These are the gloves reminiscent of the original A-9A Winter Flying Gauntlets worn by USAAF gunners during World War II. Provided to the U.S. Army between 1942 and 1944, the A-9A was issued to crew members charged with defending bombers, such as the iconic B-17, from attacking fighter aircraft. The gloves' separate trigger fingers and plush interiors provided gunners dexterity and warmth at high altitudes while manning the famed Browning machine gun. Made with vegetable-tanned 100% Merino sheepskin, these gloves' shearling interiors keep hands swaddled in luxurious warmth; the collars can be pulled down to cover the wrists. The separate forefingers offer nimble movement in cold weather without compromising warmth, unlike mittens that can't grasp objects or fully fingered gloves that release body heat. Enhanced for modern wear, the hidden seams provide a modern, slim look. Made in the U.S. (4 oz.)
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Warm Flexible Work Gloves
from Ontario, Canada
I have a lot of very warm gloves, from leather to shearling, and have paid as much as $70.00 for a pair. I would never pay more than that for a pair of gloves, so I didn't buy the gunners gloves at their original price. When they went on sale though, I purchased four pairs, one for everyone in my family. I need warm mitts, my fingers go white when they are exposed to the cold, and it is very painful, some of my shearling mitts are very thick and warm, but it is impossible to do any outdoor work while wearing them. The Flying Fortress Gunner's Gloves look bulky in the photo, but are light weight enough to wear while working (chopping wood, landscaping). The fit is perfect, the cuffs cover past my wrists, if I choose to, there would be room to wear a pair of knit gloves underneath. My husband is very fussy about his work clothing, his hands are damaged by many years of hard work. He tried these gloves recently while working outside in the cold, and he reported that the gloves were "great!", kept his hands warm and dry while being able to manipulate tools with ease. Great Gloves! Nice colors too!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great winter gloves
By Sleep Doctor
from New Jersey Shore
Hybrid mitten and glove with a sense of history in a durable lightweight yet warm package
Odd fitting & mediocre looking/feeling
from Long Island, NY
Didn't try out because the index finger only goes just past halfway down the finger. The lining doesn't look as nice as pictured or feel as soft as expected. Will be returning.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: While we regret that this product didn't delight you, we are gratified that you took advantage of our unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. Although our goal is your complete satisfaction with every product, we understand you may encounter the rare occasion when an item doesn't meet your expectations. That is why we make it easy to return an item.
Great and unique gift
from Dover, DE
Made in the U.S.A.
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