Rated 5 out of 5áby Philip2 Glove mitts
I don't know. Reading previous reviews seemed to infer the glove didn't have a thumb cover. Maybe ll bean asked for a up-dated design. These have separate thumb cover which can also be flipped down to expose thumb.
Seem like they should keep hands warm, with mitt covering, fingers can be kept cozy, or to prevent hands from getting too warm, flip open and continue shoveling or driving while lower hand stays warm.
The warm packed fleece or whatever material is soft, though don't think would respond well to getting soaked.
But maybe be a little resistant to wet dampness of snow.
Still, they are warm, or seem to be. Our cold eastern shore winters have not come yet, demanding gloves. But I'm ready.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 best designed mittt
These mitts are so much better than a similar pair I bought 10 yrs ago. They are waterproof and windproof. I use them when walking my dog. The thumb cover is particularly useful for doing 2 digit jobs ,like hooking a leash to a collar.
I also like to free up my fingers and thumbs when driving..
Very well made ,no loose stitches , magnets are so much better than Velcro. I would recommend them to anybody who works or just walks outside.
February 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby GulfWatcher Curious about thumb
I would have given 5 stars except for the construction of the thumb area: In my opinion the thumb area should have been constructed just like the fingers with an overflap at the slit area. Don't understand why the thumb part does not have a flap to cover the slit like the fingers do and leaves an open hole area on the thumb.... My opinion LLB missed on these. Unless I got defected ones and if so someone please let me know so I can return. Thank you.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Nothome So far - so good
Got these mitts the other day in the middle of a really cold spell. I've worn them out and about for a few hours and find they keep the cold away from my hands quite well. Have yet to dunk them when fishing - ( a previous source of great misery in the winter), but am looking forward to a successful experiment.
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby gh52 Warm but slight annoyance
Just got to try these gloves while snow blowing last night. Although they kept my hands warm, a few times the mitten top flipped back exposing my fingers. I plan to sew a small piece of Velcro onto the base of the fingers and another piece on the mitten top to keep them closed.
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby LLLuxe Versatile
I'm not crazy about the look of these--as others have noted, these are indeed BROWN, not the "Dark Ash" as ordered, and they seem like they were designed by Rube Goldberg. You know, kinda pieced together on the fly for functionality; odd felt-like material; skimpy elastic at the wrist.
But! My husband SWEARS BY THEM. He loves that he can work on his car with the mitten part peeled back, then cover his hand afterward to protect against the cold. And the faux leather across the palm provides a nice grip when shoveling. He says he would definitely wear these in the spring and fall too. So? What do I know. Looks are deceiving!
Next year, LLB: Please offer these in additional colors, maybe thicker WindBloc fleece? Better mitt fastening?--like, some Velcro in addition to the magnet closures? And wider elastic or knit cuff at the wrist? I might even try a pair--make them for women? I bet kids would love them too! Thx
January 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby KyleighM Color
Like the glove but unfortunately Dark Ash is not black, it is brown. Very brown. The picture depicts a black glove which can be very deceiving if you are looking for a black glove to match a black jacket.
December 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Brockway Gloves
Like the glove. Don't like the thumb cut the way it is. thumb gets cold!.
December 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby SpringHollow Short
Mitts are warm, but there are basic flaws in the design. They are too short so your wrists are exposed which isn't helpful, Also the slit in the thumb gaps open so your thumb is never really protected. I took the suggestion of other reviewers and sewed the opening shut.
These are not fashion mitts, so you would expect them to be designed a bit smarter as one usually wears them in cold or inclement weather when you need your hands protected.
December 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby fishinlaw Men's Windbloc Converta-Mitts
These gloves will help to block the wind over the back of the hand and the fingers, as most gloves do, but unless you have the palm of your hand clenched or wrapped around something - like a fishing rod, so that the flap is pressed tightly against the palm of the glove, a cold wind will easily penetrate that opening. I wore these fishing on Maine ponds on cold windy days and found that to be a problem for the hand not holding the rod. I don't know whether it is practical to do so, but having a Velcro strip on the palm of the glove and on the inside of the flap where they meet would help to prevent this. Otherwise, the gloves are as advertised. Select the size as the chart recommends. While I agree with the comments about the thumb flap, that didn't bother me as much as the openness of the flap which is supposed to close over the palm of the hand.
May 22, 2013