eVENT RAIN MITTS
Often Copied – Never Surpassed.
WEIGHT: 0.6 – 1.5 oz | 18 – 45 gm
Our eVent Rain Mitts are the most popular single brand gear item on lightweight thru-hiker gear lists the world over. Since their release in 2007, they’ve been ‘along for the ride’ with many a long distance hiker. Their excellent performance has been proven over, and over, and over.These gloves have been used by:
JUSTIN LICHTER “TRAUMA”: With over 15 long thru-hikes covering over 50,000 miles, including the first ever winter PCT thru and first ever continuous thru of the 2,400+ mile Great Himalaya Trail, Trauma has used the eVent Rain Mitts with a liner in very low temperatures.
ANDREW SKURKA: Long distance hiker, explorer, and 2008 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, took the eVent Rain Mitt on the 6,875 mile Great Western Loop.
FRANCIS TAPON: Triple-Crowner (AT, CDT, PCT) and the first ever successful 5,800 mile CDT Yo-Yo
ANITA KASS “NITRO”: Used these on her 2,900 mile CDT and Triple Crown finish (AT, PCT, CDT). Anita is one of the very few women to Triple Crown primarily solo.
ERIN & BRENTWOOD HIGMAN: Used these on their 4,000+ mile “Journey on the Wild Coast,” from Seattle to the end of Alaska. At one point in an early season Alaskan blizzard, they were forced to stuff grass into the mitts as insulation!
“I have always sought out the solution for rain and hands and the eVENT Rain Mitts are the answer! Probably my favorite item EVER! ” – JUSTIN LICHTER “TRAUMA”
Why are our mitts so popular? MLD eVent Rain Mitts have articulated thumbs positioned off the palm face, not the standard design with thumbs out the side seam. They also have tall wrist cuffs for proper overlap with rain jacket wrist closures. They’re designed for the wrist bungee to last a very long time and be a one-hand pull or loosen maneuver that is functional over other layers. And, they weigh less than an ounce per pair!
These mitts are designed for ultra-lightweight protection, for 3+ Season hikers, needing short term early morning warmth or anytime rain protection. Not intended as all day everyday cold weather mitts, but plenty of folks are using them that way! At less than an ounce for the pair, they won’t last as long as 6 oz | 170 gm winter over mitts. Keep away from campfires and heat sources to prevent the eVent membrane from delaminating. Not warranted against fabric wear out. They have lasted many thru-hikers one full trip; your mileage may vary. Going over 3,000 miles? Get two pairs…
Available, in 3-Layer eVent Construction, or 2-Layer eVent Construction. Check out the “Options” tab to see which pair is right for you.
• All 3-layer eEVENT ripstop fabric is the lightest fully waterproof, highly breathable and durable fabric available. Our top quality version of eVENT fabric is waterproof rated at 23,000+ g/m2/24 hrs.
• Comfort down to 35+ degrees worn alone or mid 20’s with a liner glove while on the move
• Minimum of seams to maximize strength
• Anchored wrist cord lock / bungee closure is easy to use with mitts on
• Ergo wrist and thumb shape reduces seam stress while holding trekking poles
• Long gauntlet wrist covers jacket cuffs
• Sized to fit over a light to medium thick glove/mitt liners. Sized a bit larger than some mitts to give more room to vent and to not stress the seams under a trek pole strap.
• 1 x Tube McNett Seam Grip Seam Sealer
NOTE: Requires user seam sealing! Check out the “Seam Sealing” tab for instructions, tips, and an instructional video.