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LEKI Explore XT Lady Mitts Review: Mittens for the Coldest Mountain Days

Nothing ends a ski day faster than cold hands, so keep your mitts warm from first chair to last with the LEKI Explore XT Lady Mitts.

LEKI Explore XT Lady Mitts Review:

Price and Where to Buy: The mittens are $129.95 on Leki’s website and at Amazon.

[st_content_ad]How the LEKI Xplore XT Lady Mitts Rate:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Lined with Primaloft, these mittens are waterproof, windproof, and non-bulky so you won’t be restrained. The Xplore XT Lady Mitts are specifically designed to fit women and have a slightly wider cut that helps with heat retention.
  • Value: 7/10. The mittens are pricey, but the waterproofing and warmth may be worth it for frequent skiers.
  • Durability: 10/10. The exterior of the mittens is made from SOFT-TEX, a flexible and soft layer that resists water and wind and will last for a long time.
  • Portability: 9/10. The Primaloft lining keeps these mittens on the slimmer side without sacrificing warmth.
  • Cool Factor: 9/10. The mittens have an all-black design that looks good.

Final Verdict: For mittens that will keep you warm without sacrificing function, try the LEKI Xplore XT Lady Mitts.


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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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