*The Big Mitts will not
be available in the 2013/2014 season. We've given them the year off so
we may concentrate on other products.
The Big Mitt.
There's a certain breed of people that
just likes cold. You'll find them at high latitudes, high altitudes, and
in generally dangerous conditions. They run dog teams, tend trap lines,
and keep our most frigid industries and communities going.
They asked for The Big Mitt, and
we delivered. The outer shell is made from the same 10 ounce Cotton
Canvas and Elk Leather as our smaller True
North Mittens, but that's where the similarity ends. The very
shape and size of this pair is meant to fit over another
piece of hand wear for those temperatures where you don't expose your
bare skin. We build the shells with enough girth at the cuffs so you can
cork the puffiest sleeve into them. The 1" webbing straps at the
wrists and cuffs have grab loops that make them easy to operate in cold
temperatures. Large Sheepskin panels cover the entire hand to cut wind
chill. They're great for scrubbing ice and snow from instrument panels
and eyewear. The serve as a good nose wipe too.
Since absolute performance is key in
nasty temps, we've built liners from a mix of synthetics. <gasp>
The rear panel and lower gauntlet are a sandwich of high loft polyester
filament and rip stop nylon. It slips easily over other gloves or
mittens, then traps heat like a sleeping bag. The palms are made from
back to back layers of recycled polyester pile for crush
resistance. They snap securely into
place at the cuffs.
The Big Mitt comes with an
adjustable shoulder harness to keep them on your person. The back sides
of the gauntlets sport daisy chain webbing strips so you can clip on
tools or a whistle. We plant a buckle into the side seams so you
can clip them behind your back while you're working. We also sets of
snaps on the cuffs to keep the snow out while they dangle.
Colors: Black or Natural 10 ounce Cotton
Canvas. Domestic Elk leather, and imported sheepskin. Leather and
sheepskin colors will coordinate with shell fabric. Liners: 80%
Polyester filament, 15% Polyester pile, and 5% Nylon. Available in
Small/Medium or Large/XL. Sized to fit over working gloves or
The Big Mitt
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