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"With Fortress, you can wear less layers of clothing, and have less weight with a more dynamic temperature range. You can go from it being 50 degrees and jump into frozen Arctic water and have it be 20 degrees or 30 degrees outside and still feel comfortable.
-- Outdoor Media Company Owner
"The Fortress base layer was a game-changer. It allowed us to film on days that we normally wouldn't have been able to and we could stay out in the cold longer than the camera equipment could handle. That's when I was really sold on it. The battery life in our camera gear couldn’t keep up with Fortress. This is next-level stuff."
No Cold Chills!
"With other clothing, if you exert yourself at all and start sweating, you get cold. Fortress is incredibly unique. When you get wet, you stay warm.”
-- Outdoor Enthusiast
"I get tired of putting layers on and taking them off again. Fortress is
insulating and breathable at the same time, so it keeps you comfortable at a
wider range of temperatures -- even if you're exerting yourself and sweating
in the cold."
-- Peter SmithMt. Pleasant Ut
All of the planning, preparation and time it takes to play outdoors is totally worth
it – except when someone gets cold and you have to call it a day. Staying
warm, even when you’re soaking wet, allows you to continue to hunt, fish, camp and ride without having to sacrifice safety.Mt. Pleasant Ut
"You can think better when you're warm and not shivering and shaking. I've been
out in midwinter -- particularly in directing traffic. You focus a lot on
being cold instead of doing your job. Anytime you're distracted, you're more
prone to making mistakes or overlooking something that's important. I hated
-- Police Officer JamesMt. Pleasant Ut
"Fortress Clothing allows me to exert myself in the wilderness and sweat in the winter
time months, and not be concerned that I'm going to die of hypothermia,
versus cotton or any other type of material out there. Fortress Clothing
allows you to mitigate your body moisture, because even when it's wet, it
still heats me up, and I haven't found anything else that can even come
-- PrepperMt. Pleasant Ut
The thumb is a bit tight, the finger area is fine. High quality materials.
My hands and feet are my weakest points when it comes to winter anything. I recently did a overnight camping trip where the temperature got to around 10 degrees F. The wind was blowing and my hands were getting colder and colder.
In my previous winter camping trips, I have tried varieties of gloves. Sometimes even wearing multiple layers of gloves. They all never truly kept my hands warm, I would always need a hand warmer slipped inside of them.
Well, except for this glove. Yes maybe its a mitten and not a glove but to me, this mitten is far superior in every way. You may not have the dexterity of a glove but that doesn't matter with this mitten. Because you can just take your hand out of this 'oven', do what you need to do, and then put the hand back in the mitten.
When I say 'oven' I really mean it, my hands were freezing from the 10 degree temps and wind. I put the mitten on and my hands were at a comfortably warm temperature in 2 minutes. If I needed to have fine finger skills, I just pulled my hand out, did what I needed to do, and then but my mitt back on.
Sizing was right for me, I may of actually ordered to big of a size. Mitten has good grip and I was able to grip a lot more than I expected.
So yeah, overall if you have issues with keeping your hands warm or are just going into extremely cold climates, buy these mittens. They are worth every penny
I've had a pair of the Extreme Mittens for a couple years and they have worked well, even on soaking wet days on the slopes. Had a chance to try on a pair of the Everest Mittens and immediately felt the difference in strength and warmth. On the really cold days they have performed so well I never needed hand warmers.
Got these mittens for my wife.
I think it is the first time her hands have stayed warm EVER.
They're warm but the glove doesn't have any aeris insulation padding around the perimeter of the mitten and a very thin layer of aeris insulation on the palm of the mitten, but if they had as much aeris insulation padding around the entire mitten (everywhere) as much as they do on the back of the mitten then they would be much warmer. And I would prefer that the wrist strap be like the fortress glove with fingers rather then be a velcro closer because the nylon webbing lasts much longer then velcro does. Also the cord locks that are supposed to keep the cuff closed around your wrists when you pull on the shock cords, well the little spring in the cord locks are completely defective. So the cuff closure on both mittens will not work.
But none the less I'm very glad to have them in my bug out bag and I will attempt to fix them.
Edit: I took the cord locks apart and then with needle nose pliers I squeezed the plastic part that looks like an arrow at the bottom of the spring and that released the spring. Then I put the cord locks back together and now they both work just fine.