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Outdoor Research Lost Coast Fingerless Mitten - Men's

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  • Item #ODR1183

Material
[body] 85% wool, 15% nylon, [lining] polyester, [palm] suede
Gauntlet
no
Claimed Weight
5.3 oz
Recommended Use
skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, hiking, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 2

Not Quite

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
m
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

I had high hopes, but I ended up returning this item. I bought these with the intent of using for winter disc golf and hiking/dog walks. -I ordered a size medium. While my hand fit into the glove comfortably enough, it remained too tight for dexterity around the fingers. A Large would have been to bulky for sure, but would have allowed for a liner. -A convertible glove that doesn't convert for the thumb ends up with with 4 useful digits and one super slippery one. If the thumb must remain intact (which I understand; no glove maker has been able to nail the thumb flip), then the "grip" material needs to extend to the end of the thumb. Seems like a good way to drop a phone or lose grip on the steering wheel. None of the photos here show the palm, which is a considerable oversight by the backcountry.com folks. -Personally, I would take the reduced warmth on the thumb for a flip there. I didn't pay enough attention to the product before ordering, as I would have declined if I had seen that the thumb doesn't flip. That said, if the grip was extended to the end of the thumb, I might have kept them for the hiking/dog walk purposes. -I wanted a fingerless with a good grip on the palm. The leatherish material on the palm is good quality, but the "grip" material should also cover the top portion of the flip for the fingers as well (which might save the user from having to convert the mitten in the first place for some applications). Build quality seemed excellent, as is typical for OR, but $55 is just too steep for a glove that doesn't quite get it right for me. The hunt continues for the perfect fingerless glove.

>Rating: 4

Quality

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 0"
Weight
190 lbs

Gloves are great. Keep you nice and warm in snowy conditions, nice quality, leather is a nice touch for durability, and overall is the best mitten I’ve put on. Cons: too much extra room between the palm and wrist and magnet needs to be stronger for snow ball fights(unmates with a proper toss lol) Washed and dried the gloves and they fit better around the palm to wrist area but still has extra fabric. If you’re closer to a size smaller based off the sizing chart, go down a size. Still a great glove and choice

>Rating: 3

Great concept, but mitten part too small

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
M

I love convertible gloves, and this one is really well made. But the mitten part is too tight for the glove part - you can see that just by looking at it. Also, it has a magnetic latch, which is very convenient, but that means you can't use a compass with them on. Not a problem for using them around town, but a non-starter for backcountry use.

>Rating: 5

Not bad

I have not put these puppies into action just yet. But I would love to see how much cold they can handle. Package states 25°F to 40°F. They are very comfortable and the leather on the Palm is a added plus in protecting that area. The magnet that holds the finger tip end is pretty darn smart no snaps and no bare metal piece touching the back of you're hand it has a layer of cloth covering that area

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Thank you for the review! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Warm

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Keeps hands warm. They feel pretty fat, but they do the trick and the leather on the palms help grip things well.

>Rating: 4

Good glove for cold dry days!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I enjoy using these while taking easy cruises on my bike. The finger tips are very warm and block out the wind. The only downside is I pulled out some of the stitching in the palm, with the velcro in my jacket.

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Does this fingerless mitt also have a slit in the thumb for a fingerless thumb option or is it one piece?