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.
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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
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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.