Holy Hot Hands. The Gordini Stash Lite Touch Mitt is a very lightweight, yet surprisingly warm glove to take on your outdoor expeditions. I was truly surprised at the heat created when wearing these during some very cold runs. Obviously, I was generating some body heat as I got going, but did not expect little ovens on my hands.
Features of The Gordini Stash Lite Touch Mitt
The Gordini Stash Lite Touch Mitt has a flexible ripstop which has been proven to stop those frustrating snags. I really hope I don’t have to report on that! The spandex cuff provide a snug fit while also serving as the stuff pocket.
The insulation is comprised of 50G silk and it’s lined with Hydrowick microdenier. This provides an all-natural highly breathable mix that will not compress or get wet. The great thing is that this mix can handle quite a range of temperatures to keep you warm when cold, and cool when your body warms or the temperatures start to rise. Gordini also claims that the gloves don’t get wet. I have only experienced a light rain towards the end of a run, and that my hands stayed warm and the mitts stayed dry. I plan on taking these snowshoeing in the near future, and depending on the snow conditions, hope to put this claim to the test. And to top it all off, the Gordini Stash Lite Touch Mitt is hypoallergenic.
Now for the ‘Touch’ part. Touch screen capable because of something Gordini developed to provide the sensitive imitation of the natural charge of the human skin. It proved very valuable as I was able to use my run tracking device with great accuracy during a run in windy and cold conditions. I had actually taken a wrong turn, but with the help of my GPS map, I could retrace my steps.
The palm lined hands work great when jumping in the car to meet friends to go for a run. The grip works really well on the steering wheel.
The temperature was hovering right around the freezing point, but I felt like I had little ovens on my hands! I honestly did not expect that. I am a huge fan of mittens! I have had ski mittens for as long as I can remember. I have not ever had the pleasure of mittens for my other activities like running, biking, and snowshoeing. These mittens weigh next to nothing, and completely fold up into small little pockets. Depending on conditions and effort, these mittens can be tucked away onto themselves really easy and quickly. I managed to do this while maintaining my pace. Fold the hands onto the palms, and then stuff it back into the pocket on the cuff. I continued running with them in my hands for a while because I didn’t know if I needed them again in the near future. They fit nicely in my hands, and when I realized I didn’t need them anymore, I simply put them in my jacket pocket.
The mittens have also proven quite valuable on many of my morning bike commutes. I am not traveling at great speeds, but the top of the mitts do provide a great wind barrier. I actually think that come spring time, I can use these for downhill skiing as the range of temperatures will fluctuate which the mitten will surely be able to handle.
Final thoughts of The Gordini Stash Lite Touch Mitt
The Gordini Stash Lite Touch Mitt is now a go-to for all of my winter runs and many other winter activities. Depending on the temperature, I will also use these for bicycling, snowshoeing, and skiing. Since they are so lightweight, small, and stuff into themselves, you can also stash them when conditions change. I have yet to come up any negatives or things that could be improved upon.
Colors: Black, Charcoal, Lava, Neptune, Nightlife, Rouge
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MSRP: $35. Hands down. A solid buy!