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    I found these a while back and finally decided to give them a shot. My wife and I have always had poor circulation in our hands and feet so it has been a struggle to find gloves that work for us. TheHeatCompany.us is a layered glove system. We generally dress in layers up here to keep warm so it only makes sense that our gloves be layered as well. They have a pretty good variety of inner liners and outer mitten shells, as well as a polar hood outer shell for the extreme cold up north. The mitten is pretty awesome as you unzip the fingers and thumb for full use of them for shooting and photography where you need to use your fingers, but still have the liners to keep you warm for short spells. And each layer has a pouch on the top side to slip in a chemical hand warmer for extra warmth. At -25 we were extremely comfortable for the first time! Just thought I would pass it along.









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    Those look cozy alright...for construction work I've been using the Kinco Hydroflector gloves...fleece lining, waterproof outer layer. They work well if you dry them out every night, but in subzero there really is no perfect work glove. Neoprene is nice but they get shredded in a day...
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    • #3
      What I finally figured out after quite awhile up here working outside in the cold, and trying all kinds of different gloves is, even some of the cheap fuzzy work gloves do quite well as long as they fit loosely. It seems to me that I don't care how nice a glove is, if it fits snugly and doesn't let the air around your hand circulate then you're gonna have cold hands....at least I do anyway. I don't know what the deal is but even when trying to buy XXL gloves they almost all seem to fit snuggly, and I definitely don't have large hands. The only way they seem to work better is after you wear them for awhile (if you can stand it) and they loosen up a little. I remember the first pair of neoprenes I bought.....my hands were cold and that wasn't even in cold weather. Why? Because they fit too snug. I still have them and they're like new still. I only use them now to put on to take salmon off the hook. I've had now an old pair of army surplus mittens with liner that work pretty darn good. I can understand why the army went with them.
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      • #4
        Most important IMO, is silk liners.. No kidding, actual silk liners that fit the hand like a nitrile or latex glove. Makes getting them on and off easier, as well as adding that wiking layer that makes even a crappy outer glove 110% more effective.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Akheloce View Post
          Most important IMO, is silk liners.. No kidding, actual silk liners that fit the hand like a nitrile or latex glove. Makes getting them on and off easier, as well as adding that wiking layer that makes even a crappy outer glove 110% more effective.
          Where do you get those?


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          • #6
            All good suggestions for keeping hands warm here. Ive used silk, nylon and wool liners inside my gloves and mittens. I prefer mittens as the fingers stay warmer.
            As for the comment about sizing Im amazed at the snugness of gloves also. I dont have a hand like a pipe fitter, or plumber but Ive go to buy XL to get a loose fit and then the fingers are a wee bit long. But Id rather have that than a tight glove.


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            • #7
              When you're running saws, it's tight gloves or no gloves...
              " Gas boats are bad enough, autos are an invention of the devil, and airplanes are worse." ~Allen Hasselborg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TR View Post
                Where do you get those?


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                https://www.amazon.com/Thermal-Cycli.../dp/B00H4DL9II

                just an example I found... just noticed that some of the reviews say it's not really silk...
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                • #9
                  You can run a chainsaw with mittens just fine, other saws/tools it depends. I will often carry more than one set of hand gear. Mittens and one or two types of gloves depending on the job at hand. Cold metal can cause frostbite injuries very quickly so any type of lightweight glove is handy if you have to do fine work for a few min in say -30 degree weather.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TR View Post
                    Where do you get those?


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                    This was where I got mine. https://theheatcompany.us
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                    • #11
                      Not silk, but the blue Thermastat/Lycra liners at AIH are great (and inexpensive). When it is very cold, I put a chemical hand warmer inside of them prior to slipping on other gloves or mittens. I agree with cdubbin and wear Holmes winter work gloves if running a saw when it is cold. I love mittens but prefer the safety of better dexterity running a saw with gloves. Cabela's leather winter goretex gloves seem to actually have some sizes that allow for movement and circulation and I have been happy with them. I have some Alaskawear leather mittens that I wear military trigger-mitten liners in, as well as some moose leather mittens I had made at Alaska Leather. Nothing as warm as a mitten- same as roomy boots that allow toes to wiggle easily.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by HuntNphotos View Post
                        I found these a while back and finally decided to give them a shot. My wife and I have always had poor circulation in our hands and feet so it has been a struggle to find gloves that work for us. TheHeatCompany.us is a layered glove system. We generally dress in layers up here to keep warm so it only makes sense that our gloves be layered as well. They have a pretty good variety of inner liners and outer mitten shells, as well as a polar hood outer shell for the extreme cold up north. The mitten is pretty awesome as you unzip the fingers and thumb for full use of them for shooting and photography where you need to use your fingers, but still have the liners to keep you warm for short spells. And each layer has a pouch on the top side to slip in a chemical hand warmer for extra warmth. At -25 we were extremely comfortable for the first time! Just thought I would pass it along.
                        Looks warm. Need to get one for my sister because she always gets cold no matter what. But I won't be surprised if she freezes in these gloves too.

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                        • #13
                          The DeWalt DPG750L gloves are awesome winter gloves. Extremely functional, comfortable and they can take a beating. They keep my hands warm working in zero degree weather and finger dexterity is surprisingly decent for winter gloves too.
                          Last edited by waltervandervort; 6 days ago.

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