Designed for the coldest days in the mountains, the super warm Mercury Mitt has a trigger finger liner that gives greater dexterity and extra abrasion protection.
FeaturesRemovable liner with a 100% waterproof BDryTM insert
Woven nylon, abrasion-resistant shell with 4-way stretch
Combination 284 g (10oz) PrimaLoft One® and Polartec ThermalPro® high loft insulation
Goat leather palm with Kevlar stitching
Liner has trigger finger
Personal ExperienceI almost didn't buy these mittens when I tried them on in the store purely because of the trigger finger. Ironically that has become one of my favorite things about them. It allows you to have a lot more dexterity than a mitt without it. These are also very warm yet not too bulky which is nice when using an ice axe or even just trekking poles. Compared to the OR Alti Mitt these are probably not quite as warm but I have worn them comfortably for a full day in single digit temps. After a year of use they haven't lost any piling and are just as soft and comfortable as when they were new. I have used an REI branded mitt that was great initially but quickly lost its loft and softness after a few uses. These are also a lot less expensive than some comparable mittens like TNF Himalayan, OR Alti, Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero etc. To sum it up these are my first choice on all but the coldest (subzero Fahrenheit) winter days. Then the OR Alti Mitts come out. A+.