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Old 12-06-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
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I think this discussion comes up every year and here it is again...

What is the best winter glove out there for keeping digits warm, staying dry, dexterity, etc etc

Last year I gave a try to a pair of Duluth trading gloves and first time out I realized they were junk. So the search continues for the perfect cold weather glove...thoughts?
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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Maybe not the best but here lately I'm liking the Wells Lamont 7740 cold weather gloves. They are about 14 bucks a pair at Wal-Mart

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Old 12-06-2014, 11:19 PM   #3
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I've had excellent luck with Kinco's insulated gloves, have worn many pairs on the farm and in construction.

If it's cold but I still need some finesse and dexterity in my fingers, I wear Boss Polar-Tek. The insulated varieties of Atlas gloves are great as well.
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How cold are we talking here?
I've been using these:
http://www.watsongloves.com/products-single-item/?cat=at-work&sub=coated&pid=160

These have been good in temps down to -10°C.
And for colder weather I use a combo of a good glove liner from an outdoor supply store (climbing, hiking, etc...), and a pair of these:
http://www.watsongloves.com/products-single-item/?cat=at-work&sub=high-performance&pid=123

This combo will keep my hands pretty warm to below -30°C...you just gotta keep 'em moving.
No glove that will keep you warm in really cold weather will have good dexterity...this is what I have found works best for me.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:15 AM   #5
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Depends what tasks you are trying to perform.

I like a good leather lined glove for not very detailed work.

But mostly I rely on a pair of black jerseys with those cheap yellow gloves on top.
Not sure of the brand but that combo seems to work well and is very inexpensive.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:23 AM   #6
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In my young experience, your criteria for gloves is like a HO or overzealous GC wanting good, fast and cheap. No disrespect intended.

I live and work in 4 season weather and my go to for some warmth but mainly dexterity and durability, I like Mechanics and surprisingly, the cheap CAT gloves commonly found at gas stations.
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I usually use some thinner summer glove inside a large lined leather gauntlet style for anything actually cold, -15*C and colder. Gauntlets are warm, let less snow in and slip on and off easily for fine tasks with the summer gloves. Warmer than that, just those black Watsons asevereid posted or these green ones called Stealth Cold Wars. Stealths are a decent mix of grab a nail and not freeze.
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Last year I tried nitrile gloves inside of light weight leather/cloth backed gloves. The outer gloves can come off easy and the inner glove kept it bearable while allowing great dexterity.

I live in New England and the weather is often cold and wet. Air temps at 20degF and the sun melting ice on the lumber so you heads get wet. That being said, I do not like to work when it is too cold out, not efficient. But sometimes you must...
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Last year I tried nitrile gloves inside of light weight leather/cloth backed gloves. The outer gloves can come off easy and the inner glove kept it bearable while allowing great dexterity.
I do this too, and it works great. The nitrile gloves may get sweaty, but you gloves won't, so your hands stay warmer. If your gloves get wet, the nitrile gloves seem to keep your hands a little warmer as well.

I have a variety of outer gloves, mainly because I tear them up pretty quick.
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Wow!
Never thought I would be judged so much on my choice of gloves.
If I could find a 50 dollar pair of gloves that worked better than my 3 dollar combo I would buy them.
It's not about being cheap, I found what works best for me and it happens to be inexpensive.
They keep my hands warm down to about -10, and I can quickly pull the outer layer off if I need better feeling with my fingers
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Gloves-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1417963983.891262.jpgThese are my current he to gloves. The yellow ones don't dry out very fast but I have been really liking the them. The black ones are the poly liner gloves are supper thin but warm and warm when wet. For me warm when wet is key, so I steer clear of cotton for the most part. If you wear those liner gloves under atlas gloves that is pretty warm. Ninja ice gloves are really good too. The single most important thing, in fact you can almost wear whatever, is that your gloves aren't to tight!
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For carpentry, I have found regular cotton gloves are the best. Some people call them masons gloves. Its all we wear all winter in temperatures down to 25 below celcius. Some guys will double them up if its real cold. They keep your hands warm and you can still flip nails and function properly. They don't keep your hands dry. I usually keep a pair of leather gloves handy if I have to carry snow covered lumber ect. These cheap cotton gloves can be bought at home depot and many places for 8 dollars a dozen. I buy them in the summer at a swap meet for 3 dollars a dozen. Havent had any luck with any gloves with rubber on them. They freeze your hands. We frame outside all winter. This will be my 31 st winter in a row framing outside. Have never worn any other kind of gloves for dexterity and warmth. They are cheap. If they get a hole in them, throw them out and grab a new pair. They get wet, grab a new pair and dry them out later.
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In the past I have went to Harbour Freight and stocked up on disposable types, (mostly the white cotton type) plus some regular leather work gloves.

I could buy several dozen .. they get wet, toss em grab some dry one's ... the help needs a pair or three, who care's they were cheap.

I burn a lot of firewood and in general do more labor type work in the winter months - layers / liners work for me.
Keep your hands dry and that will help the most.


Plus I loose them every time I turn around
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I like the blue chilly grips. For $7 a pair, I stock up so that I always have spares. Takes about a day to get them to loosen up a bit. When glove shopping, I like to place a penny on the floor and see how easily I can pick it up with the glove. If it can't be picked up easily, I don't buy em.
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I don't wear gloves while I'm working but the other guys do. so I buy these by the case.

They're about $15 a dozen.
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I used these as liners for a bunch of years:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/produ...-drab?a=916805
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These are $4.79 and i use two pair per winter
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I usually buy a good pair for winter but this kid in my apprentice class sells gloves as a side business and gave us all a ton of free pairs. so it looks like i'm set this winter. they're all the rubber-dipped cotton type. pretty good quality and great dexterity.
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We have been using these. Not the greatest in dexterity but better than most. Warm as all heck down to -10F as cold as its been but warm and dry in snow rain and the mud.



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