The Swedish Wool Trigger Finger Mittens are a great example of the Swedish Army fielding innovating gear. When you have a country that has portions of territory extending past the Arctic Circle you have to think creatively when solving problems dealing with the cold. With the Swedish Army, they had problems with soldiers hands getting too cold while carrying their rifles.
This problem was solved by these wool trigger finger mittens, which allowed soldiers to keep their hands warm while also being able to quickly fire their rifles when necessary. There is no need to remove the gloves to fire, there is a small opening that will allow you to quickly extend your trigger finger to fire your rifle or handgun.
|Manufacturer||Swedish Army Surplus|
These shall act as an excellent compromise between my clunky-but-cozy austrian trigger mitts, and my american-made ragwool fingerless gloves that are dexterous but of course lacking in warmth for my fingertips. I like the fact that these are made long at the cuff/sleeve for fitting over a thinner sweater or base layer shirt.
I shall definitely get another pair just because I like them that much!
Good quality wool mitts w/ finger hole. Got pair to use under Brit mitts. Happy with purchase, thanks!!
I bought these to try out a new style of glove. I had previously used fleece gloves rather than mittens, and while they were good for finer work, my hands always felt cold anyway, and then I frequently had to take them off to use my phone or do any type of fine work.
Being in the southeastern U.S., I've never owned a pair of mittens because it usually isn't that cold. These are well made from the looks of it, but I had to get used to the boxy shape rather than form-fit of the mittens compared to gloves. Almost seems like a thick sock with thumb sections. However, they do seem very warm and I haven't had trouble with sliding a finger out of the gap on the side, so I might not miss the extra dexterity as long as I'm not trying to tie things together or handle very small things.
I have an old set of the Swedish Army white leather chopper type mitts and these are just the ticket as liners for the old army leather shells. Old school stuff, but sometimes you can't improve on the tried and true. Mine were clean and had no storage smell.
Not the tightest weave, nor are they cashmere, they will work very well. Great for pulling trigger on the cold range days. You may prefer to use the provided finger hole for nose picking.
These are a worthwhile purchase and appear to be new old stock. I wear an XL/XXL glove size and have long, skinny fingers, and these fit me fine, including the thumb and index finger hole. These should be a one size fits most, provided your hands aren't very small. Overall length is 13.5", so these will also cover your wrists. They feel a lot like wearing tube socks on your hands, in terms of coverage. Material is a thick knit wool and isn't too scratchy for me, but isn't soft either. For extra warmth, you could wear these with a full-fingered liner glove and still make effective use of the trigger finger hole.