View Full Version : Winter Gloves?
12-19-2007, 09:01 PM
Winter is soon to be upon my neck of the woods.....
anyone got any good recommendations for waterproof winter work gloves?
I found some web sites I can buy gloves from, but I can try them on and see if
I can hold a 5/16 screw.
12-19-2007, 09:33 PM
i just use a pair of Caterpillar fingerless gloves, ive never found a pair of gloves i can actually do any work in, they keep my hands warmer then if i had and i dont have to take them off every time i need to do something
12-19-2007, 09:50 PM
I typically use the Iron Clad gloves, or the leather gloves sold at the welding supply house for TIG welding.
They sure aren't the warmest thing, but they usually let you do some work in them.
I also have a couple other pair of heavier leather gloves for the times you're out but not really working with your fingers (carrying stuff, walking around looking busy, shoveling yourself out of a snow bank, etc).
The most important thing though no matter what kind of gloves you have...
Buy at least 2 or 3 pair. You always want dry gloves, as soon as they get damn, throw them back in the van and put new one's on.
Not to mention, if you're like me, you'll end up with gloves everywhere but where you need them.
12-20-2007, 12:23 AM
I bought a pair of gloves from sporting goods store used for duck hunting. Water proof and a little insulation. Give a fair amount of mobility. Used the Mechanix gloves too but a bit pricey and do not hold up too well with sheet metal and not water proof.
12-20-2007, 02:08 AM
i use the cloth gloves that i get at the meat packing plants that i work at . When they are dirty just throw them in the wash and clean again. You can buy these gloves at menards or lowes for a couple of bucks.
They are great to handle screws and small stuff and great to keep your hands clean.
12-20-2007, 04:41 PM
I bought a pair of black leather one's from Redwing.Didn't think I could work with them,but I have no problems
12-20-2007, 08:13 PM
As I told one of our sales reps just yesterday. Gloves are for women and for Sales Men. I've never been able to work with gloves on. My fingers are too fat without adding any extra material.
12-20-2007, 10:21 PM
I like the fingerless glove/mittens. These (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&partNumber=56146&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults) are not exactly what I have but you get the idea. And not too expensive either.
12-21-2007, 06:53 AM
Ikeep a couple of packs of brown jersey glove on the van from the dollor store. 3pair for $ 2.00
12-21-2007, 11:23 AM
Brown Jersey gloves
If you need to be warmer put the bulky leather work gloves on top of the jersey glove.
for fine detail work I use Snapon Mechanic gloves or similar glove
bulky leather gloves over latex gloves for cleaning boilers.
jersey gloves for driving.
big yellow boots with insulative boot sock works nice on those nasty slushy days.
Think I have a 5 gallon bucket full of gloves, I don't thow them away, goto the laundry mat to wash the nasty stuff
12-23-2007, 11:30 AM
Just got in my iron clad cold conditon gloves and they work very well. used them with the snow blower the other day, my hands stayed warm and dry.
12-23-2007, 03:51 PM
Those are the ones I had my eye on... but
I just found some reviews a couple days ago saying that
the 'waterproof' don't last long.
Something about a seam coming loose after a week or two :(
ALso looked into some from Gorgonz (http://www.palmflex.com/gorgonz/p600.htm)
and they also got bad reviews arghh
Can't seem to find any reviews on these (http://www.palmflex.com/Youngstown/winterplus.htm) though.
Would those Ironclad gloves work pretty good for this work?
Wondering if the bad reviews came from people that were just mad at them.
You know how reviews go... the happy people are not the ones complaining hehe.
12-23-2007, 08:36 PM
I've had mine about two weeks now, and use them everyday. No problems so far. Really small screws are tough to grab, but can pick up screws from panels ok. I also have the tundra from ironclad for the really cold days, and there about 5 years old now and still work very well
01-12-2008, 06:37 PM
I use these fingerless gloves most of the time:
Really keeps the sheetmetal cuts to a minimum (I do a lot of retro's)
And a pair of these for the colder outdoor stuff that doesn't need to work with the 1/4" screws:
Not waterproof, and not really insulated, but work well at letting me work with my hands.
01-29-2008, 10:48 PM
For the most part, I either wear thinsulate insulated leather work gloves, or these:
We have them at work for the drivers, but, I like to have a pair or two of them myself, they're warm, damn near everything proof, and the liners are washable.
I can't stand wearing gloves for any kind of fine work. Anything that will keep your hands warm in the kind of weather I'm dealing with is far too bulky to work with.
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