Crab Grab Man Hands Mitts

Crab Grab Man Hands Mittens

Features from Crab Grab

  • Thinsulate® Insulation
  • Snug-Cuff closure
  • 15k Waterproof/Breathable Hipora® Membrane
  • Reinforced Pig Skin Leather
  • Cow Suede Panels
  • Stretchy Wrist Leashes
  • Embossed Claw Palms

Recommended for:

Any rider looking for a warm, durable mitt to keep your hands dry and warm on the coldest days up to about 35 degrees.

Review Date:

December 2018 and April 2019 in Wyoming
Mitt Size: Large 8-9.5″
Color: Man Tan

Crab Grab Man Hands Mittens Review:

Crab Grab Man Hands Mitts

I really like the look and feel of a leather mitt. I am also in constant search of products that hold up to a long season of abuse. On average, I put 30-60 days of riding in every winter in all sorts of weather. I came across the Crab Grab Man Hands mittens and being Bode Merrill’s mitt of choice, figured they should take some serious abuse.

The Man Hands mitts look like a work mitt which is a very popular style right now. But, they do have some style features to set them apart. They have a suede band on the back of the mitt with an embossed Crab Grab logo. They also feature a softer cow suede on the thumb for wiping your goggles or nose. The rest of the mitt is made from a extremely durable pig skin leather. I drag my hand doing euro carves and a fair number of grabs hitting the jump line in the park. The pig skin leather hardly shows any signs of wear after a full season of hard use.

The Man Hands Mitt has a 15K Hipora membrane to keep your hands dry from outside elements but is also breathable to keep sweat to a minimum. Being a leather mitt, you will need to use the provided Nikwax and reapply on a regular basis. The mitt became water logged on numerous occasions, however my hands were never wet.

They also feature Crab Grabs Hand Sandwich Construction. This puts extra insulation on the back of the hand where you lose most of your heat. The palms have a little less padding so you keep full mobility. These gloves are warm, but on a few really frigid days (below zero) at Grand Targhee resort I had to use a liner.

The Man Hands Mitt is designed to be an under mitt. The Snug-Cuff closure keeps the elements out and allows the mitt to easily slide under the cuff of your jacket.

Overall impressions:

Rough, tough, and thoroughly masculine, the Crab Grab Man Hands Mitts are built to take some serious abuse. Built of reinforced pigskin, and shielded from the cold with Thinsulate® insulation, the Bode Merrill-approved Man Hands Mitts are awesome and yours for the grabbing.


  • Great Style and Construction
  • Good Warmth during most winter conditions
  • Can layer liners under your mittens if needed
  • Leather Palm is durable
  • Fits true to size


  • Can become water logged if not adequately covered in Nikwax
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Design:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Overall:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

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