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Old 09-24-2007, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the warmest gloves?

I am searching for the warmest snowmobiling gloves on the planet. I suffered 2nd degree burns to my hands this past summer and am told that they will be ultra sensitive to cold weather. I do not want to stop riding/going to the cabin. We frequently see -40 Celcius and have seen -65 (-78 with the windchill) so you can see what I am up against. I am thinking of buying oversized outer gloves that are extreamly warm and lining them with some sort of thinsulate lined gloves.

Any ideas for me?
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if your going to be on your snowmobile i'd suggest you putting hand warmers on it. in addition, id get the muffs that go over your handle bars to protect your hands from the cold.

as for gloves, i know they make liners that you can get at REI or North Face...

but as for the heavy duty extreme cold gloves...you may need to consult with an eskemo (sp) as they have the best type for severe weather but in all fairness, you may just need to layer your liners with medium thickness gloves and use mittens so your fingers are closer together to help with keeping them warm.

for downhill skiiing i have a half mitten/half glove, glove. the fingers are only 1" long and the rest resembles mittens. this helps me keep my fingers warm as i have a tendencey to get cold fingers.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A very thin glove liner of "moleskin" or other thermal friendly fabric will help. Then use a larger size glove or mitten over that. Make sure that you have good grip warmers.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Believe it or not, the gloves I use are Wind River leather gloves from Mark's. I think they were like $20. I just wear those little sock type glove liners underneth them. Mitts will be warmer than gloves for sure cause there's less surface area on mitts. And like they said make sure your hand warmers work good and get those sleeves that go over your handle bars, and that should be enough. If you really wanted to go eskimo style, you might be able to get some moose or caribou mitts which for sure would be the best. But that would be pretty pricey.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've used Northern Outfitters stuff for years but only when it's ridiculously cold. I have a regulars suit and gloves I wear 90% of the time, but for bitter cold there's not much that beats it. It's not as comfortable and maneuverable as a regular gear, but its worth it if you like to stay warm.

Northern Outfitters - Gloves & Mittens is the link just for the glove/mitten system.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Definitely get mittens over gloves, so your fingers are all in the same space.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Definitely get mittens over gloves, so your fingers are all in the same space.
I agree and the material for the liners would be synthetic fleece.

Will keep your hands warm plus wicks away moisture. I have 3 glove liners with each being thickneer for the fleece liners For the outside glove

I would go with Marmot or Black Diamond glove or Mitten.

I think a mitten or lobster glove would be best. /TO keep the fingers warm you need to keep them together.

The liners I use are Patagonia.

These brands are expensive but you can get deals on ebay and closeout stores.

The last thing I would look at are heat strips. They can run on a pocket battery or 12 volt outlet from the sled. Same principle as a heated lens on the helmet.

Plus you can buy glove liners with pockets on the back of your hand. The pocket is for Heat Gel packs either chemically activated or heated and lasts for hours.

If this does not do it them look at scuba diving lobster gloves used in arctic waters.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have been using a 2 piece snowboarding mitt by Burton and have been very happy with them. With those and my handwarmers, I've been fine. Most days, I just use the shell and handwarmers then use the liners when it gets colder at night.
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