Dec 03

My Mittens Are Better Then Yours! #TrailHeads Giveaway

You may have noticed something different about me. I haven’t gained weight or gotten taller or grown my hair out to a “respectable” length. Oh no, it’s something far more important. My hands have stopped freezing off and have the simplest ability to text, tweet, take photos and post from my phone in a flash! What are these miracle mittens of which I speak? TrailHeads PowerStretch Convertible Mittens of course. Get some!


Not only have these become my go-to mittens for running but I find myself putting them through the wash as quickly as possible afterward so I can wear them everywhere! I also put them in the dryer (because I put everything in the dryer) and they come out just as they went in. The only hiccup is, since they have magnets in the thumbs, they get attached to the top of the dyer. The first time I put them in there, I thought they vanished along with so many socks, until I looked up and they were hanging like two little bats from the top of the drum. Crisis averted.


I’m not the only one who has fallen for these mittens. Tina Muir over at Fuel Your Future with Tina has also endorsed them as a hand warmer of choice. She’s an elite runner so, I would follow her advice. Who knows? These puppies may even make you faster.

Enough about Tina and I. Let’s dish about these mittens and why they are infinitely better then the ones you have:

1. They’re convertible! They go from mitten to fingerless gloves faster then the Kardashian’s get divorced. This feature comes in handy when you need to use your phone (which you obviously do all.day.long), when getting kids in and out of car seats, when eating on the go and after your hands get all toasty about two miles into your run.

2. They Have A Thumb Feature! Not only can you expose the tops of all four fingers, the thumb has a separate piece you can flap back. It stays put because it’s magnetized. Are the people at TrailHeads geniuses or just real people who totally get why you need this? Both!


3. They’re Affordable! My husband will tell you that I don’t look at prices. I couldn’t tell you what a box of cereal cost if I had a gun to my head. However, I will go back and check how much I paid for something if it sucks. These gloves go for $30. I also have a giveaway and discount but just stay with me here. Other convertible gloves, that may or may not be as good as these, retail for $35 and up. No thumb feature. No magnets. No half-finger glove option. No deal!

Lastly, don’t forget what amazing human beings the married couple that owns TrailHeads are. They are way better people then me and definitely use their powers for good. How? They have been married for 9 years and have two kids, they work from solar-powered offices and donate 3% of all sales to three different charities. So, you can basically think of your purchases as saving the planet…or at least making it a better place. Haven’t given back for #givebackTuesday? Here’s your chance…



Now, to win a free pair of the TrailHeads PowerStretch Convertible Mittens enter the giveaway below:

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If you don’t win you can still save 20% on the mittens! How? Buy purchasing a Goodbye Girl Ponytail Hat! As another added bonus – the hats are on sale for $17. Let’s recap – $17 Goodbye Girl Ponytail Hat and 20% off the Convertible Mittens. Is that now two items off your holiday shopping list? Only if you don’t buy them for yourself.

What is your favorite winter accessory?

How would you use convertible mittens?


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  1. Stacey S.

    i would wear these everywhere!!!

    1. vita88

      Yes, you totally would!

  2. Hollie

    I love keeping myself warm with mittens. You can seriously never have enough of them! I would wear them on runs or anywhere that is cold…which is basically anywhere right now.
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    1. vita88

      Exactly! I feel the same way 🙂

  3. Tara Newman

    I love convertible mittens. Mine aren’t as cool as the trail heads ones but they are definitely my favorite. I am a hat and glove (mitten) hoarder. It’s the only thing I hoard and I have a nice bin in my closet for them. I have anxiety that we are all going to lose our hats/gloves on the coldest day of winter and Target will be sold out. Totally irrational, I know…
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    1. vita88

      OMG that is too funny but I totally get it! I dream about having the kind of hair I could wear a hat with and then take it off and have my hair still look amazing. I definitely do not have that hair!!

  4. Janine Huldie

    My hands are always cold and usually wear gloves this time of the year, but I am definitely liking these and may have to enter. Thanks Allie 😉
    Janine Huldie recently posted…It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Decorating) Wonderful WednesdayMy Profile

    1. vita88

      You should!! They are so great and come in handy when you constantly need your fingers to get/do things for the kids.

  5. Lauren

    Living in Massachusetts, mittens/gloves are a MUST anytime from December – March! I also have to deal with Raynauds, so hand warmers and gloves/mittens is what I always wear when I run. Besides running, these mittens would be ideal anywhere….driving, grocery shopping, getting gas, etc. Def. entered, keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for the opportunity!

    1. vita88

      So true!!!! I have a friend with Raynauds and she is in misery this time of year. I may have to buy her a pair this Christmas!

  6. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    I am in desperate need of a new pair of mittens/gloves. these looks awesome! I have a pair of north face gloves that are terrible! My hands are ice cubes when I wear them!
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    1. vita88

      OMG I have two pair of North Face ones and one of them is awful!!! How that happens I have no idea but I was VERY surprised. These beat the other pair of NF too…

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  8. Debbie

    I would wear these in the UP. My hands are always cold up here in the northwoods.

  9. misszippy

    I would wear these on any of my sub-freezing morning runs, and with a March 1 marathon, there’s gonna be a lot of them!
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    1. vita88

      These are perfect for a marathon since your hands will probably change temperatures quite a bit over the distance.

  10. Michelle C

    I have been doing the whole buy cheap gloves and double up on them but these look awesome! I would so rock these out on every run and to work!

    1. vita88

      These will be like tiny little fires on your hands and you will never go back to the cheapies 🙂

  11. The Dose of Reality

    They look great, work well, you can wash and dry then, and they are affordable…AWESOME! I’m fully on board! I’ve got my fingers crossed! Woot! –Lisa
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    1. vita88


  12. Andrea

    These look fabulous!! I would wear them everywhere!

  13. Paige c

    I would wear them running and hiking outside

  14. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    I LOVE these mittens! I wear mine everywhere, for everything, running, errands, taking pictures at my kids’ races and games (because you need your fingers to take pictures…but if your hands are cold, all you are going to get is blurry pictures!). I need another pair. I would be devastated if something happened to them. I keep a close watch on them. That’s how much I love these.

    That is hilarious about the washing machine! I had something happen to me the other day where it kept sticking to it, and now for the life of me I can’t remember what it was. I just remember it was hilarious when it happened. Is this what happens when you get old? You can’t remember things from day to day? Ugh.
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    1. vita88

      YES this is exactly what happens when you get old. My memory is completely shot and it’s so sad.

  15. Amy

    I’d wear these everywhere. My hands and feet are always the coldest parts, but I do get hot fingers after a while when I’m wogging.

    1. vita88

      Haha, I love the “wogging” they are perfect for that!

  16. Kristen

    It totally want these for my ski trip this year! I wish we lived in colder weather….the grass is always greener huh?!
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    1. vita88

      Yes it is. Be happy you can just “visit” the snow and play it in! I love winter…until about March.

  17. Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness

    OMG, I really need to get these gloves! Buffalo winters are no better so having a great piece of winter running gear is really important! My go-to winter gear is gloves and a hat, of course, but I never leave the house without earmuffs!
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    1. vita88

      Buffalo wins for most freezing, snowbound part of the Northeast! I actually bought my first pair of earmuffs last season and I can’t believe I waited that long. I love them!

  18. Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    These would be perfect for my chilly runs this winter in Philly.

    1. vita88


  19. Bain

    Living in California has made me soft. I went to Michigan for Thanksgiving and only managed to pry myself out of the house to run for the Turkey Trot. It was SOOOOOO COLD! Waaah! I borrowed Dad’s gloves (which are not nearly as cool as these and made using my phone a royal pain) and decided I need good gloves (not cheap tossers) for cold weather. If I’d had these when I did Rock n Roll Las Vegas this year, I know I would have been happier! Also for Walnut Creek Half Marathon (which is always cold), and for last year’s CIM (during which my hands never un-froze).
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    1. vita88

      There’s nothing worse then cold hands for a race! These are perfect because you can uncover your fingers when they get toasty. I lived in Santa Monica for three years so I know all about thinning the blood!! It’s ugly trying to get back into a winter routine.

  20. Kim

    I don’t know if I’ve ever worn mittens but I’m always looking for ways to keep my fingers warm since they lose feeling really easily (thanks Raynauds!!!). I might have to check out a pair of these – they should probably end up in my Christmas stocking but…..
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    1. vita88

      Should I send this to Chris and the boys? Hahaha!! I’m suspicious that I have Raynauds but haven’t received an official diagnosis. A good running friend of mine has it and my fingers look just as blue as hers sometimes. It’s painful!

  21. Dana

    I walk the dog every day and I usually read while doing it, so these mittens would be perfect! I’m also off to check out TrailHeads for holiday gifts..
    Dana recently posted…The stress of holiday gift givingMy Profile

    1. vita88

      You read while walking the dog?? Be careful out there Dana!…and yes, these are perfect for swiping your Kindle or page turning an actual book!

  22. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    I love that they are convertible and they look so warm! I would wear them everywhere!
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    1. vita88

      They are perfect for a city girl like yourself. You definitely could wear them everywhere and would come in handy for outdoor yoga poses being captured on film:-)

  23. Heather

    i’d wear these on all of my runs! my hands get SO cold SO easily..these look awesome!!

    1. vita88

      I love wearing them for running. They are beyond perfect.

  24. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama

    You know I love my TrailHeads gear, and I wear my gloves on every winter run. Love the idea of the mittens. I think Santa needs to put these in my stocking!

    1. vita88

      You would absolutely love these mittens!!

  25. Carly @ Fine Fit Day

    That separate thumb hole is GENIUS!! I’d wear these all the time, everywhere. I always find when I’m running my hands start out freezing and then get too hot in some gloves, so I love that you can just open the flap mid-run.
    Carly @ Fine Fit Day recently posted…Holiday Gift Guide for Fitness LoversMy Profile

    1. vita88

      It’s so great to have the option! I usually end up tucking my gloves into the top of my pants when my hands get too warm and it’s SO uncomfortable. These solve that problem 🙂

  26. Tamara

    Respectable length, my foot! Your hair is respectable as you choose to see fit!
    I would wear these gloves everywhere, but mostly for school pickup because Scarlet loves to climb snow mountains and I have to go get her down when she’s stuck.
    And I don’t have warm gloves.
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    1. vita88

      Hahaha! Thanks for picking up on the hair comment Tamara!
      At least Scarlet has the good sense to stay stuck – the boys just come tumbling down!!

      1. Tamara

        ha! She does that too!!
        And I totally caught the hair comment and I was just hoping no one has ever said that to you!
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        1. vita88

          No, no one has ever said that! In fact, I usually get compliments on my hair 🙂

  27. Cassie @ Rural Running Redhead

    My hands are never warm, so I’d wear these all the time… especially since I want to run a spring marathon and rumor has it this winter will be a cold one.
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    1. vita88

      It usually is! These are perfect for extra long runs because you can just keep adjusting the temp 🙂

  28. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    That is so funny about the dryer OMG I wouldn’t have been smart enough to find them 🙂 I recently got a pair of these gloves and they are PHENOMENAL. I love them so much, I just love how well thought out they are!
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    1. vita88

      Now you just have to remember to bring them with you, right? 🙂

      1. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

        yes! Smh @ myself.
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  29. Theresa

    tgose sure would come in “handy” on my cold pre-dawn runs in Chicagoland!

    1. vita88


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