I have the cheaper version of these hybrid mitten/gloves but I was wondering:
What are the loops for? The ones above the middle two fingers on the glove part. What is their utility?
I don't know what CQC is but the one thing I was thinking is that in an instance where you needed all of your digits for a bit you could pull these off and loop the loops over your middle digits while you did other things. They'd be attached to you but still accesible.
This seems correct to me, you can easily remove each glove without using your whole hand to pull and remove it, plus you can carry on with it (or both)attached to your other hand and so not drop it or have to stow it before continuing with what you are doing. They would flop backwards over the rear of your hand and sliding the loops to the base of your fingers would put the glove largely out of the way of your grip. You can even remove both at the same time by putting one hand upside down. I would suppose in moments where wasted time could be life or death its worth having.
When you pull off a normal glove, you grav the tip of a finger and pull.
With those, if the mitten part is pulled back, then you have nothing to grab.
So they gave you loops.
hey, could someone send me a link me to a website, or at least tell me what I should look up to find gloves like those. It would be useful if I could swap between finger and fingerless gloves. thanks
These are correct. Sealskinz customer service got back to me and confirmed it.
I found them on EbayUK. I'm in the states but even with shipping and conversion they were only like $20. I think the shop was just trying to liquidate some old supply. You might have to really dig to find the cheaper ones anymore as I think they were an older model. They also use velcro instead of magnets to hold stuff in place though.