The Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero is a weatherproof and breathable heavy-duty mitt for serious high altitude mountaineering. It has a durable and lightweight Conduit 3-layer ripstop outer shell with Duraguard palms, abrasion-resistant Kevlar-reinforced Schoeller Keprotec sidewalls and an extra long gauntlet to ensure a smooth fit over the bulkiest of jackets. It also features a removable Thermic Micro insulated inner mitt with a Conduit ripstop shell and a brushed tricot lining. GLOSSARY - Conduit: Mountain Hardwearâ€™s signature waterproof/breathable membrane that is made from hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules that draw moisture and vapour away from the body. Because the membrane doesnâ€™t rely on micro-pores, it presents a continuous waterproof barrier.Duraguard: Rubber compound embedded through a fabric substrate, creating an unprecedented abrasion resistant material with an incredibly high melting point.Kevlar: It has a high strength-to-weight ratio, 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis, and as a result offers exceptional protection.Schoeller Keprotec: Made with reinforced Kevlar fibres, it is extremely resistant to cuts and abrasions, as well as oil, water and general dirt.Thermic Micro: Made from a combination of hollow and solid staple fibres it has been developed for its loft, durability, softness and compressibility, and produces an insulation that is thermally efficient and structurally stable with excellent loft retention.Tricot: A thin fabric that is either knitted or resembles knitting and provides extra padding.