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Incredibly warm, packable and lightweight with uncompromising weather protection, the Super Light mitt is ideal for high-altitude mountaineering or freezing cold days in the backcountry. READ MORE
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Incredibly warm, packable and lightweight with uncompromising weather protection, the Super Light mitt is ideal for high-altitude mountaineering or freezing cold days in the backcountry. Learn More


The Black Diamond Super Light mitt takes a fully waterproof, high-altitude mountaineering mitt and adds incredible packability. The 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX insert with XCR Product Technology and PrimaLoft Kodenshi insulation shield you from the elements of the world's highest peaks, while the Pertex 15D ripstop shell and sheep skin leather palm make it packable and durable enough for frigid days in the backcountry. Imported.
  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® + Gore warm technology
  • 280 g PrimaLoft® Kodenshi insulation
  • Sheep-skin leather palm with Kevlar® stitching for maximum dexterity and compressibility
  • Removable wrist leash
  • Shell is Pertex Quantum®

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   284 g (10 oz)
Temperature Range :   -31/-12 °C (-25/10 °F)


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Super Light Mitts is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Very Warm Mitts I have cold hands. Even with the best glove I can only wear them for about 20 minutes at -25c (-10f) before my finger become unbearably cold. I have to warm them up for a few minutes in my steamy chest before I can go for another 20 minutes. These mitts are awesome, I know I can be comfortable at around -35 for a couple of hours with them. Never taken them below that. They are comfortable until -15c (5f), it gets too warm after that. They appear pretty well made. The fit is accurate, the cuff is big enough to cover all my "active" laying jacket. They are compressible, but I am not sure if that's good for the glove. Don't expect to tie your lace with these mitts on. Overall, I am very happy with these mitts.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm hands make for a happy camper, er, skier I'm a 67 year old skier whose circulation, particularly to his extremities, is not what it used to be. My gloves get me to about 15 degrees with hand warmers. Below that temp, I'm unhappy. Upon several recommendations I snagged a pair of Super Light Mitts. I've skied in zero degree and I've walked the pup in single digit weather. I'm a happy camper once again. Easy on; easy off; good secure wrist straps. Very, very well constructed and designed. Thanks Black Diamond. Home, nah, grand slam home run.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All the warmth you need I recently purchased these as a mitten for larger mountaineering ascents and used them on the Volcanoes of Mexico. Amazing warmth even as my toes froze going up Orizaba these mittens kept my hands nice and warm with a wind chill in the negatives. These are best for people who are looking to keep their hands warm for hours hiking, with some dexterity, they would be more overkill for resort skiing except for those exceptionally cold days.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the ticket for cold days I recently bought a pair of Mercury Mitts but decided to return them and exchange (upgrade) to the Super Lights. Personally I am just not a fan of the separate 'trigger finger' in a mitten shell like the Mercury Mitts have. Most trips my heavy mitten shells just stay in my pack as backup, but I got to use them recently on a search & rescue training on a cold day and they were awesome! What I like: -While a bit bulky (what warm shells aren't) these are quite lightweight and compressible for the bulk and warmth they provide. -They have a very lightweight and easy to use wrist strap that keeps you from dropping them when you take them off. (The Mercury does not have these.) We were doing a series of rescue litter lowers down an icy gully which necessitated some quick anchor changeovers, removing carabiners etc. and it was very quick and easy to just 'drop' the mitten and have it stay attached to your wrist. Twice I had to chase other people's mittens down the gully when they tried to do the same maneuver without the keeper straps and dropped their mittens. -Some mittens are very difficult to pull over your shell jacket on the wrist which can be really annoying. These were easy to fit over the jacket and snug up for a good seal. I highly recommend combining these with the Screen Tap Fleece Gloves so you can drop them off for a minute to do some 'fine motor' work, snap a picture with your phone, etc. Highly recommend the Super Lights. For serious outdoor users in cold weather definitely worth paying the extra vs. the Mercury Mitts.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super warm I just got there mitts and they are the warmest I’ve ever owned. My fingers stayed warm skiing in below zero temps, and I have cold Reynauds so this is huge. It was easy to keep fingers together and ignore index finger slot if needed. This does not affect performance. Love them!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the answer to all my prayers These are the warmest mittens I've ever owned! I wear them for everything from walking the dog to days at the ski area when I'm on the chairlift and not producing enough body heat to keep my hands warm. I have Raynauds syndrome and it's always a struggle to keep my fingers alive but these mittens have been the answer! They have these handy elastic wrist leashes so it's easy to slip my hands out to take care of a task.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice addition to the extreme weather range As someone who has hands that fall on the boundary between medium and large in BD glove sizing I find that the gloves run a little small so I size up to large yet the mitts run a bit large and so I size down to medium. For me this is a great mitten in medium. It fits well and leaves me able to manipulate things without difficulty. Useful additional features include wrist cords to help you not mislay them when you take them off. Good colour(green) for finding them in a sack in the dark or bad weather or early start.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Substitute for What It Is This is not a work-a-day mitt. It is a quiver item that is essential when your hands require more than average insulation. And given than it is light weight and low bulk, it can store in your pack for those times when the day ran long, stuff got wet, and you're "calling for backup". Works well enough for a ski pole or ice axe and great while running a camera and need something warm to stuff your paws into. I don't use this every day, but midwinter I will always carry regardless if I think I'll use.
Date published: 2017-01-04
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