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Take your adventures to a higher level.

When your life depends on the dexterity and quickness of your fingers, make sure they're protected from the elements with the Fitzroy Mitt from Mountain Equipment. The outer mitt is made from 20K-rated waterproof breathable Drylite fabric so you know it's ready for anything you'll experience. Pittards Armortan goatskin leather on the palms maintains durability and provides some extra grip when you're handling an icy, frozen rope in inhospitable conditions. PrimaLoft One synthetic insulation in the outer glove keeps your hands warm and able to do their job. A removable softshell liner with lobster fingers can be removed when things heat up, or used as a stand-alone glove for times when more dexterity is required.

  • Drylite outer (20K/20K)
  • Pittards Armortan goatskin leather palm
  • PrimaLoft One synthetic insulation in outer mitt
  • Removable softshell liner mitt with lobster finger
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  • Q & A

Shot of the inner liner

Shot of the inner liner

Excellent system for expeditions

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I took the Fitzroys with me a ski descent of Denali in the spring of 2013.

The outer is thick and reasonably dextrous for its size. Think of it like a belay jacket for your hands. Inside, the lobster claw liner allows greater dexterity for cooking, tying knots, or operating the trigger on an ascender.

Elastic idiot cords keep the whole thing easily and comfortably on your wrists when working on things. Low bulk for the warmth too.

High, cold, and comfy.

On the Autobahn, Denali, spring 2013.

High, cold, and comfy.

If it's going to get nasty, get these.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fitzroy Mitts are now really well proven in the most severe conditions and have seen heavy use in Alaska, the Himalaya and Scottish winter amongst many other places. The outer Mitt uses our Drilite Loft fabric, this has a 1500mm hydrostatic head so is super weather-resistant but still dries fast on multi-day routes. This is backed up by the hydrophobic Primaloft Gold fill which keeps going wet or dry. The Pittards Armortan Goatskin palm is super tough as well as giving good grip on ropes when belaying in the worst weather. The soft shell and pile lobster claw inner mitt gives you dexterity and even more warmth.

As well as the whole package the outer mitts have been used over sized by some of our Pro Partners in conjunction with our Randonee Gloves for hard routes in Alaska and the Himalaya, this gives you a fast drying system that combines the dexterity for leading in full-on conditions with the warmth for belays, essentially a belay jacket and 'action suit' for your hands!

Unanswered Question


Looking on ME's website it states that these are just water resistant and doesn't mention anything about the 20k waterproof rating. I am interested in these mitts but not sure if whether to go for these or something with a goretex outer?