Merino for your hands.
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Got them wet while waiting for a freind at Alta. Once i put them in mittens and cinched up gauntlet they wer edry in 15 minutes. great liner, not teh most durable but wool is and warmth are great.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
they started falling apart rather quickly and i had loose ends coming of and soon also holes. Needs better product design, testing, and quality control on these gloves.
Any other Ice-Breaker product I own has been high quality.
The gloves are too thin to be warm, and one should be careful driving a car with them since there's no gripping material on the palms and they're very slippery (this wasn't a matter of false advertising, but a recommendation on my part.) Excellent articulation, however--you can even reach into your pocket and take out the keys.
Love these! Got these on sale a couple of years ago and they're still going strong. Perfect fit and holds up to those cold morning runs. If they were on sale, i wouldn't hestiate to purchase them again.
Versatile gloves. Great for cold mornings in the midwest...great uses for hiking, driving gloves, walking the dog, zoo trips and all around glove when you do not need a heavy duty glove. Gloves stow easily in pockets, allows for gripping keys and any smaller object where bigger and bulkier gloves do not. Wick moisture and dry quickly. Worth the $.
It's amazing how much of gear effectiveness is behavioral. My hands are always freezing so usually I buy the thickest, biggest gloves I can. Once I bought mittens. Then, because you can't actually do anything in thick gloves, I take them off whenever I need to handle anything. Of course, when I'm not handling anything, I might as well stuff my hands in my pockets to keep them warm. Eventually I stop wearing the gloves out of the house all together.
Given my recent revelations about wool socks (if you have sweaty feet, you also probably have sweaty hands--ruined my promising origami career), I thought I'd lay out the cash for one last glove experiment. Sweaty hands are possibly the reason Isotoners never worked for me, but these were a revelation! All the little tasks in setting up camp and cooking I could do while wearing these. This especially makes a big difference if there's anything metal you have to touch, of course. I was camping in the 20s and 30s and while my hands weren't toasty, I never completely lost feeling.
One thing that bugged me is that there's no sizing information. What gives?? Yeah, they're flexible, but the more area the fabric covers, the lower the density, the less heat can be kept in. Unless Icebreaker wool has some funny relationship with the laws of physics...which come to think of it I could believe. But anyway, I have thin hands but long fingers. If I measure around my knuckles it's 7" and from the base of my ring finger to the tip it's a little under 3". I ordered the medium but the fingers are a little too short. So if in doubt I'd err on a larger size.
Anyway. Thank you for reading my semi-biographical product review.
It was hard for me to spend this much on such a simple pair of gloves but I have problems keeping my hands warm so I decided to try these. They are much warmer than I expected for gloves with such little bulk. Worn these with the temp in the teens and my hands were perfectly warm. Way better than a synthetic pair I have of the same thickness. I have only used them by themselves so far but plan on wearing them as liners for my mittens when boarding. Only minor complaint: the wrist is the proper length but double the thickness of the glove. I don't like the extra bulk on the wrist especially since its going to be overlapping with your shirt/jacket anyway.
I originally thought merino wool=happy feet, and this rationale carried over to my front paws. Sadly, a recent trail run in 45 degrees and 10 mph. winds left my hands and wallet slamming my decision making process. In short, keep searching, these are not the guys you're lookin' for.
used them as a mitten liner when it was 5 deg out
they kept my hands perfectly warm... and I'm a big wuss when my digits get cold
good for around town or as a gift! once again Icebreaker has done it
These gloves are badass! I can't think of a better glove. They are really warm and fit well. I took them a trip to Joshua Tree in January and they kept my trip enjoyable. It was really cold. If only they were waterproof but that would be impossible. Two thumbs up.
These gloves are great for lots of things. Since they're wool they can handle a little moisture but they are also breathable so they're great for heading out on a run in the cold. Your hands stay warm but don't get sopping wet. They also are a bit more robust than some liners that come with ski/snowboard gloves and mittens so you can substitute them there, or keep 'em in your pocket as a backup. I've fallen in love with these gloves.
As all Icebreaker products are, these are wonderfully warm. I have very small hands so I didn't expect a perfect fit on a size Small. There's still 1/2" on the fingertips but I'd rather have the extra length than fitted, but cold, hands. These guys are perfect for shoving into your coat pocket. I also carry a pair of Icebreaker liners just in case I need an extra layer. And how you can pass up that cost? It's wonderful!