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Winter is here and its time to start making sure that we all have the appropriate running gear to stay warm out on those cold runs. One of the most important things to take care of, is your hands. Not only do you need gloves that are warm but also can beat the elements such as wind and snow/rain. A few weeks ago, I was sent a pair of Turtle Gloves to try out, and not just any pair of Turtle Gloves, these are a prototype of their new light weight gloves.
This is the first time that I have tried Turtle Gloves so I wont be comparing them to their other products, rather just no experience with other gloves. Turtle gloves I would say are more of a flip glove style mitten. Whats great about the flip glove style is that they allow your fingers to be exposed if they get too hot without having to remove the gloves completely and having to just hold them.
I also am a big believe in mittens. I think that they were better than traditional gloves because your fingers create friction between them that create warmth. The Turtle Gloves mittens are also made so that they block the wind from getting to your fingers as well as they are waterproof as well. This is huge for those crappy weather days.
I like these gloves, but I am not in love with them. What could make me fall in love with them? one main thing. There is no elastic around the wrist area that ensures that they do not fall off. They feel very lose around my wrist and hands and feel like they could fall off if I do not keep my hands in a fist. But really that’s the only thing I really don’t like about them. They do the job. Even with them being a lighter weight glove, my hands stayed warm with the windchill being at 9 degrees which was more than I expected from these gloves.
While the light weight Turtle Gloves are a prototype at this time and are not on the market, you can still check out the other models that they have to offer. When you do, use promo code TURTLEGLOVESBR to save 15% on your order!