WHO : HOWL SUPPLY CO.
WHAT : Vintage Mitt, Jake OE Mitt, Jeepster Mitt
WHERE : Your local Howl dealer
WHEN : In stores now but selling fast. Howl is sold out at a supply level.
WHY : Micro Bermberg lining with Hipora Insert
HOW: Insulates and moisture wicks leaving you with a warm dry hand.
PERSONAL THOUGHTS: These are fantastic gloves for the money. Especially since they are fashionable and functional, which haven’t been the easiest two qualities to blend in gloves for some reason. Up until now most warm gloves were hideous and visually appealing were gloves cold. We beat the shit out of three models of Howls so far and all are still in great shape and functioning well.
First off, the Vintage Mitt with the goat skin leather. It’s like sticking your hand into a Tauntaun’s ass. This mitt is super durable, comfortable and warm. I will go as far as saying this is the best hand covering I have ever owned. Leather is a great choice not commonly utilized in shred gloves. Leather is durable and easy to maintain its waterproof quality with a scheduled waxing. The $80 price tag may seem steep, but you get what you pay for. Definitely on par with similar priced gloves by more established brands. The wrist gator thingy also feels nice and if you put hands down it keeps the snow out.
The Jake OE Mitt. Ok so not leather, but still warm as shit. These gloves are extremely durable and given the warmth and durability level you get from a glove that’s $55.00, it’s ridiculous. Nubs Nob head digger, Sawyer Blevins, has used these gloves all day every day since the season started and can’t say enough good things about ‘em. Showing little wear after day in and day out park shoveling is impressive. Not to mention it’s cold as shit up there and it ain’t no thang! Also they look rad as shit too!
The Jeepster Mitt . Even Howl’s low price point gloves are good for the money. Could you find something comparable in a similar price? Yes, but is it going to look good? I don’t know that’s all opinion I suppose. So the Jeepster isn’t going to withstand days of being dipped in slushy snow. The white color way will look like shit after wiping the blood from you various injured areas, but again the form and function offered from this glove is a good value and at a $40 price tag they are easy on your pocket book in the big world of gloves. They sure as fuck are better than those pipe gloves you are about to buy. In an effort to keep my Vintage Mitts as nice as possible as long as possible; I wear my Jeepsters the majority of the time. I am very happy with them. I don’t know if there is any truth to the whole “mitts are warmer cause your fingers aren’t separated “thing, but it feels like it. Comfy and warm for sure… will you survive the day after tomorrow wearing these? No, but for a $40 glove these are the ones you should die in. You’re welcome!