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The Best Gloves to Keep Hands Warm

author image Krista Sheehan
Krista Sheehan is a registered nurse and professional writer. She works in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and her previous nursing experience includes geriatrics, pulmonary disorders and home health care. Her professional writing works focus mainly on the subjects of physical health, fitness, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.
The Best Gloves to Keep Hands Warm
When selecting your winter wardrobe, don’t forget to dress your digits with warm accessories. Photo Credit Przemys┼éaw Ceynowa/iStock/Getty Images

While buying gloves might not seem like a tricky task, the variety of winter gloves can make it difficult to choose the ones to dress your digits. But rather selecting your gloves based on fashion or price, consider what glove style and material will keep your fingers warm during the winter.


Look for gloves with at least two layers -- and maybe even a third -- if you’re using them for outdoor winter activities. The inner layer should not only wick away moisture, but also provide enough insulation to trap warm air inside the glove. The outer layer should be resistant to wind, water or both.


Cashmere, wool, fleece and goose down typically provide exceptional warmth. But if you're looking for a glove with a bit more dexterity, choose polyester or spandex; just keep in mind that these materials won't offer quite as much warmth.

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