Great gloves for everyday use
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: M then L
I bought these to replace a very old pair of leather gloves I'd put through the wringer. I wanted something simple and clean looking that could work for casual wear or business/formal settings (whenever we get back to those). These gloves are perfect in that regard and have been plenty warm my first few times out with them.
I did run into an issue with sizing. The alpha sizing guide said I was a medium even though every other pair of gloves I've owned for any purpose have been L or XL. I ordered a M pair, but when they came it was very tough to get them on (really had to stretch the opening). Once on they were nice and snug around the palm area, but a finger on each hand felt cramped, like the gloves were too short. I exchanged them for an L and the fit is much better. I think the unisex guide might be a little misleading, so if you're a guy or know you have long fingers like me or something else unique about your hands you might want to go a size up from the guide.
One thing another reviewer mentioned that I noticed too is the thumbs being cut kind of wide. For me it's not really an issue and it doesn't seem to affect the warmth or function, but might be a small improvement to make on a future version.
An added bonus: I was told these aren't touchscreen compatible and the first pair I got definitely wasn't but, to my surprise, the L pair I received in exchange seems to work pretty well on my phone so far. At least the index fingers and sometimes middle and especially the right-hand glove. Not sure if it's something about the seams on this pair or what, but I'll take it!