MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Nobody wants frozen fingers or frostbite this time of year.
So we tackled the tough question: Are gloves warmer than mittens?READ MORE: Twin Metals To Appeal Federal Decision On Proposed Copper-Nickel Mine Near Boundary Waters
The answer we got wasn’t exactly cut and dry.
At the REI in Roseville, you can find a good pair of gloves or mittens anywhere from $30 all the way up to $275.
There are also all kinds of gloves, like your typical five-finger glove, mitts, lobster claws and your convertible half-glove, half-mitten combos.
“Generally speaking, mittens are better because they keep your fingers together,” said Chris Bennett-Gagner, sales lead at REI. “Each finger is warming the other finger, as opposed to separating them out.”
But she says if the gloves are too large, it could prevent heating. She says size is a “big deal.”