First let me say the gloves are soft and comfortable. They keep my hands dry and toasty when it's cold and wet. These gloves really are good when it comes to being water proof, even in the pouring rain. While the gloves in general prove themselves to be tough when I used them for work they never ripped, they tended to fail me at the sides of one or more finger tips. You need to find a way to strengthen up the sides and tips of the fingers. Luckily when they did fail it was near the end of winter. I just thought they would last longer and I noticed there weren't any washing directions in order to keep them clean. If you're working and you need to keep your hands dry, warm, and comfortable these should fit the bill.
Overall fantastic glove. They stay warm, they are durable and being waterproof is a nice addition. The only issue is that they tend to run small so I would most definitely get a size bigger than you need. If you have big hands I would suggest an XXL instead of the XL. I have pretty big hands and wouldn’t do anything smaller than a XXL and I’m only 20yrs old. Apart from that they are a bit bulky but I love them for their durability and warmth.
Used in 15 below for a few days in a row. Even with melted outer shell exposing the polyester, it remained water proof and cold proof! Would highly recommend if working outside in below freezing temperatures.
I have Reynauds syndrome. When my hands get cold my fingers go numb and turn white. Even at temps as high as +45F. These are the warmest gloves I own! I have been out hiking at -10F and my hands stay warm and I have no circulation issues all day. Thanks Carhartt!
Pray your hands don't sweat...these never dry inside.
They look great and appear durable then you wear them and find out the truth. First they run really small but the biggest problem is that they take forever to dry out on the inside. It takes days after each wearing for the gloves to dry out and in no time you realize on of the side effects is the odor that results from this poor design. Stay away from these gloves.
I struggle nagging frostbite and am always on the lookout for warm winter gloves. Two Carhartt employees suggested these being their warmest gloves offered. I have to say, my first test run my hands didn't get cold once! I wore them in about 20F degree weather for 6 hours and my hands stayed warm the entire time! I was using them to shovel, snowmobile, sled, and build bonfires. They were durable enough that I didn't hesitate getting physical with the gloves to split wood. My only disappointment is the moisture they let in. The gloves were wet through after a couple of hours (but didn't let the moisture get cold). Then I hung them up to dry overnight by the woodstove and they were still were wet the next morning. But I wore the gloves out for the second day and still stayed warm even with them being wet. I have large hands for a woman and bought a small but wish I got a medium.
The glove itself is great, very warm and waterproof. But the stitching at the bottom of the glove is not a very big opening and makes the glove very difficult to get on your hand. Would be a 5 star review if not for the small circumference of the stitching.
These gloves keep my hands toasty warm when working in the cold December mornings. Just what I wanted. The only disadvantage is that the gloves won't fit under the coat's cuff, nor will it fit over. I just have to push it up.
Only thing I have a problem with is I have short fingers so when I pull my hands out of the gloves it's a little hard to get the inside fingers (lining) lined up again when putting them back on. No worries though I can deal with that! Great gloves!
these gloves have never been waterproof. My hands sweat inside them and the sweat never dries. sometimes it even freezes inside my glove. It is super hard to get the moisture out of the inside of these gloves. not impressed
This is my second pair of this glove. The first pair was perfect in all ways and lasted for years. This current pair is the same size (XXL) yet it is tighter and for some reason the thumbs are extremely long which hampers dexterity.
My guess is Carhartt went with a different manufacturer to save money which in turn has affected the quality. BAD MOVE on the part of Carhartt!