Happy Friday! Although today is a balmy 34 degrees, it’s been a pretty extreme Winter for those that live in the Midwest and Northeast. Just turn on any news station and you’ll hear about the recording breaking cold and snow in those parts of the country. When the opportunity to try out Turtle Gloves became available, I jumped at the chance!
What are Turtle Gloves?
Simply put, Turtle Gloves are the gloves for people that do stuff! According to their website, “If your passion is fashion, fitness, sports or just staying warm, we have Turtle Gloves for you. They are for work or play and every day”.
Turtle Gloves come in three different styles – fingerless gloves, turtle flip mittens and mitten hoodies. I was sent the Turtle Flip midweight running mittens.
The midweight gloves are recommended for everyday use and also for running below freezing temperatures (recommended to about 25F, tested as low as 15F by runners). Most of my outdoor runs have been in this range and I can definitely say that they kept my hands nice and warm. I also used the gloves when I was digging my car out from the most recent snowstorm and my hands stayed dried and warm during the 30 minutes I was outside.
I think that the best feature is the ability to go from mitten to fingerless gloves rather quickly – literally in less than 5 seconds. I always run with my iPod, so when I want to switch songs, I need to use my fingers. During my run I was able to quickly convert to the fingerless glove option to do this. Also, my hands tend to overhear when I’m doing a “longer” run (anything over 4 miles). For those runs I start with the gloves in “mitten” mode but when my hands feel warm, I quickly switch to the fingerless glove option for the remainder of the run.
Want to see how Turtle Gloves Running Mittens work? Click here to see a short video!
If you would like to purchase a pair of these gloves, don’t forget to use promo code TurtleBibRave to save 15% off your order!
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