FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Here’s a product from a hybrid class of hand protection: the exterior is a mitten, while inside your fingers are securely separated in individual fingers more akin to gloves. We feel fingers are the best addition to mittens, especially these from Scott. What’s lacking is wrist straps as extra insurance from losing them on the mountain.

FAVORITE FEATURES: Expanding “accordion” construction on the back of your hand allows extra flexibility when you’re gripping ski poles. There’s also extra padding to protect your knuckles. Inside, the lining is comfortable, though the lining is not removable.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: Designed to protect big mountain skiers, the SCOTT MNT Free 10 WS Mitten incorporates the rugged durability of leather and the protection of WINDSTOPPER with extra padding around the back of the hand and fingers. Warm, comfortable, and versatile, the MNT Free 10 will be your new go-to mitten for your favorite mountain adventures.