Eddie Bauer Men’s Guide Trigger Mittens Review

Eddie Bauer Trigger Mitt Dexterity, Photo Jonathan Penfield | Mountain Weekly News

The trigger or ‘claw’ style mitt helps to combine the warmth of a mitt with the dexterity of a glove helping keep your warm hands free from fumbling. The Eddie Bauer Guide Trigger Mitt is a lightweight but toasty offering from Eddie Bauer incorporating some great features.

Eddie Bauer Guide Mitts Review

With PrimaLoft insulation (double on the back and single on the palm) and goatskin leather these gloves are great for cold temps. Additionally, a highly breathable gauntlet to keep out any stray powder includes an easy two-finger dual-pull adjustment; simply pull on the plastic tab to tighten or on the fabric tab to release.

I used them at around 25°F and probably would overheat if it were much warmer. The PrimaLoft backing provides great breathability when warm at the bottom of a run or when putting a snowy hand back into the glove, keeping things dry all along.

Eddie Bauer Trigger Mitt, Photo Jonathan Penfield | Mountain Weekly News

Eddie Bauer Trigger Mitt, Photo Jonathan Penfield | Mountain Weekly News

The medium gloves I tried were a bit large compared to other brands; I was able to easily fit four fingers into the mitt portion. The length of the index finger and thumb were a little long to provide maximum dexterity that this glove could provide. In addition, the soft foam feel of the palm wasn’t the best for fine touch and made some glove use a bit tricky.

Another solid bet from Eddie Bauer is the standard Guide Glove, perfect for someone working in the snow.

However, the thin foam of the palm and fingertips did help to good touch response once gripping something. The goatskin leather should be durable, and the seams look strong. A nice plus is the felt thumb, which feels nice against the skin or a runny nose.

Eddie Bauer Trigger Mitt Cuffs, Photo Jonathan Penfield | Mountain Weekly News

Eddie Bauer Trigger Mitt Cuffs, Photo Jonathan Penfield | Mountain Weekly News

Overall Impression

Overall this is great quality and warm pair of trigger mitts that will provide a lot of dexterity during the coldest days on the hill or nights in the backcountry. Plus the warmth to weight ratio is awesome.

Their styling is equally at home around the resort under the cuff or deep in the woods gauntlet style, keeping your digits warm over a large temperature range with the Men’s Eddie Bauer Trigger Mitts ($99)

Eddie Bauer Guide Trigger Mitten
4 / 5 RATING      

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About the Author

Jonathan Penfield
As a nature athlete and research scientist, Jonathan appreciates exploring outside amongst the planet's elements while working to help protect them through enzyme engineering towards a greener chemicals industry.

3 Comments on "Eddie Bauer Men’s Guide Trigger Mittens Review"

  1. What is the purpose of the reflective patch and the thin elastic band on the back of the trigger finger?

    • Marty,

      These are guide gloves, so most likely the reflective is for some sort of signaling. Perhaps to help bring a helicopter in during flat light conditions? Let us know if you find out more, well reach out to EB and see what they say.

  2. Looks like a winner

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