Rad Stuff: Burton AK Oven Mitt

For those bitter "baby it's cold outside" kind of days, there is nothing better than the Burton AK Oven Mitt.

Described on the Burton site as "Like a windproof, sub-zero sleeping bag tailored to your hands", they are not lying. These mitts are the schmitts. I've worn my pair into as cold as -40 celcius on Mt Tremblant and had to take them off to let my hands cool down. My hands tend to get cold pretty easily so gloves and mitts are somewhere I put a lot of care into selection.

From the AK line, you know they are made with the top of the line materials. Craftmanship is top shelf. The Oven Mitt goes to the line and then way past it. Overbuilt and over engineered, these are the best you can get. Triple down, Primaloft Gold insulation with a fleece liner. All backed by one of the best warranties in the outdoor business. 

Inside the mitt, there are small fleece dividers between the fingers which make it feel a bit like a glove but more like your fingers are in tiny down sleeping bags. It's truely amazing. This is never mentioned in any of the product descriptions so it comes as a pleasant surprise. 

To tighten the mitts there is a combination of a well sized velcro strap on the under side that is easy to manage with the mitts on and a small zipper on the back of the wrist. It's quite handy but can be cumbersome to deal with when the mitts or on.

The mitts are offered in 3 colours from stealth black to bright and vibrant (different selections each year). If you're looking for the best mitt on the market, or contemplating Oven Mitt you can stop now. This is the mitt to buy.