Xero Down Mitts

High-altitude expedition mitts. Light, compressible, comfortable. Designed to allow use of ice axe, jumar or trekking pole.
For clothing, weight is for size: M. For sleeping bags, weight changes with selected length/width. N.B. there may be some variation in the weights of finished products.
180g / 6oz
Xero Down Mitts

I've just returned from Vinson in Antarctica where your Hispar 1000 sleeping bag, Xero down mitts made life a breeze.
Lord Forsyth, former Secretary of State for Scotland.



  • Exceptional 900 fillpower European Goose down
  • Water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric with tough Tempest palms
  • Untaped seams for lightness
  • Box-wall throughout - no stitch-through seams
  • Articulated hand curve
  • Tape and buckle adjustment at wrist
  • One-hand shock-cord closure at fore-arm
  • Roomy cut to allow for inner mitts/gloves
  • Black inner for easy drying
  • Pile nose-wipe strip across back of hand
  • Idiot loops for secure attachment
  • Pack size: 10 x 18cm*
  • Colour: Royal Blue and Black
  • Option:
    • Long cuff extension (uninsulated) to just below elbow

* Please note: we make our stuff sacs big enough to allow fairly easy stuffing rather than reducing clothing to the tightest minimum.


Designed for fast moving expeditions to the highest levels or for any extreme cold weather venture where weight is at a premium. Using Ultrashell fabric and a highly efficient lightweight construction these mitts provide real hand warmth when you need it.

The wrist cords (idiot loops) provide a flexible, light, and detachable system to reduce the chance of these light down mitts being blown away by the wind.

Ultrashell (weight: 40 gsm)

One of the lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty.

900 Fillpower Down

European goose down of very high quality. A truly excellent down with large clusters, consistent quality and lively long-term performance. More on our down insulation.

Tough waterproof Tempest outer fabric (weight: 160 gsm)

A technically advanced waterproof breathable material. 100% Nylon. Good abrasion and tear resistance, yet offering high flexibility for such a tough material.

"I've just returned from Vinson in Antarctica where your Hispar 1000 sleeping bag, Xero down mitts made life a breeze."
Lord Forsyth, former Secretary of State for Scotland.

"Thank you for the fantastic equipment. Everything (including the Xero down mitts) was above and beyond what was required and fended off the elements perfectly."
Graham B, on a trip to Aconcagua.

As used by Rosie Swale Pope, the EverestMax team, in the Yukon Arctic Ultra, and by many others.