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Dakine Tundra Mitt - Women's Review

This super warm mitten is perfect for the coldest days on the slopes
dakine tundra mitt for women ski gloves review
Dakine Tundra Mitt - Women's
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Price:  $125 List
Manufacturer:   Dakine
By Amber King ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Dec 4, 2018
  • Warmth - 25% 9.0
  • Water Resistance - 25% 8.0
  • Dexterity - 25% 3.0
  • Durability - 15% 4.0
  • Features - 10% 5.0

Our Verdict

Tackling some of the coldest weather conditions, the Dakine Tundra Mitt is a perfect option for those looking for one of the warmest mitts out there for frigid resort riding. The combination of PrimaLoft and down insulation keeps hands warm when the mercury dips deep into the double negatives, while the nylon-polyester shell keeps water from absorbing into the material. We especially love the silky smooth interior and the simplicity the Tundra Mitt has to offer. Our only caveats with this mitten are its lack of breathability and dexterity. However, that's to be expected with such a heavily insulated product.
Super warm
Silky smooth liner
Simple design
Extremely water resistant
Few features
Not breathable

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Tundra Mitt by Dakine is one of the warmest mittens tested. Its single construction is bomber, keeping you warm on cold days in the mountains.

Performance Comparison

dakine tundra mitt for women ski gloves review - the dakine tundra mitt is super warm.
The Dakine Tundra Mitt is super warm.
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Warmth and Breathability

If you're looking for one of the warmest gloves out there, the Tundra Mitt fits the criteria. Loaded with a combination of Allied Down (230 g) and Primaloft (80g), it kept our hands super warm during the coldest of temperatures. We love the silky high pile fleece lining that keeps hands super cozy and comfortable throughout the day, and wicks away moisture effectively. In comparison to all other contenders tested, it provides some of the best insulative materials. The Gore-Tex liner provides decent weather resistance which translates to better warmth overall.

dakine tundra mitt for women ski gloves review - the dakine tundra mitt features a super warm primaloft insulation...
The Dakine Tundra Mitt features a super warm PrimaLoft insulation that keeps hands toasty in the coldest weather.
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That said, breathability is limited. When testing this mitt in the backcountry our hands quickly began to sweat, and the mitt was unable to vent. On warm days, we actually had to take it off! As a result, our hands got a little colder as temperatures continued to plummet throughout the day. We would recommend it only for the coldest of weather when sweating in your glove won't be an issue.

dakine tundra mitt for women ski gloves review - the plush, silky smooth liner of the dakine tundra mitt keeps hands...
The plush, silky smooth liner of the Dakine Tundra Mitt keeps hands cozy and warm! We loved this mitten - especially for cold days on the chair lift.
Credit: Amber King

Water Resistance

Make sure to treat the leather and shell of this glove to ensure it continues to wick water well over its lifetime.

We are truly impressed by its ability to repel water. Equipped with a nylon polyester shell coated with a DWR finish and a Gore-Tex insert, it did not leak and it absorbed the very little water. Additionally, its water-repellent leather palm provides fantastic resistance when building a snowman or constructing a snow angel. As a result, we can recommend it for both wet and dry climates, even in the nastiest of weather.

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The Dakine Tundra Mitt is one of the most water-resistant mitts tested. We would recommend this product for all types of climates!
Credit: Amber King


Given the lofty insulation and the mitten construct of the Tundra Mitt, this mitten has the worst dexterity rating of the lot. We found it hard to perform simple tasks like tying shoelaces and zipping up our jacket quickly, but when it came finer tasks, we found ourselves taking off the mitt…ultimately making our hands colder. The conclusion? Not a very dexterous product.

This mitten is true to fit!


This mitten has a single layer construction and a wrist cuff that fits best underneath a jacket. This is a simple glove with limited features. It has a small clasp to hold the mittens together when not in use, in addition to an adjustable cuff closure. It does not feature touch-screen compatibility, leashes, or a nose wipe like that featured in other products in this review.

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We loved the many features! Removable leashes, mitt clips, female-specific fit, adjustable cuffs, and easy-pull on loops.
Credit: Amber King

Durability and Construction

The Tundra Mitt is constructed of a polyester shell and durable leather palm. However, despite the nice materials, the stitches are longer and not as well crafted. Our tests revealed that it packed out slightly throughout our three-month testing period. That said, it does have a two-year warranty, and we believe this mitt could last a few years.

dakine tundra mitt for women ski gloves review - the palm features a water-repellant leather palm that is fairly...
The palm features a water-repellant leather palm that is fairly durable!
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Being one of the warmest mitten tested, this product fills a specific niche. However, the sticker price seems a little high for where it landed in our metrics. That said, if warmth is your priority, this may be a great choice.


The Dakine Tundra Mitt is perfect for sitting on an ice-cold ski lift on the coldest days of winter. It'll keep your hands roasty toasty.

dakine tundra mitt for women ski gloves review - if your hands get especially cold in the winter, this mitt is what...
If your hands get especially cold in the winter, this mitt is what you need! Be sure to slip on the silky-smooth Dakine Tundra Mitt that generates the most heat of any mitten tested in this review!
Credit: Amber King

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