Humidity: Low (about 20%)
Distance: 2 miles
Did It Work: Brace yourself: I was too hot. Seriously. Like sweat running between my shoulder blades. I really wished I had a light-weight vest - I could totally picture it. Dense fleece or tech fiber but whisper light. Of course, I don't own this item and I was on the road so, because the extra core layer was mandatory, I had to sport the heavy ACG vest.
The Gear Worth Stealing from Your Mother: I admit it. I almost stole mittens from my own mother. The only reason they are still at her house is that I live in California; I don't need mittens. But for someone with permanently cold hands, they were lovely for the following reasons:
- Soft, thin fleece lining
- Tight cuff kept out cold air
- Gore-tex (or some such fabric) shell kept in my minimal hand warmth
- Low profile so, when I made a fist, I didn't have a fistful of fabric