Warm Winter Gloves
If you are like many, many Americans, you like to get outdoors during the winter season. Whether it’s sledding, skiing, snowboarding or just taking a walk on a sunny winter’s day, frozen fingers can be a real headache.
Circulation is an issue for many of us. While walking typically maximizes blood flow to the feet and toes, unless you are pulling a sled or managing a ski run with poles, your fingers often rest in some sort of “winter” gloves.
A wide variety of gloves is available for winter weather. Some claim to be “waterproof and insulated”. Some advertise goose down and some talk about the insulating power of “Thinsulate”, a commercial product.
Still, no matter the choice of gloves, many of us still find our fingers cold and even numb in temperatures in the 20s and 30s, let alone zero weather.
What is the solution? The answer is found in the degree of pain and suffering you are willing to endure. If cold fingers are merely a nuisance, buy the best-insulated gloves you can find and wiggle your fingers vigorously while outside. If, on the other hand, you simply cannot tolerate the cold and your fingers ache every time you venture out in cold weather, try battery-powered, heated gloves or hand warmers that produce heat from a controlled chemical reaction.
Consumer satisfaction with heated gloves is not certain. Some love the not-inexpensive battery-powered gloves [$150.00 + in some cases], while others prefer the less expensive hand warmers that last an hour or two. Some report poor results and problems. Keeping your fingers warm in winter, therefore, is going to be a hit-or-miss proposition. We do not have a magic bullet answer. If you suffer sufficiently, try the heated gloves. If not, do what people have done since the stone age, complain!
Click here to see a variety of “warm” winter gloves for your information. We are NOT promoting any product; just offering the information to those interested.
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