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    Hey all...I did a search for a thread on gloves - found a bit of info, but I was hoping we could revisit.

    In cold/windy weather, my hands get extremely chapped and itchy - drives me batty. I don't wear gloves for everyday wheeling, and the only pair I own are big bulky ski gloves. I'd like to put some on my Christmas list.

    So, anybody have recommendations? I'm looking for some gloves that fit well and offer a bit of warmth. I was leaning towards the Iron Clad box gloves, but was wondering about how warm they are. Do they offer any weather protection, or are they just for improving grip?

    Thanks,
    Taziar

    #2
    I use Petzl rope rapelling gloves (they size crazy, I normally wear a medium or large but in Petzl I fit an XS!). Best gloves I've used for a chair. For wet weather I use big bulky Gill Offshore sailing gloves. They are insulated, offer a terrific grip in the wet and are somewhat water resistant. After enough water they will saturate. Real happy with them when the weather is bad but I have to take them off to do anything but push. Good luck :-)

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      #3
      For cold weather outdoors use, I like thermal insulated and wind/water resistant cycling gloves, such as these: http://www.westernbikeworks.com/prod...indstorm-glove

      By the way, you can find a list of cycling gloves that are currently on sale here: http://www.westernbikeworks.com/search/gloves?tcc=2

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        #4
        Originally posted by Richard L View Post
        For cold weather outdoors use, I like thermal insulated and wind/water resistant cycling gloves, such as these: http://www.westernbikeworks.com/prod...indstorm-glove

        By the way, you can find a list of cycling gloves that are currently on sale here: http://www.westernbikeworks.com/search/gloves?tcc=2
        Those look very interesting. Do they have any grip in the wet and are they water resistant?

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          #5
          Never tried them in the wet, but the ad does say "wind/water resistant".

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            #6
            I also use Petzl rappelling gloves but since they're leather they tend to wear through really fast when wet. I've been trying to find a good substance to waterproof them that doesn't stain my hands or make them feel icky from chemicals.
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              #7
              I wear fingerless deerskin gloves to push. In cold weather, I slip insulted deerskin mittens over my fingerless gloves, The combination works very well for me for year-round gripping in all weather, and I easily slip off the mittens when going inside, and my fingerless are still on, ready to go.
              Chas
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                #8
                I found some beautiful 'driving' gloves that are wonderful soft leather, great colors, very comfortable and look beautiful.

                http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/n...FSOMtgodPFhHqQ

                They are very soft so if you are rough on them they won't last terribly long but they look and feel great!

                Oli

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                  #9
                  Not for driving but to help with the dry skin

                  Im not in a wheelchair but I work for an ADL company that makes some walker and wheelchair accessories. Joined up to read throught the threads to see what everyone thinks on certain products. We just added a line of silipos products which helps with dry skin and some skin wear issues. Theres a pair of gloves that you can put on for 15-20 minutes and they help get rid of the dry skin areas. I spent some time in a quickie and wore these for a week because my hands got really raw. Worked well so I thought maybe someone could find some use for them as well. if you get them though dont fall asleep in them, only wear them for the twenty minutes then take them off. Heres a link if anyones interested.

                  http://www.maddak.com/silipos®-mo...b112307986174e

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                    #10
                    I got some deerskin/Gore-Tex gloves from Cabelas last winter. They made it through the whole snow season, and are still in good enough shape that I'll use them again this year. http://www.cabelas.com/mens-leather-...e-001b2166c62d
                    Don - Grad Student Emeritus
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Donno View Post
                      I got some deerskin/Gore-Tex gloves from Cabelas last winter. They made it through the whole snow season, and are still in good enough shape that I'll use them again this year. http://www.cabelas.com/mens-leather-...e-001b2166c62d
                      Those look like just what I need, thanks!

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                        #12
                        I'm glad you started this thread, I've been looking at gloves too.

                        My skin tears up easily, so I think I'll need gloves year round for pushing. From the suggestions I really like having a thin pair of year round gloves, and then mittens over them for outside during cold weather. I wear wrist braces and I think that would also be the easiest, to have thin gloves and depending on the glove I might even be able to switch up if I wear them over or under the wrist braces.
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                          #13
                          Thanks for all the suggestions, everybody. Those cabela's gloves look compelling. I will have to go try them on next time I am near the store.

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                            #14
                            I use $15 wells lamont deerskin mechanic gloves http://www.wellslamont.com/index.php/work/31 for general pushing, not like I'm just sitting outside in my wheelchair in the middle of winter, so I don't worry about insulation. If I'm playing in the snow, I have ski gloves. they do offer these gloves in insulated, but never have used them.
                            Deerskin gloves are a good choice especially if you're gonna be in snow/wet stuff, the deerskin still will keep a good grip, whereas cowhide leather will get slippery and stiffen when it dries. The deerskin will stay soft after it dries and doesn't transfer oil/color to skin like leather. Try to get a nuetral color, colored will transfer to hands, especially black.
                            For the $40 those cabella gloves cost, aperson could get some decent waterproof snow ski gloves. Ski gloves usually have pretty good grip since the better ones are designed to hold ski poles.
                            Last edited by jschism; 25 Nov 2011, 11:47 AM. Reason: add

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                              #15
                              I use Petzl's in dry weather but...

                              in rain, snow, wet... these are the best I've had in 32 years!
                              http://www.drpower.com/prdSell.aspx?...ame=WorkGloves
                              Waterproof Performance Work Gloves $29.99
                              Keep your hands dry even when gloves are soaking wet

                              Ideal for wet, cold and wintery conditions, our Waterproof Performance Work Glove is the perfect choice to keep hands warm and dry. The flexible stretch nylon provides a snug fit (but not tight) and allows for easy hand movement. The gloves are completely waterproof, even when submerged in water. The reinforced thumb, fingers and suede palm resist thorns, sharp edges, and give extra protection where needed. Non-slip grippers hold on to wet tools and dual liners let body moisture escape while keeping fingers warm. Try them and you'll never go back to leather gloves. Machine wash. Unisex sizes.
                              Last edited by PeteShick; 25 Nov 2011, 12:18 PM.

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