i work outside 40 hours a week as a carpenter. grabbing
nails,wood,tools,etc. anyone have any luck with a good pair without spending
a arm and half a leg? thick enough to keep you warm, but not too thick where
i cant grab a nail out of the pouch. thanks
i used wear leather gloves, and cut the ends off of the thumb and index
for pickin up nails.
then there are those 2 dollar pocket warmers.
The pocket warmers are iron shavings and salt in a cloth sack
The salt oxidizes the iron dust and it makes heat.
They will last most of the day, specially in the morning when
everything is still frozen.
Back when I actually worked for a living, as opposed to driving a desk, I
always had pretty good luck with the brown jersey work gloves with the
plastic 'gripit' dots on them. As long as you kept them dry, and kept
moving, they were warm enough. If the dry part is a problem, wear disposable
nitrile gloves inside the jersey to keep skin dry.
How cold are we talking about? I use Perfect Fit Tuff-Coat II kevlar
I find them comfortable down to about 20-25 degrees and I keep a couple
pairs on hand. When they get wet from sweat or whatever just switch to
the dry pair. Gets you through the day.
You should get them a little tight if you want the best dexterity.
I wear similar but cheaper gloves, no kevlar, whenever I'm working.
I work night crew stocking the frozen food in a grocery store- the hands in
the freezer a goodly portion of the shift. I use rubber coated on the palm
knit gloves similar to what was described as the perfect fit gloves. They
seem useful in the same manner as i can pick up small objects yet the palms
are tough enough for the hauling of pallets. I got mine at palmflex- and the
model is "atlas therma fit " gloves. Pat
I am in the Albany area. Just had a 3 day run of 0 - 15. I spent 2 outside
braking aluminum and covering exterior trim. I have had good luck with
mechanics gloves. They do cost a bit ($35) but you can pick up and hammer 4D
fin nails with no problem. Would not be good for any work where you would be
getting them wet. I keep a pair of lined leather gloves for that kind of
I haven't been in your situation, but I bought these silver threaded
glove liners for about 3 dollars a pair at Sunset House, probably.
They were actually too warm to wear in the mild Maryland climate.
They're white with silver (aluminum?) threads in them. They're thin
and they'll keep you warm. For picking up nails, you're on your own
They also made socks of the same material, which I'm sure would be too
warm for me under normal situations, but might be great for colder
**I think sunset house is out of busines, but it was one of these
places that sold kitchen items, bathroom little items, personalized
stuff, etc. I'm sure all this stuff is sold elsewhere.
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