Wearing lightweight race gloves in the backcountry has spoiled us since the dexterity is unmatched. However, rare is the mid-winter day warm enough to wear a thin glove exclusively. The Dynafit Borax Mitten allows you to enjoy your dexterous gloves while keeping your hands warm. Slip these over your tiny gloves (on your tiny hands?) and let the Primaloft insulation do the talking (insulating). An overlapped split in the palm seals out drafts and still allows for easy access to rip skins, flip risers, or tear open a package of rocket fuel. The lining is Pertex Quantum, a wind-proof, water-repellent, rip-stop wonder fabric that will keep your hand-pillows coming back for more. Thanks to the Borax Mitten, warm hands on a frigid bluebird powder day are common-place.
Pertex Quantum shell is waterproof, windproof, and rip-stop.
Leather thumbs and Grip Zone on the palm help with pole-grip.
Primaloft Lining is synthetic and still effective when wet.
I’ve been eyeing these for years and finally got them as a gift from my wife. I wasn’t 100% stoked in the Camp G Comp Warm glove/mitten combo as the fleece glove portion was not very comfortable and left black marks on everything when wet. These are very warm, been using them during our deep freeze (15°, with windchill down to 5°) and they are delightful. I love being able to change the warmth by using a different liner glove and they should work perfectly with a water proof over-mit, Outdoor Research Baker mit being my favorite. I’ll have these in my pack or on my hands almost all winter. Notes - leather thumb, fantastic build quality, and a very stretchy cuff that allows easy access to your watch.
Purchased these this winter for back up warmth to wear over liner gloves. My wife has a pair of similar mittens from some other euro company that she raves about so I thought I'd give these a go. The fit and finish is very nice. The opening however stays open and the cold is always seeping in, especially when my hands are clenched or fingers bent i.e. almost always. When I hold my poles the slot folds open so my bare or gloved hands are in contact with the pole grip. So a bit disappointed.
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any XS going to be coming in?
Marty, Sorry, Dynafit is out and actually, we never stocked it. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help choosing an overmitt.
How do these compare in warmth/bulk/etc to these Crazy Idea over-mittens? (https://skimo.co/crazy-idea-over-glove)
Also if I was a Large in those Crazy Idea over-mittens, what size would you recommend in the Borax? Thanks
Hey Andrew, the Borax will be a little warmer and a tad bit bulkier, though not by much. We've also had good luck with the Ski Trab overgloves. You would probably want stay with a Large in either offering.
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How do these fit with the CAMP G Comp Warm Gloves? Specifically, the fact that the CAMP gloves have the insulating or windproof layer stored behind the wrist, does it get too tight in that area?
Also, is this glove warmer or more insulating than the G Comp Warm?
And last, should we size up to make room for the inner glove?
Josh, I tested out the combo. The cuff of the Borax Overmitt does not extend enough to go over the cuff area of the G comp glove. So it does not interfere there. The Overmitt has all its insulation on the back of the hand so it is warmer there. There are designed to extend the warmth of whatever glove you are you are wearing. Generally you do not need to oversize.
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would these fit over la sportiva skimo gloves? Ive been wearing kinco the last few years and im ready to invest in a better solution, my hands tend to run cold. l love the dexterity of kincos but my hands have been uncomfortably cold too often. thanks!
Ben, I tried the combo for you. The Skimo gloves are insulated and fairly big so do not work well with these Overmitts. These are more designed to go over a light racing glove. The better mitt to fit over bigger gloves would be the Ski Trab Overglove