Women's L.L.Bean Waterproof Ski Mittens is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Dry I purchased these for a ski trip to Vermont. The first day was snowing and cold at the top of the mountain, but my hands were warm. I also really appreciated the wrist tether as I had to remove the mittens a few times. I am notorious for losing one mitten/glove of every pair I own. These stayed with me the whole trip. The tether was comfortable and easy to use compared to a clipping the gloves to clothing every time you need a free hand. Also, at the bottom of the mountain, it was raining. By the end of the day, I was soaked through. My hands were the only dry part of me. They really are waterproof.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Warm, but chase leash rips I wish these mittens were made differently. They are warm for a day in the snow, but I have had problems twice now with the chase leash ripping. My first pair I wore snowboarding and within the first 5 minutes of use the chase leash tore off. My hands were warm for the rest of the day, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t use the leash anymore. I exchanged for another pair and the same exact thing happened. The other leash is about to rip off as well. If you’re looking for warm mittens and don’t care about the leash then I would recommend these mittens- they are warm. I’ll be returning mine, yet again. Disappointed.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrific, could use some grip These are very warm and waterproof. The long cuff keeps wrists warm and snow out. I wore them hiking in -1F temps (with thin glove liners because I remove the mittens often to take photos) and my hands were never cold. The only minor "faults" are that the palms aren't grippy enough when grasping hiking poles and the leashes that go around the wrist tore off on the first day (hint: sew them on securely before using). I really appreciate the leashes as it's reassuring knowing where they are when I need to take them off to check gear, use camera, get water, etc.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrifically Warm I use these mittens to clean my barn at 4:30 A.M. in N.H., when winter temps can be in the single digits, and, for the first time, I don't need hand-warmers. The lining is ultra soft and comfortable, and the very long cuff with its knit inner cuff means that no wind or cold air gets inside at all. (They also keep bits of irritating hay chaff from getting in!) The only reason that I'm not giving them five stars is that the thumbs seem to be a bit too long, maybe only because they get pushed up by the elasticized wrists (they seem to be the same length as those of my other gloves and mittens), so it can be awkward to pull them on, with the thumb tip folding over. Otherwise the fit is perfect - I always wear a "7" (medium)in gloves and mittens. For the most part, I love these very warm and comfortable mittens.
Date published: 2020-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I read all of the reviews before buying these mittens as they were more expensive than any mittens I've ever purchased. I bought them to replace $20 mittens I'd bought 10 years ago, elsewhere, that were beginning to lose their warmth. They arrived yesterday; I wore them this morning in 29 degree temp for 1/2 an hour walking the dog. When I returned home, my fingertips were white and freezing. I can't imagine wearing them for skiing or any other sport where you have to grip poles. I am returning them today.
Date published: 2020-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly great, straps break off These are warm reasonably priced waterproof/breathable mittens - a hard to find combo. They mostly work great. We got them for our kids. Even with careful use, the straps that keep the mittens from getting lost pull off and out. The stitching is just too close to the edge, it eventually comes out on it's own. We returned them once, had the same problem. Decided that we like the mittens well enough without the straps, but, would not recommend unless you too don't care about the straps.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My hands were cold These gloves are not worth the amount of money I paid for them. The temperature on the slopes was in the high teens/low twenties and my hands were cold. I inserted some hand warmers and my hands were still cold. I will be returning these mittens.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strapless Bought these when my kids joined the Jr. High ski club. Thought the straps would be great so they don't lose them. After 2 ski trips, the mitten was literally being held on by a thread. The strap did not hold up. Not a big deal but don't rely on the straps to stay attached to the mitten.
Date published: 2018-02-11