Wool is a natural material that comes from the fur of animals and can be used to make gloves for winter. It is warm and breathable and is also very soft. Unlike leather, which irritates the skin when it is wet, wool keeps the hands dry.
Insulated and Windproof Gloves
Some of the best insulated gloves are made from a mix of wool and nylon or spandex, which is usually a synthetic fabric that is waterproof and breathable. These gloves are made to fit snugly, so they will provide good insulation and wind protection.
The lining of these gloves can be made from cotton, wool or fleece. The cotton lining is not a great option because it dries too slowly and can cause the gloves to smell, while the wool and fleece linings are a better choice since they keep the hand dry and warm.
High Loft Materials (Lofty & Heavy)
The most extreme and bulky winter gloves are made from three, four or even more layers of wool – this is the same material used in a heavy-duty down parka. The extra wool insulation is excellent for very cold conditions, but it can also cause the gloves to become too bulky for everyday use.
This is especially true of mittens. The extra thickness of a mitten can also affect dexterity.
For those looking for a good all-around winter glove, the REI Co-op Guide Insulated Glove is an excellent choice. It is waterproof and breathable, so it can be worn alone or under a shell mitten for added warmth.
Another great winter naked is the REI Co-op Guide Liner Glove because it can be worn alone, jogging or kicking around town for minimal warmth and protection while still offering enough dexterity.
These winter gloves are made from a blend of merino wool and spandex to ensure the gloves are warm and dry. These gloves can be layered with a fleece or synthetic lining to adjust the temperature to suit your needs.
Thin Liner gloves – 30-55 g (1-2 oz) are generally more prone to wear and tear than 3 or 4 ply designs like the Dachstein Arctic Boiled Wood Mittens which are much heavier.
Medium thickness gloves – 35-55 g (2-3 oz) are ideal for those seeking warmth without sacrificing their dexterity. These can be found in some of the most popular models for cold weather, but are not as bulky as the more heavy-duty options.
These are great for a variety of activities, including running and cross-country skiing. They can be paired with a hat and a pair of gloves for additional warmth.
A good pair of winter gloves can be the difference between a miserable day on the slopes or a memorable one. A quality pair of gloves is a big investment, so it’s important to pick a model that’s right for you.
There are several different types of winter gloves to choose from, so you need to know what your personal needs are before you start shopping for the perfect gloves. Here are some tips to help you get started: