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Great function but not for "extreme" cold weather
on December 9, 2010
I have purchased several pairs of these since my review years ago, and still enjoy them but thought I would simplify a few things from my original review.
-These are not "Extreme" cold weather gloves as they claim to be and will not hold up in single digit temperatures or very windy days.
-If they get heavy use, odds are good they will only last one season.
-They are not waterproof but they do a decent job of resisting some water.
-Does not have fingers that work on touch screens. (Likely not an issue for most, but thought you should know!)
-These are the warmest pair of THIN gloves I have worn.
-The zipper pocket on the top of the gloves are very helpful and hold up well under repeated and heavy use. You can comfortably fit a single card no bigger than a drivers license in each pocket and proximity cards still work when zipped up. A few keys will also work inside but you'll have to take them off your key ring.
-Has a moderate amount of grip on the inside of the gloves.
-Does not limit finger mobility and you are still be able to write.
Before I start let me mention that I work primarily outdoors eight hours a day at a car dealership no matter how cold it is or how much snow is on the ground. I constantly have to write on paper work and fish things out of my pockets. I also have to use a computer numerous times a day, located in a not always warm building. Finding the right pair of gloves, is critical.
If you are looking for a pair of gloves that keep you warm and do no limit finger mobility, these are perfect. You still might fat finger things on a keyboard while wearing them, but you can chicken-peck your way around the keyboard for shorter work pretty easily. Although most winter gloves will make writing, and other small tasks a little harder this one proves to limit the difficulty more than any pair I've owned. They have extra grip on the inside of the gloves to limit that.
The pockets on the top of these gloves are helpful as well. We have to use a proximity card (the size of a credit card) constantly and this fits perfectly inside of it so I don't have to keep digging it out.
All positives aside, know that these are NOT WATERPROOF. They have proven to be resist water (I've pelted a few co-workers with snowballs and brushed snow off of cars with them) but I certainly wouldn't wear them in the rain or a huge snow storm. These do not soak up water like most fleece-like gloves which is a huge bonus, but they don't seem like will hold up on a really wet day.
Had a single digit temperature day this morning and I'm sad to say they did not keep my hands warm for very long. Still very pleased, but for extended periods in the cold they don't work well below fifteen degrees.