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Old 02-26-2019, 07:50 PM   #1
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Ok all Iíve got is cheap mittens

Drugs I tell you! Or is it age. I never had cold hands but these paper thin mittens I have arenít cutting it. I donít want ski mittens - can anyone recommend a good pair of wool mittens? I know itís late in the season but I hate the cold. Not long ago it was the first time ever I had cold hands... age I guess.. help. I donít want bulky I want quality.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:46 PM   #2
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What do you want them for? How long do you need to stay warm? For example, I have different gloves (mittens) for when I snow blow and shovel snow than I do just for going to and driving the car. Snow clearing takes about 45 minutes and I need a bit more of a sturdier glove.

Generally a mitten with Thinsulate will do you well. If you need more, there’s things like heated gloves and hand warmers that you can put in a glove.

Try these:

https://www.carhartt.com/products/WP...iABEgJZsfD_BwE
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:57 PM   #3
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Down, goose down. The only insulation that keeps you warm. Get down mittens. You’ll thank me.
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Not drugs, but I do advocate better living through chemistry. There are chemical hand warmers that activate when exposed to air. I use those in the toes of my ski boots. They make them for mittens too.

However, I've found that a silk glove liner inside my heavier gloves work really well, are very light and thin.
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It was 3F yesterday when I ran to the grocery store. Chemical warmers kept my hands delightfully warm. If hunting is popular in your area, they should be easy to find.
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Not drugs, but I do advocate better living through chemistry. There are chemical hand warmers that activate when exposed to air. I use those in the toes of my ski boots. They make them for mittens too.

However, I've found that a silk glove liner inside my heavier gloves work really well, are very light and thin.
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It was 3F yesterday when I ran to the grocery store. Chemical warmers kept my hands delightfully warm. If hunting is popular in your area, they should be easy to find.
Thatís my set up. Mittens with a liner. In between the liner and the mitten is a heat pack. My DW actually made some small rice bags that can be heated up in the microwave and work for the time it takes me to clear snow. But for longer time periods, I use hot hands.

https://hothands.com

Thereís also these:

https://www.thewarmingstore.com/hoth...ten-black.html

That store has a lot of neat warm hand products. Check out the heated clothing. Like I said above though, kind of depends on what you need and how long you need to stay warm.
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I found some, with Thinsulate in them somewhere. Two layers, the first layer is gloves, the second is mittens, gloves within mittens. I can't drive with them, but they are great for shoveling and walking outside. Lightweight and soft too. I wish I had bought more than one pair.
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I have a pair of mittens that are made so the part over the fingers hinge back over the back of the hand and held with a magnet. When I need my fingers, say for the car keys, I can just flip that part back over my hand and use them. When finished, the finger part flips back over my fingers and I'm back to being warm and toasty again. They must be for hunting because they are camo, but I don't remember where I bought them. They are fleece with some sort of liner.
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We don't have any mittens or gloves. No reason... we haven't left the house since January 5th. Anxiously awaiting spring, as we're beginning to run our of food.
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You may want to look into Reynolds Syndrome where hands/feet feel cold:

https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/raynauds-phenomenon#1
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We don't have any mittens or gloves. No reason... we haven't left the house since January 5th. Anxiously awaiting spring, as we're beginning to run our of food.
Your friends at Amazon can fix that. "Alexa, deliver the milk, eggs, bread, coffee, chicken, and broccoli this afternoon between 2 and 4 PM..."
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Ok its for my 45 minute walks outside. I wear a hoodie and a medium coat that I have to open a bit at the end because Im overheating. My cheapie mittens are ok above 35 as long as it isnt too windy. I find myself walking with my hands in my pockets.. I dont like that it affects my balance.
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I have always had cold hands, and suffer all Winter long usually. I have been looking at some of the heated work gloves, does anyone have any of these, or could recommend any ?
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I used to wear a pair of thin cotton gloves inside of insulated mittens. The 2 layers seems to help.
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Get a pair made with Windstopper fleece, lightweight and warm. + A Thinsulate liner will be warmer yet.
P.S. I meant layer. The Thinsulate layer will add a little bulk along with the warmth.
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What do you want them for? How long do you need to stay warm? For example, I have different gloves (mittens) for when I snow blow and shovel snow than I do just for going to and driving the car. Snow clearing takes about 45 minutes and I need a bit more of a sturdier glove.

Generally a mitten with Thinsulate will do you well. If you need more, thereís things like heated gloves and hand warmers that you can put in a glove.

Try these:

https://www.carhartt.com/products/WP...iABEgJZsfD_BwE
I have the Carhart gloves similar to the mittens you linked and they are awesome. Snow blowing, hiking, snowshoeing whatever they're light, warm, and stay dry. They lock inside my jacket sleeves and eliminate any gaps for snow or air to invade.
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Ok its for my 45 minute walks outside. I wear a hoodie and a medium coat that I have to open a bit at the end because Im overhearing. My cheapie mittens are ok above 35 as long as it isnt too windy. I find myself walking with my hands in my pockets.. I dont like that it affects my balance.
That would make the hot hands kind of expensive. Look into these:

https://www.kenarry.com/diy-rice-hand-warmers/

If you have or can find someone with a sewing machine, these are great. Quick zap in the microwave, put them in your gloves and youíll be warm for a half hour easy. 45 minutes and youíll still be good. Much more than that and theyíll be spent. But, theyíre reusable and way cheaper than the hot hands. When I tailgate, I go ahead and use the hot hands.
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One of the best pair of gloves I have are some old motorcycling gloves. Just a thin leather layer on inside of the hands to allow good feel, but insulated on the outside of hand with full insulation starting at the wrist; and also have a nice longer gauntlet that goes up over your jacket sleeve. Prevents the wind getting in. Being leather, they are wind-proof. That is half the battle it seems to prevent heat from escaping is to have a good fit without ability for wind to get in. The motorcycle gloves are also sewn with a slight curve to the hand which is a natural resting position. Not straight like so many gloves and when you bend your hand it causes force which distorts the glove.


I am sure you could find similar at an outdoor store for snowmobile or similar. I don;t ski, but ski gloves may also have same features. Pigskin or deerskin leather is softer than cowhide leather.
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Your friends at Amazon can fix that. "Alexa, deliver the milk, eggs, bread, coffee, chicken, and broccoli this afternoon between 2 and 4 PM..."
No instacart or Uber type deliveries here yet. Maybe next year.

A great website for warmer gloves.

https://www.glovesmag.com/heated-gloves/

One small problem... you'll need a long extension cord.

Also,a teeny bit pricey...https://www.amazon.com/Seirus-1083-T...g=glovesmag-20
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Chemical activated hand warmers get your palms of your hands nice and toasty.
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