Displaying a creative beadwork design on the gauntlet, these leather mittens are named for Shirase Nobu. Nobu was a Japanese Army Officer who led the Japanese Antarctic Expedition in 1910. Shirase and his men were the first humans to make landfall on the Edward VII Pennisula and were feted as heroes on their return to Japan.
Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from dark brown high-quality suede leatherand are lined with Polartec® Thermal Pro® High Loft insulation. Working directly with a tannery in the USA, we developed a suede leather, injected with silicon 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.