Monday, December 14, 2020

Turtle Gloves and Toasty Hands


Disclaimer: I received a pair of Turtle Gloves to review as part of being a Bibrave Pro. Learn more about becoming a Bibrave Pro (ambassador), and check out Bibrave.com to review, find, and write race reviews.

There's that saying...Cold hands, warm heart. And, that usually applies to me all.the.time. Especially in cooler weather, my hands (and fingers) will feel the chill before any other part of my body. Brrr.

Enter Turtle Gloves.

These are nifty mittens, with a fold-over feature, that instantly converts them to fingerless gloves or wrist warmers. Talk about multi-functional cold weather gear! 


Not only do they keep one's hands toasty warm, but the versatility of the "finger-less" option is pretty sweet. Often times, I play the Gloves On, Gloves Off game while running. Have you ever played that game as well? You know the drill...your hands get too hot, so you take off the gloves/mittens, only to be cold within minutes. Hence, the gloves go back on, and the on/off cycle repeats itself. 


The Turtle Gloves fabric is moisture-wicking, so even if your hands get a little too warm, they won't feel sweaty or clammy. I had the mid-weight gloves, so while they felt plush, they weren't overly thick or cumbersome. In fact, one advantage I had (since I've been rocking this stress fracture) is that I wore these a few times for bike rides. My hands were kept warm, and I didn't have any awkward fumbles on the handlebars or shifting gears.


Obviously, I've worn these for several runs in recent weeks. Although it took a little bit of practice, flipping the cover over (to convert them to fingerless gloves/wrist warmers) works slick. Since the fabric isn't overly thick, there's no excess bulk (even with the cover folded over).


These have worked well for walking or even doing yard work. The coverage is great whether there's just a little chill in the air or the temps are downright cold. Also, when worn as wrist warmers, you can slide them up your forearm if you wish to keep your hands free (or if your hands get too warm). Lots of options!  


Anyways, the Turtle Gloves were a big hit for me! They're comfortable, they're convertible and, best of all, they're warm without being bulky. That's a triple win in my book.

To learn more about these, check out the Turtle Gloves site HERE (not an affiliate link), and code TURTLEBIBRAVE will save you 15% on all orders (even sale items).

Here's what a few other BibRave Pro's are saying about these: Steph, Chris, Teddy Juan, Jaimelee, LindaMegan, Ebony Chris, Kelly, Mark

Have you had problems keeping your hands and fingers warm in cold weather? Ever tried Turtle Gloves before?

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31 comments:

  1. These gloves look perfect!
    I always have cold hands in winter weather. At one point, I tried wearing thick snowboard gloves with thinner gloves underneath, but it quickly got too hot and sweaty.
    Just wondering - how many types of thickness do they sell?

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    1. According to their site, they have light weight, mid-weight, heavy-weight and trail! Lots of fun colors and designs on the fingerless ones (that don't have the flip feature). I sometimes wear thick gloves with thinner ones...and the thin ones get too sweaty and it's a pain to take them ALL off and switch to the "dry" thick ones (which usually feel too warm by then LOL).

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  2. I haven't tried Turtle gloves, but I remember another blogger reviewing them a while back.

    I'm a big fan of convertible gloves -- being able to flip the cover is everything, whether running or dog walking or hiking.

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    1. I forgot to mention, but I have worn these a lot for walking Max...totally more convenient for pulling apart (and splitting open) the clingy poo bags ;-)

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  3. I have not tried Turtle Gloves. I don't spend a lot f $$ on my running gear.

    Mostly I wear $1 gloves and 2 pairs at a time. When it is really cold, I wear mittens and put in warmers. That does the trick.

    My biggest problem is that I like to take photos while I run. My gloves come on and off.

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    1. I have never gotten used to using warmers...they get too hot for my liking, and seem wasteful for the runs I'd use them for. I know...I'm high maintenance LOL

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  4. I also tried a pair last year but mine were a different material. They did keep my hands warm and I used them a lot too. I like these orange ones! A fun color. Mine were a dull gray.

    Thank you for linking up with us!

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    1. I remember those! I saw a few different reviews of them back then. I was really happy with the bright orange #GoBrightOrGoHome ;-)

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  5. I love these gloves. Granted I normally remove them about 1 mile into my run because I overheat (lol) but they help with the start of a really cold run.

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    1. For as cold as my hands usually feel, I really like the option of just sliding them up on my wrist/forearms if they get too warm (and then back down as needed). The convenience is great!

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  6. If I'm not running it's almost a guarantee that my hands are cold, so I'm always amazed at how quickly my hands get warm once I start running. I think the turtle gloves would come in really handy for dog walking.

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    1. I have used these a lot for dog walking! As I mentioned to Judy, they're great for peeling apart the sticky doggie bags without having to remove the full mitten ;-)

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  7. I tried them last year when they were in the beta testing. Glad to see they went ahead and made them a nice color too. All about the colors! Gotta have a few pairs of good gloves

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  8. These sound really great! I like not having to take off my gloves to use my phone when I'm out running.

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    1. I agree...being able to leave everything in place is a nice advantage!

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  9. So cute and toasty!

    I am always trying new gloves for my Raynaud's. Keeping my fingers warm is critical.

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    1. Once my hands/fingers get cold, it takes awhile for them to warm up. Same goes for my toes LOL

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  10. I'm sure these would be good for the 5 days Florida gets below 45 degrees lol. If I ever moved somewhere where it was cooler regularly I'd definitely get a pair! They look nice and toasty!

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    1. I don't know, with all that hot weather, 44F and below might seem freezing LOL

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  11. Great review! I love mine, so soft and lightweight!

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  12. Those gloves look like a huge win! I love convertible gloves/mittens in winter. Beyond running, they are practical for walking dogs and playing outside with a toddler.

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    1. I've used them on many a dog walk, and they are great (especially for the doggie bags).

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  13. I swear by fliptop gloves. So much fun. Did the gloves on/off dance today. PITA for unzipping pouch for phone too. Clearly I'm shopping soon

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    1. Ha ha...I know! We do get spoiled my our running gear with all the perks ;-)

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    2. I switched pants to ones with pockets but forgot they didn't fit my phone. I'll usually just leave it, but #snowpics.
      Hoping their site is back up soon so I can order

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  14. Great review Kim! I have the warmest hands all through the year. Doesn't matter hold cold it gets! But my husband and cousin (both runners) really struggle on cold winter mornings. My husband wears socks for the first few kays to keep them warm. These gloves would be great for both of them!

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    1. These gloves really are versatile! They're easy to "cinch up" your arms if your hands get too warm, and easy to slide back down if you're needing more coverage.

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  15. I know how much you LOVE the cold (LOL). These have worked really well for me, and I'm sure I'll get plenty of use out of them throughout the cold Chicago winter!

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