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French Trigger Finger Mittens, Nylon and Leather, Surplus
French Trigger Finger Mittens, Nylon and Leather, Surplus.
French Trigger Finger Mittens, Nylon and Leather, Surplus. Leather palm.
Leather palm.
French Trigger Finger Mittens, Nylon and Leather, Surplus. Warm fuzzy lining.
Warm fuzzy lining.
France

French Trigger Finger Mittens, Nylon and Leather, Surplus

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Here's a pair of vintage army mittens from the 1980s in very good condition! The specialty of these mittens is that they allow you to pull a trigger or use the brakes and shifters of a bike while providing the warmth you don't get with separated fingers.

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French Trigger Finger Mittens, Nylon and Leather, Surplus.
French Trigger Finger Mittens, Nylon and Leather, Surplus. Leather palm.
French Trigger Finger Mittens, Nylon and Leather, Surplus. Warm fuzzy lining.

Here's a pair of vintage army mittens from the 1980s in very good condition! The specialty of these mittens is that they allow you to pull a trigger or use the brakes and shifters of a bike while providing the warmth you don't get with separated fingers.

Combining a windproof and water-resistant shell with a synthetic thermal liner, these mittens are really a safe space for your hands in adverse and freezing weather. We can't tell if the seams are taped so submersing your hands in a puddle will probably let water seep in thru the seams. The palm is leather for a good grip, breathability, and wear resistance.

The construction of the trigger finger is rather clever; you can pull out your index finger and group it with the rest of your fingers in case it gets cold. Along with your index finger, you can pull out the finger lining and leave just the thin shell fabric hanging out of the palm. Even the finger shell can be tucked into the mitten if you really want it out of the way.

Size info

We were able to separate three sizes. While the width is generous enough for the indicated size, the finger length is on the short side. Great for woodworkers who weren't careful with the planer!

Materials and care

The palm side is black leather, and the shell fabric seems like silnylon. Whatever it is, it repels water (and red wine) rather effectively. The fuzzy liner is "chlorofibre," basically a form of vinyl. Machine wash cold, hang to dry. We suggest fingers up to allow moisture to sink out.

French Army Surplus

These are 30–40 years old but it doesn't show. The wonders of synthetic materials, see. Expect slight color variation from pair to pair, that's all.

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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

29.10.2022
These are fantastic. Luxurious, goofy-chic, and practical. The fluffy lining on the inside feels like a warm cuddle from a baby lamb. The trigger finger part isn’t insulated but it’s easy to get your finger back into the main part, in case it gets lonely. The mitten is also not too bulky so that you can still maintain good dexterity for other things, like writing with a pen, when you have your index finger in the trigger finger part. I seriously can’t wait for it to get cold here to wear them. I think I might sew some kind of loop on each mitten, so I can keep them together because they don’t have a pairing attachment of any kind.
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I would not recommend to a friend

17.11.2022
Ostin tämmöiset metsäskäyttöön ja tarkemmin peurapassiin. Nämä ovat ihan hirveät kädessä, sillä tuo lumisulku puristaa rannetta ja liipaisinsormi on jotenkin oudossa kohtaa, vaikka sen leikkaisi kokonaan pois.
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Three stars
I would not recommend to a friend

18.11.2022 (Edited 18.11.2022)
In my quest for e-scooter trigger-throttle-mittens, I stumbled upon those ...

a mixed bag:

the GOOD:
- those are unissued or issued but never used
- evidently very warm, soft and cozy
- good materials, the leather is soft and supple as is the nylon part
- if you have small hands (e.g. girl) and a glove-size smaller than 8 or 8,5 they might work for you size-wise
- if you don't need the index finger thingy, and have smallish hands, those are real winners for you - a good warm small winter mitten set for really little money
- well made, very good materials - years of life left in those

the BAD:
- I got the biggest size (medium) that was available, but those are really small for my 9,5 glove-sized slim hands, especially lengthwise
- the anatomy of those is *seriously* off ... and that is the main problem of those mittens - I can only move my index-finger in a very limited way, like the upper half of my index finger ... the remainder of my finger doesn't enter the extra finger cavity at all - so I cannot really operate a trigger-throttle without twisting up the whole mitten in the process.

In short:
5 stars if you are ok with smallish mittens w/out the trigger finer thingy
2 stars if you don't fall into the above group

so, not a real recommendation from me
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Four stars
I would recommend for a friend

30.11.2022
Mine came entirely unissued, still sewn together, and the Medium size works perfectly well.
It works, but I still need an additional fleece liner glove to use these in winter (-30/-20c). The finger thingy is unlined, but it's not too bad. The issue, aside from the lack of pairing attachment, is that it is quite tricky to slip your index finger into the trigger finger part. Once it's there it's snug and easy to operate the controls, but getting it in and out can be a bit tricky if you are, say, holding on to handlebars. But, you know, for the price it's excellent.
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