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I decided that this winter I would treat myself to some new gloves having made do with a pair for the last few winters. These were simple woollen gloves that were fingerless with a mitten covering over them. I wanted something warmer this winter as I had a very young baby that I was intending on walking in the pram a lot - including for the early morning preschool run for my older son.
I found a pair of these Thinsulate Thermal Knitted gloves in a light shade of grey at Tesco for around £5 and decided to opt for these as, not only were they warm but they were knitted too and would go nicely with the scarf and hat that I already owned. The gloves feel thick to the touch and look to be of good quality. They have a twisted spiral pattern on the top side of the body of the gloves and the fingers and thumbs feel especially padded due to the lining in these. At the bottom of the glove, there is a black label sewn on with the word 'Thinsulate' on it. They look fairly feminine and are, in my opinion, much more attractive than fleecy insulated gloves tend to be.
I have pretty large hands, with long fingers and a Medium/Large pair fit me just nicely. They feel snug on my hands without being restrictive at all and I am able to bend my fingers etc easily. I find them very comfortable to wear and, whilst they are thicker around the fingers than other gloves I have worn, I am able to do everything I need to in them - including get money from my purse (not easy but do-able!). They keep my hands very warm when wearing them, even on the iciest of mornings or for long winter walks. I have been pleased with the quality of them too, sometimes I find that stitching can be poor on gloves - particularly between the thumb and first finger - and this can lead to holes in the gloves appearing quickly. This has not happened so far with these gloves and they seem to be wearing well.
I have washed these once so far, on a regular 40 degree wash and they have washed up well. They were not overly dirty but all dirt was removed and they didn't bobble or shrink - they looked and felt as good as new.
Overall, these are a fantastic purchase - they look feminine and feel comfortable and warm to wear. They are also a reasonable price too in my opinion and I would definitely recommend them to you.
=Thinsulate Thermal Knitted Ladies Gloves=
Wrong season, but they were brought for last years holiday to Lapland. Although in the information we were being supplied with all the necessary items, including gloves, I wanted to take my own, so I brought 2 pairs of these each for myself and my daughter.
=Price and Availability=
I picked these up for £1 a pair from my local catalogue surplus shop, although they can be brought from eBay.
There was a selection of colours to choose from, including black, purple, pink, navy, red and orange. We both had purple and pink gloves..
The gloves are simple looking gloves, with a elasticated cuffs, on these cuff is the "Thinsulate" label. The gloves are knitted in appearance.
The gloves are 100% acrylic on the outside and the inside which is the thermal element is made from 65% polypropylene and 35% polyester.
=Wearing the gloves=
When we first tried the gloves on they were comfortable to wear, not tight on the fingers or the thumbs, on my daughter they were a bit big, but they did not have childrens gloves, but once tucked into a snow suit, they would be ok.
The sizes we chose from where small/medium (daughter had) and medium /large which where mine
=The Finnish Weather=
We put the gloves into our hand luggage, and when we arrived at the airport, the temperature was already minus 15C, and we had to walk down the plane steps, so on went the gloves, and they had their first taste of the cold, Our hands were kept warm. .
=Out and About=
While we were at the hotel there was outside activities, such as ice bar, marshmallow toasting, kids sledging, so the gloves were put on and tucked into the ski suit, I did have some ski gloves, which I put on top of these gloves, for extra warmth, and espically for my daughter having the thermal gloves underneath she said her hands felt like toast.
On one of early evening trips the weather had dropped to minus 35C. So well wrapped was in order, the gloves came into their own, out of about 30 of us on the trip, myself and my daughter were the only ones not saying our hands were cold.
=Worth their weight in gold=
The gloves were worth thee weight in gold, we wore then for the rest of the winter in the UK and not once did our hands feel the cold.
We machine washed the gloves and they came up as good as new.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend these gloves, ours are put up in the draw ready for next winter weather.
===It was nice to test them in Lapland - but Uk weather does the trick as well===
With Winter on us I am always looking for ways to stay warm. When the weather is snowy, as it is at the moment, I do not like to drive to work and so I will walk or use public transport if I'm really feeling lazy. I feel the cold hugely now because of a thyroid problem and so it is important for me to wrap up as warm as possible when its freezing outside.
I picked up a Thinsulate hat & these ladies thermal knitted gloves from eBay. I bought them from the same seller and I paid just under £5.50 including postage for both items. I have them in black but they are also available in other colours including orange, purple and navy. These can be purchased alone for under £3.00 if you should around but I felt that the items I got were fantastic value for money.
I do own other gloves but I have found that when wearing normal woolly gloves that they work initially but then my hands start to get freezing and if it is snowing or raining I actually end up arriving at work feeling colder than I would if I just kept my hands in my pockets.
These gloves don't look like anything special with their elasticated cuffs and holes for 4 fingers & a thumb. There is no fold over section to make them fingerless but they wouldn't be as effective if there was. They look chunky and warm which they most definitely are. The elastic works well at keeping drafts out which is a huge plus point. There is a label on the cuff which has 'Thinsulate' wrote on it and doesn't really add much to the look but does allow you to know that they are actually a Thinsulate product (hopefully!). These gloves look knitted which is nice and means that they aren't ugly at all, they are made from 100% acrylic on the outside and 65% polypropylene and 35% polyester on the inside. This allows for warm and comfortable gloves that are a pleasure to wear and cause no irritation at all to my skin. The thermal part of these gloves is inside of course and it cannot be detached.
When I put these gloves on I can feel instantly that they are thicker than the other gloves that I own. Within just a few minutes of wearing these gloves my hands are considerably warmer than when I first put them on and they stay toasty and warm all the way to work. When I arrive at work and remove these gloves my hands stay warm until the heating at work finally starts up and gets my workplace warm.
The gloves that I am wearing are the medium/large size and they fit me fine. I'm not sure how to advise people to measure their gloves but as they are designed for women I'd assume its just this size and small. There is ample room within my gloves for my hands and there is a little more space too. Because of the elastic the gloves fit my very well and I'm sure that they would comfortably fit people with slightly bigger hands. They do not feel tight or restrictive yet they are snug enough to help warm my hands up quickly. As these gloves have a woollen exterior they are not waterproof but then I'm able to stay warm and put my hands in to my pockets if I need to and stay dry as well as warm.
I have only washed these gloves twice so far but they have coped with a hot wash with ease. They have not split at all and the lining is not coming apart at all. These hold up well to being worn daily and washed regularly. Mine are black which is ideal because they do not show up dirt at all and they still look good after two washes also. Obviously these take a bit of time to dry out and I tend to turn them inside out after washing as much as I can to leave them to dry so that they are fresh and dry when I need to wear them to work again.
Around 18 months ago, I was going off to New York City for a few weeks. I was warned that it would be particularly cold as we were going in December and temperatures could reach well below freezing. I thought that a hat and gloves was absolutely necessary, and I opted for some Thinsulate Thermal Knitted Ladies Gloves because they seemed to be suited well to my needs. The Thinsulate Thermal Knitted Ladies Gloves cost me £9.50 from my local outdoors store - which I thought was a really good price and one that I was willing to pay - although I note that they are now available on Amazon for the reduced price of £6.82.
The Thinsulate Thermal Knitted Ladies Gloves that I bought were just plain black, but they do come in a range of colours, including pink, white, grey, blue and brown. I opted for the black because I had a black Thinsulate hat and so they matched each other. These gloves are knitted, but there is also the option of fleecy gloves - but I opted for the woollen ones because I always feel that woollen gloves have slightly more flexibility. These gloves are nothing special to look at, just plain black without any decoration, except for the Thinsulate logo which is on the cuff of the gloves. The gloves do have an elasticated cuff which is obviously important when it comes to insulating my hands from the cold.
The gloves are made out of polyester and polypropylene, which is well tested material that is good for insulation. However, the major benefit of this material is that it is a very good insulator while also being incredibly thin and lightweight. When I was wearing them I had full flexibility in my hands and pretty good sensation also because the material was so thin. Despite being in temperatures of minus 5 degrees, the gloves did keep my hands really warm, but also didn't over-warm them - and so they were kept just comfortable. The only major negative of them is that obviously they are not waterproofed and so if you touch snow or anything wet, then they do get wet and the moisture does get through to my hands.
Overall, I think these are a good quality product and I would recommend them.
During the winter I was looking to purchase a pair of gloves to wear out in the garden, obviously we do not do a huge amount of gardening during the cold weather but we do have a tree at the bottom of the garden which tends to make a mess when the leaves fall so periodically we do go out into the garden to have a bit of a tidy up. However I was finding that even on sunny winter days my hands would get extremely cold, I tried wearing regular woolly gloves and although these did keep my hands warm to start with after a while they would begin to let the cold in and there would be no point in me wearing them at all. My fiancé has a pair of thermal gloves which I did borrow a couple of times and these worked very well, however they were too big for me and also one pair of gloves between the 2 of us really wasn't enough so I decided to have a look around for some ladies thermal gloves, after hunting around online for something cheap I discovered Thinsulate Ladies Knitted gloves, perfect for what I wanted.
The gloves come in a range of colours including black, grey or a greeny blue, I decided to go for the plain black pair as although I was really buying the gloves for around the house I thought that should I decide to wear them any other time black would go with any outfit. The gloves themselves look just like any regular pair of knitted gloves, they have a slightly elasticised wrist which helps to both keep them in place and also to prevent the cold air getting to your hands. The gloves are totally plain apart from a small label stitched onto the cuff, the label consists of a black background with the word Thinsulate stitched onto it in white, this is the same for all the different colours you can buy. The gloves were a bit of a bargain online so when they arrived I was a little worried that they might either be 'fake' Thinsulate gloves or of a poor quality/ badly made, but after a quick examination they were genuine and also very well made, but the real test was going to be actually wearing them.
I first tried my Thinsulte Knitted gloves in the garden when doing a bit of tidying up, it was quite a cold day so I was hoping that the new gloves were going to keep my hands warm. As soon s I put the gloves on I could feel the difference compared to the plain woollen ones I had been wearing, they felt much thicker, after being outside for a while I noticed that my hands were still warm and were not getting cold at all. After being outside for a couple of hours wearing the Thinsulate gloves my hands were feeling just as warm as when I first put them on, the cold air had not got through to my skin at all, the gloves meant that I could carry on working outside for longer without having to keep coming in and warming up. The elasticised cuff also meant that the gloves stayed in place and did not slip off at all.
The gloves have a knitted appearance on the outside making them look like regular gloves, the fibre content for the outside is 100% acrylic with the inner being 65% Polypropylene and 35% Polyester. The inner lining of the gloves (the part that keeps you extra warm) is not actually a separate lining and is full sewn to the knitted outer part of the glove meaning they cannot be separated. Now I'm not 100% on how the sizing works with Thinsulate Knitted Ladies Gloves, the site I purchased mine from only did them in Medium/ Large, however I have seen them on other websites in a wider range of sizes. With the size I purchased I was a bit dubious as to how well they would fit as they were described as medium/ large, however when I tried them on they fitted perfectly, they fitted closely to my skin without being too tight, the close fit help to keep my hands warm without letting in the cold air, the fit was perfect.
I purchased my Thinsulte Knitted gloves from Amazon and they cost me just under £3.00, however they are currently out of stock on this site now. I have found that you can purchase these particular gloves from several different websites, the price obviously varies depending on where you buy them from as well as the size availability, should you require a larger or small pair then it is best to shop around, I was lucky that Amazon did the size I required and that it fitted so well. To find my Thinsulate gloves I simply typed thermal gloves into the search engine and this particular range seems to be highly recommended and popular.
I have used my gloves on many occasions now and they still look as good as new, they have been washed a few times and are still in excellent condition. They are not coming apart at the seams despite wearing them in the garden, they really are well made and hardwearing/ durable. Overall I would definitely recommend Thinsulaate Knitted Ladies gloves, they are very reasonably priced although it is worth shopping around for the best deal, as I have already said they are extremely durable, they also look good should you wish to wear them everyday. They do a range of colours so there is something for everyone, personally I would have liked a pink pair but thinking on the practical side black probably is the better choice for me as they do not get as dirty quickly as a light colour would. The gloves are easy to wash and still look as good as new after several months of use. They are perfect for keeping your hands warm and really do work. The only down side of the gloves is they are not waterproof due to the knitted outer, however this is not a problem for me. I would recommend any woman has a pair of these gloves for the cold winter, they really do keep your hands warm.
I have horses and anyone that does anything outdoors this time of year will know how important it is to have something to keep your hands warm. I don't have the best circulation either so even indoors my fingers tend to go numb. I find it hard to find gloves to keep my hands warm since I'm allergic to wool and that rules out many gloves I would have chosen otherwise.
I mentioned this problem to my mum and she raved about Thinsulate gloves and how she's never looked back since she bought hers so I went out to buy myself a pair.
~*~ Comfort ~*~
I've often associated gloves with being scratchy, hard on my skin and just generally uncomfortable. I've found that none of this is true with these. They are extremely soft and comfortable and do not rub on my hands at all.
They only come in one size fits all but I haven't found this to be a problem my hands are very small and they fit my hands snugly without too much give however they do stretch to fit hands much bigger then mine.
However, it is hard to do anything fiddly with them on. Doing things such as doing up zips, tying shoe laces etc are too awkward to do with the gloves on and so you need to take them off, do whatever it is you're trying to do and then put them back on. Considering the positive aspects these gloves have going for them I see this as nothing more then a minor inconvenience.
~*~ Warmth ~*~
Despite the problems I have found with my hands before these gloves I have found that no matter the temperature outside they do a very good job at keeping my hands warm. They are not waterproof however I have not found this to be a problem in snow or light rain, it only becomes a problem in heavier rain when it soaks through the glove. If this happens I've found it easier to just take the gloves off as they cool my hands down rather then keeping them warm!
~*~ Cleaning ~*~
I have found that these gloves seem to be a magnet for dust and general dirt. I'm not sure if this is a problem with the gloves or if it's because I use them a lot up the stables which can get quite dusty anyway. Either way the gloves are machine washable and they do come up clean easily.
~*~ Availability and Pricing ~*~
These gloves are widely available in markets, high street stores and online. I paid £5 but you can get them much cheaper then this so it's worth shopping around.
~*~ Would I Recommend Them? ~*~
Yes. They do their job well, they are comfortable, keep your hands warm and despite not being waterproof will stand up to most rain showers and snow. Despite having to remove them to do fiddly tasks I feel they are more then worth the price.
Thinsulate Thermal Knitted Ladies Gloves
Everyone needs some warm gloves this time of year and personally I would be lost without mine, especially for those occasions when I am out with the dog. A practical pair of gloves is a daily essential for me, something that is both cosy and weather proof.
These thinsulate thermal knitted ladies gloves are soft and flexible, but are still warm even thou these are not the thickest pair of gloves that I own. With all the snow and cold weather that we have been having lately, I have had the chance to test these out when making a few snow balls on several occasions. They do get damp quite easy but I wouldn't expect different from a knitted pair, however, surprisingly my hands haven't got wet or felt cold. However, I will mention that I typically only throw the odd snowball here and there as I always tend to come off the worst in any snowball fight. Generally, while walking in the rain these seem to protect my hands just fine keeping them dry and warm. However, when they do get wet they can take quite a while to dry out until you get home and can hang them over the radiator.
However, these gloves are far from perfect, these are the type of gloves that you really can't have on while you are doing your jacket zip up, the fingers are too clumsy, but that may be made worse in my case since they are a tad large. Sometimes these gloves can also be a bit of a hindrance with a dog because taking his lead off and on or getting a treat out often means that I find it easier just to take these off.
The gloves are available in a range of different colours, I own a rather nice dark purple pair. It was the combination of the thinsulate brand and the purple that would match my jacket which inspired me to buy these. There is a rather annoyingly large thinsulate label sewn onto each wrist, but other than that these look good.
These gloves are far from perfect, the gloves are only available in a one size fits all and they are a tad large for my hands. After wearing them for a while they have stretched a bit more and now some of the fingers are quite large. They are also far from being waterproof.
I paid five pound for mine from a local hardware store but I have seen these in available in most sporting and outdoor clothing stores as well as online. The material feels substantial and is made from a mix of manmade materials, I doubt that these gloves will fall apart anytime soon. I often have a problem with gloves tearing at the thumb join but these have remained fully intact. Thinsulate are also a well known and trusted brand and these gloves really do live up to their name and brand in regards to being warm and cosy.
Despite a few flaws I really like these gloves and they are on the most warm and cosy, personally I think that these get a three out of five stars from me. They are an ok pair of gloves and I do use them but I don't think I would recommend these and I doubt I would buy another pair, there are quite a few other style of gloves that I personally prefer and I find that fit me better.
With the ever decreasing temperatures at the moment, it has become no longer successful to keep your hands warm by merely placing them in your pockets. If you want your hands to stay toastie this winter, you're going to have to turn to a pair of these - Thinsulate Thermal Knitted Gloves.
Thinsulate are renowned for producing quality warm weather equipment and these gloves are no different. They're available for both men and women for the bargain price of only £1.99. Beware though, as if you shop on Amazon you're likely to be stung around £4.50, so it pays to shop around.
The gloves come in a few different colours - black, grey and navy blue, so if you're someone that likes to stand out from the crowd these gloves may not be for you. However, if you're less of a style over substance person and more interested in effectiveness then these are definitely worth the money.
The gloves come with a 'one size fits all' label attached to them and for the most part this is true, however, they're definitely not suitable for children. I consider my hands to be slightly on the small side and, although the gloves fit around my hand perfectly well, there's still an extra few centimetres in the fingers that aren't filled to capacity. They do stretch well though, so if your hands are bigger than average there's no danger of the gloves being too small. Thinsulate definitely haven't forgotten comfort when designing their gloves as they're particularly comfortable to wear, even for prolonged periods of time and unlike mittens, you're not restricted when it comes to participating in normal activities. Grip wise the gloves offer average grip, although if you're planning on using them in conjunction with a mobile phone or other such breakable objects caution must be advised.
Unfortunately the gloves certainly aren't suitable for driving, no matter what material your steering wheel utilises - I've lived to tell the tale... unfortunately the neighbours dog wasn't so lucky (joke!). With all this snow about recently, snowball fights have been on the top of a lot of peoples agendas - these gloves likely were not. Thinsulate bearing warmth and comfort in mind as opposed to other such activities such as snowball fights and of course the dreaded rain. The gloves aren't waterproof in the slightest, which could be seen as a major flaw for some, however, when your hands are this warm it's hard to care! Even if your hands are a little on the larger side, the gloves don't become too tight and the stitching never become a nuisance unlike other gloves in which I've used.
Warmth - that's why we buy gloves isn't it? Well, if warmth is what you're looking for you've definitely come to the right place. Thinsulate undoubtedly know what they're doing when it comes to creating outdoor weather gear specifically designed to keep you warm even when temperatures are continually plummeting. These gloves have kept my hands lovely and warm during the recent subzero temperatures that have struck Britain and due to the inner layer even gale force winds won't penetrate these gloves and for those reasons, I have no qualms whatsoever about recommending them to you.
Dogs and winter, a combination not many would start with when writing a review on gloves but taking the dog for his morning and evening walk leaves one major problem. My dog is a large red setter, and can be a bit aggressive to other large dogs, therefore he stays on his lead at all times.
It's strange really because with people and little dogs he's the softest thing in the world but if he sees a labrador, dalmation, alsation or similar then teeth become bared and fur will fly. Anyway I have digressed a little, but because he has to be on his lead at all times it means you have to hold his lead and therefore at least one hand is cold at all times. As this winter has seen record cold weathers, there have been a couple of walks where at the end I have started to lose feeling in the tips of my fingers.
So the answer, well the answer is of course a pair of gloves and my wife bought me a pair of these gloves as a Christmas present, I know they are ladies gloves but I have very small hands and men's gloves tend to bury my little fingers. So she got me a pair of these, they are grey and are woollen without being padded making them perfect for grabbing a lead. Gloves for me unless your doing something for long periods should be woollen and slim rather than padded because I still need to use my fingers and don't want to continously take my hands out of the gloves. I do have to pick up his leavings and change my ipod as well, not at the same time obviously.
These gloves have so far proved to be the answer, they keep my hands warm, they have a little clip device at the base which means you can keep the two gloves together because there is nothing more annoying than only finding one glove!! They are also thin enough to be able to drive in, though that will have to be proven when I go back to work. They also look good and don't look like you've bought them at the local pound shop but actually feel like a nice fashionable winter pair of gloves.
Gloves and scarfs are essentials at the moment for working the dog and whilst he loves the cold weather, snow and ice I do only when my fingers are warm and I'm not holding a cold lead on a cold day.