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Stylish and functional
on February 16, 2011
I am a grad student who bicycles 3+ miles a day year round (in Oklahoma, formerly Seattle) to the university. This winter I needed some warmer gear after moving to OK - gear that will keep me warm for biking, but fashionable enough to appear in the dept when I'm taking or teaching classes. I have low circulation and am skinny, so I'm the first one to get cold, especially my extremities. I read a *lot* of glove reviews and looked on a lot of different web sites for quality without high cost.
These gloves are amazing and perfect!! They keep my hands warm in zero degree weather, and dry in light rain or snow. They are really cute, so I can wear them when I'm running to the store or for an evening out as well. And they're durable - I've only worn them one month so far but they still look brand new. Basically I look for excuses to wear them all the time and my husband gets tired of my exclamations of how my body is outside in the winter but my hands are indoors in the warmth. ;)
A couple caveats:
- These gloves do shed a little bit because of the rabbit fur. It doesn't bother me at all and I think it will wear off after they are a little older, but if a little bit of fur bothers you (or if you wear black all the time) you might notice it more than me.
- And secondly, the fingers are long and skinny - I can't imagine they fit everyone as well as they fit me. I wear size 6 or 6 1/2 ring finger rings, and have average to long slender fingers - I ordered the 7 1/2 and they fit me perfectly, with a little extra room in the finger tips. If you measure your palm width as directed for sizing a glove, you should be okay, but if you're on the edge definitely size up. If you have shorter than average fingers you will probably have extra room at the ends of the fingers.
All in all, I love them and will be wearing them forever!!