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AmeliaQ

Gloves - Which type are best?

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Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has come across gloves that they think are really warm and prevent Raynauds? I've found lambskin gloves quite good, but was wondering if any particular type of ski glove is better (albeit a bit bulky)?

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Well I have tiny hands.

 

I find magic gloves the best as they are tight fitting or snug fitting and I can leave them on when getting money out and doing shopping. They're easy for chucking in pockets and when it's cold I wear 2 pairs. Also magic gloves with the pads on are okay for driving in.

 

Otherwise I have a pair of sheepskin mittens but doing stuff in gloves is a pain when walking the dog or driving so I find magic gloves are best with the grippers or with a heat pad in.

 

I have a battery heated gloves they are bulky and have to come off every time you do something .

 

Christine

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Hi Amelia,

 

I've found very lightweight fleece gloves to be quite good; or the magic gloves that Christine has recommended and again wearing two pairs under a thick pair of gloves can also help. It does make gripping things a bit difficult, though!

 

I've found that they don't actually prevent a Raynaud's attack but they do help to keep my hands a little warmer.


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I also find some gloves make my hands colder, hand knitted ones are awful. With me snug ones are the best and 2 on top of each other. Feet I find easy,long socks and a pair of short socks and sheep skin boots or

walking boots. I like doing jobs like cleaning out chickens and walking dogs.

 

Christine

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Hello Amelia

 

Have a look at our Raynaud's rewarming techniques. I remember someone saying that once they had a Raynaud's attack putting on gloves etc just prolonged the attack, they had to rewarm then glove up.

 

Take care.


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I find gloves which are tight fitting make my Raynaud's attacks worse. I prefer to wear cashmere lined leather gloves for driving and also silk liners with sheepskin gloves or mittens when out walking.

 

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What works best for me are a pair of thin silver gloves worn under a pair of thinnish fleece or wool gloves. Thick gloves constrict my hands too much and thus seem to make them colder. I always make sure that my hands are warmish before putting gloves on. If my hands are really cold I actually find it better to be without gloves than with as the gloves just serve to keep the cold in! I also recommend disposable handwarmers (they look a bit like teabags) if you are going to be outside for any length of time - they generate heat for several hours.

 

Lizzie

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Hi

 

Gloves are can be hit and miss.

 

I like leather gloves with a lining of some sort and they’re good to drive in. Ski gloves in the snow are great but don't like the bulk!

 

You can get heated gloves attached to a power pack but again the bulk!

 

Try any suggestions and see what works for you.

 

 

Gil

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Thanks to you all for suggestions.

 

I also should share that my husband bought me a pair of glove liners from a motorbike shop. I find them better than the silk ones that you buy from ski shops. I've not tried the silver ones or magic gloves so I'll get onto that. I had a pair of shirling wool gloves which I found pretty good but I lost 1 last year so I'm looking for a good outer glove.

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Hi Amelia

 

I also find silver gloves really help and wear them throughout the summer but you have to have warm hands to start with otherwise I 'hug a mug' of something hot with the gloves on and that is heavenly. I have tried heated gloves in the winter but paid over £100 for them and then found them to be too heavy with the battery pack with very little heat!

 

Good luck in your search.

 

I have been trying to find a heated steering wheel cover without success - anyone got any good ideas for that?

 

Dee

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My Dermatologist suggested I bought a car with a heated steering wheel, sensible advice.

 

The next time I go shopping for a car I'll only be buying it for the heated steering wheel.

 

I wonder if nice and sporty, automatic, something not too low so you can get out of it, tinted windows, has to have style, soft top, easy to park, heated front and rear windscreen (great in the frost and snow) a heated steering wheel not forgetting the heated seat all go together.

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On the subject of steering wheels in winter: I don't have a heated steering wheel (don't get them on a basic low budget car !) but have a cheap cover in a Neoprene type fabric that was perfectly adequate to protect my hands, even in last years freezing winter.

 

Lizzie

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Thanks Lizzie for that very sensible advice, I will pop it on my shopping list.

 

I wish we all had the money to go for 'Night Owl's' suggestion!

 

Dee

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My next car is a few years away so reality is go for a practical solution, Neoprene here I go.

 

But you can dream.

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With my gloves I also keep them warming on the radiator so that when I need to go out they are already warm.

 

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:emoticons-group-hug: I have tiny fingers and they just "pop" white whenever they feel like it.....hahaha

 

My remedy is a pair of soft kid leather dress gloves that stay on the heater and a pair of soft fine fleece gloves that I pop over the top; it works for me.

 

I have the ski type battery ones too but as the other girls say it's the bulk; not the most practical.

 

The cold hand business is a real pain and I can fully understand your frustrations! It's a 24/7 job.

 

Hugs

Lynn

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Hi,

 

I wear silk gloves and socks and they work well. I do wear another pair of gloves over the top when it's really cold.

 

Hope this helps,

Lynn

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Lyndylou, I like the silk gloves as well and do have some leather ones with silk lining for driving in & also some silk liner ones that I can wear under sheepskin gloves or mittens.

 

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