Disclaimer: I received a pair of Turtle Glove Midweight Winter Soft Turtle-Flip Mittens 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!
I’ll admit that prior to this year I would retreat to the climate controlled gym to log my miles on the treadmill as soon as the temps dropped below freezing. Why you may ask? Well, although I’ve grown up in the great PNW, I’ve never been a fan of the winters. Freezing temps, snow, and sheets of black ice frankly make me want to curl up with a blanket and cup of tea, definitely not head out for a run.
Since we’ve all had to make adjustments in 2020 with the gyms closing, I’ve had to warm to the idea of winter running. So when I was given the opportunity to try the TURTLe-FLIP Running Mittens (Midweight WINTER SOFT) from Turtle Gloves, I jumped in hands first.
My package arrived in a nifty bag, the vibrant orange color paired with the BibRave logo immediately caught my attention. I waited all of 15 minutes before I gloved up and headed out for my first run with the mittens. I was a bit skeptical as my hands tend to get hot and tingly after a few minutes in gloves, however I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to complete my 6 mile run without taking them off.
Aside from how awesome they look, the material is super soft and surprisingly breathable thanks to the Polartec® Power Stretch Pro® material. However, my favorite feature of the mittens is how easily convertible they are. One thing I’ve learned about winter running is the need to dress in layers, including your hands. It is not uncommon for me to start out a run with the full mitten and end up transitioning to the fingerless gloves as my hands heat up. The best part is I don’t have to interrupt my cadence as that I can do the transition mid-run, it really is that easy!
Turtle Gloves has options for all seasons, from light-weight to heavy-weight and in-between they have your hands covered! No exaggeration, I have taken the mittens on every single run since I first received them in mid-November. That vibrant orange color that first caught my eye is still just as bright, even after countless runs and washes. They have become my #1 winter running essential, I am officially a Turtle Glove convert!
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