Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Super Warm and Inexpensive - Outdoor Research Military Gloves – Mutant M...

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Today Luke is reviewing the Outdoor Research Military Gloves which are known as the Mutant Mitts!  Very fitting name as you are about to see.

Military Quality
Super Warm


Link : Can be found on eBay and some military surplus sites.  Not very hard to find but sizes will come and go.  I didn’t see any smalls while getting ready for the review but they do pop up often

Sizes : Small through at least XXL

Weight : 11.7oz with liner – 7.9oz for the shell- 8.7oz with knit gloves

Price : Prices Range - $35 - $55

Used in the Navy and Marines

Features :

If you know about these mutant mitt gloves, you either have a pair already or you want to own a pair. These are the most superior military issue cold weather mutant mitt gloves that we’ve ever seen. Manufactured by Outdoor Research, a leader in the manufacturing of outdoor gear. The outer shell is made of 330 denier Cordura fabric which makes this glove tough and flexible. The outer shell features a rubber palm, and two Velcro cinch straps (one at the wrist and one at the forearm). The shell and liner are both contoured to the natural shape of a relaxed hand which makes a more comfortable fit. The removable mitten liners are made of Goretex™ which make these mutant mitts waterproof and breathable. Both mitten and liner have a three finger design, so you can use the pointer/trigger finger when needed or keep it with the rest of you fingers for added warmth. Regularly retails for over $150.00, so don’t miss this deal!

Mutant Mitts Details:

NSN: 8415-01-457-4781
Made in USA
Color: Black

The improved cold weather trigger finger mitten is light weight, reduced bulk, hydrophobic, quick drying, and designed with a trigger finger for weapon operation. The mitten is intended to be used in temperatures ranging from -25 to 10°F. The mitten is compatible with the snow camouflage mitten shells and improved glove insert, and replaces the trigger finger mitten shells and inserts.

The design of the mitten allows a left or right handed Marine to fire his personal or crew served weapon. Each mitten has an extended gauntlet to provide continuous protection to the wrist and lower forearm.

From what I understand, these have been discontinued.


+ AlpenGrip® palm provides excellent grip
+ 3-finger, trigger-finger design increases dexterity and warmth
+ Boxed construction and curved shape provide insulation and dexterity
+ Seam guard protects thumb seam
+ 1 in.-wide hook/loop Cinch-Straps with shear tabs at wrist and gauntlet
+ Extra long gauntlet for additional protection
+ Removable Idiot Cord attaches mitt to wrist


+ Moonlite Pile fleece with one layer on the palm and two over the back of the hand for compression-resistant warmth

+ Pull loop for easy on/off

Pros :

Very thick
Very warm – VERY WARM!
Excellent quality – Expedition Level
Excellent price
Removable liner which can be cleaned easily
You can use your own liner gloves; which I often do.
Breathable thanks to the Goretex
Excellent dexterity

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