Look, I'm just going to come right out and say it - This time of the year really sucks for the outdoor runner part of me. I am a girl who loves her weather warm, sunny and well above the temperature most runners prefer. I just hate, hate HATE being cold!!! (No really, I've said it before: https://runnerdgirl.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-winter-running-blahs.html)
|Smiling, but actually, cold AF!|
Yes, but you've got to understand, my preferred running temperature is above 80 degrees. Madness, I know, but hey, if we were all the same, the world would be boring, right?
So what's a cold-natured girl to do? Why layer up of course.
I've got all kinds of cold weather gear - wool hats, lined leggings, base layers, thick socks, gloves - you'd think I lived in the Arctic from the looks of my running gear drawer these days.
But... I will even be the first to admit that sometimes, just sometimes, I tend to get carried away in the layering. Because of this, I love me some items that can transition as needed, like my Turtle Gloves Flip Mittens.
I've had a pair of Midweight Turtle Gloves for awhile now and they are amazing. Just recently, Turtle Gloves developed a new, lighter weight Flip Mitten designed for Spring/Fall and that are more water repellent and wind resistant than the midweight version, which make them even better for seasons like Spring and Fall that may be a bit rainier and windy.
So how do they work? I'll let Turtle Gloves tell you themselves:
Wear on left or right hand – Low-bulk flip-over design – No buttons, magnets or hook & loop – No cumbersome mitten piece to get in the way – Thumb piece naturally folds into place in Fingerless Gloves mode – Simply curl fingers and flip elastic trim piece over all fingers and thumb together – Fold over or under to adjust length of finger exposure – From fingerless mode; tuck in thumb and slide to wrist, pull up full length for arm warmer or fold twice neatly into cuff or roll as desired – From Fingerless Gloves mode, use similar flipping method to turn back into mittens - from https://turtlegloves.com/product/running-mittens-lightweight/
Interested in trying them out for yourself? You can order online at the Turtle Gloves website: https://turtlegloves.com/ and for a limited time, you can save 15% off your order with discount code TURTLEGLOVESBR. I recently used it in fact to order a pair as a Christmas gift for someone (but don't tell!)