*Disclaimer: I received a pair of Turtle-Flip Mittens from Turtle Gloves to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!*
Winter running can really drain me, mentally and physically. The trails are filled with ice and snow, making the miles take twice as long to cover the same mileage as in the summer. The sky is dreary and the wind rips right through your clothes. So why do we still run during the winter? For some, because we don’t have a choice if you have a spring race. For me, I still think there is beauty to be seen out in the woods on a cold winter day. Whatever your reason for running in the winter, having the right gear can make or break a run.
I received a pair of Turtle-Flip Mittens to trial this past month. I have some circulation issues, so keeping my hands warm is a MUST for winter running. Turtle-Flip Mittens are marketed to be the all-in-one convertible mittens
- Fingerless Gloves
- Arm Warmer Sleeves
- Wrist Band
They definitely fulfill all of these function but here are some extra benefits of the Turtle Gloves:
Comfortable and Easy to Transition
This may not seem like much, but when you are trying to use your hands in the winter, comfort and adjustability can be game changers. It can be difficult to grab nutrition or fix something on your pack if your fingers are numb or your gloves are too tight. The Turtle Gloves keep my hands warm and make it easy to transition and use my fingers.
Easy to Share with a Friend
My left hand tends to go numb first – bad circulation issues. But my right hand often feels just fine. My friend’s hand was feeling cold from carrying his water bottle. Because the gloves’ design, you can easily wear the glove on either hand. So I got a glove and he got a glove!
Winter Soft = Breath-ability
Some gloves are really warm, but don’t offer a way for heat to leave. This causes sweat, and sweat causes your hands to freeze. With Turtle Gloves, the winter soft fabric is breathable, fast-drying and wicks moisture away.
Long Mittens Cover it All!
I have many, many gloves and mittens. One thing that drives me crazy is when gloves or mittens are too short and don’t cover the entire wrist. I end up with a bright red skin around my wrist and a lot of discomfort. Turtle Flip-Mittens are nice and long and cover your hands and wrists. Love this feature!
If you are on the fence about trying out these gloves….don’t be. Winter gear is important, and it’s nice to see a product that has it all! Check out my discount page for a discount on a pair of Turtle Gloves!