Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Review of Fox River Wool Glomitt - Unisex

Originally submitted at REI

The best of both worlds! Mitt folds back, revealing a fingerless glove to allow maximum dexterity while keeping hands and wrists cozy.


Cozy,comfy,dexterous, darn that velcro

By Mattaphore from Berkeley, CA on 3/30/2010

 

4out of 5

Gift: No

Sizing: Feels true to size

Pros: Dries Quickly, Warm, Stylish

Cons: Annoying Velcro

Best Uses: Working Outdoors, Casual Wear

Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational

Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports

I'm wearing them as I type this review; they're very comfy and seem quite cozy The picture doesn't reveal that the fingers are webbed/stitched together, so your fingers don't have the same dexterity as the Fox River Fingerless Ragg Gloves or the Fox River Gripper Gloves. You can still text on your phone and type on your laptop just fine.

Also, the picture doesn't show that there is a black square of velcro on the back of the wrists and the back part of the mitten (at the fingertips). Even worse, the fuzzy-half of the velcro is on the back of your wrist and the scratcy/grabby-half is on the back of your mitten, so when you're using mitten-mode it's easy to snag on other clothing or objects. I removed the velcro by unpicking the stiches because the mittens seem to stay folded back well-enough by themselves. More often than not, I would like to use these as Mittens. Without the velcro, these are "Ace!"

After removing the velcro, I am quite happy with these mitts. They do keep my hands warm, they are comfy, and they are breathable. If there's a lot of wind-chill, it would be wise to consider a mitten shell.

(legalese)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Been almost a year!

Holy cow, it's almost been a year since I've added pictures!?!

What's happened since last year? A lot.

Where have I gone since... hrm... Since that trip to Monterey with my parents, I've gone to a Gravenstein Apple fair, I've been Eel Fishing, I went on a camping trip to Cow Mountain with Krissy & her CRM buddies, I went to a Kite Festival in Berkeley, took some night shots of the SF Bay with Tim, I shot pics from field-level at a bunch of Cal Football games, I hung out with relatives from overseas and played tourist (taking pictures of San Francisco), I went to Malaysia for 3 weeks, I went to Dillon Beach with Krissy, and went to a Rock show put on by the Castro Valley Mineral and Gem Society.

Phew...
I gotta upload all those pics to picasa and then I'll include them here. :)

















YAY!