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Winter glove ,which ?

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by original45, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. original45

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    Already this winter my hands and fingers are freezing when I'm out doors.
    My hands have been broken years back and now arthritic condition have caught up with me despite trying to keep them use to it and slow it's process of torturing me down.

    Yes too diabetes got me couple years back.

    I don't have a large hand and I'm looking to hear if anyone has found a very warm pair of gloves that work well.
    Looking to buy a couple pairs to drop in coat pockets so I'm not caught without whilst out n about.
    So I don't want to pay silly prices either.

    Just looking for maybe lined gloves wool blend ? Fleece whatever ,fingers and not big bulky things as I have winter snow gloves for that.

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    My hands are terrible in the cold, they've had frostbite a few times and go numb quickly. I have loads of gloves but what i would recommend is;

    Dutch army mitts - Pile lined and seriously warm, swapped someone a pair of our issues mitts for them, dutch are better. Obviously you dont have much dexterity with these but they were ideal for sitting about when hill walking last winter with all the snow we had.

    Aldi ski gloves - On my 2nd pair, decent quality and good thickness, not waterproof but do dry quick enough. Only about £8 a pair.

    Montane extreme gloves - Pile lined on the front and synthetic at the back, good and warm. Also their power stretch gloves make great liners or just for walking about etc..

    Rab ridge gloves - Wool with a leather palm, look smart-ish so i wear them about town.

    Sealskin gloves - Not that warm, but waterproof with a leather palm and fingers. Decent dexterity.

    Builders gloves - Thin and light with a rubber palm, not for warmth but great working gloves. Very good dexterity.
     
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    Embarrassingly large heap of gloves, but for edc , as it were, I only use those Dachstein wool ones - they are about 60USD now (I also really like the mitts, and I see they do a leather palmed one too ... credit card gave a little squeak there). Also lined deerskin workgloves, which are much cheaper and nimbler. I have several pairs of both stashed about the place, in much the way you describe.

    I am looking for something dextrous and waterproof ... not for anything serious, just that it is generally below freezing this time of year and the dog likes chasing frisbees in the snow. Frozen dog dribble isn't lovely. It'll be -17 tonight apparently ... anyway, my point is that am quite happy in the Dachsteins down to -20 on the scale. I escaped frost bite on my hands ... got it on the front of my legs though ... for which I use those big, two-fingered leg gloves you often see people wearing

    Otherwise it is just a big load of ski/mountain gloves ... but they too bulky for what you have in mind. But if you want to look that way there are ton of options. I got Hestras for posh. I really liked the look on the OR Guides, but they are too narrow for me. (and everyone else who was trying them on in the shop ... I think they are for real whippet types)

    If you are looking for something simple, get some thinsulate wool gloves from the mountain shop :)
     
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    Since the early 80’s I have used Dachstein mitts for winter mountaineering, climbing and general cold weather stuff. They are knitted into a large mitt and then boiled in oil to shrink them into a fairly wind proof item. My first pair were a fiver, they go for around £30 these days. My ex suffered with Reynards and wore nothing else on her hands after I bought her a pair.

    Clint Eastwood wore a pair in the film ‘The Eiger Sanction’.

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    cold store/freezer gloves are cheap and may be warm enough...
     
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    *The* work glove to have, once upon a time, we’re the ones issued to the bin men in Chamonix.
    They were only a few quid from the local shops if you could find them.
    https://activeweargroup.com/product...leece-lined-cuff-fbf15?variant=13860933009465
    Snow Shepherd make a waterproof reproduction one, that is more expensive, but still not bad value.
    http://shop.snowshepherd.co.uk/Snowshepherd-Leather-Ski-Work-Gloves
     
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    Arco lined Drivers gloves, warm when dry or wet working outside, hard wearing and soon fit the hand at a good price.
     
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    Local hardware store stocks Watson brand of construction gloves. At least a dozen styles.
    Insulation and a cloth liner to keep my diabetic hands from aching even at +2C.
    Goretex get sweaty cold, I actually binned 2 pairs = major disappointment.

    My very best ever are a pair of Tolko snowmobile gloves. Remarkable dexterity despite the apparent bulk.
     
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    I have raynauds and effing diabetes and I work outside lol
    One of the most important things for me in addition to gloves is keeping the blood warm as it goes into my hand.

    Wrist warmers. I use either extremities brand or when its really cold a snood wrapped around my left wrist (the worst one) i can also put a zippo hand warmer in the folds of the snood when its stupidly cold

    I also ride a motorbike year round and the only solution there is heated gloves
     
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    I've heard a lot of recommendations for wristies to be used with gloves. Thumb slots on a jacket don't really cut it like proper wristies I believe.

    I nearly looked for a pair back when I did more winter walking because I got diagnosed with reynauds. I don't believe it was a right diagnosis because I only had issues with my middle fingers. I think it's a circulation or nerve issue but getting the gp to consider anything he hasn't experienced before is difficult.

    I never got a pair because I only saw "fashionable" ones in fancy knits and too bulky to wear under gloves or mitts. It seems the shops near me only think girls or girly women would want wristies and then they'd only wear them on their own because they don't go out into the real cold hills with gloves as well.

    Look at edz which is a cumbrian company that sells insulation for motorbiking and general outdoors. I think they offer layering items that might be useful. From gloves, wristies to base / mid layers with longer sleeves with thumb slots.
     
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    Thank you all I have plenty to digest . I have a pair of the aldi winter thick insulated gloves. They worked until last year and already and its not been stupidly cold yet my finger tips ate freezing.

    My old fashioned wool knit gloved from Norway well someone's nicked them ,gutted me .

    I have to say I liked the yellow hide and wool lined ski gloves and the cheaper alternative like driver gloves ,knowing how leather works and wool lined these must be good.

    The wrist warmers are too fantastic had these off my old fella in my 20s again these got lost of taken from memory they had a balaclava to match too or at least it looked a match .

    I like merino wool too ,I may try a wool liner glove ,see if theirs any UN issued wool liner gloves.
    I do like issue gear if it's good qualify and works. Not sure which army does the best wool gloves Dutch ,uk, Belgium any thoughts ?.

    Considered it last night and I believe a investment for the future now is wise.

    To all you who have conditions that are effected by weather extremes you have my sympathy and respect for pushing on with work.

    I will feed back on what I buy and over the winter as it progresses my findings.

    The wool lined yellow hide I am ordering now for outdoor work.

    Need a few other pairs now for walking out n about .to leave in coats and car.

    Thanks for your input some fantastic options I only wish I could try them all.
     
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    I would think that Scandinavian issue cold weather gear might be worth looking at. I heard one of their armies would court marshal any soldier who got frostbite on n duty. If they really do that then they would have to be sure their kit is up to the job first.
     
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    I have a pair of Sealskinz All Weather gloves, which they rate as a 3. They were not very good, but I can get a pair running gloves underneath them, so should be warmer.

    I also bought a pair of Sealskinz Brecon which are meant to be subzero rated, haven’t worn them yet, but again can also wear the running gloves under them - but they feel a bit tighter.

    I had a pair of Dare2Be ski gloves that were awesome, but I lost them


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  18. original45

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    Sealskinz, yes I'm just reading reviews on them not being waterproof and are clammy ,having to almost roll them off inside out.

    Still looking for ideas and doing a fair bit of research. Theirs nothing like info by those who use them ,very helpful
     
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    Myth. No Scandinavian army would courtmarshal for that. I am a living proof.
    Frost bite is very normal and very common both in and outside the army life.
    Gloves are not the best option for you, Original45, but thick mittens.
    Get a pair of thick woolen, handmade Lovikks mittens from Sweden.
    You are worth it, as they say on TV!

    Why no gloves? Each finger is encased separately, and can not share the warmth from the other fingers.
    Also, in a mitten, you can curl up the fingers into a ball, which makes them even warmer.
    As you suffer from diabetes, you need to take the same precaution as a person with Raynauds Syndroma.
     
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    Agree with mitts. Used to get painful middle finger in gloves. Got diagnosed with reynauds (incorrect diagnosis I'm convinced). Then we had a really cold winter so I set off on a walk in my very expensive mountaineering gloves for my hands to get colder and colder. I'd bought a pair of mitts the day before so I switched over and got warm hands in 10 minutes. Only £30 with primaloft in them too.

    Extremities inferno it even super inferno are really warm. There will be better out there but IMHO they're a bargain as well as simply working.
     

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