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Gear of the week | Ortovox Merino Freeride Mitten

Warm freeride mittens for cold days

by Johannes Wolf • 01/02/2022
I'm sure most of you are familiar with this feeling: it tingles at first and then starts to burn. Especially on cold days, it happens again and again that your fingers suddenly hurt when you are finally back in the warmth. The reason for this is, of course, the cold. We freeriders love it, because without cold there would be no snow, but cold fingers are simply annoying and unpleasant! Warm gloves are therefore essential.

With the Merino Freeride Mitten Ortovox has a warm mitten in its range that keeps your fingers warm even on very cold days. Personally, I find normal finger gloves better, because you simply have a much better feel and can grip everything. However, the advantage is that your fingers stay warm for much longer. The Ortovox Merino Freeride Mitten creates a good compromise here. This is because the fingers themselves are separated in the glove so that you can still grip things without having to worry about cold fingers.

The inner lining of the glove is made of merino wool, which ensures that the fingers are always warm, even if the gloves are slightly damp. To prevent this from happening from the outside, the gloves have a Sympatex membrane. The palms are made of high-quality goatskin, which gives them a good grip.

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As befits a proper freeride glove, the Merino Freeride Mitten also has a drawstring that can be used to tighten the ends so that no snow gets into the glove. The wrist strap is also very practical so that you don't lose the glove if you need to take it off briefly in the lift, for example. Even with thin undergloves, I can still get into the glove if it gets very cold. This is also practical if you have to take the glove off more often, for example to take photos.

With this glove, I have had a very warm freeride mitten for some time now that I wouldn't want to be without on cold days. For me, the Merino Freeride Mitten fulfils all the criteria that a decent freeride glove should have. This includes a leather palm, as this is very durable if you look after it and offers a very good grip. I also prefer gloves that go over the sleeves of the jacket and can be fastened with a drawstring.

Conclusion: The Merino Freeride Mitten from Ortovox is convincing and can therefore rightly be called our Gear of the Week this week!

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