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If you take your winter outdoor adventures to extremes, you'll appreciate the durability and thermal warmth of these Men's Alti Mitts from Outdoor Research. These are the warmest and toughest winter mitts made by Outdoor Research, and are ideal for any skier, snowboarder and or winter backpacker who refuse to discount the importance of winter hand protection. The outer fabric features waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX®Performance fabric reinforced with tough Pittards® Armortan® leather across the palm and thumbs. Outdoor Research used Kevlar to stitch the palm reinforcement material into the Alti Mitt for optimal longevity and dependability. PrimaLoft® One insulation fills the pre-curve, boxed construction, but you'll find more of it along the back and thumb areas. Thinner Moonlite Pile fleece along the palms helps improve your dexterity. Unlike some snowboarding mitts and gloves, the stretchy "Idiot" Cord at the cuff is removable--which is a nice fuss-free option unless you drop your Alti Mitts from high places.


  • Outer shell: Ripstop GORE-TEX®Performance fabric
  • Insulation: PrimaLoft®, 170 g on back of hand and thumb, Moonlite Pile fleece along palm
  • Removable Liner: PrimaLoft® One 340g on back of hand and thumb areas, Moonlite Pile fleece along palm
  • Reinforcement material: Pittards® Armortan® leather palm
  • Kevlar stitching on palm reinforcement for durability and longevity
  • Waterproof, breathable and fully seam taped
  • Pre-curve, boxed construction
  • Updated thumb crotch construction for enhanced articulation
  • Carabiner loop on back of hand
  • SuperCinch™ gauntlet closure
  • Silicone cuff print to reduce gauntlet slippage
  • Removable Idiot Cord
  • ToughTek™ LT tabs keep liner from slipping or bunching
  • Heat pack pocket on back of removable liner
  • Hook, loop anchor points at top and bottom of wrist on liner
  • Hoop, loop tab adjustment on gauntlet
  • Weight (size large with liner installed): 12.8 oz, 364 g

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

41 Reviews

  • Performance: 7
  • Build quality: 6
  • Great design: 5
  • Ease of use: 4

  • Cost: 3
  • price: 1
  • sizing: 1
Durability: 4.9 / 5
Quality: 4.9 / 5
Comfort: 4.8 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5

41 Ratings & Reviews


from Bend Oregon
25-34 yrs

Excellent and warm
November 10, 2011

This is a very warm mitten. I have used this in the coldest of temps and my hands stayed extremely warm. I would recommend this for high altitude pursuits and/or watching a cold football game in Chicago. Definitely a classic.

Great for snowblowing
January 17, 2010

I have an average size hand (8) and the large are comfortably roomy with space for liner gloves. I can still just fit my hand in a Petzl ascender. My hands get cold easily especially when I sit on my open farm tractor in the wind to blow snow. The Mitts were great for that allowing enough dexterity to run the controls while keeping my hands warm.

Very Comfortable
January 22, 2005

Very Comfortable.

Highly recommended
April 20, 2012

I was impressed by the material quality of this pair of mitts. I bought it for an ice climbing trip and equally amazed by their performance to keep warmth. In addition, the design of the color is good too. They are now my best companion for the summit series. AMAZING!

Pros: quality, Cons: price

Best quality, secure warmth.
March 14, 2005

I'm going to Denali in May and need the warmest mitts on the market. The knowledge that my fingers won't freeze justifies the high cost.

Super Warm
February 14, 2007

These Mitts are THE BEST! When I pulled them from the box, my hands started to sweat. I don't think my hands will get too cold on Denali with these on. Thanks OR. and Altrec.

Great for very cold ski days
March 02, 2010

Great cold weather mitts. My high end gloves could not stand up to low temps on the mountain but Alti Mitts kept my hands nice and toasty.

from Idaho
45-54 yrs

Glove to large
October 31, 2011

I didn't care for glove. Fit is really big. I wanted to use for skiing but glove so large that you would not be able to get good grip on ski pole. I think if you were using for something that didn't require grippng an item than they may work out good for you.

from Salem, OR

Incredible Mitts
June 22, 2011

I used these mitts on my first climb of Mt Hood in May which was my first venture into mountaineering. I suffer from Raynauld's syndrome and have a tough time keeping my hands warm. I honestly don't think I personally would have made it with lesser mitts. The two layer design is great as it gives options to remove the inner layer when you are too toasty or use glove liners instead. One feature that I LOVE is the pull cords to tighten and loosen. There is no fiddling around trying tighten and loosen the same string on many gloves. It has one string to pull to tighten and a different one to loosen. The dummy strap is very handy as well. I would have lost them in the heavy winds without them during a belay. For most people, these gloves might be considered overkill in many situations but for me they were a life saver. Highly recommend if you tend to have cold hands or going into pretty extreme environments. But again, the two layer system gives them the versatility in various conditions. Highly recommend.


Hard Core Mitts
April 22, 2010

I came across Alti mitts on a guided climb of Mt Washington and Mt Adams this Feb in NH. We were climbing in 0 degree temps w/40mph winds. Everything on everyone was freezing. The guide in our group used these mitts. He said they are his best friends in this environment, and the weather on our climb was relatively mild for what he typically leads in. I have not yet tested mine in extreme cold, but, based on my experience, I can tell these are going to be great. OR spared no detail in quality or material for your hands.


from St. Louis

The best for the worst weather
April 14, 2011

Without a doubt these are my go to gloves in cold weather. I've used them for some of the nastiest weather and they perform better than anything else out there! As for fit, please make sure you measure your hand and see if you hand measurements fall in the middle of size ranges because you want these mitts to be a loose so that you can easily wear a glove linear underneath these OR mitts. Also it makes it so much easier getting your glove on and off quickly in the cold weather. My hand measured 8.4 which is a Medium size mitt, but it was way too tight and the LARGE is the size that I actually needed! Trust me, you will want to get a size larger than normal if the measurements of your hand fall on the bigger end of the size range. With that all being said, these are the warmest gloves to have at a fair price!

from South Dakota
35-44 yrs

The Best
January 14, 2012

These are excellent mitts. The gauntlet's are huge, the outer and inner shell are robust, and the leather palm is made to stand up to real use. Of course they cost quite a bit... but take the cost and divide it by 10 digits... and you can see why I'm wearing them on my upcoming trip to Denali. The Alti-Gloves are great too.

Pros: well made, good fit, very warm

If it's really cold...
October 21, 2009

...your hands are going to thank you! Super warm and comfy. Total, ultimate hand protection. As mentioned earlier, with a thin fleece liner you can just slip your hand out and preform finer tasks and then slip your hand back into your furnace.


Terrific Gloves
December 10, 2010

I was VERY surprised by the HIGH quality of construction and materials. This gloves are absolute terrific. I love the RED color. As the previous review stated "These are the BEST mittens that I have ever had." I could not agree more. Excellent.

fantastic gloves
March 20, 2006

if you can find a warmer article of clothing for the hands buy it! I suggest none exists.


from Detroit, MI

Very warm
February 08, 2011

The outdoor research mitt is exceptionally warm. They will be with me on my Denali climb this June. My only complaint is when I make a fist, the outer glove does not move entirely with hand. Overall, a good purchase.

The best gloves I have ever owned.
May 22, 2010

Mitts are definitely high quality with the water proof shell and thick liner. Roomy enough to add an additional glove liner for the really cold days. I highly recommend this mitt for very cold weather skiing.


Great Mits
January 15, 2013

I liked the warmth of these miitts I have rynad's and need arm mitts these were the best ever. And the cuff is excellent to cover the wrist thatgets cold first and then it is over for keeping my fingers warm!

from Reston, Va
35-44 yrs

Outdoor Research Men's Alti Mitts
January 04, 2013

These Mitt's are by far the best Mitttens that I have ever own!! My hands and fingers have never gotten cold yet, and they have been in -20 degree weather for 3 days straight. They are so great....that I talked a good friend into getting a pair this year and he loves them thus far. you won't be dissapointed! the liner mitts that are inside are a bounus!

Seriously warm
April 10, 2010

These is a typical Outdoor Research product - well thought out! Nice details everywhere with the idiot straps, easy tighten/loosening system and well placed Velcro on both the inner and outer gloves.

A + deal
December 19, 2005

This was the first item I bought from Altrec.com. OR alti mitt by far surpasses any other glove I have owned, though this is my first mitt. The price was up to $45.00 less than most stores. Been snowboarding, skiing, and other stuff since I was 10. Comfort, Warmth, Looks, and Price.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5

35-44 yrs

December 26, 2010

These are what you need to have if you're going into high altitude or in extremely cold places, you can easily feel that you're seriously protected, also the quality is awesome.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use

September 19, 2008

This was my first time shopping on-line with Altrec-dot-com. I found the experience extremely smooth, everything was fast, in order, right as promised. Being an international customer credit card approving process is always a time-consuming one, but Altrec made everything fast and also by the book. In the process I used the live chat to ask about some doubts concerning technical issues on the items and also shipping. What can I say, it’s an incredible service! Fast, safe, accurate and extremely polite. It was really perfect. Thank you guys!


Tested to -65
January 06, 2009

I spent a week in Fairbanks Alaska with these Mitts in late December and temperatures ranged from -35 to -65 Fahrenheit. When layered with a thin fleece liner they are excellent. Being large Mitts they are not tactile so if you are expecting to do a lot of photography or need other intricate movement you may want to consider thicker liners but these are more difficult to slip in and out of the mitts. If you know it is going to be cold below -20 I would highly recommend these.

March 03, 2006

these mitts are just what they are supposed to be


Outdoor Research Alti Mittens - Best out there
January 05, 2011

Bought these mittens to take skiing in Aspen. They were so warm I was able to wear just the removable liner mitten on some days. They are pretty large (due to all the PrimaLoft insulation) but the drawstring makes them easy to fit snug. The only downside is the slight loss of grip (but expect that of any mitten, as opposed to a glove). I will be wearing them during the Chicago winter - quality product!

Very effective in windy environments
December 20, 2009

Believe it or not, I bought these for use while cycling in the winter. I needed something that would keep my fingers from freezing while gripping handle bars and brake levers. Although these are probably too bulky for such a use - they work. In fact, they're the only hand-protection that I've found so far that has worked.

from Fargo ND
35-44 yrs

As good as the reviews say!
May 04, 2012

I can say I was hesitant about spending this much on a pair of gloves, but I was tired of freezing my hands off during the ND winters. I am happy that I made the leap, my hands will sweat in these, even if my hands are freezing and my gloves have been outside, i can slide my hands into them get the blood flowing and my hands warm right up! Awesome product.

from Singapore

First and last Mitts
March 03, 2011

I bought the mitts for my aconcagua climb in 2012. I like how the lining of the gloves fit well and you still can layer underneath. Im a very small asian guy, mainly 1.65metres with little hands and i bought the small. Fits perfectly. It comes in red and black and the black matches my montane anti-freeze jacket. The only thing that i dislike about it would be the material looks like it can be torn after repeated use, so ill have to take care of it during my climbs. Haven't tried it in cold weather yet, but will be looking forward to a NZ climb this december and putting it to the test.

I Recommend Altrec.com
September 04, 2009

My friend and I will be trekking in the Himalaya's October 2009. After much searching we selected Altrec.com as the source of most of our gear. We each bought more than 15 items as the foundation of our cold weather wardrobe, and usually found what we wanted on sale. The sales reps were very knowledgeable, professional and congenial. We highly recommend Altrec.com as a full service on-line source for a very wide variety of outdoor products. The Alti Mitts typify the quality we wanted. They appear so much better than any I have ever owned.

May 15, 2009

I climbed a 14,000' in January with a friend and he had a pair of Alti's and I had a pair of older Marmot's and my hands froze, his were fine. I borrowed them for about 10 minutes and my hands warmed up enough to get me down. As soon as I saw them on sale on Altrec.com I purchased. They fit to size and feel great, love the liner.

August 11, 2008

I used them for the first time this winter in the Andes. Above 5000m (15.000 feet) temperature was around -15°C (5 °F) with wind guts to 50 km/h (32 miles/h) and my hands were warm and even hot. Summit day we departured 6:00am and fixing my frozen boots and crampons let my hands extremly cold, particularly my thumbs. After 15 minutes of walking with the mitts on my hands were warm again. I used a wind-stopper glove as linner for when you have to take them off, but be carefull because wind-stopper does not eliminate water fast enough and the 3 gloves were wet all the time... of course thy work nicely even so. They really saved my hands!

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 5 / 5
from Syracuse, NY
25-34 yrs

Expedition Grade
January 17, 2011

I bought these mitt's for general Upstate New York winters and minor mountaineering close to where I live. I think Outdoor Research hits the nail on the head with the Alti Mitts, no questions asked! Due to the fact they are made for high elevation mountaineering, I have found that they are a bit much for what my intents were. I have used them in negative digits to take the dog out for walks and still my hands were a bit warm. I have found they are a bit bulky and for me, the sizing seems to run big. The liners fit very well, but once paired with the shell, I find I am always trying to pull my hand further into the mitt. I think form here, I am going to exchange the Alti Mitts for the Cornice Mitts. They both have same PrimaLoft One liners, but the Cornice Mitts' shell is not insulated, making it less bulky and probably not as warm as the Alti Mitts have proven to be. If you are looking for hand wear for polar regions or expeditions to Alaska or the Himalaya, then the Alti Mitts are the wise choice!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, wide gauntlet, Cons: Cost, sizing

High quality
January 04, 2006

I purchased the Alti mitt for my son and he was delighted. My husband appreciated the quality of the mitts, but felt that they were too much for him, technically.

from Atlanta, GA
45-54 yrs

alti mitts
November 07, 2011

I purchased the alti mitts for a high Altitude climb (Aconcagua) in December this year. So I had no opportunity yet to test them for that. So far I am smitten by that light weight Mitten ;)

Pros: light weight, not bulky
from Northern wisconsin
55-64 yrs

Worth the wait and the cost.
November 13, 2012

Last March I had a 45K medical experience to save my index finger from amputation. The Alti mitts are the perfect answer to a hand compromised by extreme cold. The XL's are perfect for an 8.5 glove wearer. The liner is easily removeable, the extended cuff protects from snow and wind. Exposure to near freezing water in zero temps for short periods should not be an issue. The mitts are also flexible and do not render my hands useless as do some stiff neoprene gloves used in winter water situations

Pros: warmth, waterproof, color, flexibility

Expensive but worth it when you're in gelid cold.. Great mitts!
September 02, 2008

I had wanted these mitts for some time, but the price held me back. Then caught them on sale along with a coupon, so I bought them at approx. half retail. One of the best deals I've ever made. Construction is first-rate, thermal properties are outstanding, etc. They got Ed Viestur's endorsement and now I know why.

Outstanding Performance
February 01, 2007

Bought these for cold weather skiing in Montana. Used them with the liners at zero-15 degrees, and hands were warm without having any handwarmers in there. Awesome. In the twenties, I use without the liners and they worked great. I have bad circulation, so I am really susceptible to cold. These are by far the best pair of mittens or gloves I've ever owned. Worth the money.

Worth the Cost!
February 25, 2010

Awesome mitts that keep all of your digits safe from Jack Frost! Everything from construction to materials makes these the choice for those in frigid temps way down below Zero.

Impressive features, high quality, warm
February 01, 2010

I wore these on a recent trip where the temps were 3-5 degrees. While I was moving, these were plenty warm. Standing still or sitting, my hands still got a little cold, but my hands ALWAYS get cold. These are the warmest mitts I've ever owned. I love the way the cinch cord on the cuff tightens and loosens with separate pulls - very cool.

Small Fit My Children
January 25, 2007

These are great for children as well. My children used the womens small and have never been warmer!

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