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Gloves for extreme cold?

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by jcamero, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. jcamero

    jcamero Wake Up to Find Out Subscriber

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    I cannot seem to find a really good set of durable gloves that actually keep the tips of my fingers warm. They would need to be durable for snow removal. I thought about heated motorcycle gloves, but would like other options too.
     

     

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  2. Poinzy

    Poinzy Super Member

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    The really effective "gloves" are the ones that don't separate your fingers, aka mittens.
     
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  3. dr*audio

    dr*audio Fish fingers and custard! Subscriber

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    LL Bean sells the warmest gloves I've found.
     
  4. swamppirate

    swamppirate Addicted Member

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    Mittens with a heater pack inserted.
     
  5. squirrelnest

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    Go to a Ski shop....you'll find what you need.
     
  6. Chip Chester

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    They make battery-powered glove liners that keep you warm and fit inside whatever outer glove is appropriate for the task 'at hand' so to speak. Using these inside well-insulated waterproof gloves should work well. Although they may be so warm your hands sweat, which will make taking them off outside (for fine work) less than pleasant.

    Here's one source: https://www.primrose.co/deluxe-batt...-heat-packs-warmawear-p-35934.html?cPath=3213
     

     

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  8. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    It get's cold outside? 85d in So Cal today.
     
  9. slow_jazz

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    I've had a pair of Zero mittens for years.

    Purchased them with first snowmobile.
     
  10. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    In ND, the extream cold answer is heavy leather fur lined mittens.

    Lots and lots of body fat helps too.


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  11. Danddd

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    Using a snowblower, I find the vibration and metal handle bar makes it difficult for the fingers with the warmest gloves I have. And the gloves I use are Mountain Hard Wear heavy wool lined leather gloves which seem good enough in single digits to take the dog for an extended walk. Next thing I am going to try is see if a pipe insulator sleeve over the snowblower handle might help.
     

     

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  12. Tjetracer

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    I've gotten several pairs of gloves from Duluth Trading Company. Very good quality and very warm. Check out the sale items.

    https://www.duluthtrading.com/
     
  13. WillVT

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    "Hot Hands" hand warmers are pretty great, and fairly cheap. There's nothing like having a nice little heat producing pillow in your gloves. As someone with perpetually cold hands, they really do the trick.
     
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  15. dcreek

    dcreek Active Member

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    'Extreme Cold" will mean different things to different people...
    I've worked construction in NWT (-45°) and ski guided/ patrolled in milder climates.
    For a lot of those circumstances I settled on full leather welding gloves with fleece gloves as separate liners. The outer gloves take all the abuse you can throw at them, and the liners are easily dried and/or replaced.
    Dirt cheap too. (Converted many coworkers after they had their Patagonia /North Face gloves stolen while attending to injured skiers - yes, some people go that low...)
     
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