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Warmest Dress Gloves

post #1 of 12
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Hi,
I am looking for a pair of non-sport warm dress gloves. I have some leather gloves but they are not warm at all at sub-zero temperatures. What is the warmest material for warm gloves I can find out there?

Thanks!
post #2 of 12
I have a pair of BB 2 in 1 gloves, leather exterior with a wool lining. I find them the warmest dress gloves I've sampled.
post #3 of 12
If the gloves are made of high end altsämisch/Chamois leather, a lining is unncessary to prevent freezing hands.
In most cases the lining's used to hide lesser leather qualities.
post #4 of 12
Rabbit fur- lined from the late Marshall Fields in
Chicago. Wool-lined from the same source, a close second.
For the ultimate in warmth, but not dressy, Dachstein
mittens. Used them XC (Nordic) skiing in minus zero
weather.
post #5 of 12
Goose down gloves or mittens, followed by shearling lined gloves
post #6 of 12
My peccary gloves lined with alpaca are quite warm but no dress gloves will do the trick below zero Fahrenheit.
post #7 of 12
I use a warm wool lining. With the cashmere and leather layers of the dress gloves, I have 3 layers. Warm enough for single digit (F). Not sure about subzero though.
post #8 of 12
My warmest Dress gloves are leather lined with Thinsulateâ„¢. My fur lined leather dress gloves can cause my hands to sweat, thereby hastening the freezing process.
post #9 of 12
My warmest dress gloves are cashmere lined and were purchased at BR several years ago.
post #10 of 12
Comrade is right: rabbit fur is the warmest glove lining, with cashmere being a close second.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Comrade is right: rabbit fur is the warmest glove lining, with cashmere being a close second.

I'd still say goose down will be warmer than the rabbit fur. Just think about what temperatures the goose has to endure while flying at those heights in Canada!

Now there are arctic rabbits out there, but I doubt you'll find something like that being sold.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
I'd still say goose down will be warmer than the rabbit fur. Just think about what temperatures the goose has to endure while flying at those heights in Canada!

Now there are arctic rabbits out there, but I doubt you'll find something like that being sold.
I don't see why we don't eat arctic hare and turn their fur into glove linings considering how badly they infest northern Canadian cities. However, I'm not sure its fur is necessarily warmer than a rabbit's, though it certainly has more of it and it changes colour with the seasons.

In any case, goose down is disqualified because it cannot be made into a lining, ergo not into a dress glove either.
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