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Northern Pacific Mittens - Waxed Canvas

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The Northern Pacific Mitten in waxed canvas is warm, sophisticated, durable, and high quality. This item is made in the USA at Frost River.

Winter is too long to always have cold hands! Give your digits a chance, keep them together in the cozy comfort of a pair of Frost River mitts. Here's the shorter, smaller, cousin to our Great Northerns, the Northern Pacific is also lined with heavy polar fleece to keep all your fingers happy. Elastic back helps keep out snow and cold. Waxed canvas style is extremely durable and sheds snow and water with buckskin used along the palms. Frost River mittens and choppers are sized to be roomy (a bit larger than expected) -- 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.

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? 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.


840W – Small, 840W – Medium, 840W – Large, 840W – XL


Deerhide Buckskin, 10.10 oz Waxed Cotton Canvas – Field Tan, Oil-Tanned HH Vintage Boomer Leather, heavy polar fleece Lining, Elastic

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  • 4
    Northern pacific waxed canvas mittens

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 30th 2022

    These mittens are the best ones I've had in a long time. I have used them in cold weather in Minn. nd they have performed perfect.

  • 5
    Norther Pacific Mittens - Waxed canvas

    Posted by Steve LaVoi on Jan 27th 2021

    I never give five stars but your stuff gets five stars. I have been using the mittens when I cut, split, haul and stack 5 cord of firewood and they are holding up great. The mittens are spendy but worth it

  • 4
    Norther Pacific Mittens - Waxed canvas

    Posted by Syeve LaVoi on Jan 13th 2021

    I never give five stars as no one is perfect. So take the 4 stars as an at-a-boy. They are warm. However they are very big. I ordered the XL mittens and for the first time in my life XL was to big. Not Frost Rivers fault. I will use them but will order the large size as well. Good stuff from Frost River.

  • 5
    northern pacific mittens

    Posted by J.A Smith on Jan 12th 2021

    warm and comfortable. Very nice mittens. Fantastic service. Quick note do'nt order XL unless you're an NBA player

  • 5
    Northern Pacific (formerly called "Pennsylvania") Waxed Canvas Choppers

    Posted by Dave on Dec 16th 2020

    Old school mittens - what's not to love?!? I've only got 2.5 winters with these choppers, and haven't beat them up much at all, only using them to shovel snow, etc around the house but I can attest to a few things at this point in time. They're a really great product that I feel I'd miss if they disappeared and certainly something that I'd buy again if damaged. These canvas choppers do indeed come waxed but it's only a light coat that did let some water soak in couple of spots, specifically the leather bits, when new. I purchased a can of Frost River's Martexin Canvas Conditioner and applied a liberal coating all over the mitten and these things have been waterproof ever since. For me this was no big deal since now I can recondition the choppers as needed over time. I use these in conjunction with Frost River's Wool Chopper Liners making for the perfect match up. I suggest to use the sizing chart shown here on the site, which accounts for use of a liner, and you'll be doing great on your next adventure. I know these choppers are pricey but in my opinion they're worth the expense.

  • 4

    Posted by John Carnes on Oct 27th 2020

    They are warm.

  • 4
    Waxed canvas mitts

    Posted by Don on Jun 24th 2020

    Haven’t used them yet as I bought them for a high altitude elk in Colorado this November. My initial impression is that the are very well made and fit well (per the sizing chart). I also bought the wool liners and the combination should work well. Will be better able to evaluate these mitts after the elk hunt - hence the four star rating vs a five star.

  • 4
    Waxed Canvas Mittens

    Posted by Dave on Nov 12th 2018

    I bought these mittens 2 years ago and they've held up pretty well. I'm a railroad conductor and work around a lot of rough equipment that isn't friendly on gloves and mittens, so to get 2 years use out of them is quite good. While the mittens themselves offer little insulation from the cold you can wear wool liners and/or gloves under them to keep your hands warm in any weather and believe me, the railroad works in ANY weather. The only reason I'd give them 4 stars is that they are expensive for canvas which doesn't last as long as some of the hide materials used in other choppers, but then again, they don't stretch out or become lose over time like deer hide with mink oil does. I'll still buy another pair and probably will next year and duct tape these for one more season. Make sure you buy them oversized so that you can put a bulky liner in them. I wear a wool mitten liner along with a leather glove in mine so forget about dexterity of any kind with this combo but fortunately for me, railcars don't require much dexterity and I never feel the cold even hanging onto frozen steel all day/night.