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Black Diamond - Mercury Mitten - Men's

Black Diamond Mercury Mitten - Men's

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$82.46 $109.95

Item #BLD006O


Tech Specs

Pertex® Shield
BDry insert
Removable Liner:
340g PrimaLoft Gold
synch wrist strap, drawcord
Palm Grip:
goat leather
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Mercury Mitten

The Mercury Mitten is Black Diamond's most versatile and popular year-round mitt for skiers, climbers, and alpinists. Remove the liner for summer expeditions, and keep the two together for winter climbs. A BDry insert gives this mitten exceptional waterproof protection, and the removable liner's innovative PrimaLoft Gold synthetic insulation feels and compresses like down yet protects your hand with long-lasting water-resistance.

Pertex Shield also assists with waterproofing as well as providing a four-way stretch for freedom of movement. The Mercury also features a goat leather palm for a good grip, Kevlar stitching for durable reinforcement, and a split finger design that give the removable liner more dexterity.

  • BDry waterproof insert
  • Pertex Shield shell with four-way stretch
  • Removable liner with PrimaLoft Gold insulation
  • Goat leather palm with Kevlar stitching
  • Split finger design on removable liner

Just the best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Finally forked out for these last year after getting tired of shoving my hands (with liners on) into gloves or the cold creeping in. My hands tend to get cold very quickly and these are just the best. I've used them in the mountains down to probably -10 F and I've never had my hands get cold. There's also enough space inside the mitt to put in hand warmers if you need them. These are worth every penny.

These are a warm pair of Lobster Claws!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I Highly recommend these bad boys to keep the digits on your hand warm. Perfect! They do what they are supposed to do. I highly recommend these for their warmth and quality of construction.

These get my vote over Hestra & Arcteryx

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These things are plush. The liner is easy to separate from the shell for drying. Construction seems sturdy and leather palms should hold up well, especially with double layer where you grip your ski pole or shovel snow. I’m going by the reviews and hoping they don’t pack out too much. These are a large, relatively high volume mitt. My preference below 10F compared to the Hestra Army mitt and have a more functional closure and more accommodating gauntlet than Arcteryx Fission SV. By the way, if sized correctly you can probably just put all 4 fingers in the “mitten” part (and not use the trigger finger). Priced right.

Not a fan of the trigger finger

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These seem super warm, though I never actually wore them outside to try them out. The inside is mad soft. My hands run super cold and I hated how constricting the trigger finger made everything feel with glove liners. I'm returning these for a pair of mittens without the trigger finger. If these didn't have the trigger finger they'd be excellent!

The split finger liner is removable

Warm and comfy

    My hand got sweaty on the sunny day on the slope :p

    Nice mitt

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Well made, fits as per sizing chart. Warm (have worn to 20*F so far). Smells like a cow however, and I seriously doubt this mitt will be warm enough at 0 to 10*F.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Warm and toasty with heavy duty grip which will hold up to some abuse over time. I was surprised how well the waterproofing held up on the non leather sections.

    Works well for me

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have poor circulation in my hands and had not been able to find something to keep my hands reasonably warm. Other gloves didn't cut it but these mittens worked well for me. I don't ski but did spend a week in Utah with friends at a number of different mountain top ski lodges. While out and about, these kept my hands comfortable. Because I have poor circulation, I still felt some cold but nothing like all the other gloves I've had. I'm very happy with this purchase. I also use these while walking the dogs and can still grip the dog leashes well enough.

    Warm, Dry, and Floats!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This has been my go to mitten for 3 years now and I love it! It's extra toasty and never fails to keep my hands dry. A wonderful feature about the Mercury Mitt that BD fails to advertise is that they float extremely well. After accidentally hucking my beloved mitt into the oblivion of Lake Tahoe when trying to skip a stone, it gracefully floated into the horizon after about a half hour. These other brands like Hestra and TNF make great gloves, but they dam well don't float as well as the BD mitts!

    Warm, Dry, and Floats!

    Warmth when you need it

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are my go-to mitts when it's COLD out there. I've worn them snowshoeing when it's just too cold for gloves. I've clipped them to the back of my harness when climbing ice; at the belay, with frigid fingers, I strip off the gloves and shove my hands in these pups for warmth recovery. A few minutes in these, and my hands are ready for another pitch. I wear a Med in all BD gloves, and the Mercury mitts are no exception. Close fit, just enough room for a light liner glove if I want. The mitts are bulky, presumably the key to their warmth. Dexterity is moderate at best, but how dextrous are mittens anyway? I can grab the head of an ice tool or the grips of my ski poles, I can work the buckles on my pack, most times anyway. I've rappelled in these without damaging the palms, though the leather doesn't feel like it really likes that kind of abuse. We shall see. Otherwise they seem fairly sturdy. One complaint I read was the lack of leashes on these. OK, fair point, but how hard is it to just tie a pair of leashes. Each mitten shell has a handy loop, as if they thought you might want to add a leash.. Use some parachute cord or a long boot lace. Tie a sliding loop at one end for your wrist, tie the other end into the loop on the shell. Voila! Leashes. Seriously, these are nice mitts. If it's cold, you'll be glad you have them.

    Bring on Sub Zero Weather

      These are the best cold weather mittens I've ever owned. In upstate NY, we had 3 days of below zero weather and 18 inches of snow; these mittens were up to the task - not too heavy and flexible enough to swing around my snow blower. Highly recommend for very cold weather.

      Warmth is back again

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I cycle year round in New England and am part way to Raynaud's disease ( cold hands & cold feet )………….Lately I've experimented with "Multiple" high altitude gloves. Mercury Mitt is so far excellent. I wear with a wafer-thin silk liner to keep the sweat off inside of mitt. Wind chills down to 16 degrees, biking 15 to 18 MPH are no problems what-so-ever. FINALLY a glove that's large enough !!!! - sooooo many gloves are just cut way too small for what they indicate. These are true to size. I "always" size up one and wear the largest. You won't be disappointed. A whole new level of winter cycling without "heaters"...………..

      Great winter camping mittens!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      These mittens kept my fingers warm during winter camping.

      Warm but they run small

        Great feeling mitten but they run small. I have mediums in every other glove or mitten I own. Need to return these for a large.


        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Nice fit and warm material. Haven't had the chance to use these in the snow, but they feel like they're going to treat me right. Crazy warm from what I can tell, can't wait to push them to their limits.


        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        These gloves are great! Our climbing group had a 45 min. break at the top of Mount Rainer. I threw these gloves on during that break and had no concerns about my hands getting cold. They warmed up and stayed warm the whole time. This was great because 1 month earlier I was nearing the top of Mt. Adams with a different pair of gloves and my hands were so cold I could hardly use them. These gloves are the real deal in the warmth dept.

        Sooo warm!

          My hands were toasty warm in zero degree weather.

          Very Warm Mitten

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          These have kept my hands VERY warm in freezing temperatures. Normally my hands get so cold that my fingers turn white from bad circulation. My hands sweat inside the gloves because they are so warm, but then, they get cold because of the moister inside the glove, but I also wear another liner with them inside the glove so they are even warmer.
          I didn't realize until a year after having the gloves that there is a separate hole for the index finger, and you don't have to use it if you don't want to because I didn't for a year. The liner inside is removable so you can use this glove for warmer days or some of the coldest days of the year.

          Like an oven

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I would definitely recommend this! Used several times in northeast white mountain areas and Mexican volcanoes up to ~18500 ft and never got cold hands. This is much warmer comparing to my Hestra Heli but not flexible at all. Only one thing I don't like is it has not wrist strap to secure it after taking it off (unlike Hestra and Marmot). I used to lost a glove in a storm above 16000 in Ecuador. Fortunately I had a backup mitt otherwise I'll probably loose several fingers haha.

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          Men's / Unisex

          7.25 - 7.75in

          (18.4 - 19.7cm)

          7.75 - 8.25in

          (19.7 - 21cm)

          8.5 - 9in

          (21.5 - 23cm)

          9 - 9.5in

          (23 - 24cm)

          9.5 - 10in

          (24 - 25.4cm)


          6.25 - 6.75in

          (15.9 - 17.1cm)

          6.75 - 7.25in

          (17.1 - 18.4cm)

          7.25 - 7.75in

          (18.4 - 19.7cm)

          7.75 - 8.25in

          (19.7 - 21cm)


          4 - 4.75in

          (10 - 12cm)

          4.75 - 5.75in

          (12 - 14.6cm)

          5.75 - 6.25in

          (14.6 - 15.9cm)

          Determine your size from the chart above by choosing the larger of these two measurements results:
          Palm Girth:
          Measure around your dominant hand at the knuckles with your fingers together.
          Palm Length:
          Measure from the crease at the base of your wrist (on palm side) to the tip of your middle finger.