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As you’ve seen and heard on my blog, Twitter in general, the news, etc., winter has been absolutely brutal here in the Midwest. So when we were given the opportunity to test out Turtle Gloves midweight Turtle-Flip Mitten, it was a no-brainer for me.
The midweight glove is for, according to their website, temperatures around 32 degrees. Of course, until this past week, the 30s were temperatures that we dreamed of seeing. Still, the Chicago tundra provided a good testing ground for the mittens. They might be initially cold, but once you start running your hands warm up FAST.
A cool feature about the mitten is that you can flip the top back and expose your fingers and thumbs. Can I just say, as someone who never ever drives with gloves on, being able to do this was awesome for driving! An underrated feature.
The fit of the mitten can best be described (by me at least) as that of a sock. It’s thin, but very soft and surprisingly warm. It’s also made of very stretchy fabric, which means if you’re a lunatic like me, you can layer lots of gloves underneath if you go out in really cold weather.
The sizing slants a little on the big side. I got a Medium/Large pair, and probably would have been a little better suited to have a small. This made the folding back of the mitten a little tough for me, since the mittens fit lose, and then only my fingertips were exposed.
The only negative I had on the mitten was that when my hands started to sweat (like I said, hands warm up fast) the fabric didn’t wick as nicely as I’d like. In other words, with sweaty mittens, and running into the wind, my hands were getting a little chilly.
Overall, I really liked my pair of Turtle Gloves! They’ll continue to be in my rotation for gloves once winter returns later in 2019 (assuming it leaves at all).