cold weather gloves


January 5, 2003, 09:04 PM
i'm looking for some gloves to keep the digits warm. i'd prefer them to not be leather or neoprene. i'll need enough dexterity to write, flip pages and punch a keyboard. ability to still operate a pistol with them would be a plus but not necessary as they're not for shooting.

comments/suggestions welcome.

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January 6, 2003, 07:07 AM
Look at winter golf gloves

January 6, 2003, 09:51 AM

I have been thinking about and am going to do some research on gloves I have seen advertised on TV. Having a senior moment and can't for the life of me remember the name right now.
They are oven gloves. Manufacturer claims, and demonstrates, how you can handle extremely hot dishes out of a hot oven.
I wonder, would they work in reverse? Why not? Seems they must be super insulators and would tend not to let body heat escape from inside the glove.

I will keep you posted on my research :D


January 6, 2003, 11:21 AM
In the old days a 'shooting gloves ' were gloves made of split leather. This thin leather provided some protection from the cold while not interfering with the ability to feel trigger etc. You might look for that or get woolen gloves that have the ends of the fingers removed.

January 6, 2003, 08:26 PM
thanks guys. i was hoping for make/model if you have any. even a url.:)

some folks have mentioned silk ski gloves. i'm also considering mechanix brand gloves. need to go out and check them out before the next cold snap.

January 6, 2003, 11:07 PM
Check it out:

Pearl-Izumi makes cycling clothes and accessories. Third row down, far right item "stretch thermastat glove. I've had a pair (they come in black) for about 3-4 years. It's a thin, knit glove that fits snugly to my hand. the pvc pattern on the fingers and palm will allow you to do all the things you mentioned. I've shot my qualification course with them and they're fine for manipulating a pistol, change mags, etc.

The knit fabric combined with the sticky finger/palm pads will keep the glove on your hand even if you are fishing in a pants pocket for change, pocket knife, etc.

The only reservation is that they are not for extreme cold.

Hope this helps...

January 7, 2003, 07:20 AM
on second thought I've got mech. gloves and used them yesterday..........worked well

January 7, 2003, 03:46 PM
I' ve got woollen gloves with no fingertips and plenty of Thinsulate. Just had a New Year's Eve BBQ party in the back yard at -30 Centigrade with no problem. The gloves being a bit oversized, you can draw your fingertips inside when needed - the holes in the tips don't matter.

Yesterday I took the Ms. and the dog for a walk on Baltic ice around an island at the mouth of the bay. -25 and some wind, the same gloves with woollen mittens, with additional Thinsulate, on top. You can always pry away the mitten to do the fine work and then carry on.

January 7, 2003, 08:07 PM
I have a pair of Hunters Specialties Gloves made by a company in Cedar Rapids, IA. Their phone number is 319-395-0321

They have a cuff, are made of a very thin nylon on the back of the hand and have a very thin rubber gripping surface from the palm to the fingers.

I have worn them in 15 degree weather walking around the Rockies and have never suffered from cold fingers with them.

Ron L
January 10, 2003, 07:04 PM
Timothy, they're called the "oveglove" ( OveGlove ( )

You may want to try cross-country skiing gloves or cold weather mountain biking or cycling gloves. They're usually thin for the best dexterity and do a decent job of keeping your hands warm.

January 10, 2003, 11:34 PM
Try getting some Aviators gloves. You can find them at Army/Navy Surplus stores and other places. Nomex "swat" gloves are also very good. I've tried them and they work very well.

Brigade Quartermasters ( has some neat stuff.

Good Shooting

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