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LovingTheSunshine Thu 06-Dec-12 22:14:20

Looking for REALLY warm gloves after nearly bawling my eyes out at the school gates this morning (joke) as couldn't feel my fingertips despite wearing gloves. Any recommendations for toasty gloves that don't restrict movement as have 3 children to run around after. Many thanks smile

Parisbanana Thu 06-Dec-12 22:16:08

My Dh's Thinsulates are the warmest I've ever worn. And very inexpensive.

Startail Thu 06-Dec-12 22:27:28

Thinsulate are warm, Angora lined suede are warm.
Some fleece gloves are warm.
Posh leather gloves are nice to drive in, but not seriously warm.

Anything knitted, that lets the wind through is not!

Leather skiing gloves and Sheepskin mittens are warm and great for cycling and push chair pushing. Useless for anything else.

40+ years of cold fingers angry

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Thu 06-Dec-12 22:30:30

Probably doesn't fit your criteria but I'm currently trialling thin leather gloves worn inside sheepskin mittens eith a heat pack between the two.

morethanyoubargainfor Thu 06-Dec-12 22:36:55

Sealskinz is what you need! As in the brand, not actual sealskin! I have tried lots on and am hoping for a pair for Christmas. Amazon have a good range of the close fitting ones.

noisytoys Thu 06-Dec-12 23:01:12

My UGG gloves are seriously cosy it is like having a cuddle on your hands. I got them second hand on eBay for £10 but the same ones are £115 on asos website

Missbopeep Thu 06-Dec-12 23:07:14

Fleecy and windproof gloves from outdoor ports type shops might be good.

OnTheBottomWithAStringOfTinsel Thu 06-Dec-12 23:11:48

Mittens not gloves - Inuit wear them apparently - fingers all together are much warmer than individually 'wrapped'.

Also slightly loose gloves - any tightness will restrict circulation and make you colder rather than warmer.

OnTheBottomWithAStringOfTinsel Thu 06-Dec-12 23:13:29

Oh don't carry things if you can help it - I find empty hands & swinging arms nice and warm (I use a cross body handbag to keep my hands free)

Startail Thu 06-Dec-12 23:23:54

Patra sell silk glove liners, never tried them, but they might help.
silk gloves
Def agree with not carrying things, have to remember ti wiggle my toes in church or as a car passenger before they get cold.

Startail Thu 06-Dec-12 23:25:39

for some reason the link goes to the wrong pg, but search for gloves on that site.

lolalotta Fri 07-Dec-12 06:54:59

Thinsulate ARE nice and toasty and cost about £3.00 at my local market!!! grin

Snowkey Fri 07-Dec-12 08:22:03

You need primaloft filled gloves with a merino liner.

YDdraigGoch Fri 07-Dec-12 08:26:38

Do you have leather gloves? Mine are by Dents - warm AND smart.

BiscuitNibbler Fri 07-Dec-12 09:06:25

Cashmere lined leather gloves. So toasty warm, I hate taking them off. Got mine from Macy's.

RamblingRosa Fri 07-Dec-12 09:09:48

I have this problem. The silk liners really do work but it's a bit of a faff taking off and putting on two pairs of gloves. At the moment i'm using silk liners with Uniqlo heat tech gloves. Seems to be more or less doing the trick. I'm also keen to try those little hand warmer gel pouch things. And maybe sheepskin mittens.

Startail Fri 07-Dec-12 09:20:40

M&S sell the cheapest reasonable leather gloves £15

As apposed to £28 upwards for Dents

DDad bought me some Aldi ones, that were surprisingly soft and comfy, but after two years are lookingblush

faustina Fri 07-Dec-12 10:24:38

Leather, but lined with cashmere. Leather on its own isn't warm enough for me (I have reynauds). Thinsulate are also v v warm, but I find you can do less with them as they are quite thick - driving and so on. Also they aren't as grippy as leather

QueenCadbury Fri 07-Dec-12 11:36:45

I'm wearing slik liners, base layer gloves and north face nuptse mittens. All totalling over £100 but totally worth it to stop crying with the cold and pain.

LovingTheSunshine Fri 07-Dec-12 14:07:40

Thanks everyone! Will ave a browse at your recommendations smile

CMOTDibbler Fri 07-Dec-12 14:12:18

My best combination is silk gloves with down mittens - the silk means I can take the mittens off to do anything fiddly without then getting freezing hands. Next step down is my double fleece mittens with handwarmer sachet pockets a MNetter made for me.

The cheapo thinsulate gloves from the garage are pretty darn good, and if you will get your hands wet (pushing buggy in the rain), then sealskinz are amazing - dh wears them to break the ice in the ponys water trough and is still dry and warm

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