The World's Best Mitts

Made in Maine.

Focused on Mitts for 2021

After receiving hundreds of well thought-out reviews and conducting batteries of tests, we know one thing for certain: the Mainers Extreme Cold Mitts are the best around. They're easy to slip on, extremely warm, nimble and provide incredible dexterity.

That being said, we've made the decision to focus solely on the Mainers Extreme Cold Mitt for winter 2021. We've added some new options and expanded our colors, so stay tuned (and don't worry, we're working hard in the background to make our gloves even better for 2022)!

We've been protecting the hands of NASA, the U.S. Military, NATO, and many more from extreme cold for decades. Now it's your turn.

Warmth and Dexterity

The Mainers waterproof winter mitts strike the perfect balance of warmth, dexterity, and durability. It’s simply the best winter gloves you can buy, whether you're cutting through powder or digging your car out of the driveway.

Extreme Protection

By sheltering all four fingers in the same waterproof, heavily insulated space, Mainers winter mittens keep you warm in the harshest conditions. The flexible materials and anatomically-optimized construction provide a freedom of movement other snow mittens can’t touch.

Mainers Extreme Cold Winter Mitt

Built to go wherever winter takes you.

  • Durable and Tough

    Lightweight and flexible yet built to take a beating, these waterproof gloves and mitts can handle the harshest winters.

  • Double Waterproofing

    Combining a durable water repellent outer layer with a waterproof and breathable interior membrane ensures that the insulation inside works, no matter how wet your environment.

  • Warm, Dry, and Comfortable

    A moisture-wicking interior helps eliminate sweat build-up that can leave you feeling cold and clammy.

  • Proven Quality

    Our team has been building extreme cold protection for more than 40 years. With customers like NASA, the U.S. Military, NATO, and more, perfection is non-negotiable.

Built Better

  • Millions of Stitches (and Counting)

    We've been in business since 1980, and many of our employees were with us at the very beginning. That translates to millions of stitches, hundreds of thousands of cuts, hundreds of industry-leading improvements, and countless satisfied customers. When it comes to providing protection from extreme cold, our expertise is world class.

  • Invested in Maine

    We handcraft our gloves and mitts here in Trenton, Maine. It’s a community we're committed to building something special while creating local jobs. It’s also a place that’s taught us little something about how harsh winter can be.

  • Domestically Sourced

    We've worked hard to source 99% of the parts for both the Mainers Gloves and Mitts here in the U.S. This keeps our supply chain close at hand while helping ensure jobs for our country.

The Our Products Go Through Rigorous Testing

Watch how we tested Mainers Extreme Cold Products to prove they're âś“waterproof, âś“durable, and âś“warm.

Dependable Materials

From the GORE-TEX® liner to the fleece and even the pulls, we source the very best materials to make Mainers. That's why we're pleased to share that every pair of Mainers comes complete with pulls from fellow Maine company Sterling Rope. Sterling is a legendary rope manufacturer whom tens of thousands of climbers, arborists, and rescue professionals around the world trust to keep them safe every day. We're proud to feature them in our products.

Incredible Performance

Tested like no other glove. Our Mainers gloves and mitts have been subjected to the very same rigorous testing we put our cryogenic gloves through. Why? Because we build the best, you deserve the best, and well, we wouldn't put our names on anything short of that.

Tested: Warm

After 30 minutes in a 0°F cooling bath, Mainers outperformed leading competitors.

How long do Mainers last in the cold? Well, longer than our testers can stay awake for, that's for sure.

Tested: Durable

Stitched strong, our mitts are built to stand up to daily abuse. Don't try this at home.

Tested: Water Repellant

What does this mean for you? You can keep your mitts on while ice fishing, shovel slush without a worry, and ski care-free while any wet just rolls right off your hands.

Tested: Waterproof

Our mitts undergo the same vacuum testing for waterproofness that our cryogenic gloves go through.

What Do Real People Think of Mainers?

We sent a few pairs to winter sports lovers. Read what they had to say.

  • Ditch the Liner

    We sent Maine-based nature photographer Tyler Kimbar a pre-production pair of Mainers gloves and asked for his honest feedback.

  • Stay Outside Longer

    Colorado-based hiker Daniel Flanagan tested a pair of Mainers in the harshest conditions he can find in mid-November.

  • Quality You Can Feel

    We love Pine & Water because they appreciate life in New England as much as we do.

Dan Takes Mainers for a Test Run

Dan Flanagan provides a quick review of the Mainers Extreme Cold Gloves before he snowshoes in Colorado on a 22Âş day in November.

Give the Gift of Warmth

Looking for the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? When you send a pair of Mainers gloves or mitts, it comes with this nifty card (and many years of reliable protection from extreme winter weather).

We Know Cold

Mainers is brought to you by the people at Tempshield® Cryo-Protection. We’re the industry leader in commercial-grade protection from liquid nitrogen, liquid oxygen, and other extremely dangerous cryogenic materials. Our gloves, aprons, and gaiters can safeguard against temperatures as low as -320.8° Fahrenheit. Thanks to our unwavering commitment to quality and unsurpassed attention to detail, we’re trusted in labs, hospitals, and even space. Simply put, if we can protect professionals down to minus 300, we can keep you safe and comfortable on your next snowboarding trip.

Meet Mainers

15 minutes away from Acadia National Park, our team brings decades of sewing and textiles experience to create the best gloves and mitts ever made.

We Stand Behind Our Products

Purchase with confidence because every pair of gloves and mitts is backed by guaranteed delivery, a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, and a 1-year warranty