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Outdoor Research Shuksan Mitten - Men's

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$49.97 $98.95

Item #ODR00GA

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Tech Specs

Material:
70D Gore-Tex Paclite (2.5-layer)
Style:
mitten
Closure:
drawcord
Palm Grip:
yes, AlpenGrip
Recommended Use:
ice climbing, alpine & expedition
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Avoid the screaming barfies.

Modeled after Outdoor Research's Mt Baker Mitts, the Shuksan Mitten steps up to the plate with a newly redesigned 3DFit technology. And while most companies tout an iteration on the theme of an "anatomically correct pre-curve," the Shuksan's rendition sincerely features a fit that mimics a hinged articulation, meaning the mitt flexes, grips, and finagles as if your actual hand would with a tool in tow. Not only that, but the pre-curve construction allows for higher warmth and loft retention when paired with down-insulated, compatible mitten liners. However, the buck doesn't stop there—the Shuksan is fashioned with a lightweight, breathable, and waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite that ultimately provides wind-and-waterproof protection. 

  • A weatherproof mitten shell for mixed and ice climbing
  • Gore-Tex Paclite is waterproof, windproof, and breathable
  • AlpenGrip palm assures steadfast grip
  • Leash is removable for your preference
  • Glove clip and carabiner loop offer versatility

Shuksan Mitten

    Bought these as a Gortex cover over my Kuiu Super Down mittens. Extra protection from the Wind , Rain and Snags. They work great for long hours of glassing in cold & windy conditions. Also have used them on the predawn horseback rides to the top of the ridge.

    Shuksan Mitten

    Sizing

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

    I wanted waterproof outerwear rather than the more common waterproof liners 'cause my hands, even though dry, would get cold when the outer surface got soaked. Hopefully these shells will do the trick. Be aware, though, that these mittens are not sized for their intended us, i.e. as a shell to go over gloves or mittens. Using Backcountry's sizing chart and measuring the width of my bare hand, I would have needed a small. I then measured the width of my hand with the double-knit wool mittens I will wear under them. The chart then said I would need an extra large. I usually wear a men's large. I figured these must run big, so I ordered the large. It was very snug over my mittens; these shells are quite narrow. I had to return them and get the extra large, which felt only a little larger than the large. Bottom line, measure your hand with your undermitten or gloves on, then use the chart. If you're in between sizes, order up. As another reviewer said, the thumb is disproportionately long (I have long digits and still there's an extra 1.5" in the thumb of the mitten), but that doesn't impact me for what I need these for. I like the long cuff. The front of the mitten at the wrist is slightly elasticized but not the back side. The end of cuff has adjustable elastic all the way around, but to release pressure on the toggle that serves as a stop for the elastic (hard to describe) takes three hands...or your teeth. Overall, they look well constructed, which they better be for the price. I haven't had a chance to check if they're truly waterproof yet. The warranty says they're warrantied forever but it doesn't say for what. If I wear a hole in them, will they replace them?

    Dry Hands, Happy Hands

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have horrible circulation, so having mittens that stay dry and protect my hands while hiking, snowshoeing, and mountaineering is essential. With a good liner glove and hand warmers, these shells perform well in harsh conditions. Spendy, but well worth the price.

    Outdoor Research

    Gloves & Mittens
    Men's
     S / 7M / 8L / 9XL / 10
    Hand Circumference

    7 - 7.75in

    (17.8 - 19.7cm)

    8 - 8.5in

    (20.3 - 21.6cm)

    9 - 9.5in

    (22.8 - 24.1cm)

    9.5 - 10in+

    (24.1 - 25.4cm+)

    Hand Length

    6.5 - 7in

    (16.5 - 17.8cm)

    7.5 - 8in

    (19.7 - 20.3cm)

    8.5 - 9in

    (21.6 - 22.8cm)

    9 - 9.5in+

    (22.8 - 24.1cm+)

    Women's
     S / 6M / 7L / 8
    Hand Circumference

    6.5 - 7.25in

    (16.5 - 18.4cm)

    7.25 - 8in

    (18.4 - 20.3cm)

    8 - 8.25in

    (20.3 - 21cm)

    Hand Length

    6.5 - 7in

    (16.5 - 17.8cm)

    7 - 7.5in

    (17.8 - 19.7cm)

    7.5 - 8in+

    (19.7 - 20.3cm+)

    Unisex
     XS / 6S / 7M / 8L / 9XL / 10
    Hand Circumference

    6.5 - 7.25in

    (16.5 - 18.4cm)

    7.25 - 8in

    (18.4 - 20.3cm)

    8 - 8.5in

    (20.3 - 21.6cm)

    8.5 - 9.5in

    (21.6 - 24.1cm)

    9.5 - 10in+

    (24.1 - 25.4cm+)

    Hand Length

    6.5 - 7in

    (16.5 - 17.8cm)

    7 - 7.5in

    (17.8 - 19.7cm)

    7.5 - 8in

    (19.7 - 20.3cm)

    8 - 9in

    (20.3 - 22.8cm)

    9 - 9.5in+

    (22.8 - 24.1cm+)

    How to Measure:
    Measure the hand cirumference around your hand at the widest point excluding the thumb. Just below the base of your fingers. Also measure your hand length from the base of your palm to the end of your middle finger. Use the larger of the two measurements to select your glove size.