Bringing après back to the resort.
Unlike most après-styled gloves, the Astis Dias Mitten can actually take on the ski resort with flawless protection. Silicon-injected suede provides waterproof protection, while Polartec's Thermal Pro High Loft insulation ensures warmth throughout winter.
- Silicon-injected waterproofing
- Suede leather shell
- Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft insulation
- Fur trim
- Beadwork detailing
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got this for a gift for my mom and she loves it! My mom loves that their warm and loved the beadwork.
Love these but...
I bought these after admiring a pair on someone at the mountain. They are gorgeous, well made mittens, very warm and I love the story behind them. They did feel like an indulgence and I very much appreciated Backcountry refunding 25% when I saw the sale price emerge a couple of weeks after I'd purchased them. I have Raynauds in two fingers and usually have to fire up a charcoal hot pack in my mittens to be comfortable. Not with these. I love how they shut off any drafts around the wrists.
Two important things: #1 All Astis Mittens are made essentially the same way so anything you read about some being great for driving and others being great for hiking in Norway - is just advertising- they are all of the same construction and warmth. (I called the owner) #2 I work with my hands and think of them as large for a woman so I purchased a medium but they have stretched a bit and are too big to be comfortable holding ski poles - I noticed it in the moguls - I didn't feel I had a good grip - I wish I had ordered a size small. I will continue to wear them on super cold winter days, walking the dog etc but for skiing I may have to buy the next size down.
One other thing - EVERYBODY notices them - great way to strike up a conversation on the lift!
What animal/where does the fur on these gloves come from?