I know that if

all things being equal (fabrics, thickness, and insulation), mittens are warmer than gloves.

from this question.

However, I feel like there's was a trend to "mittens" the last years. It's unlikely that this only comes from the fact that "mittens are warmer" cause it's not that of a problem (in common) while snowboarding.


In which circumstances are they preferable over common gloves?

Common gloves

Or is it just a matter of personal style preference?

I ask from a snowboarding point of view:

  • Park/Freestyle

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  • Backcountry/Powder

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  • ???


  • Sorry but this question isn't aiming for more information than the one you linked to. Mittens are warmer and in snowboarding/skiing it is often very cold. Especially because of the intense wind-chill and the fact that people aren't really warming up by physical activity. Therefore you freeze and therefore you need good warm clothes. – Wills Dec 19 '15 at 18:32
  • Most probably reason is not functional - Manufacturers needed a new fashion to get people to replace perfectly functional gear that as just a season old. – user5330 Dec 20 '15 at 23:36