The year may not be that new anymore, but there are several resolutions that should be kept. For example, did you resolve to take better care of yourself? Well, you should, because you are certainly well worth it! One of the things that you should protect first of all are your hands, especially against the harsh cold weather. So what should you do to make sure that you purchase the best warm gloves for you? Here are some factors to consider:
How well it protects your hands from dampness. First of all, you have to make sure that the glove you buy is made of highly waterproof material. That’s because if the gloves get wet, then its ability to protect your hands from the cold will be greatly reduced. Its being waterproof is even more important if you are planning to use your gloves for activities such as snow shoveling or winter sports.
How well it fits your hands. Make sure that your gloves fit your hands snugly and securely, but it shouldn’t be too tight. The key is to check if all your fingers could still move well even inside the gloves. You wouldn’t want something that’s too big and bulky that it will restrict your movements (plus, it’s not good fashion sense either). You should also consider how easy the gloves are to wear and remove.
If you want to buy gloves via the Internet, make sure that you’re familiar with that particular brands’ sizes.
How well it keeps your hands warm. You can opt to purchase gloves that are lined on the inside, to better insulate your hands against the cold temperature. Gloves can either have natural (such as wool, fleece and down) or synthetic lining. The lining also works to wick away moisture that comes from your hands (i.e. perspiration).
The glove you choose should have at least three different layers to best keep your hand protected from the outside elements, especially if you are going to use it for outdoor winter activities. These layers are the shell or the exterior layer, the insulation, and the lining. If you are just going to use it as everyday casual gloves, two layers (the exterior and lining) should be enough.
When it comes to the exterior layer, material such as spandex, fleece and polyester are excellent (for casual gloves). The key here is to look for a balance between fit (see number 2) and warmth. Some of the warmest glove brands in the market include LL Bean, Gordini, and Cloudveil.
How well it was constructed. For greater value for your money, it’s best that you purchase high-quality gloves from reputable brands, to make sure that it will last you a long time. One clue that a glove is durable is by the stitching: it should have flawless double stitching.
Another thing to consider is how well it withstands washing. It should be constructed well enough that it would still look good as new even after several washes.
There you have it! These are just some of the things to look out for if you’re on the hunt for the best warm gloves for your winter purposes. Really, you deserve nothing but the best. Good luck!