Cold Weather Glove Features
All of Cestus’ cold weather gloves contain top-of-the-line interior insulation to ensure your hands stay warm in low-temperature and high-moisture environments. From Co-Z sherpa fleece to the super-durable, yet comfortable MicroSable™ liner, every glove in our cold weather collection is designed to keep your hands warm and protected in cold and harsh conditions, without sacrificing dexterity and grip.
If you’re working in cold conditions, participating in winter sports, or handling frozen materials, it’s vital that you keep your hands not only warm but also dry. Many of our cold weather gloves are wrapped in a waterproof membrane liner to ensure your hands remain completely dry in wet, cold environments. The HM Gauntlet Winter gloves, for example, are outfitted with a waterproof Hipora® liner along with an adjustable wrist strap and hook-and-loop wrist closure to keep your hands warm and free of moisture.
Grip and Impact Technology
Hazards on job sites tend to increase as temperatures drop. It’s important to ensure your cold-weather work gloves are designed to provide high-quality grip and impact protection, especially if you work in an environment with sharp objects, heavy machinery, or other potential hazards. Many of our cold weather gloves are outfitted with flexible external impact shields and reinforced anti-slip, grip-control technology.
Flexible Materials and Designs
You need your hands to stay warm and dry. You also need to be able to use them properly. Cold weather gloves have added layers for insulation and moisture-protection, so it’s easy for them to become overly bulky and difficult to work in. From our 3M™ Thinsulate™ interior lining to the flexible thermoplastic rubber shields on many of our gloves’ exteriors, our entire cold weather collection and all Cestus gloves are designed with dexterity and flexibility in mind.
Cold Weather Glove FAQs
1. What are cold weather gloves made of?
Cold weather gloves generally consist of layers and sections of material designed to serve a variety of purposes. Here are some of the common materials you’ll find in high-quality cold weather gloves:
- Insulation — gloves may be insulated with materials such as boa acrylic, Thinsulate™, flannel, or fleece.
- Waterproof membranes — exteriors of cold weather gloves are generally waterproofed with materials like neoprene or Hipora®.
- Anti-slip material — materials that provide grip-control, such as silicone, synthetic leather, and nitrile, are often strategically placed on palms and fingers to provide grip control.
2. How do cold weather gloves stay insulated?
Various materials and technologies are used in the design and manufacturing of cold weather gloves to provide thermal insulation. Trapping air in layers is an effective way of insulating an object. In the case of cold weather gloves, layers of insulating material trap air, preventing thermal energy from easily escaping the gloves. The best thermal insulation for gloves traps air, but not moisture to keep your hands not only warm, but dry as well.
3. Are cold weather gloves waterproof?
Many cold weather gloves include water-resistant exterior layers or a waterproof membrane, particularly those that are designed for working in extreme weather conditions, participating in winter sports, or handling frozen goods. Other cold weather gloves are designed solely to keep hands warm, but don’t contain water-resistant or waterproof layers.
4. What are the warmest materials for gloves?
The warmest materials for gloves are those that trap heat and provide sufficient insulation and protection from the elements. Look for insulating materials such as Thinsulate™, boa acrylic, MicroSable™, flannel, and fleece for warmth. Don’t forget that, for extreme conditions, the warmest glove is a layered glove. Cold weather gloves should be designed for thermal insulation and moisture management.
5. Why do fingers get cold in gloves?
In cold conditions, the body sends blood and warmth to the vital organs (contained in the chest and abdomen) first, so it’s normal for the fingers and toes to feel colder than the trunk of the body. Gloves are supposed to prevent hands from getting cold, even in low-temperatures. If your fingers are cold even in gloves, you may be wearing 1) gloves that are too tight, restricting circulation, or 2) gloves that are not warm enough for the conditions.