Displaying a creative beadwork design on the gauntlet, these leather mittens are named for Henry Hudson, an English sea explorer and navigator of the 17th century. Hudson made two attempts to find a Northwest Passage to today's China via a route above the Arctic Circle. He explored the river around modern New York metropolitan which was eventually named for him. On his fourth voyage to North America he also explored the large bay in Northern Canadian which also now bears his name.
Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from dark brown high-quality suede leather and are lined with Polartec® Thermal Pro® High Loft insulation. Working directly with a tannery in the USA, we developed a suede leather, injected with silicone during the tanning process for further waterproofing, that is extremely durable yet retains great dexterity. The length and cut of their design allows for a jacket to slide fully inside without bunching while providing a close fit that protects the wrists and hands from snow in the heaviest of powder days.
As each leather mitten is hand-sewn and uses natural materials, each leather mitten will possess slight variation in the look of the leather, beadwork, and fur trim. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as unique mittens more akin to works of art.