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Good winter gloves?

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by camperman, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. camperman

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    Evening All,
    Wife is suffering with very cold hands even in temps as high as 8 degrees. Any recommendations on some good gloves to see her through the winter. Thanks.
     
  2. bobnewboy

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    I bought a pair of North Face gloves, and my wife preferred Berghaus, for our northern lights photography trips to northern Norway. Both makes coped well with the very cold nights while retaining enough dexterity to operate DSLRs. Alternatively, and I don’t know if they’re still available, have a look for motorcycle gloves where the fingers are only divided into two groups plus a thumb. I can’t remember the make now, but they worked quite well for me over long (60 mile each way) commutes in winter.
    Cheers, Bob

    edit: I had the Rukka gloves -
    Rukka GTX 3 Chamb 2 finger waterproof Gore-Tex motorcycle winter glove , but there are also the Frank Thomas DriVis Claw gloves
     
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    got a price in mind?
     
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    I was thinking of under £30.
     
  5. camperman

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    Don't suppose you know which berghaus Bob? I can't see her liking the claw glove I'm afraid.
     
  6. bobnewboy

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    Just had a quick look at them. They are marked ‘Berghaus Extrem Polartec’. They are fully fingered rather than claw type.
     
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    I go for the old army surplus NI leather gloves, available at all good surplus emporiums.
     
  9. Paul_B

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    Extremities do a good Mitt called inferno or super inferno. I bought one years ago for £30 but think they're a tenner more now. Best value warmth for winter. You can buy a bit bigger to fit liner gloves to add even more warmth. Mitts are so much warmer than gloves. I used these with ice axes too so dexterity isn't a problem.

    Just found out from their website that this mitt is no longer sold. There's alternatives but cost £60
     
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    Last year I bought some Sealskinz gloves on sale, reduced from £50’to £25.
    They are fine as long as you are moving/hands warm when they go in.


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    I have long, skinny fingers and very poor circulation. I certainly qualify for COLD hands.
    The most popular brand here is Watson. They make gloves for all kinds of applications.
    I do not know how many different pairs I own. "Ropers" of deer skin that you can cinch up with your teeth.
    You name it. I like unlined leather gloves up to 20+C temps. Tedious garden tasks ( pruning grape vines).
    Best?
    Down to -5C, leather gloves with a woven plush pile inner lining glove. Fuzzy and warm. Any fuzzy liner traps air and heat.
    Can you find gloves with extra liners so one set can dry while she wears the other?
    Colder than that, Tolko snowmobile gloves. Big and thick and not motorcycle gloves. I doubt you ride in -20C blizzards.
    Nice at -25C with excellent manual dexterity. That's the fekking day to swap out the main battery in my Suburban.

    I bought Gore-Tex lined gloves. My hands sweated and got so cold in winter, the gloves were a liability.
    Into the bin they went. Never again.

    If I get stuck outside but no work, I have big "over-mittens" of leather. They are plain moosehide leather
    and they have an 8" cuff to cover the ends of my coat sleeves. They are meant to go over gloves in case you have
    to do fiddly stuff. The First Nations Dene' mittens often have the most wonderfiu; bead work on them.

    Watch some video of the mushers in the #1 sled event, the Iditirod. Look at their hands.

    I believe that you get what you pay for. Outdoors with manual dexterity at stake, buy good stuff.
    Indoors for wood carving, I wear cloth lined leather gloves (3 pairs/$5) for heat, vibration and for clean.
    Safety is rarely ever an issue in my carving style.
     
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  12. Janne

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    If she is suffering from Raynaud syndrome, mittens are the safest option.

    If not, a nice pair of lined/ insulated leather gloves are not difficult to find. Must not be a tight fit as not to restrict the blood flow.
     
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    The other thing you could try is buy a pair of running gloves to use as liners inside ski gloves, if you pay extra you can get the ones with magic fingers so she can still use her phone.


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    I use these American Air Force high altitude thermal gloves/mitts and have found it impossible to get cold. Not as flexible as some on here but these and a BAS buffalo parka make it cosy enough to drop off in while it’s freezing outside!

    If in stock some places have them around £20.

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    Have a look at Mountain Warehouse. They are not a 'fashionable' brand, but these ladies gloves are excellent :D They are both warm and waterproof, and they're not so bulky that they can't be worn in normal daily use....and they're on sale just now at under £20. So within your budget.

    https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/s...treme-waterproof-glove-p11819.aspx/dark grey/

    If she prefers dressier gloves, then I use, and recommend merino lined ladies leather gloves.

    https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewi...nV7IqnskVVBnJOjJ3H8aAvkeEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Around £35 though, so a bit high on the budget. Dent's are nicer, and a lot more expensive, but John Lewis' are very good.

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    Yeah! See kpeter20's mittens? See the big cuff? That's arctic and Inuit design.
    Maybe overkill in a warm UK winter city.
    That's all she needs to hold a snow shovel. Hint, hint. Shovelling the sidewalk takes no practice at all.

    Just don't be so hasty as to buy lined (pile/wool/etc) leather gloves too small.
    The gloves need that open floating space for insulation.
     
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    Mittens will always be warmer than gloves, like for like. Old fashioned Dachstein mitts are still a great bit of kit, warm even when wet and roomy enough to wear thermal inners. That said my mitts of choice are an ancient pair of Wintergear goretex and fleece mitts, outstanding ! RIP Ben Wintringham.
     
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    Those look right up her street. More than I was going to spend, but maybe she'll end up with a pair of these. Thanks All.
     
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    Best is finnish army M05 leathers mittens with wool inner mitten. Unfortunately you cannot buy those but somehow I happen to have pair of those ;)
     

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