I just bought a pair of man-mittens aka Mattens and I’m fairly excited. This is probably the first time I’ve owned mittens since 1984. A big day for sure. They’re not 100% mittens, the rounded front part folds back and attaches to the top of the glove revealing fingerless gloves below. This is good in case I want to kick some ass Rocky style. In the old days men used to roll up their sleeves when they were about to tangle, now we fold back our mittens. Times change. I can survive most Portland winters without worrying too much about cold hands, but this weekend I’m going to Lapine, Oregon and Spokane, Washington. They lack the degrees in temperature that I’m used to up here, so I was told to come prepared. Apparently the other day in Lapine it was one degree. Reminds me of the movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” when Steve Martin turns to John Candy as they shiver in the back of a pickup in the dead of winter and Steve asks, “What do you think the temperature is out here?” John deadpans “One.” I don’t want to be caught in weather like that without the proper finger protection, and I figured I deserved some mittens.

Hope they work.


  1. Phil said,

    November 29, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

    I always carry protection!

  2. mego said,

    December 2, 2007 @ 9:11 am

    i always thought those mattens were cool ideas. hope you had a great trip!

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