Suggestions for glove/mitten hybrid?
January 15, 2015 4:09 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for suggestions for a pair of gloves but the kind I have in mind I rarely see in stores and am not even sure what they're called. Basically fingerless gloves with an attached mitten cover that you can wrap over...anyone know where I can get some of these?

I ride my bike most days, and regular gloves just aren't nearly as warm as mittens, but mittens are impractical for when I need my fingers. Warmth is pretty important--I don't want something too thin (unless it's super warm). And because I am cheap, cheap is also good.
posted by zardoz to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
In Norway, my wife buys them at the typical high school girl mall stores that specialise in cheap accessories....She loves those types of gloves especially the woolen ones instead of fiber.
posted by Funmonkey1 at 4:12 AM on January 15, 2015


They are called multi-mitts apparently. Here ya go!
posted by kinddieserzeit at 4:18 AM on January 15, 2015


fold-back gloves!
posted by dorian at 4:18 AM on January 15, 2015


I've seen these called glittens.
posted by neushoorn at 4:24 AM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Try searching for "convertible gloves/mittens." I recently tried to find some for myself (I have a discontinued pair that was named something else) and this got me the most hits.
posted by phatkitten at 4:26 AM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hunter mittens!
posted by lokta at 4:35 AM on January 15, 2015


I got mine from Sahalie. They're very good quality and warm, I had one pair for years and just got two more.

http://sahalie.blair.com/p/46189.uts?cid=pl_sa_google&src_code=SAHPSGGO&adpos=1o2&creative=59983761727&device=m&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CNiI8qiDlsMCFWdo7AodMWQAzQ
posted by DestinationUnknown at 4:47 AM on January 15, 2015


Not cheap, but maybe a start on your search for warmth: Wool Thinsulate Fleece Lined Glomit Fingerless Half Gloves.
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:56 AM on January 15, 2015


These are the ones that i've alway had... (also have liners for the inside when it's really cold:

http://www.rei.com/product/305045/fox-river-wool-glomitts

Amazon has the same thing: Amazon Link

And if you get a liner, check these ones out: LINK

And they are called Glomitts too.
posted by fozzie33 at 5:05 AM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Those are the amazing convertible mittens. They are the only kind of gloves I wear. If you can get the ones that have Gortex or Thinsulate in them--they are AMAZING.
posted by sperose at 5:17 AM on January 15, 2015


I have these from Eastern Mountain Sports. They are wonderfully warm.
posted by coppermoss at 5:25 AM on January 15, 2015


I have a pair I bought from a teenage clothing store a few years ago, so seconding funmonkey above.

You might also try a craft fair; I've seen creative designs there, too.
posted by invokeuse at 5:37 AM on January 15, 2015


Here are some really good looking ones.
posted by Area Man at 5:38 AM on January 15, 2015


And if you're looking for them in person, I've had luck finding them in places that tend to cater to teenage girls: The Icing, Claire's, Pac Sun.
posted by sperose at 6:23 AM on January 15, 2015


These hunting mitts are my winter cycling gloves. I prefer the ones with press studs to hold back the mittens because the velcro gets stuck on things, but otherwise these ones are awesome.
posted by penguinliz at 6:24 AM on January 15, 2015


Cabela's offers a variety.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:59 AM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yes, glittens! My specific recommendation is for alpaca glittens. They will keep your hands toasty and dry even if you're outside shoveling snow for an hour in -10F cold. I'm vegan and alpaca glittens are my only exception to a life without animal products; their warmth and comfort is key to my survival during the endless Wisconsin winters.

I ordered my current pair from this Etsy seller, but here are a few more inexpensive options: one, two, three, four, five.
posted by divined by radio at 7:09 AM on January 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I've seen these at Target this season.
posted by quince at 7:19 AM on January 15, 2015


Embrace your inner lobster with 3-finger gloves? Your local REI or bike store will have them, and you can buy them online.
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:33 AM on January 15, 2015


I've always heard these referred to as flip-top mittens. I also love them. I don't have specific tips on finding them because you can get them at most stores with mittens or gloves here, but adding this term (or flip-top gloves) to your search might help.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 11:06 AM on January 15, 2015


Wow, thanks for all the responses. My cup is full!
posted by zardoz at 2:20 PM on January 15, 2015


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