I started shopping for inexpensive heavy mittens and couldnt find any. All the 'general' stores have heavy gloves but no mittens. I dont get it. Heavy gloves are just as cumbersome as heavy mittens and not as warm. Mittens should also be cheaper to make and sell. I finally find one pair of mittens and they are light knit. ARG! Again,dumb, with light knit construction gloves actually have some dexterity advantage over mittens. Finally went to Gander Mtn and found one type of heavy mittens mixed in with 10-15 types of heavy gloves. Price wasn't bad but I bet it would be halved if all the people who would be better off with mittens BOUGHT MITTENS.
A. People are actually ignorant that mittens are warmer.
B. They are simply convinced that the appearance of mittens is unacceptable(child-like?) even if they have colder fingers in gloves.
Ok, for bicycling light gloves and pogies may be better(I need to try sometime) but that is a separate issue. Even there the pogies are sort of super mittens with your fingers thumb and bars all in one largish warmed space.
Yes, I am the type of person who finds it aggravating to see a rack full of full-suspension mtn bikes that never see dirt much less rough, high speed downhills.