GORDINI STASH LITE TOUCH MITTENS, RECOMMENDED BY MARY S from Chicago
These mitts have a flexible, breathable, synthetic shell, an insulating layer, and a nylon palm, making them light-weight and a bit warmer than the thinner windbreaker-like Sugoi mittens. The spandex cuff has a pocket for stashing something small at the wrist. The grip material that edges the fingertip area of the palm surface is “touch screen capable”.
The company website indicates the comfort temperature range for wearers is 32-50 degrees, which makes them appropriate for “springtime, warmer weather resort riding, or walking around town”. However, the insulation may cause runners to take them off earlier in the run as hands warm faster with motion. I find that when mitts are too warm, I cycle through putting-on and taking-off more often, which does not result in continuous comfort. Being slightly bulky, they might not be easily stored in jacket pockets.
Mitten preference is definitely going to depend on weather conditions, so I might keep these for the harshest days of outdoor running. Share your experience to inform others about making their choice.
There are men’s women’s, and youth mittens in a variety of colors, including basic black, charcoal gray, blue (Neptune), bright yellow (nightlife), red (lava), and pink (rouge).
The MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) is $35, which does not explain some offerings on Amazon.com that are above $80.
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