Excellent Warm Work Glove
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Dealing with snow removal and animals in the cold New Hampshire winters near the White Mountains, I had tried various insulated work gloves, but nothing really kept my hands warm. For years I've had OR mitts - GoreTex shells and various liners. They have always been excellent quality, and I've always highly recommended OR products.
At some point I stumbled across these work gloves and ordered a pair. I was amazed at how warm they were compared to other insulated work gloves. Granted, if it is in single digits and you aren't moving too much (plowing with a tractor or snow blowing) they aren't going to keep you toasty warm, but for slightly warmer temps or any sort of moderate activity they are excellent.
I've beat them up over two winters and they are still in great shape. The leather surface hasn't shown any major signs of wear and they are still just as warm as ever. Any time it dips down into the 40s or below and I need to be dealing with brush, firewood, cleaning animal pens or whatnot, these are on my hands.
They do feel a little snug for the size - I typically can get away with L for work gloves, but these were too tight. Ordering them large will probably help give a little extra room for keeping your fingers warm. They aren't 100% waterproof, but they are good enough.
I'm about to order a second pair.