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Michael Gilligan14/02/2021 14:18:47
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Having suffered some serious cardiac problems in recent years, I try to walk at least three miles every day ... No problem doing that, except that in the currently prevailing weather my finger joints get excruciatingly cold.

... Mostly down to severe Arthritis and mild Diabetes, I think.

I am currently using a pair of Regatta waterproof gauntlets, with a thin pair of goatskin gloves inside; and walking with my hands in my pockets ... but my hands are still cold.

Can anyone recommend some really warm gloves ?

... I am wondering if there is anything electrically heated, that might run off a pair of [say] 4,000mAh USB ‘power banks’

All serious suggestions welcome ... and the silly ones will be tolerated.

MichaelG.

roy entwistle14/02/2021 14:26:48
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MichaelG Have you come across www.keisapparel.com for heated clothing

Roy

Journeyman14/02/2021 14:28:49
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You could try a pair of ski gloves, look for the 'Thinsulate' trade mark. I use a pair for cycling and they seem to work well. Mitts would be better than gloves as less surface area to cool.

John

Ian Hewson14/02/2021 14:31:58
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Would hot hands heat packs work for you, used to use for golf for my wife.
available online.

Neil Wyatt14/02/2021 14:35:33
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Sorry, but how could I not resist...?

Grindstone Cowboy14/02/2021 14:54:31
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+1 for the heat packs idea - if you get the small ones, you can put one inside each glove. And if you can get one on the back of your neck as well, you'd be surprised what a difference it makes.

And a word of warning - don't walk around with your hands in your pockets, father-in-law has had a couple of nasty falls that way.

Stay safe.

Rob

Just found this site which may be useful for ideas (usual disclaimer, etc.)

Michael Gilligan14/02/2021 15:14:47
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Thanks for all the replies and wise advice so far ... yes

Must admit that I have never tried the one-shot heat packs, but have found the re-useable [crystallising gel] ones totally inadequate.

The Keis heated under-gloves look very promising, but I would need to try them for fit, as my thumbs are unusually long.

MichaelG.

ega14/02/2021 15:32:36
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Have you tried silk inner gloves as used by skiers?

Michael Gilligan14/02/2021 16:33:47
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Posted by ega on 14/02/2021 15:32:36:

Have you tried silk inner gloves as used by skiers?

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Not recently ... I used to wear them under mitts for cold-weather motorcycling, but the present problem is orders of magnitude worse than it was then.

Most of the hand is cold, but the top joint on each middle finger is the real problem. ... if I could warm that specific area, the rest might be bearable.

Thanks for the reminder though.

MichaelG.

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Edit: __ please excuse the scruffy background, but this is what my arthritic finger joints look like ... getting on for twice the height they were:

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Edited By Michael Gilligan on 14/02/2021 16:52:08

John MC14/02/2021 16:43:16
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For cycling in this weather I use "lobster" gloves, 3 fingered gloves/mittens. My favoured make are Crane form Aldi, inner layer silk type material then several other layers.

They work remarkably well, rode down a steep hill this morning, nudging 50mph, hands stayed warm, everything else cooled down!

"Hot hands" chemical things work well, don't put them next to skin though, can get a bit uncomfortable.

John

DiogenesII14/02/2021 17:01:28
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I (and indeed, Mrs D.) work outside all year round, and having tried just about every hi-tech material known to man, still have never found anything better than good ol' natural wool, as long as one can keep the wind off with some outer layer.

Having poor circulation myself, I find the modern fashion for tight-ish cuffs and sleeves pure murder for slowing circulation - I have been known to take a pocket-knife to brand new workwear, or to make three or four attempts at adjusting the order of 'layers' just to make sure there are no restrictions - an unfortunate crease next to an armpit or suchlike really can mean a day of unnecessary misery..

..with sympathy..

Peter Baverstock14/02/2021 17:08:47
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Try" Primrose co.uk."

Type in "heated gloves"

Regards,

Peter.

Peter Greene14/02/2021 17:26:05
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 14/02/2021 16:33:47:
Posted by ega on 14/02/2021 15:32:36:

Have you tried silk inner gloves as used by skiers?


+1 for the silk gloves (horse riders use them too). Especially used under mittens rather than gloves.

-1 for anything Thinsulate.

 

| Edit: __ please excuse the scruffy background, but this is what my arthritic finger joints look like ... getting on for twice the height they were:

So that's what you look like .... not a bit as I imagined!

 

 

Edited By Peter Greene on 14/02/2021 17:29:32

Michael Gilligan14/02/2021 17:39:35
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Posted by Peter Greene on 14/02/2021 17:26:05:

So that's what you look like .... not a bit as I imagined!

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laugh

MichaelG.

Frankiethepill14/02/2021 17:57:13
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Sheepskin mittens. Not elegant or even pretty, but the best in my experience. Don’t go for gloves with fingers in as they loose too much heat. Sheepskin is pretty wind resistant which most man made materials aren’t, and keeps the heat in.

Francis

Steviegtr14/02/2021 18:04:49
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Posted by Frankiethepill on 14/02/2021 17:57:13:

Sheepskin mittens. Not elegant or even pretty, but the best in my experience. Don’t go for gloves with fingers in as they loose too much heat. Sheepskin is pretty wind resistant which most man made materials aren’t, and keeps the heat in.

Francis

You beat me to it. Used to have some years ago. Very good.

Steve.

Mike Poole14/02/2021 18:46:23
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I used to have a pair or Waddington Pirate mitten motorcycle gloves which were very good. Surprisingly they do not hamper operating the motorcycle or at least you adapt to using 4 fingers on the brake and clutch.

Mike

Mike Poole14/02/2021 18:58:04
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There seem to be various hand warmers available for outdoor pursuits, chemical, fuel and electric. I don’t have personal experience to endorse any. Being a wise man Michael you know walking with you hands in your pockets is not a good idea although it might be a choice of a broken wrist or broken nose though and both likely to hurt.

Mike

Michael Gilligan14/02/2021 19:15:23
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Posted by Mike Poole on 14/02/2021 18:58:04:

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you know walking with you hands in your pockets is not a good idea ...

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One of the several reasons for asking the question angel

MichaelG.

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Now trying to think where there might be a shop open tomorrow where I can try on some sheepskin mitts

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 14/02/2021 19:17:49

Shadow14/02/2021 19:46:15
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As on my cimouter todat. Savior heated gloves. Pricey.

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