“Handle your tools without mittens.” – Benjamin Franklin
Ben may want to rethink his quote with these half finger pocket gloves from Kinco.
We’ve lived in Ohio for about eight years now. And, winter activities have become a necessary way of life. Neither I nor Mrs. SFTE grew up with winter sports. We are from warmer locales. But, we’re not inside people, and in order to be outside in Ohio for a good portion of the year, you better be geared appropriately.
This main issue with gloves and mittens is the loss of dexterity. And with our daughter still needing help with her own gear, you find yourself removing your own gloves on a frequent basis. Plus, the touchscreen on your phone. I’ve not found the gloves that claim to be touchscreen compatible to work that well – and they’re generally more of a liner weight anyway.
I picked up a few pairs of these Kinco Wool gloves ahead of our indescribably amazing Yellowstone trip over the winter break in 2017. They worked great on that trip. Warm. Grippy. And dexterity without having to remove your glove. There’s a magnet that keeps the pocket flipped back – to stay out of the way.
They’re perfect for winter hiking, shoveling the driveway, or gearing up for skiing in the parking lot – when you need to get the skis off the roof rack and put your boots on – but need something on your hands.
This photo is from a recent hike up to Rainbow Lake in Frisco, Co with ambient temperatures in the low teens. No temperature issues at all. Perfect for helping the kiddos get buckled into their snowshoes.
The price (~$18) is well within budget. I’ve purchased an assortment of Kinco gloves from Discount Work Gear.
The only consideration is these are not liner weight gloves. They are beefy. That means they have some bulk.
Overall, a great addition to Dad Gear.