THIS PRO SKIER-DESIGNED MITTEN DOES MORE THAN KEEP YOUR DIGITS TOASTY.
Lexi duPont just wants to spread the love. Some things really are that simple, and the inspiration behind the duPont-designed Eddie Bauer Lexi Mitt is one of them. “When you’re wearing a mitten, all you can really do is give people a thumbs up,” says duPont. “I wanted to put some more love into the world, so I came up with the idea of having a mitten with a heart on the palm, so you can spread love whenever you wear them.” Pro skier duPont, a former Junior Olympian and Freeride World Tour champ, is now an EB-sponsored athlete and a bit of a philanthropist. The Lexi Mitt—which duPont wanted to call the “Lexi Love Glove” but EB demurred—was born from the desire to address the world’s current strife in a positive way. “With the state of the world we’re finding ourselves in—with politics, climate change, human rights—it felt really important to me to finally produce this mitten,” she explains. “I’d been thinking about it for years.”
She’s also been thinking about ways to get the next generation engaged in preserving the environment, especially in light of this past summer’s hurricanes and wildfires. With Eddie Bauer and the Lexi Mitt, she found an opportunity to do just that. Proceeds from sales of the mitten will benefit