Kombi Women’s Downy Mitt Review
I may not have grown up on the slopes as a ski racer, however I have always wanted a pair of leather mitts to look like one. Fortunately, Kombi’s Downy Mitt fits the bill and then some. The Downy Mitt is super warm and looks pretty stylish too. The Downy Mitt is available in white, brown, and of course your basic black as well.
The Downy Mitt is made from top notch goatskin leather that is super-soft and flexible on the first wear. The palm of the mitt has two horizontal stitch patterns that helps you grasp objects such as ski or trekking poles. The Downy Mitt also features an adjustable wrist strap to seal out the elements and get a customized fit, as well as a cord lock cinch closure to tighten around your forearm. Only thing missing is a an extra loop to put your hand through to prevent you from dropping your mitts when on the lift and mucking with your goggles and the like. I typically wear my jacket cuffs over the Downy Mitt to seal out any powder that may sneak in, as the cuffs on these mitts do not have a super long gauntlet cuff, which I am totally okay with. Sometimes gauntlet cuffs get to be a bit too much and get bunched up; the Downy Mitt’s cuff is about 2-3 inches or so.
The membrane of the Downy Mitt features Kombi’s own WATERGUARD® FLEX, which is designed to keep the elements out and therefore, your hand warm and toasty. So far, the mitts have done just that during some early season snow storms in Colorado. However, where the Downy Mitts truly performs is in the warmth department. I am a cold handed and footed gal, so mitts of any kind are usually my thing. The Downy Mitts feature high loft goose down insulation that has kept me as warm as I think I can be on a below zero ski day. Wearing a pair of liner gloves is a cinch and adds a touch of warmth. There is no dedicated pouch for hand warmers, which I am glad for, that way I can move my fingers around the hand warmer when they are inside my mitts.
Kombi’s Downy Mitts appear to be built to last, with tight stitching and high quality leather. With that said, if you are in the market for a super warm mitt, these are definitely worth a look.
Available in sizes small to extra-large