The only thing you'll sense is warmth.
Rely on the Men's PL 400 Sensor Mittens by Outdoor Research when cold weather stands between you and your hiking destination. With a stretchy 300-weight fleece exterior and additional 100-weight fleece lining, the PL 400 excels on winter roads as well as trails, and touchscreen-compatible finger tips let you snap pics on the hike.
- 300-weight fleece exterior
- 100-weight fleece lining
- Touchscreen-compatible finger tips
- Palm grip
- Item #ODR005T
- Q & A
Maybe a little over rated
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I use mitten glovesfor my early morning Calif hikes when temps are under 55 or so, to maybe 35. These gloves are warm, or as warm as my very inexpensive ones bought from Target some years ago. These new mittens are XL, but the wrist enclosure seems more like a medium. Around the wrist it feels fine when wearing and hiking, but if you have to take the gloves off during the hike, let's say to go to the bathroom or get something out of a pocket, it's very difficult to get the gloves back on. The moisture buildup and tight wrist band are very tough to overcome. I am currently working to modify the gloves by scissor cutting the wrist area so it can be expanded and then sewing on Velcro straps. I would not buy these gloves again, yet hate to abandon them altogether, hence the effort at making modifications. Best used by someone who plans on putting them on and leaving them on until the end of their sporting need.
For Alpine Ski Touring
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been using these for three years now as my lightweight, uptrack handgear. They go on and off so much faster than gloves for when I need my fingers (like when reaching into a pocket), but are thin and supple enough to do zippers, pull cords etc with them on. Also much warmer and, with less detail and stitching, last longer than gloves. When I put my big gloves on, these go under the chest flap of my bib pants. They'll be warm (and dryer) if I switch back later.
Recently, I also bought the Runners 3 Overmitts from The North Face. The Overmitts are incredibly light and will usually stay in the pack, but add warmth and dryness when needed. I bought XL size in both mitts for my average size hands. Neither company sizes for men with large hands, don't buy anything less than a L unless for a child's hands.
What is the liner style? Glove or mitten?
OR PL 400 does not come with a separate liner.