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Warm Winter Gloves (1 Viewer)

Dawn_Chorus

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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
 

number6

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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.
 

delia todd

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Hi Dawn.... I can't actually recommend a make. But try and get a pair of thermals, where the first finger folds back to allow for easier fine tuning of the binoculars and/or camera adjustments.

Another idea would be to get a pair of thin cotton ones to wear inside, this will help to keep that finger warmer when you've folded the glove back.
 
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caprashot

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Hi. I personally use thin merino gloves and for this I wear mitts what are windproof and waterproof. Like wrote number6 Hestra have a lot of good gloves.
 

Julie50

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United Kingdom
Hi

I use cycling gloves as a first layer because the are fingerless, but warm, so I can use them with my bins and camera in hides. Then some big mitts over the top when I am walking about.
 

Allen

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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.
 

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