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Good Idea, but Half Baked & Returned
I wear gloves without finger tips. Hands dry and cracked this year. Perfect solution right? Wrong. Mitten flap is okay closed, but in fingerless position it's poorly restrained. Fingers are impossible tight. Get them on and you can't remove.
Thank you so much for the time you took to write this review and we are very sorry to hear that this purchase led to a return. Please rest assured that we will be passing along this feedback to our Product Designers so they are aware of these fit issues and can start work on getting them corrected. Again, thank you so much!
Best Ever Sweater Gloves
These are the best sweater mitts I've ever had & I've had many. My only complaint is I didn't know they come in black They do run small. Usually kids large fits me better than women's small but these fit my tiny hands like they're made for me. For those who complained they're not wind proof, not warm enough etc, th... Read Moreey're not Arctic Gloves. They do what they're meant to do & the warmest most functional sweater mitts I've ever had. I've had none of the problems some have complained about. I walk my dog in freezing temps & they're perfect. I absolutely love them. I am buying a black pair to match my wardrobe
Great Looking but Runs Small
Read many reviews about how these gloves/mittens run small. So I sized up and still a bit snug but kept them because I love the look. The pull back option is nice too except one had a closure band that was a bit larger than the other & the button kept slipping out so I sewed it a bit tighter and that did the trick.
Hey Linda, thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you're overall enjoying these gloves. If you come across inconsistencies like what you mentioned in the future, feel free to reach out to [customer service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*chugjk*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3MzQ2OTA5OS40MTUuMS4xNjczNDczNTk2LjAuMC4w) and we'd be happy to set you up with a replacement.
Great idea for dog walking
Bought these for my wife for a present. Size small and they are kinda tight. She also says the material does not block wind at all. Neat idea, not great warmth.
Hi Edward! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the gloves. We truly appreciate this feedback as it's crucial to improving things for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Bad design on the fingers cuts off circulation
This is the first Patagonia product I've ever bought that was less than thoughtfully designed. The way the fingers are constructed (folded over and hemmed like a teeny tiny pant leg) constricts the size of the finger opening, and eliminates the elastic properties of the fleece. The next effect is that the blood flow to the tips of your fingers... Read More is restricted. You wont notice this in the store, but when your on the water on a fall day, and start to get cold, your body naturally restricts blood flow to the extremities. This design flaw exacerbates this substantially. I don't have huge hands relative to my 6-4 height (ya, ha ha ha) and my fingers are fairly thin. I usually wear a size L but bought an XL, and my fingertips numb within 30 min on the water, and dead-numb-like-somebody-elses-fingers-numb by an hour. Lest you think this was only because I was on the water on a cold day with the fingers exposed, I just experienced the same thing in full mitten mode walking my dogs around the block on a cool dry day (44 and overcast, no rain, no wind).
Thank you for this detailed feedback, Zach. Customer input like this is incredibly helpful to our product designers as they revise future designs. We're sorry the design of the fingers left you so uncomfortable! We will reach out to you about returning this pair.
Buy a size up, otherwise stylish, functional, not super warm
Bought these for winter walks with my dog, but was surprised to discover that the Larges were very small for my hands. I am usually a Large in all other Patagonia clothing, but these were very tight around my fingers and the thumb didn't seem long enough. I'm returning for an XL. Also, don't count on these being super warm. Would be ... Read Moreideal to wear liners underneath, but I'm not sure that would be possible given how small these are.
Hi Kev, we're very sorry to hear about the sizing issue. Please feel free to take advantage of our [free exchanges](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
Great idea, but kind of clunky
I like the theory of a combo mitten and fingertip-less glove, but the little hems at the end of each finger were too thick and stiff and the gloves aren't as warm as I had hoped.
We appreciate your detailed feedback on the design and warmth. We're sorry that these gloves have been a disappointment. Please know that your purchase is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee), so please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team. We'll be happy to help!
Dog Walking Gloves
I couldn't be more specific when I say this but I needed gloves for walking my dog and having access to my fingers to clean up her messes. I was given a pair of larges for Christmas and I was stunned because they didn't fit. I returned them and they finally became available in late Feb./early March when I didn't need them as much but... Read More ordered two pairs because this design is so hard to find. With all that said, the XL's are still a bit snug and the elastic around the fingers themselves happen to be tight as well. . I would understand except my hands are not XL to begin with. Would I buy them again, yes because their utility is so high. Do I wish they were better? Definitely.
Great multi-use glove/mitten
This is the second pair I've bought because I love them so much (I lost my first pair and was heartbroken). They are super warm, but not suffocating. They are perfect for running because I can take off the mitten if my hands get warm. They are also great for regular wear because you can expose your fingers for smaller tasks. All around, my fav... Read Moreorite gloves.
Looks Good But Very Disappointing
I had high hopes for these gloves. They looked exactly like what I was looking for, fingerless gloves with pullover mitten in standard colors (especially navy which is hard to find), warm and elegant looking. These fit the bill until I actually tried them out on a mild snowy day ( 34F, not that windy). I wasn't out more than 2 hours playing wi... Read Moreth my toddler and my hands were chilled. I immediately regretted wearing these out. For the price that they are and the brand they are made by I expect they should at least keep your hands warm! I was going to order them in all the colors I had such high hopes for them, but now I am regretting ordering even one! Save yourself the money and get a pair of gloves that is actually made for winter. Who cares if it was made with materials that saved the earth if it doesn't do what it is designed to do, keep your hands warm!
Hi Catherine, thank you for sharing your experience with these gloves. Feedback is crucial for both our product designers in improving our products and our customers when making decisions. We're so sorry to hear these gloves missed the mark! If you haven't done so already, we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them.
Nice, but not very warm
I've had these for a couple weeks and I'm already afraid these aren't going to cut it for Chicago in February. There really is no insulation, so on windy days my hands still get pretty chilly. While it's nice to be able to break out my fingers from the mittens, I wish I could do so with the thumb (to use my phone).
Hey Michael, thanks for the review. It sounds like these might not be best for the conditions you're working with, so we suggest trying our [Capilene Midweight Liner Gloves](https://www.patagonia.com/product/capilene-midweight-liner-gloves/34540.html?dwvar_34540_color=FGE&cgid=root) layered with some mittens.
NOT for warmth - wind goes right through them
I bought these for when i walk my dogs - i wore them on a relativly warmish day ( 45 degrees with very slight wind ) - when i say very little, i mean very little warmth to them and the little wind that was out there cut right through the gloves. The fingers are kinda cut weird with the fabric as well - overall i would NOT recommend, i feel like you... Read More can get these out of a $5 bin somewhere - i was really dissapointed in them - save yourself the $5 return fee and pass
I love these mittens!! I measured my hands per the directions before asking for them for my birthday, and they fit perfectly. My ring size is a 5 (smaller than average) so I have no issues with the finger holes. In fact, they would fit slightly bigger fingers than mine as I can stretch them to create more space. Just be sure measure properly before... Read More ordering. I also love that they clip together, which allows me to easily hang them with my jackets.
Warm, High Quality
Definitely an upgrade from what you normally find in this category. Warm and comfy. A bit tight around the fingers but I think that's the design to keep the heat in. Note - the thumb stays covered in either mode - that might bother you for tasks like typing on a keyboard, but I adjusted...
I cannot even get my fingers through the finger holes in order to use these mittens. I would have used they for fishing and XC skiing but they would not fit a 10 year old girl!
Hello Craig, we're sorry these gloves were too small! Please note that you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them if you were looking to do so, but haven't already.
Ordered and received L mittens didnt wear for a few months. Wore, and so very small. Ordered XL and still runs small.
Thanks for this feedback on sizing, Paul! Please reach out if you'd like to return them under our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee). We'll be happy to help!
I love the way these gloves feel. Cozy and warm. So handy to have finger access. I also like button fastener that holds the mitten flap back. Much better than Velcro, in my opinion. I did need to exchange the large for an XL because the fingers were a little snug and the length a little short for my large hands.
Warm and comfortable
These mittens are warm, comfortable and high quality materials. They could be improved by getting rid of the strap and button to keep them open. It is somewhat difficult and time consuming to hook up and release the strap. I would suggest using Velcro instead for simplicity and would probably save in construction cost. Also, it would be nice to hav... Read Moree the thumb release for added dexterity. With these improvements I would give 5 stars.
Well-made but not functional
These gloves were used as in town gloves, hopefully, but what I found is the fit was small, the feel of the glove was a bit unnatural in a little uncomfortable and in general it was one of my lesser favorite gloves. Might work better for a smaller hand just didnt work for me
Good for cold weather.....
But not ideal for sub 32f. The flip top is a single layer of bettersweater and would be warmer if it were two layers or some thin insulation . Button holder works well but not terribly durable which is surprising for Patagonia. The string that the button attaches to already snapped on one of my flip tops. Still wearing them on cold days since they ... Read Morefit well and serve my need.
Hi Walter, we're so sorry to hear that you're disappointed with the performance of the Better Sweater™ Fleece Convertible Gloves/Mittens. You're welcome to send those in to be repaired, but if you're not satisfied with them, please feel free to begin warranty return under our Ironclad Guarantee. You can begin either process here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
Warm But Run Small
At first, I was very surprised by how small these gloves run. I typically would order a Large for such an item, but I had to exchange for an XL, which fit much better. The exchange process was easy enough. The gloves are as warm as you would expect. I live in SW Pennsylvania, and the temps have been averaging in the low to mid 20s this winter, and ... Read Morethese are keeping my hands plenty warm for short walks with my dog around the neighborhood. They are more durable than other mittens Ive owned before, so overall I would definitely recommend these for the type of glove category they are in.
Nice Gloves for "cool" and "cold" weather
We are in the Seattle area and walk daily. We like these fingerless gloves with the cap on them so that when it is not quite so cold the cap can come off and when it is colder, the cap can cover the fingers. My husband and I both are usually medium glove size but purchased the large and they fit nicely with a tad extra room in the palms.
Warm and practical
Because of my poor circulation, gloves don't work for me (I actually end up feeling colder in my hands with gloves on than without and in my pockets). These Gloves/Mittens finally did the trick. My fingers are free to rub against each other and help circulation, and the overall cover helps keep the whole set of fingers warm. And it's easy... Read More enough to remove the cover so I can use my fingers when I need to. Highly recommend!
Gloves look beautiful, color is great. Runs a bit small so I would suggest sizing up. Only downside is that the thumb is covered, would be nice if it could be free when mitten is up, but I believe it allows for better thumb mobility when closes. Awesome Patagonia product as always
Wish they were warmer
I like these gloves, but if the temperature dips below 20, they are not warm enough. That happens often living in Minnesota. I put another pair of finger gloves underneath them, but my hands are still freezing by the end of my walks when the temp is in the teens or below. If you live somewhere that the colder temps arent an issue, five stars. But i... Read Moref you live somewhere where the temp is consistently 20 and below in the winter, this will not be your best choice.
Good design; a few flaws
I like the design of these convertible mittens. The build quality seems solid and they are great for a long walk when the temperature may start cold before warming up enough to ditch the finger cover part. My one complaint is that the openings for the fingers are TIGHT. I don't think I have have particularly "chubby" fingers, but the... Read More openings being as tight as they are may defeat the purpose of the glove if they cut off circulation. Definitely buy a size up and see what you think.
A good idea but not quite right
These are a nice weight and very soft but oddly shaped. The thumb is short and the finger openings are really tight, Ive tried both large and x-large and still dont care for the fit. Im typically a medium to large in other brands. Also, these dont cut the wind well at all, would be good for someone who runs warm and doesnt want to overheat but othe... Read Morerwise not well suited for anything more than casual wear in sheltered areas.
My Favorite Gloves
I love these gloves. I have them in a M and just bought a L for my husband. (Both fit me, to be honest, but our hands aren't super different in size.) They keep my hands warm in literally any temperature from single digits to 50 degrees and up. Highly recommend! My only comment is they do pill pretty intensely after a while. If you have the p... Read Moreatience you can pick them off (or use a de-piller), but just a heads up. It doesn't deter me from purchasing, but I figured I'd mention it.
Good gloves, but could be better.
I've had these for about a year now. I tried them at the store and found that they run pretty small, so I had to size up. Overall, I found them good enough to use on a casual dry winter day (30-40F), but not for any active use or wet weather conditions. The fleece is thinning out, especially on the palm, after some heavy use. I wish they had a... Read More palm lining for additional grip and durability. The convertible glove/mitt was pretty handy, but the loop/button enclosure for the mitten flap is pretty annoying. It loosens easily and takes a while to hook it back on while you have then gloves on.
Thanks for your valuable feedback! This information not only helps our customers but our Quality Analysts as well, we'll use this info for future iterations. If you're interested in some different options, we'd recommend checking out our [Peak Mission Gloves](https://www.patagonia.com/product/peak-mission-gloves/22435.html?dwvar_22435_color=SMDB), they're water resistant and the outer material adds some durability.
Not that warm
I just went on a 26°F morning walk with these on (NYC winter) and my fingers weren't kept warm. Even with the gloves on and my hands in my pockets, all my fingers felt chilly. The fabric is breathable, but wind goes through these gloves and no heat is retained. I really like convertible mittens, but it's a bummer that these are the only ... Read Moreones I could find at Patagonia.
Great winter accessory.
Love these gloves! The diversity of the glove is great. Very cold, stay covered up. When it gets a little warmer, flip them open. With regards to sizing, I have a huge hand and the xl fit perfect. I do like the ability to use your phone for a quick pic or call without having to remove the glove. I've never found a glove that works with a phone... Read More.
Great gloves, wish they were a little warmer
I bought these gloves to walk my dog. It's great to be able to use my hands when needed without fully taking my gloves off. I wish the gloves were a little warmer though, maybe if the mitten covers were lined they would be perfect. Go up a size on these gloves. I measured as a L, but based on other reviews I went up a size and they fit perfe... Read Morectly. The L would have been to small.
Nice and comfy
Great gloves for casual wear. I have two minor suggestions for product improvement though. 1 - the finger holes are a tad tight. Not to the point of being uncomfortable, but noticeable enough that I am constantly pulling at them in an attempt to loosen. 2 - pull the button back towards the cuff ever so slightly where the mitten tops are secured. Th... Read Moreere is just a little too much slack in the current design and the loop unfastens on its own quite a bit. I usually wear these in 'mitten mode' though, so it is not a huge issue for me.
Perfect in Cold Temps
I'm a walker (I know I checked "running," but walking was not an option.) -- everyday. That means when it's 20 degrees, I'm still out there. I needed warmth, but I still needed to use my fingers from time to time. This pair of gloves is perfect. Believe me, I have tested them out almost everyday since I purchased them. I ev... Read Moreen purchased them for my friend -- also a walker. So, thumbs up (so to speak) from Eden, UT, where it was 17 degrees this morning. Thanks, Patagonia, for ALL you do for us (and the environment)!
So far everything about my new mittens is great. I bought them mostly for running. Running gloves never keep my hands warm. And usually the tips on the fingers dont work with my smart phone. These mittens are perfect. My hands are warm from the start of the run, I can use my actual fingers to work my phone without taking them off and when I get war... Read Moremed up, I can just uncover my fingers. Love them and plan to keep them forever.
Convenient and comfy, but runs small.
I like the design and they are comfortable as you'd assume, but I thought I was sizing up enough and was still wrong. The measurement around my knuckles is right at 8.5", I ordered a large and it's still too tight and I can't get the gloves to fit snug between my fingers. Will try the XL.
I want to love these but........
These gloves are fine if you wear them on a relatively warm day. Lots of air passes thru the material that covers your finger tips. This is not the same material as the Better Sweater - it is lighter. That being said, I'd take a Better Sweater in this material and color. I"ve been wearing these gloves on walks with the dog on days ranging... Read More 25-35 degrees. Once you are generating body heat, the gloves are fine. They are pretty mittens. I would have sent them back if they came with the rest of my order but the cost to ship them back is not worth sending by themselves. They glove length is quite short so if you have long hands, the elastic wrist band will most likely lie right at the end of your palm.
Hi Kris, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the gloves. The Better Sweater Gloves aren't the warmest that we offer so you may want to opt for something warmer like the [Nano Puff Mitts](https://www.patagonia.com/product/nano-puff-mitts/22425.html?dwvar_22425_color=COB&cgid=womens-hats-accessories-gloves-mittens#start=1). We don't want you to hold onto the gloves if they're not meeting your needs so we've reached out to you directly with some return assistance!
I wanted to love these mittens. I was hoping the accessibility of fingers would be helpful but they were just too thin to be practical for me. I need them for long walks with my kids and a general everyday mitten. The wind whipped right through them so I had to return. I got a size large as my hands measured 7.5” (top end of medium). They fit wel... Read Morel. Glad I read the reviews that they run a bit small.
Great fit and comfort
I bought the largest size (I am female with pretty average size hands) and the gloves fit perfect. They are very comfortable and easy to wear. They are great for being able to use my hands/fingers when I need to and still be warm (ish). When the temps are colder, they won’t be the warmest gloves I own but they are vest useful. I love them!
I bought the large for my father as a birthday gift. He is 5'9" and his hands are average size. I exchanged them for an extra large and the gloves are still too small.
Thanks for your feedback, Bryce! We're sorry to hear these gloves were too small for your father. If you'd like to return them, you are welcome to do so [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). I would recommend checking out our [Wind Shield Gloves](https://www.patagonia.com/product/wind-shield-running-gloves/33336.html?dwvar_33336_color=BLK&cgid=mens-hats-accessories-gloves-mittens#tile-9=&start=1&sz=24) as an alternative. This simple, low profile style does not lack on warmth, and customers found them to generally run a little bit big.
Comfy fabric, uncomfortable structure
I thought that these gloves would make a practical stocking stuffer for my daughters, but they made the ends of the fingers too restricting. Rather than fitting comfortably on your hands, the finger sections were sewn so that they fit very tightly. There's no ignoring it, or getting used to the tight fit. I have slender fingers, so it's c... Read Morelear that the design is flawed. I am returning them.
Better Sweater Gloves
I need winter mittens that can expose the fingers for taking pictures and these glove are perfect. They are a heavy weight and work well in the cold. The website is not clear that these gloved are unisex. The sizing guide indicates both men's and women's hand sizes, but they do not apply to the gloves. My women's had size is 7 and th... Read Moree medium fit well, however my husband's size 8.5 hand needed an XL size. Also, the fingers are quite snug, though I think that this due to the thickness of the knit, and I expect that will relax a little with use.
Was stoked to see these as the only convertible gloves I could find out there were poor quality. Initially, size was off. I thought I would need a small-ish medium and ended up with a large -- the medium was way too small. The bigger issue is the retainer for the mitten flap -- it doesn't work! The button (or loop, however you want to look at... Read More it) isn't positioned to the point that it stays secured back. I feel like no one at Patagonia actually tried wearing these before putting them up for sale. A snap button here, though it wouldn't look as good, would work much, much better. On the plus side, they're that lovely better sweater fleece we all know and love. I wore these out for a walk in very windy 40 degree weather and was plenty warm. Overall pretty good gloves, but not well thought out.
Great Gloves, Thumbs are Trapped!
I love my new Better Sweater fingerless mittens however, there isn’t a slit in the thumb to open for thumb access. This detail would be helpful for using door knobs, opening dog waste bags, using devices, etc. The gloves are warm and look great so I’m not returning, but four stars due to the missing thumb design detail. (May try to add it myself bu... Read Moret they’re still too new at this point for alterations.) As far as fit - I went by the glove size chart on the product page and that worked well to find my fit.
Ran very small, and it
Ran very small, and it feels as if the glove is cutting off the circulation to my fingers. 2 days in of using them and there’s a hole by the fingers as the stitching came undone.
We are sorry to hear that these are running too tight on you and that you are experiencing some issues with the stitching. We'd recommend that you [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) those back to us so we can get you either a refund or exchange for a larger size. Thanks for the feedback!
First, sizing. I tried to follow the adult glove sizing guide and this is what I got: circumference 8.5". Based on this, I could have ordered size M but have had problems with gloves being too small in the past and decided to go with a size up to be safe. So I was really surprised when size L barely fit on my hand - in particular the thumb len... Read Moregth, which was way too short. Anyway, I exchanged for size XL, which is much better but still a bit snug. My second observation is that the seam of the thumb runs more down the back and front, fleshy part of my thumb rather than the sides. Otherwise, I'm really happy with the quality of the materials - they're warm, seem durable, and are exactly the style I wanted.
These gloves are pretty good. They’re fairly warm but beware that they are fleece. Fleece is not known to block out wind and if you’re wearing these on a particularly windy day, you will feel that cold wind through your hands. Sizing was spot on so make sure you get the right size using the size chart.
These gloves were well-made but
These gloves were well-made but ran small and not warm enough.
Hi Rose! Thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback, it's truly crucial to improving products for future seasons. We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the way the fit and warmth. Your satisfaction is important to us, so you're always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
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