Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hurwizzle Too small to use with gloves
These snow blower mitts from John Deere attempt to solve a problem that has certainly plagued me: while using my snowblower, especially in windy conditions, my hands can get wet and cold, even when covered by heavy winter gloves.
Unfortunately, these mitts don't solve the problem for me. While they do attach to my snowblower as advertised, there is no room for my glove-covered hands between the mitts and my snowblower's handles and control levers; in other words, if I am wearing gloves, I can't fit my hand into the mitts far enough to operate the controls.
So, A for effort, F for execution. I gave 2 stars because the construction and quality of materials used is great.
April 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeHandyman Keep hands protected
I find it hard to protect my hands from the cold and wet conditions while using my snow blower. These mitts really work well to protect my hands. I used them with my non-John Deer blower and they attached quickly and easily. They are more like sleeves that you attach with Velcro straps to the handles. They then allow you to simply insert your hands into them to operate the controls. I have large hands and even with gloves on I had plenty of room to operate the controls. They allow another layer of wind, moisture and heat protection by covering you gloved or ungloved hands. I am glad I found this product.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB No more snow-covered gloves!
What a great product! These snow blower mitts are going to keep my hands dry and warm when blowing snow and I won't have to keep changing gloves when they get icy and covered with snow. They will also keep all the snow and ice from accumulating on the control levers. The weather-resistant fabric has a poly-fill insulation and there is plenty of room inside to use the controls.
They attach to the snow blower control handlebars easily with velcro straps. There is a sleeve inside with elastic to help keep the snow out.
I do not have a John Deere blower, but they fit on my Snow King blower.
December 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PHnoD Doesn't fit
Beautiful manufacturing and fits most everything up to 6 inches round, THIS DID NOT FIT MY JOHN DEERE 32” or MY ARIENS 32” handle assembly. Remember the pivoting handles have pins hooked to springs and metal, these two models one of which is covered by the “fit list” has a large plastic shield which holds the head light and encases every function handle. If this is mounted for wind to stay out it will (on my model) keep pressure pressed onto the drive handle and press on the auger handle too. And within time of squeezing up and down on the pins and springs it may develop ripping in the heavy nylon fabric. VERY WELL MADE THOUGH. I was thinking about one that I can’t use as a hunting wind guard on the stock, fits real nice and hides your hand very well. 2 stars for what they sold it to fit, 4 stars for quality=3 STARS
February 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox easy to install!
These mitts attach directly to the snow blower handles and stay in place. They essentially provide a shielded area over the controls into which you slip your gloved hands.
Installation is really easy, using a Velcro fastening to hold it in place over the control levers. I was able to install mine on my Craftsman blower. So far no snow this season where we are in Maine, but I know it is coming and my fingers are going to be warmer this year.
Two year warranty on workmanship and materials.
December 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jimh may not fit your blower
These are intended to fit John Deere snow blowers. The problem is, the packaging doesn't really make that obvious. Like many blowers, my Ariens has a crossbar between the handles, with controls mounted on it. Because of that bar, these mitts won't slide over the handles. If they had an opening on the side and a velcro closure, they'd fit all sorts of blowers.
There's really nothing wrong with them, they just may not fit your blower.
March 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JM much too small; usable only if you don't wear thick gloves
Even with the most heavily insulated mittens on earth, my thumbs get so cold while blowing snow that I have to retract them into the big part where the fingers are, which is unsafe when handling power equipment that depends on an opposable thumb. These looked like a perfect solution, and they could have been, but they're much too small.
They fit over the snow-blower controls fine, with just enough room to get a hand onto the controls. If you don't have well-insulated gloves, your hands will be better off inside these mitts than totally exposed. But you have to choose between the two--you can use EITHER these mitts OR well-insulated gloves (mittens are even better), but not both. That's too bad, because they're extremely well-made, but they're just too small to be useful.
January 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mikkel1955 They don't fit my snow blower
If you have a snow blower that these will fit on, they work great. Unfortunately they don't fit my snow blower. They are designed to slide over the controls and be cinched down. They do not separate so that you can get passed anything that connects to the handle bars before the pivot for the clutch and auger control. I have this nice console that holds the rest of the controls that gets in the way. The only way to get them to fit will be to take out the mounting bolts, install the mitts, and then make holes in the mitts to put the bolts back in. I may end up doing that.
I did let a friend that has a John Dear snow blower try them. (They even say John Dear on them...) He liked them a lot. You still need to wear gloves or mittens for when you need to pull your hands out, but the extra layer helps a lot.
December 29, 2015