Great Cheap Glove
I am on my second pair of these gloves, not because the old pair wore out but I lost one.
For a very cheap price this glove works wonders. It is surprisingly warm, but also can be used in warmer weather as I use them when hiking with an ice ax. One trick to making these all purpose gloves is that remember that your fingers aren't covered, and do most of your gripping with your palm and lower fingers. Saving your exposed fingertips for tasks requiring a more dexterity. Surprisingly windproof, except for the finger tips.
They are a bit stiff at first but break in after a bit and feel great. They actually look fairly fashionable if you go for the outdoorsy look and are into that type of thing. Can't complain, just wish the full finger gloves didn't have rubber on the palms.
Bottom line is if your a fingerless glove type of person then these are your best friend.
A Classic Glove
Wearing these 100% natural wool fingerless gloves for 8 years makes me realize what a classic they are. I believe they are the best warming, indoor, flexible, therapeutic gloves available.
Completely machine washable on " cold" and dryable, too, they are practical tools for the hands.
After a day of hard hand usage, especially paddling and rowing, or house painting, I rub lotion on the hands, then put on the wool gloves while going about indoor tasks or even sleeping. The muscles, tendons, joints seem to recover faster than anything else I have tried.
Maybe there is still some lanolin in the wool that helps things out?
Also, arthritis is creeping into my joints now and these wool fingerless gloves softly warm my hands all night especially when the house temperature is really cold.
Better Than Expected.
I will start off by saying that they do run a little big, but other than that these are great gloves for winter. I live on campus and I ride my bike to class, when it is already freezing and the wind chill is unbearable, these keep my hands warm as can be. I did read that they ran a little big, but I just assumed that person had small hands (I have abnormally large hands). I ended up ordering an extra large. If you have large hands go with large. The extra large is more for extra meat on the hands and less on the length of the fingers. Etc. Not too big of a deal, because it gives some breathing room.
Buying my third pair!
I have Reynaud's Phenomenon, which makes my hands and fingers painfully cold during the winter. I have fingerless gloves for the car, my office, and my home.
This style works best for warmth and easy use of a keyboard, other office work, and household "stuff". I have worn them shamelessly at meetings and conferences and had people being frozen in the room say they were going to start keeping some in their bag for the same situation.
The new pair will stay in my messenger bag so I don't get caught without some when I need them. I am thinking about adding some colorful embroidery thread to dress them up. Why not?
These will insulate your hands decently in 40 deg F weather, 30 deg F if you've got warm pockets to stick them in. You can use your cellphone or tie your shoes with them on, as with all fingerless gloves. They do pill up easily and after some usage a lot of loose threads will appear. I'd not wear these when gripping anything abrasive or something that could catch (firewood, devices with small tightly fitting parts like bicycle chains), the weave is a little loose. As an everyday moderately cold weather glove, these are fine.
I Love These Gloves
I love these gloves. They're perfect for photographers who need to be able to use their fingers while outside on a photo shoot. Great for driving as well since they shield your hand from the cold steering wheel. And of course, I use them while camping. I have three pairs: one in my car, in the house, and in my photography bag. They helped me survive the cold upstate NY weather and allow me to keep my heat turned off in TX. I've had mine for 5 years now and they're still going strong!
I purchase a couple pair of these every winter...for the [$] price, I don't mind that they wear out a bit. Truth be told, I lose them before they fully give up and wear out.The room where my computer is kept gets pretty cold in the winter. These are great for typing.I also ride a moped...I'm able to keep my hands warm, while still operating turn signals, horn and throttle without a problem.
good warmth for the money, good layer
these are nice gloves, especially when combined with a thinner fleece inner layer glove. That with these on top to add some insulation is a good combination. the gloves are more than average warmth for the thickness. they could be a tad thicker, they don't shed much and are above average quality. they don't absorb water easily, which is a big plus. for the money, you cannot go wrong.
A Good Buy
Though they're not my favorite gloves, they're awesome for what they are- basic and high quality. The wool has been super durable considering my history with other gloves, and frankly they keep my hands so warm I have to take them off frequently. Despite having my fingers available I still can't securely grip things like my dog's leash, but they're still awesome
exceeded my expectations
I usually wear size M/L for women, but for these gloves, size small fits perfectly. The gloves are very well designed in that the neck is snug and the palm area has enough slack to let me write with the gloves on without feeling any clumsiness.