Product design need and suggestion: thin, waterproof mitten for skiing.
There may be a market for an ultra-thin, weatherproof, heat-retentive mitten with patented gripping material on the palm and thumb pad. It would need to allow as much dexterity as possible but still be protective.
Have you seen a design for a mitten that could be used by ski-ers?
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We have a couple of options that may work for you, however, you may want to wait for a couple of months when we are fully stocked on our winter assortment, which will likely include many other styles of mittens. In the meantime, take a look at these options:
REI Co-op Minimalist GTX mittens (I own these mittens and love them, however, they don't have any gripping material on the palm, that would be something you would have to add yourself with glue or silicone)
Outdoor Research Alti mittens While this particular pair is likely more heavy duty than what you're looking for, the concept of a 3-in-1 style mitten might be just the ticket. You can always remove the inner liner and just use the shell.
Hopefully this helps, thanks!
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I absolutely love the Hestra 3 Finger trigger finger mittens for dexterity and waterproofiness. I'm a ski patroller, so I need to be able to tie knots, arrange gear, etc. when it's blowing. The waterproofing comes when they are properly oiled. I can usually get an 8-10 hour shift out of them, unless it's dumping when I carry 2-3 pairs. They are not ultra-light, but they're not heavy.