Omega Down Mitts

Our warmest down mitt for the very coldest weather. Taped shell delivers complete weather protection, but allows 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.
240g / 8oz
Omega Down Mitts

I have no hesitation in recommending the Omega Down mitts.
Adele Pennington, on successful Makalu expedition (8,481m).



  • Exceptional 900 fillpower European Goose down
  • Tough Waterproof Tempest Fabric
  • Taped seams for weather protection
  • 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: 13 x 21 cm*
  • Comes with stuff sac
  • Colour: Red and Black
  • Set 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.


For complete weather protection these mitts are made with tough, waterproof Tempest fabric and taped main body. Intended for very cold conditions, these overmitts provide real hand warmth when you need it.

As used by Joao Garcia, the EverestMax team, the BBC's Tribe team in Siberia, the XtremeEverest expedition, Ice Warrior expeditions, and many others.

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.

As used on The Coldest Journey on Earth.

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 wore nothing but your Omega Down Mitts during the seven and a half day, 350 mile race, during which temperatures dipped below -30° Celsius. The mitts kept my hands warmer and more comfortable during this race, than anything else during all of my previous winter journeys, projects and races. My hands were warm, dry and there was no moisture transfer. I was so impressed by the warmth to weight ratio."
Jovica Spajic, using the Omega Down Mitts while winning the foot race of the Iditarod Trail Invitational.

"The mitts were superb"
Louis Rudd MBE, using the Omega Down Mitts on his Spirit of Endurance Expedition, a solo unsupported and unassisted crossing of the Antarctic land mass.

"I have no hesitation in recommending the Omega Down mitts, which gave me enough dexterity to use a Jumar and Fig of 8."
Adele Pennington, on successful Makalu expedition (8,481m).

"Just a quick note to thank you for the timely supply of the PHD down gear before my Mt Vinson trip. The gear was absolutely first class. I used the Omega down mitts on our summit day which was -26C with a 30-40 knot wind and they were faultless."
Mark Dixon.

"Just a quick note to let you know that ALL 5 members of our team reached the Summit of Cho Oyo (8201m) ... I wore my Omega Down Mitts on the summit day and they were fantastic, the temp was -25C on the summit with a brisk 20-25 knot westerly wind, and I remained cosy warm for the 13 hours it took to get from camp 2 (7200m) to the summit and back down to camp 2. Thanks for the great gear."
'Lanx', UK Reserve Forces Seven Summits team.

"On the ascent of Mount Vinson the Omega mitts were perfect. I usually suffer from very cold hands and have tried every combination in the past. The Omegas over powerstretch gloves meant I never got numb fingers - in the past I could never imagine this!"
Nick Lewis, Antarctic Logistics.

"At -5F with 40 mph winds and a light polypro liner my hands were almost too warm. When it comes to warmth, the Omega Mitt with 900 down puts the other big name companies' so-called 'expedition' mitts to shame."
Eric Smith.

"Very happy to report that the Omega Mitts performed fantastically and kept us warm and safe especially during summit day where temperatures dropped below -30 deg C."
Robert Gatt on Cho Oyu.

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