Serious mitts for serious weather. We make 'em warm, tall, and tough to give you a fighting chance against winter.
Field TanHunter Orange


Waxed canvas sheds slush and arctic polar fleece lining keeps you warm. The gauntlet length protects wrists and seals your sleeves. Burly buckskin leather palms and hearty waxed canvas will hold up to shovel handles and winter work, plus these choppers'll pop right off with a flick on a run to the tip-up. "Fish On!" Frost River mittens and choppers are sized to be roomy -- just right for frigid Minnesota winters. Take a look at the sizing chart in the image gallery to see which size of our mitts will fit you best.

Features & Specifications


MATERIALS: 10.10 oz waxed canvas, premium buckskin, 300g polar fleece lining, snap hook and o-ring

COLOR: Field Tan, Hunter Orange


When you invest in a Frost River made-in-the USA item, you’re not just getting gear that’s handcrafted and locally-made, you’re getting a piece made with intent. 
  • Lifetime Guarantee and robust repair program to keep your Frost River gear going for years to come.
  • Premium Materials sourced from businesses that have sustainability in mind.
  • Solar-Powered Manufacturing facility allowing us to craft Frost River goods with clean, renewable energy.
  • Investments in Technology that ensure the highest yield of our materials is consumed.
  • Made in USA

  • 30 - Day return

  • Secured payment

  • Quality Assurance

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  • Made In USA

    Duluth, Minnesota

  • Lifetime Guarantee

    Build to Last

  • Handcrafted

    Heritage Goods

  • Premium Materials

    Raw Reliability

The Frost River Guarantee: These mitts and choppers are tough. But if you wear ‘em like they’re work gloves, expect that they will eventually wear out. We guarantee all our reliable softgoods to hold together, that the hardware will do its job, but don’t mistake that for a claim they’ll last forever. We stand behind our work and take pride in making good stuff. However, if you use anything made from canvas and leather long enough and hard enough, you’ll need to eventually repair it, and sometimes replace it. When that time comes, we hope you choose to replace it with another Frost River item. What’s the guarantee on mittens? We’ll cover that the seams will hold, the elastic will stay in place, and on the Great Northern Choppers the brass clasp will last and work as long as the mitts hold together. Other than that, repairs for holes, rope-tows chewing through, or dogs discovering the deliciousness of your mitts etc. would fall under the “repair at a reasonable rate” clause if they're still repairable. Thank you in advance for your interest, understanding, and support.


MATERIALS: 10.10 oz waxed canvas, premium buckskin, 300g polar fleece lining, snap hook and o-ring

COLOR: Field Tan, Hunter Orange


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Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
Andrew Barwis

Great Northern Choppers

Worth the money

Quality made, care taken in packaging, and above all, hands stay warm even below 0 degrees above 10,000 feet. This is the way a company should do business.

Jan Ranck

They've become an old friend after a few days of firewood chores.
For me, I could use a bit more insulation but I've always got cold fingers.

Gary Hayden
Made in the U.S.A.

Made by American craftsman! Old school!

Peter McLeod
Love my choppers

The choppers run large so make sure you measure your hand to figure out the size. I am typically a large for gloves but definitely a medium in this case. Not a problem in my opinion just how they fit. Material, stitching and leather accents are all top of the line as you would expect. I'm looking forward to some cold weather camping even more with these babies!