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Astis Mittens and Gloves - Made in the USA and now in Australia

Astis combines today's technology and natural materials with the traditions of handcrafted artistry. Now available direct in Australia, shipped from Sydney

Astis's beautiful beaded suede leather ski mitts and ski gloves
provide a comfortable feel, superior warmth, breathability, waterproofing, durability and uniquely beautiful aesthetics.

They are designed to be versatile, enabling them to be worn backcountry skiing, on a walk to dinner on the coldest winter night or skiing on a sunny ski day in Australia. No matter where your journey takes you - Astis can handle it. Astis beaded ski mittens and ski gloves are extemely durable and Astis believe they will be the only pair you will ever need - although one beautiful pair may not be the only pair you want to buy!

Adhering to a traditional ethos
Astis "easy on, easy off" capabilities are maintained with a clean functional design with no drawstrings, buckles or clips to get caught up. The length and cut of the long cuff and mid cuff Astis gauntlet mitt design allows for ski jacket sleeves to slide fully inside without bunching, yet provide a close fit at the wrist to protect wrists and hands from snow in the heaviest of powder days. The short cuff mitts fit close to the wrist meeting the jacket sleeve end to prevent snow entering the mitt and are a slimmer overall design..

Astis suede leather ski mitts and gloves are handstitched
Astis has several factories in the USA. The leather hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the fekt backed beadwork is completed in Los Angeles, California. The mittens are stitched together in two facilities -  one in San Francisco and the other in Bend, Oregon.

Harnessing the natural qualities of full hide suede leather
Astis are made from the highest quality hardwearing suede leather. Leather inherently provides great protection levels from the elements (cold, wind, water) as well as being a breathable material. Working directly with a tannery in the USA, Astis developed a superior suede leather, injected with silicon during the tanning process for further waterproofing that is extremely durable yet allows the mitts to retain great flexibility and dexterity, unlike many mitts. Whilst the leather Astis use is very soft and flexible, the palms are reinforced with leather patches where needed for added durability at the 'wear points' of most gloves and mitts.

High Performance Insulation for superior warmth
Astis is proud to use Polartec® ThermalPro® Highloft® for insulation lining which gives a great feel whilst still providing a superior warm thermal layer for any cold outdoor activity or adventure. PolartecThermalPro® Highloft® not only provides outstanding warmth without weight but is extremely hard wearing, dries quickly and has been the primary insulation layer of choice amongst experienced outdoor enthusiasts for almost 3 decades.

Astis ski mittens and gloves are intricately hand - stitched
The almost invisible stitching and the forearm beaded patterns are immaculately executed. Astis designers create new decorative patterns each year to provide a wide choice of unique beadwork or selected cowhide patterns. Each Astis beadwork pattern is an original design from Astis and individually handstitched on heavy duty felt before being applied, ensuring the beads are securely fastened. Each cowhide is individually selected for pattern and then hand cut to provide a unique aesthetic look to every Astis mitten.

Some Astis ski mittens and gloves retain traditional functional style elements with the use of suede strip fringing. Rather than a purely decorative element, fringes were often used on clothing to help shed moisture. As the fringe whips back and forth, water runs down to the tips and wet items will shed water much faster than without a fringe.

Wearable and functional works of art.
As each Astis suede leather ski mitt is handsewn and uses natural materials, each mitt or glove will possess slight variations in the cowhide pattern, beaded artwork and fur trim. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as creating individual and unique pieces more akin to works of art - a common remark from those who see these mitts for the first time! .

Wear them in.....
As beautiful as they look, Astis leather ski mittens and gloves are specifically crafted to be worn over many years of outdoor adventures.  The leather will soften and mold as you wear them.

Astis was founded on the guiding principle of using high quality craftsmanship to bring you the best, most distinctive mittens for your winter adventures - Enjoy them in the years to come!

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