Expert Review: Burton Men's Profile MittensPublished on 11/29/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the mittens, which I purchased with my own money in January of 2022.
Burton Profile Mittens in action. Photos courtesy of Matt Johnson
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the mittens, which I purchased with my own money in January of 2022.
The Burton Men's Profile Mittens are a perfect entry-level mitten to keep one’s hands toasty on cold days.
About this gear
- Model: Burton Men's Profile Mittens
- Size: Large
- Height: 6’0”
- Weight: 170lbs
- Experience: 2 years of snowboarding
- When I bought them: January 2022
- Days used: 10 days on the slopes
- Weather conditions used in: Powdery and cold winter days
- Where I’ve used them: Snowbowl, Arizona
- Terrain: Resort, park, trees
How they perform
What I was looking for
My hands usually run cold, so I was looking for a pair of mittens that would keep my fingers warm on colder winter days. I also was looking for a pair of mittens that wouldn’t break the bank.
Why I chose this gear
I decided to purchase this pair of mittens because of the amazing price when compared to other mittens on the market. I have some other pieces of gear from Burton that I am very happy with, so I was confident the quality would be just as amazing.
I considered buying some other higher-priced mittens from Burton (specifically the Burton Men’s GORE-TEX Mittens). But after reading the stellar reviews from other customers, I decided to take my chances with these. I am very happy I did, as these have provided me with plenty of warmth, and they have been fairly good at keeping out water/snow.
What I love about them
- Fit: These can be adjusted around the wrist as well as around the palm so that one can get a custom fit no matter their hand size.
- Comfort: The fleece lining inside of the mittens is extremely soft and comfortable.
- Ease of movement: These are mittens, and I haven’t had any issue with movement in them. I can even crank my snowboard straps down without having to take them off.
- Warmth: These gloves have kept my hands extremely warm, even on colder days thanks to the Burton Thermacore™ insulation.
- Waterproofing: These gloves have been fairly good at keeping water/snow out thanks to the Burton DRYRIDE™ technology, which helps in keeping my fingers warm. They aren’t GORE-TEX though, which is why I gave them a 4.
- Weight: They are very lightweight despite being insulated due to the Burton Thermacore insulation.
- Conditions: These are perfect as mid-winter gloves for someone who needs something to keep their fingers warm.
- Touchscreen compatibility: They feature touchscreen compatibility that works well enough, especially for a mitten.
- Features: The wrist straps have saved me from dropping these things off the lift on numerous occasions.
- Quality: For their extremely affordable price, these mittens are very well constructed. I expect nothing less from Burton. The company offers DRYRIDE tech to keep out water, Thermacore insulation and fleece lining to keep my hands warm and comfy, and the touchscreen compatibility and wrist straps are the cherries on top.
- Durability: I often find myself falling quite a bit on the slopes, and these gloves have held up well despite that fact. I don’t see any signs of wear and tear that affect their performance.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Breathability: These may be perfect for keeping hands warm on closer days, but on warmer spring runs, it may be beneficial to find some thinner or more breathable gloves, as one may overheat with these.
Favorite moment with this gear
I visited Whistler, British Columbia for the first time in January of 2022 and experienced the gnarliest powder I have ever seen. These gloves helped keep me warm and dry the entire trip.
Value for the money vs. other options
At their retail price, these gloves are an absolute steal of a deal. It was hard to find any other mittens at their price level that offered the same level of quality and insulation. I also looked at the Dakine Men's Nova Mitten and the 686 Men's GORE-TEX Linear Under Cuff Glove but ultimately went with the Burton Profile gloves. I was extremely happy with my decision and saved some dollars in the process.
As mittens at an entry-level price, the Burton Men's Profile Mittens are the perfect buy to keep one’s fingers warm and dry even on the coldest days. For warmer spring runs, I would suggest a lighter pair of mittens as these may be overkill.