The Best Winter Gloves for Work

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For maximum protection while working outdoors during the winter, choose work gloves that can handle harsh weather. A good pair of winter work gloves can help to prevent frostbite, and allow maximum hand dexterity to grasp and hold on to objects. These gloves should have a lining designed to wick moisture away from the skin, and keep the entire hand as warm and comfortable as possible.

Gortex

  • Cold weather gloves are extra warm and come in a variety of different materials like gortex with an inner layer of warm padding. These gloves are lined along the palm and thumb with a specialized suede or leather to protect the hands. The cuff is longer than usual on some styles, as to extend under the coat sleeve to keep cold out. Cold weather gloves with gortex are waterproof.

Three Layer Wool

  • Three layer wool gloves are wool on the outside, the inside is made of fleece lining and thinsulate padding is added for extra warmth. These gloves are designed to prevent heat from escaping the hands and comes with an extra long cuff to keep cold from getting under the sleeves.

Thinsulate

  • Winter work gloves with thinsulate are a good choice when you need to work outdoors in cold snow or rain. These gloves offer extra protection from the elements. Some styles come with extra suede padding along the knuckles, palms and the fingertips.

Extreme Cold

  • Winter work gloves for extreme cold should have even more insulation while still allowing for finger movement. The cuff is long and should extend under the sleeve, and the entire inside of the glove is padded with four layers to insulate the entire hand. A number of extreme weather work gloves have thicker thumb and finger pads to lessen the likelihood of frostbite.

Leather Grain Cowhide

  • These work gloves are good if you work requires you to also drive during cold weather. The leather is thick with a thinsulate lining for greater warmth, but still thin enough to allow for safe driving with them on.

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