Who doesn't know this? You're wrapped up like a snowman in winter, with warm underwear, thermal trousers, winter jacket, ski socks, lambskin boots, hat, scarf and gloves, and you still freeze like a dog, especially in your fingers. Because this is always the case with us shirt and blouse ironing girls, we did some "glove research".
First of all, you need to know what the reasons are for permanently cold hands. Low blood pressure, hormonal fluctuations or permanent medication can be the cause of cold hands. With the right gloves, however, you can defy the cold.
A good base is a solid wool glove, or one with a wool lining. Thin wool gloves as a base to put under a weatherproof overglove are a good solution in extreme cold. Knitted wool is elastic, adaptable and above all has no bulging seams as is the case with fleece gloves, for example, where the individual parts are sewn together.
Wool comes in many different varieties. From fine merino wool that is pleasantly warm without scratching to coarse virgin wool. Merino wool keeps your hands nice and warm, but it is a little sensitive and can get holes quickly. More resilient are finger gloves or mittens made of thick, rolled wool, which are water- and wind-repellent even when soaked. When buying, be sure to check the label, because if a glove is made of e.g. 80% acrylic and only 20% wool, then it is literally better to leave it alone, because it is an inferior material.
At first glance, one might wonder what fingerless gloves are supposed to do, but such gloves really make sense. We can't always use finger gloves. For example, if we need our fingers to work or to operate a mobile phone, fingerless gloves are a nuisance. The fact is that when the wrists are warm, the fingers also benefit. For this reason, there are also home-knitted wrist warmers. Of course, there are also practical gloves that lack the fingertips, except for the thumb, but which have a sewn-on flap that you can simply pull over the fingertips when needed.
Fleece gloves are not the first choice when it comes to keeping warm. Only really thick models are windproof and warm, but as mentioned above, the seams can get in the way.
As the term suggests, so-called ski gloves are best suited for winter sports. They consist of several layers, such as a lining towards the hand, a warming layer and a leather or nylon outer layer. It is important that such gloves are waterproof, because once they get wet they are difficult to dry again. They are also quite bulky, but they usually keep you toasty warm.
Have fun frolicking in the snow - your TUBIE shirt ironing team