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Pennsylvania Choppers

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Buckskin leather Choppers by Frost River No.870D in Palomino leather. The Soft Buckskin is durable and sure to last a lifetime.

Classic. Simple. Enduring. Leather or waxed canvas choppers are made at Frost River in the traditional style with removable liners. The option allows quick drying and simple replacement of your insulation. The buckskin Choppers are available in three colors. The waxed canvas Choppers offer water resistance and are built from 10.10 oz. field tan canvas. The liners (available separately) are made in the USA by Fox River. They're currently available in size large, blended 50% wool, 50% acrylic. Our buckskin is locally sourced and has a durable yet supple texture. All of our buckskin comes from real, wild deer hides, so each one is a little different, making your pair one-of-a-kind. There may be some scarring in the leather, which is natural with a product that comes from the wilds of North America, and it helps make your Choppers just that much more unique, more authentic and more personal. 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.

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 cover 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.


Small, Medium, Large, X-Large


870W – Waxed Canvas, 870D-P – Palamino buckskin, 870D-S – Saddle buckskin, 870D-B – Black buckskin


Choice of premium buckskin or 10.10 oz. waxed canvas, 50% Wool/50% acrylic liner.

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  • 5
    Pennsylvania Choppers

    Posted by Dana Strandmo on Feb 21st 2022

    Purchased the Pennsylvania Choppers and filled them with the Fox River Double Rag Mitten for my wife. An unbeatable combination for warmth! She was using a Black Diamond mitten but had to put and warmers in them in below zero temps, which were painfully drying and cracking her fingertips. No need for hand warmers with the Pennsylvania Choppers/Fox River Double Rag combo, even in the recent -20 temps we've experienced! Fingertips are healing up and she's much happier. The only mitten for farm chores!

  • 5
    Made in the USA

    Posted by Ron on Feb 17th 2022

    I have been looking for the same stitching and quality I remember from a pair of choppers I had as a teenager. Unfortunately I lost them during a military move. My search for the best and warmest choppers for NH's cold winters has ended. I absolutely love they are made in the USA!

  • 5
    Pennsylvania Choppers

    Posted by marissa leigh feely on Dec 28th 2021

    These are the second pair we have owned, we only got another pair because my son grew out of the smalls, they hold up so well and work with or without the liner. We use them with the liner when cold and then use them on the ranch without in the spring and fall, they are the best we have ever owned! Also Frost River ships fast, always before they say they will get them to us. We love them and highly recommend!

  • 5
    I have a pair, my wife has a pair and now my son in-law has a pair, I'll be buying more for other family members. Best ever mitten, extremely durable, comfortable, and warm with appropriate liner.

    Posted by Richard A. Price on Dec 17th 2021

    Been wearing these since I've been a kid; early seventy now and love them as much now as I did as a kid.

  • 5
    Canvas! Liners! Nice.

    Posted by Donn Ahearn on Dec 11th 2021

    I like the feel, I like the rustic look, I like the grip and I like the versatility. They stack wood, go for long walks, and just incidentally keep your hands nice and warm. I accidentally ruined my pair of leather choppers, fleece lined. They were nice. I mourned. But I think I might’ve replaced them with better. I’m so sure of that, I bought a second pair!

  • 5
    Excellent product

    Posted by Dan on Feb 2nd 2021

    Excellent product fast shipping

  • 5
    Chopper mittens

    Posted by John Shorter on Jan 21st 2021

    Very nice workmanship and accomodates a pair of mittens inside

  • 5
    Great product and service

    Posted by Kate on Jan 17th 2021

    I bought these and the matching liner as a gift for my husband after complaining that he couldn’t find warm gloves. The black buckskin is soft and beautiful and fairly elegant for a chopper. He was borderline on the sizing, and I ended up I having to exchange an XL for a L. Customer service was AMAZING - so friendly and fast! The size large is generous enough for him to wear a few different types of liners underneath, so they are definitely versatile as well. I would definitely buy from this company again.

  • 5
    Penn. Choppers

    Posted by Paul on Dec 29th 2020

    Very well made as expected from Frost River. Glad I ordered the large and not XL. I was worried as my hands are pretty big. Used them while operating the snow blower. Finally my hands are warm, with using the wool liners.