A glove is a type of garment which is designed to cover
our hands. Gloves come in many different fabrics, colors, and purposes.
There are gloves designed specifically for sports, cold weather, recreation,
gardening, industrial purposes, etc. Some gloves are meant to keep us warm
and others are meant entirely to provide protection.
A few glove category examples: Work Gloves, Winter
Gloves, Baseball Gloves, Dishwashing Gloves, Medical Examination Gloves, Golf
Gloves, Mittens, etc. They can be made in various materials such as fur,
fabric, or latex to name a few. They can also be produced in various
fibers such as cotton, wool, spandex, nylon, silk, etc.
In regard to winter gloves (gloves for cold weather &
snow) choosing the right pair of gloves can be the difference between a
fun-filled, comfortable outing and a miserable trip with frigid fingers.
If you are planning to be outside in the cold weather for long periods of time
selecting the proper glove is extremely important. The last think you want
to do is catch frost bite while doing cold weather sports such as skiing,
mountain climbing, snowmobiling, ice skating, etc.
Are winter gloves warmer than mittens?
Sorry, they are not. If the
fabric, thickness, and insulation materials are the exact same, the
will provide more warmth for the wearers fingers. Because mittens allow
your fingers to touch and rest side by side they are able to collect more heat.
The mittens trap body heat by keeping your fingers together and reducing
evaporative heat loss.
Why are gloves better than mittens?
Although mittens beat out mittens in regard to warmth, it
is far easier to complete tasks when wearing gloves because the fingers have
more mobility and dexterity. If skill in performing tasks, especially with
the hands is required, gloves will win over mittens most of the time.
In summary, gloves are better than mittens for dexterity,
but not necessarily for warmth.
Because gloves have individual fingers, they offer better
dexterity than mittens and are ideal for activities where you need to frequently
handle gear, adjust boot buckles or zip zippers. Lightweight gloves are a great
choice for aerobic activities, such as cross-country skiing, where your body is
generating lots of heat. Heavier gloves will be required for extreme cold
What are lobster gloves?
Lobster gloves are not produced so that we can pick up
lobster without being pinched. This style of glove is actually a blend
between a glove and a mitten. The lobster glove joins your index and
middle fingers together and your ring and pinky fingers together. This style of
glove a good possible solution if you have found gloves aren’t warm enough and
mittens feel too clumsy when you need hand dexterity.
If you are shopping for winter gloves, we suggest that
you investigate waterproof fabrics. Wool retains warmth when wet but other
fabrics generally do not. Having your fingers protected by waterproof
fabric may be a good option if you wish to keep your fingers dry and warm.
What is the best glove
Down and synthetic materials are two basic insulation
types most commonly used in gloves and mittens.
is an exceptional insulator and is prized for being light, easy to compress,
long lasting and
Down is more expensive than synthetic, but it maintains its loft longer than
synthetic, making it a good value over time. Unfortunately down loses its
ability to insulate well when it gets wet. In addition to price, the fact that
it does not insulate as well when wet makes down less frequently used than
synthetic insulation. When down is used, it is usually protected by a
waterproof shell that helps keep it dry. Down gloves and mittens are an
excellent choice for skiing and snowboarding in cold, dry climates.
Read down clothing
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insulation is less expensive than down. The other primary benefit is that
some synthetic materials insulate when wet and dries faster than natural down.
It is a good choice for use while skiing, snowboarding and playing in the snow,
especially in damp climates. The downsides of synthetic insulation are that it
offers a little less warmth for its weight, it’s a bit bulkier than down and its
insulating power gets reduced each time it is compressed. Also, if you care
about the environment, synthetic is a man-made fiber and down is natural.
Many downhill ski gloves, cross-country ski gloves and snowboard gloves use
Picking a pair of gloves is not all about your sense of
Sure, the color and appearance of
your gloves is part of your fashion statement. But with gloves, many other
issues are also important.
In the modern world, warmth and protection are not the
only important factors when selecting gloves. It is also important to keep
in mind that many people need to handle mobile electronic devices while wearing
gloves. Today, many glove manufacturers are making gloves and mittens with
touch-screen-compatible fingers and palms. This allows the wearer to
operate smartphones or tablets without exposing skin to the cold.
If you are not sure how to decide between gloves and
mittens, you can possible go with convertible gloves. Here is an example
of convertible fingerless gloves.
If you are looking for a good pair of gloves, you
can try brands such as
and snow boots
If you are a fashion designer looking to manufacturer
gloves for your collection, you may wish to view our
glove factory section.
posts on the Fashion Blog.
When going outside in the cold weather, don't forget to
also wear a knit hat to keep your head warm.
It is important to keep both your hands and head insulated from the chill.
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