Alf looks into POC's park mitten - developed for park and pipe riders looking for warmth and comfort.
WEBSITE: POC Sports
WHAT THEY SAY: "The Park mitten is developed with the park an pipe rider in mind, also taking snowboarders need in consideration. The Park mitten includes a goatskin palm and a stretch fabric which improves durability and simplifies taking the mittens on and off. The Park mitten has one interior compartment for improved circulation and comfort and the Thinsulate insulation and WBm, POC Ìs breathable water and windproof membrane, ensures that hands stay warm and dry. A goggle wipe is included on the thumb to clean goggles and maintain good visibility. The Park mitten has also been designed to provide a particular flat fit for better mobility, especially when riding without ski poles."
WHAT ALF SAYS: As the name suggests the Park mitten is specifically aimed at park and pipe riders and as such has a ‘flat’ fit which allows your hands to move more readily within it. And as we all know, mitts generally keep your hands warmer than gloves since your fingers can cosy up next to each other, so they’re also a good option if you feel the cold.