“ Brand: Karrimor „
The concept of wearing gloves inside your gloves is a bit daft indeed, but in saying that I own a pair and that's what there made for. Personally I use these as gloves on there own, I do not get cold hands very often but there are times over the last few years when they have came in handy.
These gloves are very thin which they would need to be to fit inside another pair of gloves, they do for me without outer gloves, I can feel through the thin material almost as good as not having them on. With them being so thin it is not a problem fitting other gloves on top of them however getting the other gloves of will depend on the top gloves lining, most of the time they both will come of at the same time, on there own they are as worm as wearing a thin pair of socks, when used as liners they offer a greater an extra layer and we all know the more layers the better thermal insulation.
Why not just buy thicker more thermal gloves is a question most people will ask and I have got to say most people would be better doing this, but there are a few instances that call for these, two thin pairs will give you a thicker pair with the three options, this is something cyclists often do, they come in handy also for fishing were tacking of the thick gloves will still give your hands protection from the elements and still have the feel needed.
I mostly use mine in the morning, when its frosty these are great for the short period when I am scraping the windscreen, I also drive with these on until my car has heated up, the main problem is my gear knob is metal and feels like a block of ice these do great for the job of changing gears.
As the weather got colder I needed something to keep my hands warm when I was out running. I wanted something lightweight that wouldn't make my hands sweat too much but wouldn't let the cold in either.
Shopping on http://www.sportsdirect.com I came across the Karrimor running gloves priced at £3.99. At that price I decided if they were no good I would just throw them away and buy some more, so I ordered a pair.
The gloves are lightweight and do fit very well, they have an elastic feel to them so they fit to your hand **ahem** like a glove.
They are well fitted around your hand and also have an elasticated cuff that adds to the comfort, allowing none of the heat from the glove out through the wrist and not allowing any rain or cold in either.
They sport the karrimor logo on the back of the glove that is fluorescent so it glows at night when light is shone onto it. On the palm of the hand there is a key symbol and admittedly it is only now I am reviewing these gloves that I know why. The key symbol signifies a slot in the palm where you can keep your keys whilst running.
In between the fingers is a mesh panelling that allows moisture to leave your hands. In my experience over the last few months this doesn't really do much. I have found my hands tend to get really sweaty anyway but not so much that when it was cold it bothered me. Now it is a little warmer I tend to remove the gloves once I am warmed up sufficiently.
It is handy just how lightweight the gloves are. If you do need to remove them they do wrap up into a nice compact ball that you can put away in your pocket and not even notice they are there.
After running the gloves do tend to be a little damp after sweating but they do dry really quickly.
For £3.99 I cannot argue with the quality of the gloves and I have had substantial use out of them so far and certainly had my moneys worth. So if you are kitting yourself out on a budget I would definitely recommend them.
I bought these gloves for those cold mornings during the winter months where anhy form of out door exercise is extremely uncomfortable when it comes to keeping your hands warm. After trying the cheap and rather useless £1 gloves I decided that the best option is to spend a few extra pounds on a product worth buying.
I found these in sport direct for £3 which is a rather good deal considering these a really good quality gloves made by a very well known brand (karrimor). The first thing I noticed about these gloves was they are very comfortable and flexible so they do not inhibit any movement. They are also very breathable as I have not suffer from sweaty hands after a jog in the park, this is good considering they are aimed at people who are into running and other forms of outdoor exercise.
And when it comes to actually keeping your hands warm they feel slightly cold at first but after a few minutes they warm up quickly as they retain they heat that is emitted from your hand to keep you warm. Another good feature about these gloves is that they are really light and thin without compromising warming ability so you really do get a good pair of gloves for an even better price!
Overall, I would say that I can not fault these gloves in any way considering the amount of money you pay for them. I would recommend them to any one even if they are not going to be used for exercise.
As you will know, if you are a regular reader of my reviews, my wife and I are avid skiers. We both learned to ski quite late in life (so, you are really never too old to learn) but have taken regular skiing holidays ever since. Over the years we have built up what we consider to be the optimum set of kit but we are never too set to consider improvements.
The secret with skiing is keeping warm but not too warm that you sweat uncontrollably. The way that I have found that works is to wear multiple layers of clothing rather than one single, thick layer. Most especially, I wear proper "Base Layers" against the skin rather than something simple like a T-shirt. The reason relates to the fabric from which they are made.
T-shirts are made from cotton and cotton soaks up moisture but holds on to it. The consequence is when you stop, the moisture starts to evaporate and you feel cold. Proper base layers are made of an artificial fabric that has the properties of moving moisture away from the skin and into the surrounding clothing. The skin feels dry as does the base layer closest to it; the evaporation takes place away from the skin.
I actually wear two base layers: the first is a simply long-sleeve vest; the second is almost the same but with the addition of a zip-up high-neck. It works very well with just a ski jacket over the top.
However, one area where just a single layer of clothing is normally all that is possible is gloves. As a consequence I have now standardised on a couple of pairs of really good gloves, with Gore-Tex insulation, from one of my favourite outdoor wear manufacturers: Trek Mates. I have reviewed them here.
However, even gloves as good as these can still leave your hands feeling a bit cold in extreme conditions. Until recently I thought that I would just have to put up with it but then, whilst one day browsing in Sports Direct at their sale of JJB Sports bankrupt stock, I spotted a pair of what were described as Liner Gloves, from a well-known manufacturer: Karrimor.
On examining them is discovered that they were close fitting (in sizes of S/M and L/XL; I chose the latter) and made of the same material as my body base layers. Not only that but each pair, in the sale, cost just £2.50! I bought two pairs for me and two of the smaller sizes for my wife.
We've now had a chance to try them out on our recent skiing trip to Austria and can declare them an unqualified success. Not only do they keep your hands feeling dry, the extra layer adds to the insulation qualities. Also, when you take your gloves off to read, say, a piste map, the inner gloves can be left on and are thin enough to still enable handling of items such as paper maps. Not only than but they provide sufficient insulation on their own for a short period of time.
I don't know how long Sports Direct's sale is going on but get down there now and see if you can snap up a pair before they all go. If they have, I believe you can get them off of Amazon (other outlets are available), but probably not at that price.