Glove Review: Swany Toast 3N1
09 Oct, 2012
Intended Purpose: These women’s mittens have the warmth of a mitt with the flexibility of a glove. The inner fleece glove is touch screen compatible and perfect for varying temperatures.
Location: I wore these throughout most of the winter in the Pacific Northwest at Stevens Pass, WA, Mt Baker, WA, Revelstoke, BC and Thompson Pass, AK.
Conditions: I used these mittens on many powder days in the Pacific Northwest last season.
Sizing: I have typical women’s hands and I’m wearing the large swany gloves which fit my hands just fine.
Color: I received these mittens in the black multiple colorway which is mostly black with the exception of some crazy bright patterns on the gloves. I like that instead of the simple black, they offer some brightness in the design.
Features: The Swany Toast 3N1 have an inner glove liner that does not shift or come out of the mitten when you pull your hand out. There is a side access feature on the mitten which allows for you to use the inner glove liner to grab things outside without taking off the glove nor getting your fingers cold. It’s a rad feature. Other features include a printed soft shell, LeatherShield palm with reinforced digitized palm, insuloft-80, removable fleece glove, charcoal/bamboo lining, toaster construction, aquaguard lock-down zipper, removable fleece inner glove with I-index finger tip and thumb, touch screen compatible.
Durability: I spent a lot of wet northwest days in these gloves and they held up to their end of the bargain. I only had one day at Mt Baker during my avy 1 where the wet wet snow was too much for the gloves. They needed to be dried out at the end of the day but my hands in the inner glove were not wet. Overall the durability has held up through last winter in the Northwest and are still in good condition for this season.
Thoughts: I’ve used a couple pairs of gloves and mittens from the Swany Toaster Collection. The mittens are designed to be worn in varying temperatures and withstand some cold mountain days. Since these mittens come with an inner glove, you can keep your hands warm when taking your hands out of the gloves to operate a camera or a smartphone which is ideal for me on the mountain. Plus since my hands get warm easily, I can use the inner glove as my glove when my hands get too warm and keep the mittens in my pockets as spares.
Last season was a really good one in the Northwest and these gloves were part of a lot of powder days. I liked that they could hold up in the cold wet conditions and I could use the inner glove to operate my cell phone or camera when I needed to.
Review Disclosure: I received these gloves from Swany at SIA.