Displaying gorgeous beadwork artwork on the gauntlet, these leather mittens are named for John Wesley Powell. Powell was an American geologist, US Army soldier, explorer of the American West, professor, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for his 1869 geographic expedition, a three month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first official US Government-sponsored passage through the Grand Canyon.
Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from light tan high-quality suede leather with hand-stitched beadwork on the gauntlet and are lined with Polartec® 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.