skin. Also I feel the bunching situation and better grip could be improved by providing an adjustable wrist strap similar to the Alti Glove rather than the elasticated design currently incorporated. All things considered this would still be my first choice currently available on the market, but could be improved!

(Posted on 3/16/11)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By Ryan)

I live in Alaska and don't like to be stuck inside because it is too cold. With these mits you will never have cold hands.

(Posted on 2/4/11)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By Manju)

I walk our dogs every night and during the cold Northeast winter nights my fingers used to get quite cold and numb despite several expensive gloves and liners. Finally, out of desperation, I decided to buy these gloves as a last resort before giving up my walking routine. I have been using these for a week and they are truly amazing!!! My hands and fingers stay warm despite sub-zero temperatures and Now I look forward to the dog walks!!

(Posted on 1/14/11)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By Gladeskier)

I tend to get cold fingers but never with this mitt. The breathability of the Goretex is amazing and I think that is why they are so warm. Fingers stay bone dry no matter what. My only complaint is sometimes they bunch up inside due to the removable liner. Mine may be a little big because I had to go up a size due to my long thumbs. Regardless, these are worth the high price because there is nothing else out there that is this warm but you still don't sweat in them.

(Posted on 1/10/11)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By D)

Used for winter hiking/moutaineering the 48 - 4000' + peaks in the NH White Mountain National Forest where winter temps & wind chill dip well into negative F. Cool pull tab is a huge help when time and ease of use are both essential to keeping your digits warm & toasty. Exceptional features.Negatives- still searching, but not confident that any will be found.

(Posted on 1/5/11)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By RJC)

This is a great pair of mittens. I was in between a M and a L on the size chart, but went with the large and am definitely happy with the size. My only complaint is that when I put the mitten on it feels like I want to have my hand deeper in the mitten. I think the fabric catches the notch in between my thumb and the rest of my fingers a little to low. It might just be a preference thing. They are very comfortable and kept my hands really warm during their first test in 25F weather.

(Posted on 12/14/10)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By Park Ranger)

These are my go to gloves for all of my pursuits. The shells are good for alpine/ice climbing transitions and belays. Include the liner with the shell to create a super warm combo suitable for all your 4000-6000m pursuits.

(Posted on 12/10/10)

Men's Alti Mitts™ (Review by By Mountain Man Dan)

This mitten should be the gold standard for all other mittens in the Arctic and extreme cold ennvironments(-20F and colder)It is not to be underestimated or underused as this mitten is built to withstand abuse from missions and expeditions in Alaska, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The palm and articulating thumb allows the user to handle fuel, poles, ice axes, and larger crew served stoves. Insulation in the dorsal side of the hand gives the blood a warm flow to the fingers and greatly reduces the risk of frostbite. The extended cuffs provide a great snow and wind block to piercing winds and multiple forms of precipitation. There is a really good reason why a mountaineering legend would pick these mittens and I wholeheartedly concur! If you are planning on travelling to Alaska;or deploying to Northern Afghanistan or Pakistan, these are a MUST have on your packing list.

(Posted on 12/9/10)

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