- January 18 2012
Excellent Quality Product/Great Price
Excellent quality. Great price. Fast shipping. What else could I ask for? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
- December 28 2011
Royal Mitt - Nice but runs very small
This is a nice glove particularly when on sale. Howver, it runs very small, I ordered a medium and it was like a xs - went to xl and that seemed to fit.
- November 18 2011
Excellent Hand Insulation
Royal Mitt - well made, supple. In the 'freaky' snowstorm that occurred in NY #in October 2011# this Mitt kept my fingers 'toasty' warm. Since the mitt feels and appears quite lightweight I was concerned that it may not keep my fingers as warm as the label suggests #temperature range -12oC to +4oC# but infact it kept my fingers quite warm. I would advise attention to sizing, I bought large #my glove size# but the sizing is generous, medium may have been a better fit; the closure at the wrist helps to reduce the gap that would otherwise be a problem. Mitts on a whole tend to restrict dexterity somewhat, with the Royal Mitt I find this to less of problem.
- January 22 2011
Well-made, not so warm
Got these for around town, as gloves don't do it for me. Construction is excellent, as is dexterity. The cause of that excellent dexterity, however, is the lack of insulation. There is none on the palm, and very little on the top of the mitt. Were I to wear these on the mountain, my hands would be frozen in short time. Hipora waterproof breathable insert is nothing spectacular, things can get a little clammy in there, but I find this is true of most membranes other than GoreTex and eVent. Fit is true to size, and the cuff is low-profile, so you can get it under your jacket sleeve. In short, I like them a lot, but it's hard to imagine wearing them for their intended purpose.
- December 1 2011
What were they thinking?
Just got the gloves for my wife whose hands are often cold, so mitts are the only answer. Other reviews suggested that the Royal Mitten was a warm and well made alternative. The leather is supple and the mitten generally well made. However, this is the wonkiest design and fit I can imagine. I understand that some folks like the "over the cuff" and some like the "under the cuff" fit, but these gloves afford neither. They are too short to tighten over the cuff of your jacket or fit securely over! They leave the wearer's wrists exposed. The warmth rating could never be deemed appropriate for cold day use...spring skiing maybe. The liner is light fleece. The description of "low profile" should read, "no insulation". These were cheap, so they're okay for after dinner walks at home. That said, they could never have commanded anything approaching full retail price as a skiing or mountain recreation mitt.