We love hearing about real people using our gloves and mitts, putting them to the test in truly harsh environments and providing us valuable feedback.
Today, we want to share some real-life feedback from Donald Quenneville who backed our Kickstarter launch.
Quenneville received his gloves just in time for a hike up Mount Washington. Standing 6,288 feet above sea level, it’s the tallest mountain in the Northeastern United States.
While the 8-10-hour trek is challenging in any weather, hiking Mount Washington in the winter represents a uniquely impressive feat due to erratic weather, frigid temperatures, and brutal winds.
According to Quenneville, the conditions offered an excellent chance to use his Mainers gloves, which had just arrived.
“These gloves are superbly made and are extremely warm,” Quenneville said. “It was six degrees (Fahrenheit) on the summit and the only time my hands were cold was when the gloves were off.”
Quenneville added that once a short “break-in” period was complete, they offered a custom fit.
“The gloves seemed a little tight in the fingers when I first tried them on,” Quenneville said. “However, after wearing them all day they no longer seemed as tight.”
While conditions on the summit caused his camera to fog up, Quenneville did manage to snap a couple of photos of the gloves, amidst a backdrop of the mountain summit’s unique ice and snow formations.
“Thank you for making such a great glove (and mitten),” Quenneville said. “The quality is exceptional, and I am very pleased with my purchase. Thank you for all you do. And I will be proud to wear your gloves whenever there is cold weather.”Click here to learn more about the Mainers extreme cold glove and click here to learn more about the Mainers extreme cold mitt.