Mitts or Mittens are gloves with a compartment covering all the fingers and with a thumb section.These are a very warm item as all the fingers are together and hold in the heat. There is not a great deal of heat loss with the mitts. They can sometimes have a button or velcro strip so the front of the mitt can be folded back to let the user use the fingers and simple undo it and cover the fingers again without taking off the glove. Great for doing tasks every so ofter.They can be acyclic, wool or fleece.
Gloves are not only for keeping the hands warm but have many other uses and can be used for fashion or protection in the work environment.They come in many different designs and specialist gloves are made for just about any industry and sport. Work Gloves are worn by workers in factories. hospitals, Police and the Military as well as sports people.The Police use gloves such as disposable gloves to avoid touching crime scenes or for protection against contamination from hazards such as acid or oil.
The military use gloves for protection and warmth. A good mix for the military is a glove that will give some protection and keep the hands warm. It is important to be able to fire a weapon so the Mechanix style is very popular. Airsofters now use the Mechanix brand and there are many styles and colours to choose from.