BW mittens, Flecktarn, surplus
Winter mittens of the German Bundeswehr. Warm, water resistant to some extent, very well made and being surplus they offer a really good bang for the buck.
The traditional name for mittens is no-can-doo. But freezing your fingers isn't a good idea either: good luck pulling the trigger with a blue popsicle that once was your index finger. Let's not pretend these are Mechanix gloves, but they do a damn good job keeping your hands warm.
The shell of the gloves is made of durable polycotton with leather reinforcements covering the palm, lined with fake fur. A waterproof membrane is hidden between the outer shell and fake fur. However, we can't give any guarantees regarding the membrane - these are used. Let's just say getting these wet in normal use is still quite a challenge.
The sizes run large, these have enough space inside to stack in a pair of normal gloves. It's a good practice to wear a thin glove underneath: you'll drop the mitten to hang when you need to do something precise, but still have a little something to protect your skin.
Used German army surplus
Used, but in good serviceable condition.
Swiss wool mittens with leather palm, surplus
US M-1943 mitten liners, wool, olive, surplus
Särmä leather mittens
BW mittens, olive drab, surplus
British CS95 fleece jacket, olive green, surplus
BW field cap, cold weather, Flecktarn, surplus
BW combat gloves, Flecktarn, surplus
Swiss mittens with flannel lining, surplus
BW Gore-Tex jacket, Flecktarn, surplus
BW triangular scarf, Flecktarn, surplus
BW parka, Flecktarn, surplus
BW winter combat gloves, Flecktarn, surplus
BW combat gloves, leather/Nomex, olive drab, surplus
BW NBC combat gloves, Nomex, Green
You have already submitted a review. You can edit your text by clicking on it.
Log in and write a review.
Jacob A. 19.01.2017 (Edited 23.05.2019)
Not just shell mittens and not just warm mittens - somewhere in between. Warm enough on their own but supposedly made for wearing thin fingerless "shooting" gloves underneath.
A similar pair of high brand skiing mittens would cost you 50-100 euros.
The pair that I got has black leather reinforcements and a blach smooth lining that is not furry at all.
The pair that I got runs "large" in size. Do not expect a tight fit in your normal size.
Harri K. 06.02.2017
villasormikkaiden kera eli se kokemus (pelkästään nämä) puuttuu
- tuskin näiden kanssa silti pulaan joutuu
- omani sain uutta vastaavana:)
Jean N. 03.10.2017
Pol D. 30.10.2017
Joni R. 14.12.2017
Hannu S. 05.02.2018
David F. 20.02.2018
Roope S. 02.03.2018 (Edited 02.03.2018)
Jonathan W. 11.06.2018
Iain L. 20.02.2019
I use the Särmä fingerless merino gloves as a liner or icebreaker liner gloves in these. I am quite pleased with them and they are in almost brand new condition.