REALLY warm gloves?

(60 Posts)
cardamomginger Thu 17-Oct-13 21:29:21

I have Raynauds and my hands hurt like hell when it is cold. I need REALLY warm gloves. Wool - no good. Cashmere - no good. Cashmere lined leather - no good. I don't want anything too bulky, because I still need to be able to do things with my hands when I have them on.

Any thoughts anyone? Thank you!

duckyfuzz Thu 17-Oct-13 21:31:02

I suffer the same, cashmere lined leather used to be ok but not anymore, will watch with interest!

cardamomginger Thu 17-Oct-13 21:31:58

Crap, isn't it? It's getting to the stage now when I need to start wearing gloves.

duckyfuzz Thu 17-Oct-13 21:33:15

I blame my mother

BigWoooooo Thu 17-Oct-13 21:34:33
cardamomginger Thu 17-Oct-13 21:34:48


There must be someone from the rugby-pitch-coat thread knocking about.


FuturePerfect Thu 17-Oct-13 21:35:19

The Raynaud's association gives links to some apparently great gloves, socks etc that are made using silver. I may try them myself because I just CAN'T get chilblains again this year hmm

Twinklestein Thu 17-Oct-13 21:35:54

I don't know that they exist. The only ones that might be warmer would be heated gloves, ski-ing gloves or sheepskin, but they're all bulky.

Have you tried real fur lined gloves?

BeCool Thu 17-Oct-13 21:37:04

The warmest gloves I've ever had are made from possum fur and merino wool. The fur is ethical as the animals are a massive pest and culled in NZ (they are introduced and decimate native floors and fauna). They might not be any good on their own for your extreme situation, but as a liner they will work magic.

I have brought socks and gloves for friends who ride scooter in UK winter and they are in love with them all winter long.

I don't know if anyone sells them in UK but you could buy online.

BeCool Thu 17-Oct-13 21:39:19

some possum gloves here
they mix the possum with merino wool as the possum fibre is quite short.

cardamomginger Thu 17-Oct-13 21:39:24

There's an association! Thanks!

Skiing gloves are too bulky. The Uggs might be worth looking at. Not seen fur lined.

BeCool Thu 17-Oct-13 21:39:56

they are also very light and easy to wear.
Best bit about winter is getting my possum gloves out.

cardamomginger Thu 17-Oct-13 21:41:16

Thanks for the possum link. They also do nipple and willy warmers (these are separate products) grin.

BeCool Thu 17-Oct-13 21:42:15

ah yes but don't let that put you off grin

cardamomginger Thu 17-Oct-13 21:43:04

I view it as an incentive!

BeCool Thu 17-Oct-13 21:47:32

they threaten native FLORA not native floors!!! grin

You would not think a knitted glove cold be as warm as these babies are.

Camargue Thu 17-Oct-13 21:49:24

Mittens much better than gloves. Try sheepskin mittens with silk glove liners underneath.

noisytoys Thu 17-Oct-13 21:50:20

UGG Gloves. They are the warmest things my hands have ever known!

Vibbe Thu 17-Oct-13 21:53:13

I have the ugg mittens and they are very warm. They aren't waterproof though, so don't play around in the snow too much with them.

I used to have some leather ski mittens with fleece lining - they were very warm too, but I lost them somewhere.

WannaSplitAPineapple Thu 17-Oct-13 21:55:07

I've got the silver gloves and they are brilliant. They are thin enough to do stuff with them on, they keep me warm and I can even use my phone with them on unlike most other gloves so I don't have to take my gloves off when playing on here. I actually got mine on the NHS through my consultant, if you see a consultant for your raynauds it may be worth speaking to them.

fififolle Thu 17-Oct-13 21:55:43
ArtDecoGirly Thu 17-Oct-13 22:01:16

Every time the weather is cold, a few of my fingers turn white and numb and both little toes go white and numb (Always thought I had a touch of Raynaud's but never bothered doctor) so I'm looking for both warm gloves and warm socks! Mother just bought me sheepskin insoles to try and help a bit...still worrying!

Joycey29 Thu 17-Oct-13 22:01:57

Yup - another Raynaud here! Nothing seems to work - watching with interest!

WannaSplitAPineapple Thu 17-Oct-13 22:08:43
cardamomginger Thu 17-Oct-13 22:14:04

How warm do those silver thingies keep you when you are outside? I don't need gloves when I'm indoors, as a rule. Would they suit me more as liners for other gloves, do you think?

Started thinking about socks as well. The last few years I've been wearing boots by La Canadienne. Unavailable in the UK, so I get some delivered to DH's hotel when he's in North America on business. Thy are about the only things that keep my feet both warm and completely dry.

Twinklestein Thu 17-Oct-13 22:20:57

Aquatalia are a North American brand similar to Canadienne & you can get them in Russell & Bromley.

They're thermal & totally waterproof. I've got a pair that are 20 years old & they're still going strong and have never leaked.

pseudonymity Thu 17-Oct-13 23:09:50

The fur lined gloves from Dents are super warm, not bulky, but not ethical: gloves

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 18-Oct-13 07:44:38

I have sheepskin mittens which are bulky but the only things that really work. They are leather not suede on the outside and I bought them years ago for well under £10 from a company who produces them, not a private sale so UGG isn't the only option. I also have Emu long leather mittens which aren't as warm but are a lot less bulky and better than my cashmere gloves.

MrsFlorrick Fri 18-Oct-13 08:34:31

Sheep skin gloves. I have Ugg gloves. Amazing!! Hands could not be more comfy.

Try Ugg or Celtic sheep skin. My pair is 3 years old and despite heavy usage look immaculate. I expect they'll last for decades.

cardamomginger Fri 18-Oct-13 09:32:50

Thanks all. I'll look at sheepskin and with maybe some possum for milder weather (quite like the look of their socks too) and if it's really bad, maybe some silver ones as liners in the sheepskin.

Fellow Raynauds people - any thoughts about what you are going to do?

motherinferior Fri 18-Oct-13 09:37:32

Celtic sheepskin mittens are fabulous. They also do them in child/teen sizes if you have mutantly small paws like me.

Mrspebble Fri 18-Oct-13 09:38:16

I have the ugg gloves.. Only decent thing I own !! Present while on honeymoon. Soon as wintr came in foundation leaked on them so I got them cleaned. Now they are a bit tight!! They are lovely though.

cardamomginger Fri 18-Oct-13 09:54:37

We're going to Florida next month and the discount mall we're visiting has an Ugg!

Katisha Fri 18-Oct-13 09:58:38

Doesnt help with needing to be able to use your hands much, but when we were in Lapland we realised that the Finns were right in insisting that mittens were a lot warmer than gloves, even taking liners into consideration. All the Finns wore mittens. Not a glove to be seen.

Snowlike Fri 18-Oct-13 10:09:35

I'm planning on Leather gaucho gloves with a primaloft lining for driving. And then a mixture of sheepskin mittens worn with merino liners or for wet and cold ski gloves with merino liners. I have many glove options but my fingers still get very cold.

My mum has Reynauds. I don't think one pair of gloves will do it. She always has a liner pair, then fleece/wool lined leather on top. If the gloves are too stiff & you can't wiggle your fingers, they get cold too. My sister & I suffer less but we both wear 2 pairs on cold winter days. Thin wool gloves then we layer with those wool fingerless gloves with flap over mitten - accessorize & joules do them. Toasty in those & I can do stuff without taking them off, just fold the mitten back.

CMOTDibbler Fri 18-Oct-13 12:07:57

I have a nerve pain problem in one hand that is incredibly sensitive to cold, and the muscles don't work in that arm below the elbow so my arm doesn't generate any heat either.

I wear layers - microfleece wrist warmers, silk glove liners, and down mittens. If its really cold, I put a hand warmer (love my HotRox chargeable one) inside the mitten.

ATM, I can get away with wristwarmers or woolly gloves, but will soon move to insulated fleece gloves with the silk underneath so I can take off the main gloves but not get cold

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Oct-13 12:31:15

Marking place to read later

cardamomginger Fri 18-Oct-13 12:33:02

Yikes, that sounds grim CMOT. Thanks for the tips. I've ordered the Raynauds silver gloves, which I intend to use as liners. I have a 3-year old, so need to be able to hold her hand when I'm wearing whatever it is I end up getting. So I'm not sure a mitten, even with a fold down bit to expose the fingers, is going to cut it.

Which brand of insulated fleece gloves do you wear?

Like the idea of putting one of those handwarmer thingies INSIDE a glove/mitten Genius!

cardamomginger Fri 18-Oct-13 12:35:29

You too, Olivia?

CMOTDibbler Fri 18-Oct-13 12:43:43

You can grip fine through a mitten - I wear them on my good hand too, and I can still do anything without fine grip.

The fleece gloves, shamefully I buy the ones from the garage! £2.99 or so. Not stylish, but v practical.

I'd forgotten that I also am rather partial to dh's Sealskinz insulated gloves which might be good for you. They are just very difficult for me to get on

Lands End do gloves with a zip pocket for a handwarmer. I originally did it as a very lovely Mumsnetter had special mittens made for me when I was wearing splints and couldn't get anything on, and she put the pocket in those.

You can get 40 pairs of Little Hotties handwarmers (which are hot for 8 hours) for £16 on Amazon. I keep the packets in the car/handbag/coat pockets and am popular at cold events for my spares!

cardamomginger Fri 18-Oct-13 13:02:24

Fantastic - thanks so much CMOT.

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Oct-13 16:59:12


You too, Olivia?

Not me - DH
He has previously had sheepskin lined leather but he does look slightly like an axe murderer shock grin as they are SO mahoosive.

cardamomginger Fri 18-Oct-13 17:06:03

Olivia - Ha! (although not at the Raynaud's, which sucks)

For those who are even vaguely interested, I've bought the silver thingies from Raynaud's to use as liners and a pair of possum gloves for milder weather. I've dug out some sheepskin gloves which weren't quite cutting the mustard, but which may with the addition of the silver liners. If not, I've got my eye on some Sealskinz extreme weather gloves - one reviewer said that even though the leather on the palm when he was snowboarding, he was still toasty and dry. Also lusting after some gorgeous possum wrist warmers and I suspect I may weaken

Thank you everyone - I really appreciate all the ideas and help!

TheBuskersDog Fri 18-Oct-13 17:38:52

Did you order the possom gloves from the site linked to? The postage was showing as over £30!

QueenCadbury Fri 18-Oct-13 17:59:09

I haven't had a chance to read all the replies yet although I will as a fellow raynauds sufferer. Last winter I wore silk liners, north face inner gloves and north face mittens and was still crying in pain!

CointreauVersial Fri 18-Oct-13 23:04:41

Marking my place here too. Blue fingers all winter!

cardamomginger Sat 19-Oct-13 12:01:07

buskers - no I found a site in the uk called kiwikate.
Don't have as wide a range, but still good and postage is £2.90 smile smile

Rattitude Sat 19-Oct-13 19:50:59

I have seen these mittens at John Lewis. They are elegant and felt warm. Apparently, the PrimaLoft technology was developed for the US military to use in extreme weather conditions...

Some cheap-ish sheepskin mittens can be found here. HOWEVER, the advertised colours do not match the mittens that are sent, so I'd recommend that you liaise with the company before ordering anything from them. The quality is pretty good though.

duckyfuzz Sun 20-Oct-13 16:32:32

Rattitude I tried those on yesterday, in the glove version, they are lovely and now on my Christmas list!

Rattitude Mon 21-Oct-13 18:59:57

Ducky, I had not spotted the gloves in the shop but I have seen them on the website now. They look nice too.

I have noticed I forgot to include the link to the website selling cheap-ish sheepskin mittens in my earlier post. Here it is.

BeCool Tue 22-Oct-13 00:03:18

Re the possum socks, I couldn't actually wear mine as they were too warm for me. I don't have Rsynsulds though.

cardamomginger Tue 22-Oct-13 00:18:18

Thanks Rattitude smile.

Becool - too warm? I don't think any extremity of mine has ever been too warm...

My silver gloves have arrived and my possum ones should be here in the next day or so.

cardamomginger Tue 22-Oct-13 11:32:19

My possum gloves arrived. They are WARM.... smile.

BeCool Tue 22-Oct-13 13:01:25

YAY!!!! So pleased they measure up.

They look like ordinary knitted gloves - you really have to wear them to feel just how warm and gorgeous they are.

magso Wed 23-Oct-13 16:01:00

I use cheap thin thermal gloves (from Tesco or Sainsburys) when it is only a little cool like now ( I have a pair in every jacket/bag), with down filled mittens over the top for when it is properly cold. I saw some insulated motorcycle/cycle split mittens ( like a three fingered glove) in TK Maxx ( who are quite good for warm accessories if you are a non standard size like my little hands). Anyone tried these? They look a bit unusual but look as if they would give better dexterity than a mitten.
Feet wise I have some lovely warm ankle boots, (sheepskin), with a thick (flatform) sole and have also found my feet stay warmer since I had to wear thick orthotic insoles. M+S and unqlo do (thinnish) heattec socks but personally they are not warm enough for me.

blueamberuk Wed 18-Dec-13 22:47:05

Fine if you dont mind being part of the horrid agony that goes into the production. To get the fine skin the poor sheep are actually skinned alive - can you imagine feeling that kind of agony just to ensure plenty of rich pampered people have warm hands and feet. Hope you can live with that?

blueamberuk Wed 18-Dec-13 22:48:59

Fine if you dont mind being part of the horrid agony that goes into the production. To get the fine skin the poor sheep are actually skinned alive - can you imagine feeling that kind of agony just to ensure plenty of rich pampered people have warm hands and feet. Hope you can live with that?

thisismyYuleTimenickname Wed 18-Dec-13 23:27:28

This is a thread from october...! But thanks for the links to the possum gloves!

They might not look especially glamorous but the warmest gloves I've ever found are motorbike gloves - at least if you want flexibility. I can unzip my jacket pocket, put my hand in and fish out my keys, fiddle with a padlock, unlock the door, everything, all without taking them off. I'd be lost without them as winters can be really cold where I am. Do look a bit odd with my smart coat though. grin

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