Alexis C.wrote a review of Icebreaker Glove 320 on December 29, 2010
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.