4. Austrian Dachstein Woolwear 4-Ply Mittens
The Austrian Dachstein Woolwear Mittens are another premium choice in 100% wool mittens. The design is made of 4-ply, heavy-weight boiled wool. These mittens offer superb insulation and protection against the elements, including snow and rain. The special boiled wool mittens construction means this design can absorb 30% of their weight in water, without losing its insulating properties. Keeping you warm, even when bad weather strikes.
You may wonder, what is meant by ‘boiled wool mittens’? Well, it simply refers to the technique used to prepare the wool. First, the wool mittens are sewn in large silhouette, then they are boiled to shrink down to actual size. This technique allows the weave of the wool to become extra dense. This makes the type of wool extra insulating and more durable.
This premium pair of mittens is imported directly from the Dachstein Mountain area in Austria. The mittens are produced in small factories, using only 100% organic wool, to guarantee the highest quality standard. The 4-ply construction and long cuff helps seal in warmth and prevent cold air from entering.
Outstanding customer reviews
Praised as possibly ‘the warmest mittens’ on the planet, consumers rave about the insulating properties and comfort of the style. You don’t have to worry about them being itchy or scratchy, as according to Amazon reviewers, the Austrian Dachstein Woolwear Mittens are wonderfully soft. The many 5-star Amazon reviews also confirm the mittens’ performance in extremely cold temperatures, with one reviewer confirming that even in double-digit wind-chills, their hands did not get cold.
A minor con is that due to their 100% wool material, these mittens cannot be machine-washed, and instead require hand-washing in cold water with natural soap. After washing, air dry flat.
The Austrian Dachstein Woolwear Mittens may cost a bit more, but with proper care, these wool gloves should last you for many years to come. Non-itchy, superbly insulating, and with excellent durability, they’re a worthwhile investment for any outdoor enthusiast!