Chris Benchetler is a monster in the backcountry, so it's not exactly a surprise that Dakine has teamed up with him to offer the Benchetler Team Baron mitten. Like the classic Baron platform,there's a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable insert to make moisture a non-issue, and it gets a boost from Gore's Xtrafit technology, for a more precise fit and superior dexterity. There's a moderate 170g of PrimaLoft insulation, to keep the cold at bay. The shell is a blend of leather and 4-way stretch softshell material for durability. The liner is wool, to keep you warm and fight odors, even after weeks on the hill. It's rounded off with styling that's inspired by Chris himself, making these a top choice for fans of Chris, or just stylish mittens.
(Brown and Black Leather Mitt)
Eric Jackson is rides gnarlier than anyone, in sketchier places, and he's got a sweet beard too. With all this experience as an exemplary shredder, he knows a thing or two about staying comfortable on the hill, so he teamed up with Dakine to give you the Eric Jackson Baron mitten. Starting with the classic Baron mitt, he added his signature style that's classy without being too flashy. There's a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex insert, which uses Xtrafit technology to keep the bulk to a minimum. Although they look like pipe mitts, they've got 170g PrimaLoft insulation to keep you warm in all but the absolute worst conditions. The leather palm is grippy and durable, and the shell is a blend of softshell and leather that breaks in buttery soft for insane comfort. They won't help you stomp unreasonable lines, but at least they'll keep you warm, and looking good while you're at it.
(Dark Brown Leather and Pattern Mitt)