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Can anyone recommend a pair warm gloves that I can use when I am out birding during the winter and really cold spells. My fingers are like icicles during this cold weather and I am looking for a pair I can use with my bins.. thanks
Hestra or Sealskinz work for me. You really do need to try them on as I find sizing differs depending on the model/type, so buying from a bricks and mortar retailer if you can works best in my opinion.
EDZ Merino cycling/photography gloves £14.99 on known auction site. They have rubber grips for good hold of bins and also the 'thermal' finger tips for smartphone use without taking your gloves off. I swear by these and cheap enough not to worry if you happen to leave them somewhere.
I have fleece fingerless gloves that keep me pretty warm, they are longer than standard gloves and reach about half-way up my forearm and are close-fitting on the arm and go under whatever top or jacket I'm wearing. Normal length gloves of any type leave a gap at or near the wrist and it's amazing how much warmer you feel with that gap completely covered. On really cold days I have silk gloves on as well which go under the fingerless gloves and are fine enough to enable me to focus binoculars, or even use a smartphone.