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post #1 of 51 Old 12-16-2017, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Best gloves for snow blowing?

Hello Everyone from the Buffalo area of Western New York. I have been through a number of gloves for snow removal and am trying to find a really good pair to use. I don't have hand warmer grips on any of my 3 snow blowers and that's OK. I have tried many different gloves - those with the thumb/fingers type leave my finger tips cold within 30 - 45 minutes, but I can still handle objects (tools) if I need to. I have tried the mittens, they keep my hands warmer but I can't do very much, like grabbing a tool, because my fingers are together! Would appreciate any recommendations!!
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I dunno.... I have always used my ski gloves and they work fine though they are just a bit bulky.

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I currently use the higher-end Carhartt gloves ($25/pair) that work really well. I've also used several pair of high-quality skiing gloves over the years and have never had an issue with my hands getting cold one bit.

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My hands are frozen unless I wear mittens. You could always wear glove liners under the mittens and when you need to grab something just pull the mitten off. Or get something like this:

https://www.thewarmingstore.com/acti...SABEgLGnfD_BwE
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Czech surplus wool gloves+ german military gortex mitens. very warm. Too warm for me at least. Otherwise, i use Tough duck cold weather gloves but below -10°C they are too thin and not warm enough
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Snowmobile Mittens

I've got several pair of these "Mountain Tops: waterproof with a removeable liner (which is good because my hands sweat):


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I was just looking for a decent pair of gloves. Interested in the comments. The thinner and warmer the better.
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Hello Everyone from the Buffalo area of Western New York. I have been through a number of gloves for snow removal and am trying to find a really good pair to use. I don't have hand warmer grips on any of my 3 snow blowers and that's OK. I have tried many different gloves - those with the thumb/fingers type leave my finger tips cold within 30 - 45 minutes, but I can still handle objects (tools) if I need to. I have tried the mittens, they keep my hands warmer but I can't do very much, like grabbing a tool, because my fingers are together! Would appreciate any recommendations!!
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Go to the Gemplers web site and purchase the green "gorilla" heavy cotton work gloves by the dozen as they will work and you will have several pairs to work with that will be drying as you use others.

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I've got a bunch of stuff I've tried over the years. The snowmobile gloves work well. The mitten style works well. There's always the loss of dexterity with these, but that may not be a big deal considering the activity.


I've found with the heated grips I can get away with a much lighter glove and gain some dexterity back. I guess this is my preference.


I do find myself tearing the palm area of the glove when it's not re-enforced. So, a glove with extra padding in the palm area seems to be a benefit. I've got an $8 pair of leather (insulated) work gloves from Home Depot that work great in conjunction with the heated grips. Those don't rip.


If it's very cold, and one is without heated grips, you can get those little hand warmer pouches and put those inside a mitten style glove. That's a reasonable solution and will keep extremities much warmer.


And then there were heated gloves ....
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@aldfam4 these are my favorites:

https://www.duluthtrading.com/store/...cessor=content

They also have mitten style:

https://www.duluthtrading.com/store/...cessor=content

The gauntlets, combined with a coat with extra long sleeves - i.e. tall size - protect my wrists from snow/cold, even while using a shovel.

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