Fall is upon us!
As we move into this chilly and windy season I decided to add some fall pieces to my collection. I have quite a bit of winter gear but I always struggle in the spring and fall to find those mid-weight pieces.
When I ride my hands get REALLY cold. Even at 50-60 degrees I find that my fingers get numb, especially on those lovely downhills. I’ve tried wearing a pair of old running gloves but found them too thin. It’s almost as if they made my hands more cold than if I wore nothing at all. My winter mittens, nondescript black gloves, are far too warm, making my hands sweat above 35 degrees.
I decided to give Ibex mittens a try. I love all of my other Ibex pieces, so I figured it would be a pretty safe bet.
The Juliet Mittens are sized wool mittens with leather palms:
Here’s how they performed:
- Warm but not warm enough to make my hands sweat (55 degrees, cloudy, windy)
- Water resistant – worn in light rain and mist with gusty winds, the outside was wet while the inside stayed dry
- Leather palms provided good grip and kept the thumb and palms dry
- Flexible and functional allowing my fingers to move inside
- Easy on & off – no snagging on rings or knuckles
- No odor when wet
- Dried quickly while laid flat
The one thing I would change about these mittens: add a little hook to hold them together.
Value: time will tell, but these look well made an durable