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Old 12-29-2017, 10:09 AM
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Good winter gloves.

This morning, as I once again stood out in under 10 degree weather shoveling snow I finally accepted the fact that my 20 year old great winter work gloves, aren't anymore. The insulation has worn and clumped to the point, it's just a single layer of ever thinning leather against the ravages of winter on the inner fingers, and my fingers hurt from cold after 10 minutes. And there has been so much buying and selling and offshoring of companies, and quality lessening over those 20 years I don't really know what is good anymore, and lot's of promising brands don't seem to have an Amazon pretense.

Anybody tundra folk got any favorite warm, lasting, gloves that are still made these days they would recommend? Preferably ones that don't cost a ridiculous amount, But I understand the cost-quality equation for good lasting winter gear.

At least my 30 year old Sorel duck boots with the 3/4 inch felt are still kickin winters ass hard. I expect they will be still be able to kick it long after I am not.

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Old 12-29-2017, 10:25 AM
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Even though I've never bought from either company, I would go with LL Bean or Duluth Trading just on reputation alone.

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Old 12-29-2017, 10:32 AM
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Duluth are definitely on my consideration list.
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:41 AM
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A good pair of gloves are two pairs of gloves. And a big pair of mittens over them if you're out for a long time using your hands a lot but not your fingers so much.

I have liner gloves in the closet but lately I use a pair of knit gloves that look too small but are stretchy and a roomier pair with a rubberized grip over them.

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Old 12-29-2017, 10:54 AM
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Bah, Mittens are useless. Might as well just be kicking stuff around with my warm boots and stick my hands in my pockets for all the dexterity they allow.
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:54 AM
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I've had good experience* with gloves containing 3M™ Thinsulate™ as their insulation layer.

*This includes commuting by foot and train in all weathers, including standing for hours on freezing cold platforms when snow disrupted the train timetables - in this latter case, my hands were pretty much the only bit of me that remained comfortable.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:21 PM
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stretch gloves

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I have liner gloves in the closet but lately I use a pair of knit gloves that look too small but are stretchy and a roomier pair with a rubberized grip over them.
I'll echo the stretch knit gloves for a liner. I get the largest women's sized ones since they don't seem to make them for men. They make great cheap liners under a heavier over sized leather work glove. I have many hours of hunting in the woods in near zero temperatures wearing them. They suck when wet or it's windy though.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:24 PM
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Costco sells winter work gloves that work pretty well. Cheap, too.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:46 PM
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Bah, Mittens are useless. Might as well just be kicking stuff around with my warm boots and stick my hands in my pockets for all the dexterity they allow.
Huh? How much dexterity do you need to shovel snow. We get up to 30 FEET a season at our house.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:49 PM
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Bah, Mittens are useless. Might as well just be kicking stuff around with my warm boots and stick my hands in my pockets for all the dexterity they allow.
Huh? How much dexterity do you need to shovel snow? We get up to 30 FEET a season at our house.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:29 PM
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Huh? How much dexterity do you need to shovel snow? We get up to 30 FEET a season at our house.
How are you gonna replace the shear pin on a snowblower with mittens? You're gonna take them off and freeze the shit out of your fingers because you got mittens instead of good gloves.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:34 PM
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How are you gonna replace the shear pin on a snowblower with mittens? You're gonna take them off and freeze the shit out of your fingers because you got mittens instead of good gloves.
You take it to a shop. You can give them a credit or debit card even with mittens on.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:42 PM
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How are you gonna replace the shear pin on a snowblower with mittens? You're gonna take them off and freeze the shit out of your fingers because you got mittens instead of good gloves.
Meh, OK. Your OP said shoveling snow. Actually, I have 3 'classes' of winter 'gloves'. Mittens, heavy warm gloves that you really can't do anything in anyway, and then thinner gloves that will at least let you finger smaller parts. The thin gloves aren't very warm, but will at least keep the wind away and keep you dry. I'll be wearing those when I replace the battery on my plow truck this weekend.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:18 PM
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How are you gonna replace the shear pin on a snowblower with mittens? You're gonna take them off and freeze the shit out of your fingers because you got mittens instead of good gloves.
I give you the Glitten. My wife loves hers.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:22 PM
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I give you the Glitten. My wife loves hers.
I was expecting something sparkly.
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:29 PM
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I got a really warm pair of gloves at REI. They say "Manzella" on them.
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:52 PM
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Bah, Mittens are useless. Might as well just be kicking stuff around with my warm boots and stick my hands in my pockets for all the dexterity they allow.
I see what's going on here. You're the type that never wanted to wear his mittens like his mamma told him because he thinks his friends will make fun of him and have an advantage in a snowball fight because they have gloves. Well, you put on your mittens, AND hat, AND zip your coat up all the way and we'll have no more sass from you today little mister.
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:01 PM
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I recommend Cabela's MT050® II Gloves (and some models are currently on sale for $30).

I also recommend polypropylene glove liners for any winter glove. The polypro wicks moisture away from your skin, and dry skin stays warmer.

http://militaryclothing.com/Poly...-Gloves-1.aspx

Invert your gloves, tack the liner's finger tips to the gloves finger tips, then slip the liners into the gloves. Viola! Warm and dry.

(p.s. Polypro underwear also works well in hot and humid environments. Amazing stuff.)
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:52 PM
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When it gets super cold, you really can't beat mittens. I bought a pair of Kombis maybe 12 or 15 years ago and they're wonderful. When skiing or otherwise going to be outside for hours, you can drop a handwarmer into each and life is good. Mine have fleece liners so I can briefly take off the outer mitten when I need a bit more dexerity while not totally exposed.

If I were shopping for new ones, I'd read reviews from those using them for extended periods outside. Skiers, ice fisherman, snowmobilers, mountain climbers, etc. This would probably be one of those times to spend a bit more to get something with quality that lasts.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:42 PM
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I've had good experience* with gloves containing 3M™ Thinsulate™ as their insulation layer.

*This includes commuting by foot and train in all weathers, including standing for hours on freezing cold platforms when snow disrupted the train timetables - in this latter case, my hands were pretty much the only bit of me that remained comfortable.
I've got a pair of these - they're pretty good.
( If we get more than a couple of inches of snow the country grinds to a halt. )
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:40 PM
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A good pair of gloves are two pairs of gloves. And a big pair of mittens over them if you're out for a long time using your hands a lot but not your fingers so much.
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Bah, Mittens are useless. Might as well just be kicking stuff around with my warm boots and stick my hands in my pockets for all the dexterity they allow.
Did you read mittens with glove liners? Mittens & liners for warmth. Pull off mitten & still have thin liner on for when dexterity is needed.

I have a pair of LectraMitts but I never put batteries in them as they're warm enough w/o the extra heat.
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:55 PM
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Just buy Duluth and be done with it.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:14 PM
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let you finger smaller parts.
That's hot!



Anyway, I've found Head to be a good brand of winter gloves. I own two pairs and they work just fine. The only complaint I have is that I wish they had more room at the fingertips of the gloves. They somehow feel constricting to me.
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:22 PM
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A good pair of gloves are two pairs of gloves.
This is a good idea. Once you find a good pair, buy a second pair. (Then you won't be searching in 20 years when they wear out.) Also, having 2 pairs and alternating use each day is useful if you give them a lot of use.
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I give you the Glitten. My wife loves hers.
Man, those just SCREAM "Portland".

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:30 PM
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C E Schmidt workwear; my current winter pair are CES98100/XLBK and I snagged them a few years back at Tractor Supply. They keep my hands warmer on the motorcycle (temp of 20 plus say 70mph) than the usual brand snowmobile and ski gloves AND they still allow me to pick up and handle things or drive a car in complete comfort. Going by past experience I expect to get about 5-15 years use out of them. You can joke all you want about TSC being for people too hillbilly for Walmart but farmers demand stuff that lasts and works and the brand has been around for ages. So give them a thought.
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:13 AM
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For me it's a good set of winter motorcycle gloves. They're designed to withstand sub-freezing temperatures plus 70mph wind chill.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:53 AM
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Man, those just SCREAM "Portland".

Do these scream "Midwest"? Fox River calls them "glomitts" because they aren't Etsy.
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