Men's f(x)™ Polartec Power Stretch Gloves
Not at all what I've come to expect from Land's End. Like so many other reviews I've read here I had an issue with the seams failing. I thought it was possibly an isolated incident so I returned the first pair only to have the same issue with the second pair. It's unfortunate because I really liked the gloves. I'm not exactly putting a lot of stress on them, they're my light weight running gloves or I should say they were my lightweight running gloves.
May 16, 2013
I want to love these, but...
I love the weight, warmth, fit, and design of these gloves; however, I'm dissappointed in the "care" of fabrication. I've had to re-sew many seam of these gloves (both hands), even out of the package with no wear. The seams keep on failing, but a quick stitch is easier then sending them back. I'm also finding they are starting to pill/wear out in some areas, but to be honest, I've worn them quite a bit. I'm impressed at how well they do to protect my hands and keep them warm. I've watched my children for two hours straight in -15C temperatures and haven't felt cold (as long as the gloves are dry). They are very convenient for when you need to be able to use your fingers, but don't want to expose skin to the cold. I really like them for x-country skiing - my hands don't get sweaty in them. As for ability to use your phone with them... yes, you can, but not accurately. I can "slide to unlock" and open apps, but can't type. I would buy a second pair, but only if they were on sale.
February 21, 2013
May end up worn out before I get O/S!
I am a 5 foot 10 lady so prefer to wear mens gloves than womens as they cover my wrists better and I have to say I am super impressed with these gloves. Purchased for my upcoming trip to the USA in the middle of our Aussie summer I fear they may be worn out before I get there as all the guys in my office keep trying them on to show others how you CAN wear gloves and use your iPhone!! LOL. Perhaps I should start selling on commission? :-)
Love the fit, the stretch and the weight. These are going to be a very well used practical purchase!
January 7, 2013
Not As Cool As You'd Hope
These are decent gloves, but the main selling point - the ability to use a touchscreen without taking the gloves off - isn't as accurate or reliable as it needs to be. It worked at first, but it was very difficult to hit the screen just right to do the exact action you wanted. It took some real time to get used to how the glove tips would register on the screen. About the time I was getting the hang of it, they simply stopped working reliably. I can no longer get a touch to register unless I press down REALLY hard, which makes precision touchwork impossible. I have to take them off to use my smartphone.
These gloves just aren't worth the added cost for the touchscreen capabilities.
January 7, 2013
Not the quality I expected
Am returning these gloves. Have only worn for about a week and already the stitching holding the right EZ Touch thumb pad is coming loose. In addition the material in the right glove was not cut & sewn correctly, as the bias of the knit material is causing the right forefinger to "twist", such that the EZ Touch forefinger pad is twisted 90 degrees to its proper orientation.
January 6, 2013
Purchased as a Christmas gift for my adult son. He liked them.
Good fit and quality.
January 5, 2013
Not the warmest
They look OK but are not very warm.
December 23, 2012
Very comfortable for moderate conditions
These gloves are not so warm below -1 or -2 deg C. Above this they are fine and very comfortable. They fit a little bit big
December 8, 2012
I sent these to my college-age son in Boston...they were just right! His hands are warm, they are thin enough that he can still get in and out of his pockets and use his hands (he skateboards most places), and best of all....he can still use his phone with them on. He thinks they're amazing, and they're the envy of his friends. Got him the skelly cap to match, and it's perfect under his hood to keep his shaved close head warm!
November 25, 2012