Our men’s ski mitten is a fusion of the technical and good old fashioned craft and - cue trumpet fanfare - our first ever men’s glove. There are no ifs, buts or frills to this ski mitten, it’s simply designed to keep your hands warm and dry in the most testing conditions. We went for the best .
The outer is Pittards’ own XR001 - with waterproofing built into the tanning process, not slapped on afterwards - and a leather that will maintain its natural properties of suppleness and beathability; a supreme sporting leather. The inner lining is possum - each follicle hollow to provide supreme insulation and comfort. And in between there is a P355 membrane. P355 membranes deliver the ultimate in breathability and waterproofing.The complete package.
Pittards WR100X Performance Leather & lined in pure New Zealand possum fur.
Pittards WR100X Performance Leather
Pittards have been tanning leather in Yeovil, England, since 1826 and have been at the forefront of tanning innovation since then. So when were searching for leather for our ski mittens, it wasn't a hard choice. WR100X Performance Leather is comprised of the highest grade Ethiopian hairsheep (known as "Cabretta") with treatment deeply embedded during the tanning process to make a leather which is durable, water resistant and highly breathable while drying quickly and remaining supple.
About Possum Fur
Our mittens are lined with 100% pure New Zealand possum fur. Why possum? In New Zealand the possum is regarded as a pest because there is no natural predation and the growing possum population is steadily munching its way through the available flora and fauna. The fur of the possum is composed of very fine, very soft strands of hair, each of them hollow, trapping air and providing excellent insulation. This is an attribute that the possum shares with the polar bear. Polar bears don’t feel the cold and nor, in our possum lined mittens, will you