TrailHeads Power Gloves Review & Giveaway

PowerGlove_1Picture this.

It’s a clear winter morning, and everything is covered in a blanket of fresh snow. It’s peacefully quiet, and the reverent hush is broken only by the sound of your own breathing as you run along the winding country roads.

It’s cold, but your body warms up as the miles tick by. You soak in the scenery, mentally photographing the rustic red barns popping from the white backdrop.

When the snow starts falling again, you pick up the pace, thinking of the hot shower and hot cocoa waiting at home.

There’s nothing like running in the snow to invigorate the body and soul. As long as you have the right gear.

We live in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and we’ve enjoyed many long runs in the snow.

On one particularly snowy morning, we headed out for a 16-mile run. The scene was much like the one above, except I was cursing the fluffy white stuff by the end of the run.

I was decked out in winter running gear from head to toe. Thick socks, running tights, long-sleeved layers, headband, and gloves. Of the cheap, cotton variety.

When the snow started falling, my gloves got soaked, and my fingers turned to ice. I was miserable the rest of the run.

I think I suffered a mild case of frostbite that day. To this day, my fingers and hands are extremely sensitive. Even when I wear gloves, my fingers still get painfully cold and don’t thaw out until much later.

Too bad I hadn’t discovered TrailHeads yet!

Known for their innovative Ponytail Hats and Headbands, TrailHeads offers a collection of winter running apparel for women & men.

When I was given the opportunity to test and review the TrailHeads Power Stretch Power Gloves, I jumped at the chance.

And, thanks to the generous team at TrailHeads, one lucky reader will win his/her own pair! Keep reading for details.

TrailHeads Power Gloves Review

PowerGlove_PairMy TrailHeads Power Gloves arrived just in time for my last 20-mile marathon training run. With the wind and snow blowing, it was the perfect opportunity to test the gloves. They did not disappoint!

Not only did the gloves keep my hands dry, but they also kept my fingers warm for the entire run. I couldn’t believe it!

The fabric blocked the wind and snow, and when I took the gloves off, the fabric had wicked away my sweat, leaving my fingers toasty warm.

I’ve worn the gloves on several other runs with the same fantastic results.

What I Love

4-Way Stretch Polartec Power Stretch Fabric

The dual-surface construction features a smooth, durable outer layer that’s wind and abrasion resistant, as well as a super soft, brushed inner layer that wicks moisture away from your skin for maximum thermal efficiency. The combination means superior warmth throughout your winter workout.

Conductive Fabric on Thumb & Forefinger

Special fabric on the thumb and forefinger enables use of touch screen devices. I don’t usually run with my phone, but I do like text my husband when I finish a long run. Now I don’t have to take off my gloves to operate my phone.

Silicone Grippers on Palm

‘Snowflake’ grippers on palm of glove enhance dexterity and grip. This feature would be great for running with a canine companion or pushing a jogging stroller.

Super Cute Swirl & Trim

Along with the excellent technical features, TrailHeads gloves are cute & stylish. The Power Gloves feature a metallic swirl design on the back, as well as pink trim (available in other colors).

What I Didn’t Love

It’s hard to find fault with gloves that deliver on their promise of warmth!

The only thing I didn’t absolutely love was the overall fit. I ordered a size small, and the gloves were still a bit roomy in the fingers. My only suggestion would be to make them a little snugger.

Making the Grade

The TrailHeads Power Stretch Power Gloves earn a solid A for warmth and performance. Retailing at $28, these are a wise investment for your winter running wardrobe.

Now through December 16, save 20% on the Power Gloves or any other TrailHeads item by using the promotion code SWEATS20 at checkout. TrailHeads gear makes the perfect holiday gift for the runner in your life, and hats & gloves are perfect stocking stuffers.

Enter to Win

PonytailHeadbandAnd one lucky reader will win a pair of Power Gloves and a Goodbye Girl Ponytail Headband. To enter, leave a comment about your favorite winter sport (mandatory).

For extra entries, like Work in Sweats Mama and TrailHeads on Facebook and/or tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to tag @mamainsweats and @TrailHeadsCT. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments.

Contest closes at 9 PM ET on Sunday, December 8. Winner will be chosen randomly.

Be sure to check out TrailHeads Blaze Your Trail Pin It Contest, too!

I received a pair of the TrailHeads Power Stretch Power Gloves at no cost. I received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

65 thoughts on “TrailHeads Power Gloves Review & Giveaway

  1. I, of course, already have these gloves and sadly have no use for a ponytail hat! The gloves are great. I’ve worn them on two runs so far and they have kept my hands toasty. I agree with the overall fit b/c I too have tiny little hands but, after washing them I popped them in the dryer for about 7 minutes and they shrunk down a little bit. Try it!!
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  2. These seems great. Need good gloves. Love running outdoors as long as there is no snow/ice & spin indoors. Liked both on Fb & tweeting giveaway.

  3. My favorite winter sport? Well, of course, running. Although, running is definitely harder for me in the winter. I’m not THE biggest fan of the cold…these items would sure help ;)

  4. I actually have big hands for my height so the smalls might work for me. My favorite winter sport is basketball – watching it, that is. I’m a gym girl year round, but my daughter and husband run outside in the winter, so I’d probably give the glove to her.
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  5. I do love TrailHeads gear as you well know! I don’t have these particular gloves but I have their convertible gloves and absolutely love them! I need to get a pair of these as well. I wear gloves all winter long. I am a hat person, so I have a couple of their ponytail hats, but my daughter has worn the ponytail headband for soccer games.
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  6. Love running when it’s cold, but you’re right..I only like it if I’m prepared!! Those gloves look awesome!! Fave winter activity…drinking hot chocolate on the couch by my xmas tree? Ok ok, I guess sledding :) I have some AWESOME memories of sledding down those TN hills growing up! I can’t believe I never died!
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  7. These look like great running gloves, and I love the swirl design! Currently I run with a pair of Under Armor gloves and they do a good job of keeping the outside moisture out but once my hands get sweaty my fingers get cold.

    My favorite winter sport would either be speed skating or the downhill ski racing. Although I like the summer Olympics better, I’m glad the winter Olympics are almost here!
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  8. Favorite winter sport… favorite… um… I can’t pick one, sorry.

    I grew up where there was no snow, so getting to play in it at all is pretty awesome!

    On a side note, I currently wear fleece gloves and they’re okay, but they don’t block wind and they really don’t wick sweat away. After a few miles, they’re soggy and gross, but I don’t want to take them off. These would be awesome.

  9. I have Raynaud’s disease (basically a fancy term for terrible circulation in my hands so my fingers turn white from the cold. These would be amazing for my favorite winter sport… Running!
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  10. I’m all about winter running myself!! So good gloves are essential as on a run last winter my fingertips stayed numb for part of the day even with two layers :( I love watching speed skating and all the downhill skiing in the upcoming Olympics!!

  11. This is exactly what I need – my fingertips have been getting frosty lately. I am just now living in a place with winter weather after 5 years in TX, so I’m learning that I love snow-hiking (and really need some snowshoes). So I’ll call that my current favorite winter sport!

  12. My favorite winter sport has to be soccer! That’s when my high school girls soccer season is and we have a blast! This year our goal is to win a state championship! With hard work I really think we can do it. :) These gloves and ear warmers would be great considering I have to stand on the sideline and freeze while they play. Gave some love on Facebook and Twitter too!
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  14. I love sledding in the winter. The rush of speed going down the hill. The belly laughs when we fall out of our sled. The hike back up the hill to do it all again. The best.

  15. Oh man! I could totally use this gear. It hasn’t reached double digits for days now, and running when it is 3 degrees out hasn’t been much fun!

    Although I love running year round, I have to say my favorite novel winter sport is snow football. It is such a great workout sprinting (or trying to sprint) through the snow, and it is a blast taking people down!

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