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AAAAHHHHH My hands are cold

Post in 'The Gear' started by guy01, Feb 12, 2008.

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  1. guy01

    guy01 Member

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    Do any of you have a recomendation for gloves that are warm and durable enough for firewood.I'm sick of freezing my hands
    Thanks
    Guy

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  2. cmonSTART

    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    The ones you had when you were a kid that clipped onto your jacket so you wouldn't lose them.

    I use just an old black pair of gloves I have. They're soft leather on the outside and warm fuzzy synthetic wool on the inside.
    They're very warm and grip the wood well. They are NOT waterproof however.
  3. jeff in pa

    jeff in pa New Member

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    High temp stove gloves! They are long enough to cover the forearms or tuck under a coat. Mine have fake "wool" insulation. They are all hide on the outside. Work great.

    I think they set me back $ 9 for three pairs at Hobo Freight! Work great for loading the stove as well. Can't beat the price or performance.

    They wear OK. I'll use the three pairs up in a winter but that's a whole $ 9!

    JD in SE PA
  4. drewmo

    drewmo Feeling the Heat

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    Think layers. Pair of quality work gloves for durability over a cheap pair of wool gloves for warmth.
  5. Gooserider

    Gooserider Mod Emeritus

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    My local True Value has some "cold weather" gloves of the rubberized palm & fingers stretch knit variety, about $4 / pair the rubber is pretty heavy and the knit appears to be one of those metallized fabrics that is heavier than some of the usual rubberized stretch knit gloves. Fit was good and didn't do much to dexterity. Think in terms of those newer snug fitting precision made work gloves. Used them for several hours running a super-split working on snow covered partly frozen wood, and my hands got soaked but stayed tolerably warm as long as I kept the gloves on. If I took them off for a few minutes, then put them back on, the gloves were COLD for a little while but would warm back up...

    I would say that they would not be as warm as a thinsulate insulated glove with a gore-tex liner, but as long as you are using your hands (as opposed to just holding a control or something) they seemed OK.

    I suspect they also would not work for swinging a maul or an axe as the rubber would make them to "grippy", but I had no problem working a splitter and tossing the splits onto a conveyor.

    Gooserider
  6. Mmaul

    Mmaul Minister of Fire

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    I do ice carvings and have the pair that gooserider is talking about they work very well and are waterproof to a point, but for chopping and getting wood they should work great.
  7. babalu87

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    I'd be in business if they made work gloves that big.
    Once I put on a pair of wool gloves thats it, there aint nothing fitting over these big greasy paws of mine.
  8. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    There has never been made a pair of gloves that can warm a man's hands like a woman's hips . . . To keep her warm inbetween trips with the wood, have her hold a glass of Wild Turkey 101
  9. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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  10. bill*67

    bill*67 Member

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    around our area, the glove of choice is a pair of kinkos brand gloves. very warm, soft leather on the outside, thinsulate in the inside. find a pair and give them a try.
  11. Blkbeard

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    I dont have the proper name for the but I call them Cyclops gloves/mittens the have a thumb an index finger and a the rest is like a mitten for the remaining 3 fingers and when it gets really cold you can move the index finger into the mitten part. I have one pair that I have had for years... I used to drive dirtbike in the winter they were great for working brake and clutch. Actually I did a quick search here is what they look like. http://www.heeters.com/gloves.shtml
  12. fugazi42

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    Guy-

    I might have something for you- I finally found a pair of gloves that I think might last. I go through work gloves like.. like jeffman3 goes through maul handles. I've never had a pair last me more than a couple of days worth of work outside. Pigskin, calf skin, double stitched, double layer, whatever.. I've worn through or ripped them all. A couple of days ago I went and splurged on a pair of Youngstown waterproof winter plus gloves. I wore them to split and stack a cord of wood on Friday and then saw and dump another cord today. No sign of failure yet, plus they are warm! Nice gloves, IMHO.

    Josh
  13. guy01

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    Thanks for the helpguys but I'm afraid i see dead btu's is gonna get me in trouble :lol:
    Guy
  14. bjleau

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    I wear Outdoor Research Mutant Modular Mitts, they are kind of a military and Ice Climbing thing but you have a trigger finger and thumb.. No problems running a chainsaw or picking up logs etc... Oh and your hands/Fingers stay warm down to about -5 to 0 F if you are working.

    The are expensive but worth it if you can E-bay unused military ones. I have been cutting 5-10 cords a year for 3 years
    with mine, and no issues with them
    Brian
  15. kevin j

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    If it is above freezing but wet, eventually everything soaks through.
    I put a nitrile glove (think medical gloves) on first, then leather or cotton over it. Keeps the cold moisture off the skin and helps a lot. Grainger, boxes of 100 are $15 or so. I use them for all sorts of drywall and mechanics work, son who is Dodge/VW mech got me onto them. Those conditions are for skin protection, not for warmth, but they do help as liners in the wet.

    If your buds see you putting them on, they won't bend over or cough.....

    k
  16. Gooserider

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    Agreed on the blue nitrile disposable gloves, good first line defense against noxious chemicals, I also find they are good when working with tools in cold weather in that they take the worst of the "edge" off a cold tool, but still allow for good tactile "feel" of what you are doing. Avoid latex gloves, they will pass many chemicals right through, and will disintegrate on contact with oil or gas, nitrile won't. I find they even work well when processing hot peppers - and it takes a lot to stop habenero juice...

    If you're a cheap SOB like I am, you can get 2-3 uses out of a pair if you are careful putting them on and off, and maybe shake a little talcum powder into them between uses.

    BTW, I believe Harbor Freight sells them regularly for about 11.99 a box of 100, and frequently discounts them to 7.99 a box.

    Gooserider
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