For any NGN reader dealing with the current cold weather conditions, pay attention!
After I played a round in near freezing temperatures a few weeks ago, I learned that between each shot, it is essential to keep your hands warm. Sure, I brought gloves and had to take them on and off, but one problem was that they were five-fingered gloves and not mitts, which proved to be annoying to take off my golf glove and put on my gloves each time. Plus they were knit gloves which didn’t keep my hands as warm as I had thought, especially when we hit the back nine and the sun started to descend.
Here’s the cure: The Cold Weather Mitts from Nike Golf
These mitts, shorten for mittens, are the perfect solution to keep your hands warm between shots. They are oversized so that you can still wear your golf glove and slip them on with ease. The outside is nylon so it blocks any wind from getting through, and the inside is fleece, which keeps your hands super warm. The best part is that they are so easy to slip on and off so you can line up your shot or putt, and simply slip them off the moment before you are ready to hit.
Plus, they are tour-tested and approved. Here is a link to a pic of Rory McIlroy wearing them on Tour at the PGA Championship.
You’ll likely find these gloves at your local retailer in the winter section (if they have one). I actually had some trouble tracking these down and luckily the nice folks at Nike helped me.
One thing I found interesting is that the package states “Microfiber synthetic leather across the palm and underneath the thumb for a great grip between shots.” Let me make it more clear – you’re not supposed to wear these while actually swinging a golf club! They are designed to be worn in between golf shots to keep your hands warm!
Our cold weather testing really came through with positive marks. The gloves were remarkably warm in the snow and no wind got in due to the elastic wrist band. The black and grey accents paired really well with any outfit as well and there is a snap button at the wrist so that when you’re home you never have to worry about them getting separated.
Here’s a look at the mitts close up.
And guess what…they look good on both male and female!
Even off the golf course, they keep your hands really warm! The only advice I can impart on the mitts is that they are not completely water proof – instead, they are water resistant. So if you are trying to clear off snow from the windshield of your car (and you left your scraper at home like me), just know that if your mitts get soaked, it will take some time for the outside to dry. The fleece though did not get wet and so there is a good level of water protection.
MSRP: $30 (at this price they make a perfect stocking stuffer!)
Editor’s note: The product reviewed above was supplied by the manufacturer to the reviewer/author free of charge for reviewing purposes only. The opinions expressed in the review are strictly those of the reviewer/author.