The mitten cousin to our original Classic Glove. These all-purpose mittens are sturdy and comfortable. Hand waxed and made for the Give'r in us all!
The Classic Mitten takes the resilient leather composition that Give’r perfected with the Classic Glove and modifies it for the mitten form. Our team in the mountains of Jackson Hole understand the importance of sturdy, lined mittens and used that expertise to come up with a design meant to beat the elements in whatever weather.
Each pair arrives wax-sealed and ready for you to get out there and Give’r! Like their glove counterparts before them, they are perfect for all of your outdoor activities, from skiing and snowboarding to horseback riding and hiking. Durable and comfortable, they are sure to keep your hands warm and dry all day long.
Our mittens are made of the highest-quality leather, giving them the longevity that guarantees they’ll be going on adventures with you for years to come.
1. Hearty 100g Thinsulate insulation
2. Grade A premium cowhide all-leather exterior
3. Slip-on style with elastic sewn into wrist. A true mitten design (no finger slots/dividers)
4. Personalize: choose your hand-branded initials (up to 3 characters)
5. Coated with natural beeswax for weatherproofing - each pair of gloves is unique in appearance!
6. Produced by a master leatherworker in Pakistan. Hand-waxed, hand-branded, and quality checked in Jackson, Wyoming.
View our sizing chart in the ordering section under "View Our Sizing Chart" or as a PDF here.
View our "Break-In & Fit" section below for more helpful information or check out our "Videos" tab!
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Break-In & Fit
Close your eyes and picture your favorite cowboy boots, baseball glove, or wallet. Likely it looks worn in, perfectly molded to YOUR body — right? It wasn't always that way! Our Classic Mittens, like all Give'r gloves and mittens, are meant to get better with time as well. When this pair of mittens arrive at your house (thanks to speedy shipping!) they may feel snug or slightly stiff — this is normal and ideal! In lieu of immediate reaction or jumping to conclusion "I need a different size", we recommend using your mittens, breaking them in, and trying the Oven Method. This process will undoubtedly give you the best fit in the long run!
- Just don't clean 'em! Leather looks better with some good ol' dirt and grease and with time you'll come to love the new patina.
- Can't resist? Use a damp cloth (no soap!) to wipe away dirt from the surface of gloves and then dry them slowly in front of a fan.
Tried-N'-True Drying Techniques:
- *Fastest* Place your Classic Mittens on a boot/glove warmer. Make sure to create a gap for airflow around the wrist cuff area.
- Place your leather mittens on their sides in front of a standard fan, ensuring maximum airflow. Put a paper towel tube in the wrist cuff to assist with airflow.
- Use any accessible products that absorb moisture or allow for airflow (i.e. shoe dehydrator, newspaper, etc.) and place the pair of gloves in the sun.
- Wring out like a dish towel
- Place too close to the fire
- Place on your car exhaust
- Turn inside out
- Place on a radiator
- Place in microwave
How to take care of your Give'r Gloves
1. If in between sizes, what should I do?
Give'r gloves and mittens are a great way to provide warmth to your hands during the winter. However, finding the right glove size can be tricky, especially if you're in between sizes. That's why we recommend sizing up if you're not sure what glove or mitten size to get. A larger size in our Classic Give'r Mittens will give you a little more room to work with, and will help ensure a comfortable fit.
2. On first wear, my mittens are snug - is this normal?
Yes! The Classic Mittens are designed to be snug at first, as they'll begin breaking in on first use. The insulation will pack out and begin to fully fill the leather outer shell. The leather itself will begin to break in and form to your individual hands. The more they're used, the better they'll fit as they become an extension of your hand and fingers. To expedite the break-in process, check out The Oven Method video above!
3. How often should I re-wax my Classic Give'r Mittens?
Re-waxing needs vary greatly from person to person. Some people never apply a new wax coating to their Give'r gloves and mittens at all and are completely fine, while others re-wax every season to add extra weatherproofing before being outside a lot. The more you use 'em, the more you should re-wax 'em — especially if you're doing abrasive tasks like handling barbed wire or a burning log. Doing it yourself? Any all-natural beeswax (Sno Seal works great) will do just fine!
4. How do I re-wax my Give'r Mittens?
The process of re-waxing your Give'r mittens is remarkably simple. First, make sure the leather mittens are clean and free of any dirt or debris. Then, heat up your natural beeswax. You can do this by microwaving the beeswax for a few seconds, or by melting it over a stovetop. Be careful not to overheat the wax, or it could damage the mittens. If using alternative products like Nik-wax or Sno-Seal, follow specific product instructions.
Warm your clean mittens in an oven, recommended "Bake" setting at ~180-190 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Once the beeswax is melted/warm, apply it liberally to the heated leather mittens (wearing the mittens while applying is best way to execute!). You may want to use a brush to help distribute the wax coating evenly. Let the Classic mittens sit for a few minutes so the wax can soak in. Then, buff them with a cloth to remove any excess beeswax. You can then re-heat the mittens in the oven, and repeat as needed to achieve your desired result!
That's it! Your leather mittens should now be nice and shiny, and they'll be protected from the elements.
5. What kinds of activities can I use the Give'r Classic Mittens for?
The Classic Give'r Mitten is perfect for a wide range of activities. Made from durable leather, these winter mittens will keep your hands warm and protected from the elements; rain or shine. They're perfect for activities like hiking, riding bikes, downhill skiing, snow shoveling or even building a campfire. Plus, the heartily insulated and comfortable design means you can wear them all day without having to worry about your hands getting cold. So if you're in need of a good pair of mittens for any activity, these leather mittens are the perfect choice.
6. Can I expedite the break-in process for these leather mittens?
The Give'r Classic Mittens are some of the best out there when it comes to performance and comfort. However, like with any new piece of gear, you’ll want to break them in before taking them out on the trail. This time and love will give you a final result you’ll be stoked on. However, we also understand that breaking in a good pair of mittens can take time. If you want to expedite the break-in process, try our Oven Method!
7. How can I make these leather mittens last as long as possible?
The key to making your Give'r Mittens last as long as possible is patience and proper storage. Start with taking the time to properly break them in to shape and form to your hands. Beyond normal use and break-in, make sure you don't excessively stretch the leather mittens out of shape — this will cause them to wear down more quickly. If you're not going to be using your leather mittens for an extended period of time, store them in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight to prevent the leather from cracking or drying out. (The wax coating is key to retaining the natural moisture of the leather, so know this is present from the jump!). With a little bit of patience and proper care, your leather gloves will last for years to come.
8. Why should I add initials to my Give'r Classic leather mittens?
Adding your initials to your Give'r Classic leather mittens can be a smart move for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it can help you easily identify your work mittens if you misplace them, whether you leave them on a popular hiking trail or on the job site. Once you have the best gloves that are just your style, you don't want to take a chance at losing them. Adding your initials can be a way to ensure that they don't get mixed up with anyone else's.
Furthermore, leather mittens can also provide a touch of personalization and style to your look. If you're someone who likes to make a personal statement with your clothing, adding your initials to a good pair of gloves can be a great way to do it. Not only will it make your mitts stand out, but it will also show that you put some thought into choosing them and take pride in your gear as you give'r each day!
9. What does "Give'r" mean?
The phrase "give'r" is a colloquial term used in Ontario to encourage people to live life on full send. In other words, the phrase encourages people to go all out and enjoy every moment of their life as it's happening.
It's a term that encourages people to push themselves and always put 110% into everything they do. The term give'r is a reminder that life is short and that we should not take it for granted. We should live each day to the fullest and enjoy every moment. So next time you're wearing a pair of our Classic Give'r Gloves, remember the phrase and go out there and conquer the world!
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Mittens for my wife and I
These are the nicest chopper we have ever had! Very well made and extremely warm! Thank you!
Warm Even on Froze Ski Days
I've used these mittens several times now while skiing, including on a particularly cold and windy Colorado day. Even without glove liners, I was mostly comfortable all day, which would have been unheard of with my old mittens. I'm often very cold, but these were cozy — and when the day heated up to spring skiing conditions, they have a small enough profile that they were easy to stash away in my jacket. My only comment is that they got significant white outlines in the palms after they got wet from all the snow, which may have to do with waterproofing? But the insides stayed warm and dry, so it wasn't really an issue.
Outstanding product, great performance as well. Very warm and comfortable mitten. The fit is perfect and a very stylish, goes well with all my outdoor gear.
My son in law was thrilled and loved the initials. He said they really keep him warm. Thanks for making a quality product.
Best Mittens Ever!
The classic mittens are the best mittens ever simply because they fit right, keep my hand and fingers warm and are made to be top quality. I highly recommend these and the more you use and wear them the better they are!