Dakine Fillmore Trigger Mitt Review

2016 DAKINE FILLMORE TRIGGER MITTDakine Fillmore Trigger Mitt Specifications from Dakine:
Insert: DK Dry waterproof
Insulation: High loft synthetic [ 60g / 170g ]
Palm: Durable water repellent leather
Shell: Nylon / Poly with DWR treatment
Lining: 300g fleece
Cuff Closure: Adjustable hook and loop
Nose wipe thumb panels
Touch screen compatible
Check out the Fillmore Trigger Mitt

Intended Use:
snowboarding/Snowsports

Recommended for:
Any rider looking for a mid weight  trigger mitt to keep your hands warm from the single digits up to about 40 degrees.

Review Date:
October – November 2015 in Colorado

Dakine Trigger Mitt performance and review:
2016-dakine-fillmore-trigger-mitt-1I’ve used Dakine mittens and gloves for years and have not been disappointed, they provide the right amount of warmth and protection for your digits and I’ve never been disappointed with their product. After using the Dakine Fillmore Mitt last season, which is a great mitt, I wanted to try something with a bit more flexibility to move my fingers. I prefer the look and feel of a mitten, so the trigger mitten was a great option that I decided to try out this year. The Dakine Fillmore Trigger Mitt is a mid-weight under-mitten (meant to be worn under your cuff of your jacket, I prefer this style) with velcro closures that are easy to close with your mitts on or off. It stays closed and tight around your wrist so you won’t have any cold air or snow where it shouldn’t be. The fleece liner is super comfy and warm and the trigger style mitt gave me the extra movement I was looking for in my index finger. My hands stayed toasty all day in 5 degree to 30 degree weather in a variety of conditions.

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The Dakine Fillmore Trigger Mitt is meant for colder days, for warmer days you will want something lighter, but for most of the winter these will be your best friend keeping your hands comfortable on any mission on the mountain. The Nylon/Poly with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment shell is superb at keeping water out, the palm is constructed of DWR leather and works good without applying Nikwax, however I would recommend applying the Nikwax provided. I have found that the leather does get a bit wet on the outside with prolonged exposure to having your palms on the snow, but it hasn’t gone through to the liner. The thumb panels are nice and soft for wiping your nose or goggles to get rid of snot or snow. It is touchscreen compatible, but I’m not sure how well I can operate my smartphone with a trigger mitt yet, that requires more testing. All in all, I’m really happy with the Dakine Fillmore Trigger Mitt. Check this product out if you’re looking for something a bit different this season to keep your hands dry and warm.

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Pros:

  • Great alternative for a rider looking for a mitten style with some extra finger flexibility
  • Great Warmth
  • Stays dry
  • Comfortable – easy to put on and take off
  • Easy to secure: Velcro closures stay closed
  • Fits true to size

Cons:

  • The DWR leather palm does get a bit wet when putting your hands down during the day

Rating:

Price: (4.5 / 5)
Performance: (4.0 / 5)
Design: (4.5 / 5)
Overall: (4.3 / 5)

2 thoughts on “Dakine Fillmore Trigger Mitt Review”

    1. Hi Josh, I haven’t tried them yet, we have reached out to Celtek, and are waiting to hear back. I agree this would be a great comparison, we will try to get something up soon.

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