Meeting a running group in a running store pre-run can be a bad thing. You get tempted to buy all kinds of running items that you might not have bought otherwise. These gloves were one such item. They are pretty snazzy. They are reflective and come in different colors. I've been into pink running gear lately, so I got pink.
They come with a rechargeable light, which can shine or flash. (It recharges by plugging into a USB port). Very handy for looking at your watch or anything else on dark runs.
As you can see in the first picture, they are both gloves AND mittens. There is an outer portion the slips over the fingers. They are actually quite thin, which is a good thing, in my opinion, for a running glove. Because of how thin they were, though, I didn't originally think they'd be super warm. They have a little opening in the forefinger of each glove, so that you can operate you touch iPod or iPhone. I actually used that feature with great success during my run last night to check messages on my phone to double-check who in my running group was coming.
These gloves are AWESOME. They are warm, moisture wicking and very functional! The mitten part protects well from wet conditions. (I ran with them in freezing rain once, and they still worked perfect). They even have a thicker softer portion of the hand that my old NOBO coach insisted was a snot-spot. HA!
The only downside of these gloves is the amount they cost. They keep my hands warm enough that during last nights run (that occurred during a winter weather advisory) I took them off. Unfortunately, I wasn't wearing my jacket with the convenient pockets. I tried to shove them in a small rear pocket...and apparently failed. When we'd finished and were standing around stretching and talking, my hands got cold again. So, I pulled out my
For someone who gets REALLY cold running, the thinness of the fabric might be a concern, but I had no problems at all. I actually super heart these gloves.
Bottomline: If you don't lose little things easily like I do - these gloves are worth every penny! (And even if you DO lose them - they cost enough that you'll earn extra miles going back out for them! HA!)