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    Purveyors of the very finest climbing equipment for 50 years.

    Joe Brown is considered the foremost rock climber and mountaineer of his generation, and perhaps the greatest all round mountaineer ever. You can read a biography of his climbing career if you click here.

    In 1966 Joe opened the Llanberis climbing shop with his wife Val. The Capel Curig shop opened a couple of years later and over the years the shops have earned the reputation of being among the best specialist climbing equipment and outdoor gear shops in the UK.

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  • Dachstein Mitts

    Dachstein Mitts are classic heavy duty, pre shrunk wool mitts for serious mountain warmth. Made well oversized and then boiled to shrink to a thick felt like mitt, they are a definite must for Scottish winters.

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    With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

    You Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that, as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up and get it sent out to you - it often never even hits the stock room shelves!


    With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

    So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

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    Dachstein Mitts Description

  • Brand : Dachstein
  • Season : AW16
  • Code : 5006072
  • Weight : 0KG
  • These are the classic heavy duty, pre shrunk wool mitts for serious mountain warmth. Made well oversized and then boiled to shrink to a thick felt like mitt, they are a definite must for Scottish winters. 

    Dachstein Mitts are not waterproof, however they do retain some of the natural oils from the wool and are naturally water resistant. Dachsteins have been popular with mountaineers for decades for their legendary ability to keep your hands warm whatever the weather. 
    When used in winter conditions, ice will form over the mitt which actually helps to keep the hands warm.

    As modelled by Clint Eastwood in the classic 1975 film, the Eiger Sanction!

    *Please note that the sizing of the Dachstein Mitts is very large, so you may need to order a size, or even two sizes down, from your regular glove size

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    Buyers Guide

    • Pre Shrunk Woolen Mitt
    • Boiled wool mitts are made by repeatedly boiling heavy wool gloves in hot water until they shrink to the desired size
    • The boiling process preserves the natural oils occurring in the wool and results in a very tightly woven mitt that is windproof and highly water resistant.

    Sizing Information


    • Extra Small 9.5cm wide
    • Small 10cm wide
    • Medium 10.5cm wide
    • Large 11cm wide
    • Extra Large 12cm wide
    • Weight: 150g approx.

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    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By julie on 5
      Very good quality, very warm. I bought the extra large ones for my son, and they are not too big at all.
      YES julie would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By clwyd on 5
      should have added - I bought a medium size which are a good fit for relatively large hands
      YES clwyd would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By Gail on 5
      Brilliant, in snow still cosy dry hands.
      YES Gail would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By Harry on 5
      The dachstein mitts are the perfect mitts to have a warm backup for more technical gloves. They can be used when wet and are very warm. Perfect for slipping on when you stop moving.
      YES Harry would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By R WALKER on 5
      YES R WALKER would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By Tom on 5
      The best you can get.......... Period.
      YES Tom would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By Bob on 5
      Bought these to replace my old pair after one blew away during a very windy day in the highlands! They were 20 yrs old! Sometimes you cant beat old technology. Arrived 2 days after ordering - great service.
      YES Bob would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By Craig on 5
      Classic mitt thats simple but works great, very warm mitt and I use mine under a pair of Extremities tuff bags when the going gets wet.
      YES Craig would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By keith on 4
      Great mitts! Not used in real anger yet but certainly warm. Definitely go a size down, small works for my otherwise medium hands
      YES keith would recommend this item
    • Dachstein Mitts Review

      By Paul on 5
      Lovely mitts, easy to recommend and perfect for getting my hands free quickly for photography. Im usually size L, but medium fit me fine and L would have been too big.
      YES Paul would recommend this item