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Smitty


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Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Original Message   Jan 22, 2005 3:40 pm
I am really tired of having my fingers freeze while snowblowing. I know the newer models have heated hand grips and I remember seeing a post on here last year about adding them to a machine but I would prefer to just find a pair of excellent gloves.

Any brands in particular that you have found work best?

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Dave


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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #3   Jan 22, 2005 6:09 pm
I use a pair of Lamont leather insulated gloves. They work great, and I never need mittens.
Termy


Location: Washington
Joined: Oct 24, 2004
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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #4   Jan 22, 2005 6:10 pm
Mittens keep you warm, gloves keep you protected.


Emmo


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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #5   Jan 22, 2005 6:50 pm
I'm a skier, and have had a pair of Hotfingers gloves for at least 10-12 years now.  Very warm, keeps the snow out and stay dry.  Obviously they don't make this exact pair anymore, but they are similar to these

I have had many different pairs of ski gloves, several more expensive than these but these are my all time favorite.  I'd hate to lose them! (and they're starting to look ratty, but I don't care) (They say they can be laundered but I don't because I'm afraid the insulation will get bunched up and ruin them)
newjerseybt


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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #6   Jan 22, 2005 7:00 pm
I have a pair of hybrid gloves/mittens.  They are gloves but come with a velcro attachment that slides a mitten just over the fingers so you get the best of both.
Termy


Location: Washington
Joined: Oct 24, 2004
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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #7   Jan 22, 2005 7:07 pm
newjerseybt wrote:
I have a pair of hybrid gloves/mittens.  They are gloves but come with a velcro attachment that slides a mitten just over the fingers so you get the best of both.

How long do those last? What is the URL to them online?


Jerry944T


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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #8   Jan 22, 2005 8:07 pm
I also use ski gloves. They are warm and waterproof. I was out today for about two hours and my hands stayed toasty.

Jerry

solara


Location: Boston
Joined: Jun 16, 2004
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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #9   Jan 22, 2005 8:13 pm
Old ski gloves w/ goretex. hands never get cold. Toes are a different story.

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navihawk


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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #10   Jan 22, 2005 8:25 pm
Don't forget a Kromer for the old noggin.

http://www.stormykromer.com/

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navihawk


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Re: Gloves or Mittens for Snowblowing?
Reply #11   Jan 22, 2005 8:28 pm
Links........wheres my link?
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