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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 Great mitts Great mitt for colder days and one to keep in your pack for backup. Light in weight and very packable.
Date published: 2018-02-13
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 Great mitts I used to get my hands cold when skiing but not now. Those mitts are very warm and handy. I'm very satisfied .
Date published: 2017-11-18
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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Thing of Beauty! For those trying to decide which one of several mitts you want to buy, let me give you a bit of personal experience with three BD mitts, each of which I own and use for different types of trips. I work in the mountains of Western Canada and spend a lot of time in the Canadian Rockies (renowned for the occasional arctic/polar outbreaks in winter, especially this winter 2016/17 where we have already experienced a 21 day cold snap with more to come)! The Mercury mitts have been my backup pair in my pack for a while now. They are not too bulky and you still maintain a reasonable amount of dexterity for those cold days at the resort or the unexpected chill while ski touring. They are the lightest and least pricy of the three pairs of BD mitts I own and are a suitable choice a huge proportion of the time. I recently stepped up and bought a pair of Super Light Mitts. WOW! They seem a bit warmer but that may be a function of my Mercury mitts being a bit older now. They also pack down nicely and I am thinking that they will replace the Mercury in my pack for all of my backcountry outings, whereas the Mercury will be kept for cold days at the resort. I can't speak to the longevity of the Super Light as I haven't used them much, but for warmth they are certainly a thing of Beauty! They are more expensive than the Mercury but I think the warmth justifies it for me as I hate cold hands. For expeditions I would suggest that the Absolute mitts are the ticket. They are 50 percent heavier than the Super Lights and a lot bulkier and expensive but they are MEGA warm. I also bought a pair for Christmas for my brother in law who works outdoors in Security. Yeah baby! Bring on the cold! The bulk makes them impractical for a day to day mitt but the next time I go for a week onto the Columbia Icefields I will tuck these babies in the bottom of my pack. No more suffering while melting snow for drinking water on those frigid mornings. (Note: I have posted this review under all three mitts so don't bother reading it three times!)
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and Warm Extremely happy with this purchase. I've used them in below 20°F temps in windy conditions and my hands stay warm an toasty.
Date published: 2016-12-25
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