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I like to wear gloves but more often than not I forget to take them out with me!! Thinsulate gloves are widely available from the Poundshop to Marks and Spencer therefore the price varies wildly. The last couple of pairs I bought were under a fiver for myself and my daughter. Amazon sell them for a few quid.
I chose this particular pair as they are thin compared to some gloves and I like to have control over my hands, which I don't have with bulky gloves. They are made of fleece material, elasticated at the wrist and are lined. The cuffs are longer than some gloves and cover my wrists. The Thinsulate logo label is sown to the wrist part. They come in a few different colours so I got ones to match my coat.
I have small hands as does my daughter one size fits all though so they are a little on the large size for me but not a problem I just pull them up my arm abit then tighten the velcro adjustment strap at the cuff to keep them on.
These gloves are really warm and can get abit sweaty. The lining is nice and soft and comfy. Not being waterproof they're no good in the snow, I have brushed snow off my windscreen with them on and my hands got wet.
When necessary they go in the washing machine and come out well, they dry easily on the radiator.
I've had these for a couple of winters and find them still in one piece, quite often I find some makes of gloves to go at the finger tips but these haven't. I know that my sisters pair have started to get holes but she hammers hers by pottering in the garden and holding a dog lead.
All in all these are nice gloves if you can find them for a few pound.
When the weather starts to get really cold, I immediately reach for my hat and gloves. Last year as a little extra for Christmas my husband bought me a new hat and gloves. Now, he knew that I needed a new set but I had warned him that the most expensive doesn't always mean the warmest. Anyway, I was very pleased when I received a lovely purple hat with purple gloves to match. The gloves that he bought were these THinsulate Fleece gloves, although mine come with with a little velcro wrist strap, which is really more decorative that anything but you can tighten or loosen the wrist using this if required, as the gloves themselves seem to be one size. I suppose as well the velcro strap does keep the heat in to a degree rather than in gaping at the wrist.
Thinsulate is a recognised name in the world of warm winter hats and gloves, so I was confident that these gloves would be warm. To be honest, I don't go for the latest look when it comes to gloves since we do a lot of walking and I simply want a warm pair of gloves, regardless of whether they are 'trendy' or not.
I'm not sure what exactly my husband paid for these gloves, but having a quick search online, you can pick up a pair at a cost of anywhere between £3 and £5, so they are not expensive, but yet do the job perfectly.
These gloves are made from fleecy material and have a fleece lining as well making them a really warm choice for a glove. They are meant to trap the body heat and that is exactly what they do. From the moment you put them on you feel the warmth in the gloves and then when you actually start any physical activity, you really do feel the warm grow so much so that I sometimes have to start stripping the gloves off near the end of our walk as my hands are sooo warm. That said, it snowy conditions, I doubt I would be wanting to take them off.
The other great thing about these gloves beyond their obvious warmth, is that even if it is wet, they don't absorb the water and your hands will be kept dry inside, so of you are out walking in hail or rain in cold conditions, your hands will still be toasty and warm and dry.
These gloves are actually far warmer than the gloves that I previously owned which would have cost more money, so as I had warned my husband, higher prices doesn't always equal more warmth. Although the weather last year wasn't snowy like the previous couple of winters, there were plenty of cold cold days last year when I got to try these gloves out and even a few this Autumn, and they really are terrific gloves. If I had one complaint, and I think this is the case with most warm gloves, they do restrict your hand grip, so I wouldn't like to drive with these gloves, but then again I have never had a glove where I can do that, so I've never been used to it!
My partner really loves me, on valentines day he got me a thick set of thinsulate gloves for using when walking the dog how sweet :-(
I consider myself to be fit , i do enjoy walking, running and working out at the gym however winter comes and ill do anything and use every excuse on why i cant possibly go out in the freezing cold to take our dog a walk and my partner should instead. My partner decided to buy me these very unattractive thinsulate gloves and a matching hat to keep me warm whilst i have no got no excuse to take our dog a walk now.
The gloves were bought from an outdoor shop in our local town centre these cost £6.99 yes he even left the price tag on doh!
The gloves are made for us ladies not much different from the mans version other than the fingers on the glove look slimmer.
Thinsulate gloves are made from thick fleece with a cotton lining inside the gloves making them extra cosy. There is a thin piece of elastic sow on the inside around the wrist area im guessing its to give them a better fir and stop them falling off perhaps either ways its a nice touch and feel more secure on my hands.
My gloves are black but have seen them in a nice grey colour too. Each glove has a small tab sown op the top of the glove that says thinsulate insulation.
The gloves are perfect and do their job well.
As much as a moan about being given a pair of gloves for valentines day i must say these gloves are really good.
They are very think and a snug fit. When out walking the dog now i don't get the cold air through my hands like the cheap gloves i work. Its easy for my to move my fingers and hold the lead no problems. Some gloves i don't like as i feel restricted in them but these are just fine. I actually have never had them off my hands yet however i did drop one when walking out the door straight into a puddle but a quiet machine wash and tumble dry all was well. It hopefully will soon be time to put the gloves away but i will be using my thinsulated gloves again next winter. Not the most attractive gloves but worth it, blue fingers isn't a fashion trend either.
I highly recommend the thinsulated gloves for women.
Now I want it to be known right off the bat that I consider these gloves to be ugly. the reason I bought and wear them all the time is that they really do keep my hands lovely and warm and that to me is worth more than how I personally find them to look.
I think thinsulate is a fantastic brand and I own a few of their items that inevatably get pulled from the back of the wardrobe every year when temperatures start to plumet.
They are made from a lovely soft fleece material and given the name you would expect them to be quite thin which they are, sort of. I still find them too thick to be able to properly be able to feel with my fingers through them and for anything delicate like inserting a key I need to take them off to be able to do it.
They have elasticated wrists which might be practical for allowing me to put them over my jumper cuffs etc but I am positive that this is what makes me think they are so ugly because it seems to make them appear larger than they actually are when on my hands and I always feel like a workman of something in them.
When they are on though it does not matter what the weather is like my hands always remain warm and comfortable and even when we had the bad snow in December they kept my hands feeling fine whilst the rest of me was chittering. The slight problem with the snow was that when I was taking my dog a walk in it the snow would cling to the fleece and eventually soak through to my hands underneath but this only happened when I was out in it for long periods of time and they would be fine for being in the snow and rain for short periods.
I find them to be of a good quality and I have owned my pair for well over two years and they are still in good condition with no damage and the shape seems to have held well over the years.
Although I don't wear them very often when the weather is btter they are never off my hands so I am pleased with the quality of them especially as I only paid £6.99 for them originally which i am pleased with and think represents good value for money.
They may be ugly but they are certainly warm and if you don't already won a pair then I suggest you go and get some as you will be thankful for them when the temperatures plunge below zero again.
2010 started as it finished - with snow and freezing cold sub-zero temperatures. It was around this time last year when I finally accepted that my cheap woollen gloves weren't up to the job and looked for a more substantial and warmer alternative. My local town is quite limited in the choice of outlets available for this kind of item so I purchased these Thinsulate fleece gloves from Millets in store and paid £9.99 for them. I suspect these are available online for much less than I paid, as I do find Millets to be slightly over-priced.
I chose this particular pair of gloves specifically because they were made from a very thin fleecy Thinsulate fabric. I try to do the school run on foot whenever possible, so I needed a pair of gloves that would be thin enough so that I could easily hold on to my pushchair handles and these certainly are. I can even drive in these gloves without losing my grip on the steering wheel - no nasty accidents in the snow, thanks very much! Thanks to the Thinsulate technology, the gloves are surprisingly warm and really do keep my hands and fingers snug and cosy, in all weathers. They aren't waterproof, however, but do resist the rain slightly - certainly better than woollen gloves that just absorb any moisture instantly.
My hands are quite long and slim but I found that a small-medium sized women's glove was an accurate fit for me. If anything they are a little on the large size but not enough to rub or fall off. There is a margin for error, particularly for larger hands as the gloves do stretch slightly due to the nature of the fabric. I do find these very soft and comfortable to wear and, even though I have dry, sensitive skin on my hands and fingers, these didn't itch or aggravate any existing skin conditions.
One of the features that I also initially liked about these gloves was the longer cuffs and the fact that these are slightly elasticated around the wrist, making them gather in slightly. I find that this style offers a little more protection, particularly if your coat rides up at the arms slightly. Here is where it all starts to go wrong though, sadly. Just a couple of weeks after buying my original pair from Millets, I noticed a slight hole had appeared around the elasticated cuff. Luckily, I still had the receipt so I took them back and the store gave me a replacement pair without any quibbles. I had thought that the damage may have been caused when the tags were removed, so I was extra vigilant about removing all of the tags from the replacement pair and was sure that these were undamaged at that point.
Unfortunately, after just a couple of months I noticed that these had also ripped in exactly the same place as the original pair. Having experienced the exact same issue with two different pairs, I now think that there is obviously a fault around the gathered, elasticated section which causes the fabric to be weaker and more prone to damage. By the time I spotted the fault this time around, I had mislaid the receipt or I would certainly have asked for my money back. As it is, I now have these as my 'emergency pair' for times when I've lost my new gloves!
I am disappointed in the quality of these gloves, especially as I found them to be a pretty functional design in all other respects. The pair I purchased weren't a cheap set from a market stall and for the price I paid and my experience with Thinsulate items, I would certainly expect these to last far longer before developing any holes or tears. For that reason alone, I'm not able to recommend this particular design although I do like Thinsulate products in general.