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being a builder here in the northeast I am forced to work outdoor in the coooold winter.My hand just don't last too long anymore before they go numb.Gloves have never worked out too well for me either,but am forced now to use them.I need a pair of the highest quality to keep the fingers warm,yet still able to have some dexterity.Anything available or am I asking for the impossible!
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Move out west. We don't need no stinkin gloves!
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I work in the Utility field in the Northeast I use regular mechanic gloves like at home depot and put a hand warmer pad inside in my palm area keeps my hands warm for most of the day
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I use the army wool glove liners you can get at the army/navy surplus store in side a soft leather glove like welding TIG gloves, very flexible & warm.
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Back in the early 80's I just about cut my four fingers off on the right hand at the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint (I think I've spelled that right?). The PIP joint is the middle joint of the fingers. 8 hours micro surgery, 10 days in the hospital, 4 years on comp and the other day my hand was frozen like a block of ice and it's not even cold here yet. Let's just say I have a SERIOUS problem with the cold among a few other things.

Either way, if there's a pair of gloves out there that will keep my hand warm, I haven't found it yet. I've probably got more different kinds of gloves and mitts then Paris Hilton has shoes. Crips I even ordered some specially made gloves from NASA that supposedly the astronauts wear.....froze my hands off in them! they cost me a Bundle!

Two things I have found work. One is Bio-feedback and the other is a heat pack on the inside of my wrist under a cut off sock. The heat pack on the inside of the wrist keeps the blood warm going into the hand and therefore the hand stays way warmer with your everyday run of the mill good quality glove on. When my fingers get cold, well they get to the temperature of outside and Very Fast. With bio-feedback I can raise the temperature of my fingers higher than normal (normal is low 90's) up into the mid to high 90's within a minute or two.....I just have to go into a trance like state to do it. But it does work very effectively!
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bio-feedback?
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Yeah that's fixing things with the mind. Training the mind/ body to do things it normally wouldn't do and in many cases because of extenuating circumstances, such as with me and my hand. It is actually pretty amazing what the mind is capable of doing with bio-feedback.

edit: It's something like being able to expose/ open up the subconscious mind so the conscious mind hears/ sees/ understands what is being proccessed at the subconscious level. It's neat stuff to be able to control/ direct the subconcsious mind.

edit the edit: I had to think about this......bio-feedback IMO is the ability of moving the subconscious from the background to the foreground of the mind and controling what it does.

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Yeah that's fixing things with the mind. Training the mind/ body to do things it normally wouldn't do and in many cases because of extenuating circumstances, such as with me and my hand. It is actually pretty amazing what the mind is capable of doing with bio-feedback.

edit: It's something like being able to expose/ open up the subconscious mind so the conscious mind hears/ sees/ understands what is being proccessed at the subconscious level. It's neat stuff to be able to control/ direct the subconcsious mind.

edit the edit: I had to think about this......bio-feedback IMO is the ability of moving the subconscious from the background to the foreground of the mind and controling what it does.
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Would neoprene divers gloves work? Sure work for me grabbing lobster..
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warm gloves are the answer.
i also work outdoors year-round. the best solution is 2 pair of gloves and a tube style handwarmer with heat packs.
wear the handwarmer with heat packs and put 1 pair of gloves in it while wearing the other pair.
when your hands start getting cold switch to the warm pair of gloves while warming up the cold pair in the handwarmer.
i actually use the brown jersey type gloves and find them well suited for the purpose.
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they key to keeping your extremities warm is to make sure the rest of the body stays toasty. Good first layer (silk or polypropylene) with layers of fleece. sock liners and wool socks, fleece hat and a baclava with a neck warmer. NO COTTON.

I found a pair of fleece lined mechanics gloves as someone else mentioned worked well. the two glove with hand warmer idea is not bad either.
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Those superior ones above look good - wonder how much$$$ never tried them but

These (see below) are very warm and I don't even work hard - just walk in the woods and on the roads all winter and they are very tough and somewhat flexible and I think as warm as most ski gloves

You can get them in lots of places like wearguard (I think) and graingers and other industrial and commercial clothing and equipment catalogs.

there are also versions without reflective colors and with less leather area that are more flexible. I guess depends on your specific job needs.

I have had a pair for several years and LOVE them - and very reasonable price

For 15 bucks - what the heck

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/KIN...WH7?Pid=search
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Yeah that's fixing things with the mind. Training the mind/ body to do things it normally wouldn't do and in many cases because of extenuating circumstances, such as with me and my hand. It is actually pretty amazing what the mind is capable of doing with bio-feedback.

edit: It's something like being able to expose/ open up the subconscious mind so the conscious mind hears/ sees/ understands what is being proccessed at the subconscious level. It's neat stuff to be able to control/ direct the subconcsious mind.

edit the edit: I had to think about this......bio-feedback IMO is the ability of moving the subconscious from the background to the foreground of the mind and controling what it does.
I am thinking of a number....between 1 and 10,000





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Framing out here last December it was -37 f. Airhoses were snapping. I wear a thin pair of gloves from the local lumberyard, and put a hand warmer on the back of my hand inside each glove. Once my hands get cold and then warm up again, I don't have a problem. Proper layering and a good hat help tons.


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The dexterity required for your job will dictate the style of glove needed.

Also, wet conditions change the whole ball game.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
I am thinking of a number....between 1 and 10,000





You crack me up Bob .............knowing you, you probably picked a number like 3....below 10 anyways.

edit: so how many tens of thousands was I off?
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
Framing out here last December it was -37 f. Airhoses were snapping. I wear a thin pair of gloves from the local lumberyard, and put a hand warmer on the back of my hand inside each glove. Once my hands get cold and then warm up again, I don't have a problem. Proper layering and a good hat help tons.


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The heat is in the tools!
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Garret use mittens, I also have took a bunch of razor slices, and have cut of tips of my fingers, they grew back (although doctor say said they wouldn't), but the freeze like a block with out knowing, and before that happens it get very painful.

Guy's check this place out, I use them all the time www.galeton.com
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Marmot work gloves are what I wore when I worked in RI building docks year round. They had a leather palm, you could hold nails with them on and they were completely waterproof. Best gloves I ever wore.

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